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On-Campus Cat Camp Session

Session Date

June 21-23 and July 26-28 at the LBJ Student Center

Our on-campus session will be a three-day, two night extended orientation experience on June 21-23 and July 26-28.  Campers will meet Cat Camp staff at the LBJ Student Center and stay overnight at Tower Hall. The benefit with our on-campus sessions is campers can familiarize themselves with campus prior to the start of school.

Cat Camp is not a replacement for New Student Orientation, so campers will need to register for New Student Orientation separately.

*Transfer students are encouraged to attend!  Transfer students will be placed in a small group with transfer counselors, and the small group discussions will be tailored to the transfer student experience.

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  • Cat Camp will occur over the summer! This year Cat Camp has two different types of sessions, the New Student Orientation-Cat Camp sessions and the off-campus Cat Camp session.

    The New Student Orientation-Cat Camp sessions will be held in conjunction with the one-day orientation through New Student Orientation. The two three-day, two-night sessions held June 22-24 and July 13-15 will be available for registration in February via the New Student Orientation site. The benefit with our on-campus session is campers can attend a shorter New Student Orientation that leads into Cat Camp and familiarize themselves with campus prior to the start of school.

    Cat Camp offers an on-campus Cat Camp session from July 27-29. This session is not combined with New Student Orientation, so the camper must sign up for New Student Orientation separately. The benefit with our on-campus session is campers can familiarize themselves with campus prior to the start of school.

    The off-campus Cat Camp is a four-day, three-nights experience held August 16-19. The benefit with our off-campus session is campers can move into their residence hall early and experience Cat Camp at our off-campus location. The schedule is spread over four days instead of three and allows for a relaxed pace.

    Feel free to contact catcamp@txstate.edu if you have further questions.

  • Cat Camp is an optional spirit and traditions camp open to all students. New Student Orientation is required for all incoming students and where you will register for your courses. For summer 2018, Cat Camp and New Student Orientation will be collaborating to provide two New Student Orientation-Cat Camp sessions.

    The New Student Orientation-Cat Camp sessions are a hybrid of orientation and Cat Camp. Students who attend these sessions will be able to experience a one-day orientation (sign-up for classes!) along with the Cat Camp program. Students will be staying in Jackson Hall during Cat Camp.

     

  • Cat Campers will be engaged in all sorts of fun activities for the entire camp. Aside from the normal camp activities such as ice breakers, hanging out, and developing relationship with their knowledgeable counselors, Cat Campers will also get to participate in Riverfest pool/park time, a themed dance, Bobcat-themed activities, and so much more!

    The schedule is an outline and is subject to change for Summer 2018. Stay tuned for more information!

    New Student Orientation-Cat Camp Sessions

    Day 1

    6:30 a.m.  NSO-Camper Check-in - Students will attend NSO in the morning and transition to Cat Camp.

    4:00 p.m.  Non-NSO Camper Check-in - Students not attending NSO will check-in.

    6:45 p.m.  Dinner

    7:00 p.m.  Small group #1

    8:00 p.m.  Cat Camp Chants

    9:00 p.m.  Themed Dance

    10:30 p.m.  Free time

    Day 2

    8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

    9:00 a.m.  Small group #2

    10:00 a.m.  Activity

    12:40 p.m.  Lunch

    1:45 p.m. Small group #3

    3:00 p.m.  Riverfest

    4:50 p.m.  Small group #4

    6:00 p.m.  Dinner

    7:00 p.m.  Activity

    9:30 p.m.  Activity

    10:30 p.m.  Small group #5

    11:30 p.m.  Free time

    Day 3

    8:00 a.m.  Breakfast

    9:00 a.m.  Ring Ceremony

    10:15 a.m.  Small group #6

    11:00 a.m.  Camper check-out

     

    Off-Campus Session

    Day 1

    9:00 a.m.  Camper check-in and breakfast

    10:15 a.m.  Load buses

    11:30 a.m.  Arrive at camp grounds

    12:00 p.m.  Welcome to Cat Camp

    12:30 p.m.  Lunch

    2:05 p.m.  Activity

    2:45 p.m.  Small group #1

    3:30 p.m.  Activity

    4:15 p.m.  Small group #2

    5:00 p.m.  Meet TXST faculty

    6:00 p.m.  Dinner

    7:00 p.m.  Break

    8:00 p.m.  Dance

    9:30 p.m.  Free time

    Day 2

    9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

    10:05 a.m.  Morning Workout

    10:10 a.m.  Activity

    12:00 p.m.  Lunch

    12:45 p.m.  Activity

    1:30 p.m.  Riverfest

    3:30  p.m.  Free time

    4:00 p.m.  Small group #3

    5:00 p.m.  Dinner

    6:00 p.m.  Activity

    6:15 p.m.  Small group #4

    7:30 p.m.  Lip sync

    9:30 p.m.  Glow stick capture the flag

    10:30 p.m.  Free time

    Day 3

    9:00 a.m.  Breakfast

    10:00 a.m.  Activity

    11:00 a.m.  Small group #5

    12:00 p.m.  Lunch

    1:30 p.m.  Activity

    4:00 p.m.  Activity

    5:00 p.m.  Dinner

    6:00 p.m.  Small group #6

    7:00 p.m.  Activity

    9:20 p.m.  Activity

    10:30 p.m.  Midnight Snack and Small group #5

    11:30 p.m.  Free time

    Day 4

    8:30 a.m.  Breakfast

    9:00 a.m.  Ring Ceremony

    9:30 a.m.  Small group #6

    11:00 a.m.  Load buses and leave for campus

    12:00 a.m. Camper check-out

  • If you would like to attend Cat Camp in conjunction with your New Student Orientation, then please go to the New Student Orientation site and sign up for a session.  The total cost is $215, which includes both New Student Orientation and Cat Camp. This includes lodging, meals, two t-shirts, and all the fun activities and memories in between!

    If you are attending our on-campus or off-campus Cat Camp session, the cost to attend will be $175 per person. This includes transportation to and from Texas State to camp (if applicable), lodging, meals, two t-shirts, and all the fun activities and memories in between!

  • New Student Orientation-Cat Camp sessions are three-day, two-night programs. New Student Orientation will take place earlier in the day, followed by a Cat Camp welcome.

    The on-campus Cat Camp session (July 27-29) is a three-day, two-night experience.  The off-campus Cat Camp session (August16-19) is a four-day, three-night program. Though it may end after a few days, we encourage students and counselors to stay actively involved through the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

  • Cat Camp is held both on and off campus.

    If you are attending the Cat Camp session in conjunction with your New Student Orientation, Cat Camp will be held on-campus at the LBJ Student Center. Students will stay overnight at Jackson Hall.

    The July 27-29 session will take place on-campus at the LBJ Student Center. Students will stay overnight at Jackson Hall.

    The August session will take place at Camp Young Judaea in Wimberley. We will meet at the LBJ Student Center located on campus and then take buses to Camp Young Judaea.

  • Cat Camp staff are all successful student leaders, many of whom are Cat Camp alumni! They are students who are passionate about Texas State and hope to inspire incoming students. Cat Camp has counselors, CREW, and executive team members. The counselors run small groups and are there to ensure your students have the best experience possible. The CREW members are behind the scenes and make sure the camp runs smoothly. The Executive Team members have been working since Fall 2017 to make sure the camp is the best possible experience!

  • Of course! Transfer students are encouraged to attend the July 27-29 On-Campus Cat Camp session.  Transfer students will be placed in a small group with transfer counselors, and the small group discussions will be tailored to the transfer student experience.

  • You can find specific packing lists for each session here.

  • If you are attending the New Student Orientation-Cat Camp session or the on-campus Cat Camp session, you will have one other roommate of the same gender. Roommates will be assigned according to order of arrival on the morning of check-in.

    If you are attending the off-campus session, you will be assigned to a cabin with students of the same gender. Each cabin will have multiple Cat Camp staff members.

    If you are a gender-nonconforming student, you can e-mail catcamp@txstate.edu for any comments or questions.

  • Cat Camp is not affiliated with any religious or spiritual beliefs. We welcome students of all backgrounds and beliefs!

  • All admitted Texas State University incoming students are eligible for Cat Camp. If a camper is under 18, a parental waiver form must be filled out and will be sent prior to their camp session.

    Any student under the age of 18 is allowed to attend any Cat Camp session!

  • Cat Camp is specifically for students, and there are no activities for parents.

  • Financial assistance is given on a case-by-case basis. Cat Camp offers $100 fee waivers for students in need of financial assistance. Currently, the maximum amount of fee waivers have been requested and fee waiver applications have closed. However, we have a fee waiver waitlist form in case someone does not utilize their fee waiver.

    Cat Camp is actively seeking donations in order to help provide students the opportunity to attend Cat Camp.

     

  • Due to the nature of the program and the cost of supplies and reservation space for each camper, the fee is refundable for a limited amount of time on the refund page. If you are seeking a refund for the NSO-Cat Camp Combined session, please contact New Student Orientation at nso@txstate.edu.

    July 27-29 (On-campus)

                     Full refund: Until June 15

                     50% refund: From June16-June 30

                     No refund: Beginning July 1

    August 16-19 (Off-campus)

    Full refund: Until July 15

    50% refund: From July 16-July 31

    No refund: Beginning August 1

    If you have concerns about the refund process, please contact catcamp@txstate.edu.