What is Dawg Camp?
Dawg Camp is a way for incoming first-year students to find their place at the University of Georgia!
Dawg Camp assists in the transition from high school to college by exposing participants to student life at UGA, providing the opportunity for them to be mentored by upper-class Dawg Camp Counselors, and giving them a chance to make connections in order to get a head start on their college careers while learning about leadership, service, and involvement opportunities.
Each camp has a specific focus – service, music, adventure, and leadership – which will allow you to get the most out of your Dawg Camp experience and thrive in your first year at UGA!
Mark your calendar - Dawg Camp registration opens in December!
Dawg Camp Adventure
Session #1 – July 13-18, 2016
Session #2 – July 20-25, 2016
Dawg Camp Classic City
Session #1 – June 7-11
Session# 2 – June 14-18
Dawg Camp Discovery
July 29-31, 2016
Dawg Camp Fusion
June 21-25, 2016
Dawg Camp Prime
Eddie Higginbotham IV, Senior Coordinator
Reggie Gacad, Graduate Advisor
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there something for me?
Yes! There is something for every new University of Georgia student – Service, Outdoor Adventures, Culture, Leadership – each program is designed for different interests!
Can I participate in more than one program?
Yes! All four programs are exciting and unique, so participate in as many as you would like!
When can I sign up?
Participant registration will begin after Early Decision acceptances are released.
What is the difference between each camp?
Each camp has a specific focus. Discovery is a three day camp that focuses on leadership, involvement, friendship, and UGA traditions. Discovery is the largest camp offered (approximately 250 students). There are also three special programs. The special program camps are 5-6 days apiece and are open to 10-15 students per camp session. Adventure is a camp focusing on outside activities such as kayaking, hiking, and camping. Classic City is a camp focusing on serving the community in Athens. Students will participate in service projects each day. Fusion is a camp focusing on Athens’ Athens diverse culture and music scene. For more information, please look at the Dawg Camps tab.
What all does the price include?
The price of each camp includes lodging, meals, activities, and a tee shirt.
How is this different than orientation?
During orientation, students will spend a day and a half registering for classes, learning about UGA policies, and meeting their Orientation Leader. Dawg Camp is an extended orientation program. Students will have more opportunity to connect with fellow students and campus leaders. Students experience campus life and ask questions in an informal setting. Activities such as Dawg Camp Olympics, service projects, concerts, camping trips, Shaving Cream fights, and bonfires connect students to the University of Georgia in a way that caters to students’ interests.
Should my family come?
The Dawg Camp program is for students only.
Will I be allowed to have lunch with friends or relatives who live in Covington, Athens, North Carolina, etc.?
We do not allow students to meet with friends or family while they are immersed in a Dawg Camp program.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a student with a disability which may need accommodation to participate in our program, please directly contact the Disability Resource Center (705-542-8719) for an evaluation of your needs.