Thank you for your interest in applying to be a 2023 Dawg Camp Counselor!

Applications for our 2023 Dawg Camp Staff will open on Monday, September 19 at 9:00 am! Applications for our 2023 Dawg Camp Staff applications will close on Sunday, October 16 at 11:59 pm.

We are excited to build a committed team of students (that’s you!) who will help provide incoming students with an unforgettable transition into UGA! Below you will find the steps to completing the #DC23 application.

Step 1 | Review the resources on this webpage

Step 2 | Come to an Information Session 

New Staff Information Sessions*

  • September 21 | Tate 141 | 5:30-6:30 
  • September 27 | Tate 141 | 4:00-5:00 
  • October 4 | Virtual | | 6:30-7:30 
  • October 13 | Tate 137 | 3:00-4:00 

Step 3 | Submit your application by clicking the link below

Step 4 | Select candidates will be invited to more forward with our group and individual interview process

  • October 19-20 | Returner Interviews (Tate Student Center 141) 
  • October 24-27 | Group Interviews (Tate Student Center)  
  • November 1- 4 | Individual Interviews (Tate Student Center)
*Activities are highly encouraged but not mandatory

Why should you apply to be on Dawg Camp Staff?

Dawg Camp Staff Members are a group of UGA students who come from various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are searching for students like YOU to share your story and to help guide and support a group of incoming students during their transition to the University of Georgia. 

You may be asking “what does it take to be a Dawg Camp counselor?”

To which we would answer, there is no perfect formula for what it takes to be a Dawg Camp counselor. We are looking for counselors who are willing to show up, be authentic, and who are prepared to learn and grow alongside 50 other incredible UGA students and are ready to welcome #UGA27 to the Bulldog Family.

Dawg Camp Programs

Special Programs | Classic City, Connect, Adventure + Innovate Counselors serve as a counselor for students during Dawg Camp Special Programs. These are camps focused around a niche population or interest group that serve 12 – 20 incoming students. Each Special Programs has their own focus ranging from the great outdoors to Athens immersion. In addition to serving as a Special Programs counselor, these staff members serve as the logistics Crew for Dawg Camp Discovery at the end of July.

Discovery | Dawg Camp Discovery is UGA’s flagship spirit and traditions camp. Students engage in friendly spirit competitions while gaining valuable self-discovery and transition skills for their first year. The program is a three-day weekend experience at the end of July.

Dawg Camp Commitment

Please keep in mind that Dawg Camp is a commitment. There are certain dates and tasks that will be required of all counselors between Fall 2023 and Spring 2024. You can find this inside the application and you may also download them by clicking the button to the right.