AUSTIN, Texas—More than 400 incoming freshmen from The University of Texas at Austin will get a jump start on their university experience next week (Aug. 11-17) by attending Camp Texas, a three-day retreat in the Texas Hill Country.
Camp Texas, in its 11th year, focuses on student leadership development but also provides an opportunity for incoming freshmen to establish friendships and learn some of the traditions of their new university environment. The camp is sponsored by the university, the Texas Exes and the University Co-Op.
Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of the university, and Texas Exes President Steve Head of Dallas will arrive at the camp at 5:30 p.m., Monday, (Aug. 11) to welcome the first of three groups of campers.
“Camp Texas is a great opportunity to make new friends, meet faculty members, learn how to succeed at UT and enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country,” Faulkner said. “It’s a chance to get a head start on creating the university experience of a lifetime.”
During their stay at Camp Balcones Springs near Marble Falls, campers will be able to connect with some of the university’s faculty and administrators, as well as some of the campus’ most involved student leaders. Activities include a low-ropes course, dinner with university administrators, sessions with faculty members and a spirit rally led by Texas Cheer and Pom.
For more information contact: Taryn Deaton, Texas Exes, 512-471-3805, or Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.