Dawg Camp Classic City

Sign-up for Dawg Camp Classic City and work alongside
local nonprofits, visit hometown restaurants, tour campus,
and explore historic music venues to learn what it means to be part of the Classic City.

Dawg Camp Classic City
June 11-15, 2024 & June 18-22, 2024

Dawg Camp Classic City is a weeklong Athens-immersion program for 20 incoming first year students per session  that offers a unique understanding of Athens and what makes it “home” for students beyond the UGA campus. 

Throughout the week, participants will explore the community by working alongside local nonprofit organizations, visiting local restaurants, exploring campus, and touring local music venues to learn about the city’s rich history and culture.

Campers also get the unique opportunity to meet local UGA alumni to learn more about their experiences and why they love UGA!  


Includes 4 nights and 5 days of lodging, meals, activities, and transportation during camp.
Supplies and staffing are also included in the price.

Dawg Camp Classic City

Are you ready to make the most of your first semester at UGA? Click the link below to register for Dawg Camp Classic City!

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Weekend Highlights

Dawg Camp Classic City is all about connecting you to the community. Throughout the week we'll volunteer at several local non-profits!
One of highlights at Dawg Camp are the small groups facilitated by two amazing student counselors! These sessions are designed to help you foster connections and learn more about UGA.
Dawg Camp Classic City offers a behind the senes look at the legendary Athens music scene. Home of REM, the B-52s, Pylon, and many more, at DC Classic City you'll get to visit local venues where these music icons got their start.
From historic landmarks to indie music venues -- at Dawg Camp, we will explore the dynamic blend of culture and community that defines the Classic City
Quick FAQs

The following items are recommended, but not required, to bring to Dawg Camp Classic City:

    • Towel + wash cloth
    • Sleeping bag or Twin XL linens + Blanket
    • Pillow 
    • Toiletries (i.e. soap, deodorant, toothpaste and brush, etc.)
    • Comfortable clothes + shoes (at least 1 pair of closed-toe shoes)
    • Water bottle with your name on it
    • Rain jacket/poncho
    • Phone chargers

If you are driving yourself to Dawg Camp, parking passes are available to purchase when you register for the program. 

A 50% refund will be given to those who request it at least two weeks prior to the start of their original Dawg Camp programNo refunds will be given for cancellations made after the registration deadline as program materials have already been purchased and reservations have been solidified. 

Access provided for people with disabilities. Please contact Victoria Redmon, Assistant Director of Student Transitions, via email vr29311@uga.edu two weeks before the start of your Dawg Camp. 

If you plan to request accommodations for a disability, please register with the Disability Resource Center (DRC).  The DRC can be reached by visiting Clark Howell Hall, by calling 706-542-8719 (voice) or 706-542-8778 (TTY), or by visiting http://drc.uga.edu