How College Does Camp

This week 360 incoming freshmen are getting a taste of college life at Camp Texas.

In its 18th year, the camp organized by the Texas Exes focuses on leadership development while giving the students a chance to form friendships and meet some of the University’s top players. Activities include team challenges, dinner with UT administrators, sessions with faculty members, and, of course … capture the flag.

In each of two sessions at Camp Balcones Springs in Marble Falls, the campers also bond with the 82 sophomores, juniors, and seniors who serve as counselors and executive team members — guaranteeing them a few friendly faces around campus who can tell them the best places to eat and study or how to make it from one class at the UTC to the next at RLM. 

This year, 25 students are attending through scholarships and 100 through support of their local Texas Exes chapter.

Temperatures have been high, but campers are keeping hydrated and having a blast.

Gone are the days of letters to Muddah and Faddah from camp. These freshman have been sharing on Facebook and Twitter their love for Camp Texas before they even get home.

Tweets from Camp Texas have included news of new friends, cute counselors, and all-in-all good days.

One camper summed it up succinctly in a tweet: Camp Texas. Is. Amazing.


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