Camp Program for Minors

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) has specific policies and procedures for the establishment and operation of the Camp Program for Minors (CPM). The WTAMU CPM is supervised and operated by the Office of Extended Studies in direct collaboration and accountability with the WTAMU Risk Management and Compliance Office in conjunction with the Texas A&M University System Office of Risk Management and Safety. The CPM Program Coordinator is Vanessa Gonzalez, the Director for the Extended Studies Department is Michelle Vinyard and the Vice President of Research and Compliance for the University is Richard Smith.

Campus Programs for Minors are University-sponsored events and activities that typically include all but are not limited to the following elements:

  • The participant group is made up, in whole or in part, of individuals under the age of 18.
  • A university department, college, administrative unit, professional school, branch campus, recognized student organization, and/or third-party assuming care, custody, and/or control of the participants.
  • May or may not collect fees from participants.

Our Goal

Our goal is to facilitate efforts that create an environment where youth are consistently safe on our campuses and institutional spaces and where our faculty, staff, and student organizations who engage with youth understand their risk responsibility and implement a high standard of youth protection.

Traditional CPM
Traditional Programs for Minors include those held for more than 2 consecutive days, a minimum of 4 hours per day, with the same group of minors with or without an overnight stay.
Non-Traditional CPM
Non-traditional Program for Minors includes any program with diverse dates/times that differ from the 2 consecutive days, a minimum of 4 hours per day, involving the same group of minors. (i.e. A clinic/academy that is several consecutive days but only for an hour or not  held on consecutive days but only occuring 2-3 hours at a time.)


Office of Extended Studies

WT Main Campus, Old Sub

Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(806) 651-2037
Michelle Vinyard
Director for Extended Studies
Jessica Hanke
Academic Program Coordinator