DAWG CAMP EXTENDED ORIENTATION

The Place to Be


DAWG CAMP
EXTENDED ORIENTATION

The Place to Be

WHY IS DAWG CAMP THE PLACE TO BE?

Become a part of one of UGA's most memorable traditions by attending Dawg Camp Extended Orientation! Our programs allows you to meet other incoming students and connect with the Athens community while immersing yourself in school spirit and traditions over the course of multiple days.

Each camp has a different focus, but every new student encounters a similar small group experience, facilitated by two amazing student counselors and a faculty/staff mentor.

You'll want to discover what it means to be part of our Big Bulldog Family!

Dawg Camp is Passionate Spirited Confident The Place to Be

Activities may vary, but connection is key: there are small group discussions, team building exercises, ice breakers, board games, cheers, lawn games, and campus connections. And, of course, celebrating the bulldog family. 

Want to be a Dawg Camp Counselor?

Applications open September 19th @ 9:00AM

Dawg Camp Classic City
June 20 – 24, 2023 & June 27 – July 1, 2023

Dawg Camp Classic City is a weeklong Athens-immersion program for 18 incoming first year students per session (36 campers total) 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!  

Dawg® Camp Fusion
June 21 – 25, 2022

Dawg® Camp Fusion is a weeklong Athens-immersion program for 15 incoming first year students that offers a unique understanding of the Classic City and what makes it “home” for students beyond the UGA campus. Throughout the week, students are exposed to Athens by eating at local restaurants, exploring the thriving art scene, and touring local music venues as a way to learn about the city’s rich culture. Participants also get the unique opportunity to meeting and network with local UGA alumni to learn more about their experiences and why they love UGA!

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL

Dawg Camp Connect
July 5 – 10, 2023

 Dawg Camp Connect is a dynamic program built specifically for 20 transfer students that offers a unique understanding of UGA and Athens. This program aims to provide transfer students with opportunities to connect with UGA, connect with Athens, connect with valuable campus resources, and, most importantly, connect with one another in meaningful ways. This program offers flexibly for participants to customize their experience. Wither you need time to explore the Athens community or want to tour campus, Dawg Camp Connect will give you options! Next stop… UGA.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SPRING 2023

Dawg Camp Innovate
July 11 – 15, 2023

Dawg Camp Innovate is a weeklong Athens-immersion program for 24 incoming first year students (2 small groups of 12 students) that offers a unique opportunity to launch new ideas and think beyond convention. New students will participate in projects alongside Athens non-profits, explore innovation, and build relationships with local entrepreneurial leaders. While learning about their new home in the Classic City, Dawg® Camp Innovate participants develop valuable leadership skills, explore UGA’s involvement opportunities, and build a sense of community.

Dawg Camp Innovate
July 11 – 15, 2023

Dawg Camp Innovate is a weeklong Athens-immersion program for 24 incoming first year students (3 small groups of 8 students) that offers a unique opportunity to launch new ideas and think beyond convention. New students will participate in projects alongside Athens non-profits, explore innovation, and build relationships with local entrepreneurial leaders. While learning about their new home in the Classic City, Dawg® Camp Innovate participants develop valuable leadership skills, explore UGA’s involvement opportunities, and build a sense of community.

Dawg Camp Adventure

Dawg Camp Adventure is an outdoors, wilderness-based program open to 16 incoming first year students per session. With the North Carolina mountains as a backdrop, this program gives participants the opportunity to explore the great outdoors through camping, hiking, canoeing, and other outdoor recreation activities.  Throughout the camp, participants have a change to learn more about themselves, form strong bonds with their peers, and learn more about life at UGA! Participants will also learn how to get plugged into similar experiences once they are on campus!

PROGRAM REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SPRING 2023

Dawg Camp Discovery
July 21 – 23, 2023

Dawg Camp Discovery is a three-day on-campus experience open to 300 incoming students that is centered around UGA spirit and traditions, campus involvement, and navigating the first-year transition.  Throughout the weekend, campers will discover what it truly means to be a part of the Bulldog Family. Campers will participate in small group activities that will help them learn more about themselves, about others, and about how they can find their place at UGA.  Not to mention, campers will have a chance to make connections and build a strong sense of community amongst their peers through various large group activities. Dawg Camp Discovery prides itself on longstanding traditions such as the Opening Ceremonies, Unity Cheer Wars, Olympic Games, and much more! 

PROGRAM REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SPRING 2023

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