New School, New Friends & New Experiences
Eagle Camp is an optional next step that welcomes the entering students to UNT each year with the purpose of giving them an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at UNT. We hope that through Eagle Camp, you will begin finding your place in the UNT Family before classes even begin!
Eagle Camp is a 3-day optional experience and tradition for incoming students that takes place at Camp Copass. Students ride buses from the UNT campus to Camp Copass, where they stay in air-conditioned, furnished cabins.
Eagle Camp is led by UNT students and staff who are passionate about making the first year of college a success for the incoming students! Every leader has valuable personal experience, so they can offer advice about classes, fun things to do in Denton, and anything else you need as you begin your journey as an Eagle!
Eagle Camp is NOT Freshman Orientation.
Eagle Camp 2016
When: Friday, August 12, 2016 - Sunday, August 14, 2016
Where: Camp Copass in Denton, TX
Have questions about Eagle Camp 2016?
Visit our Eagle Camp FAQ page for more information.
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Why Eagle Camp?
Eagle Camp is a great way for entering students to build new friendships before starting classes at UNT. Camp offers several activities and unique experiences, small group sessions and much more! Campers have multiple opportunities to get connected.
Students who attend camp become involved in student organizations and serve in leadership positions throughout their college career at UNT. At camp, exceptional student leaders and staff motivate and encourage campers to contribute their time and talent in making a difference as an Eagle.
Becoming an Eagle
Eagle Camp is full of activities and events that offer students a chance to grow in their understanding of the tradition and mission of UNT. Additionally, students are directly connected to upper class eagle camp leaders who answer questions and address concerns you might have about starting college at UNT.
2016 Eagle Camp Highlights
Friday Night Highlight
Speaker Chris Collins will be giving "The Code" that every college student needs to be successful. After learning "The Code", every college student will be able to master any challenges in their way!
Saturday Night Highlight
Silent Events will be hosting Eagle Camp's 3rd annual Silent Disco! It was such a hit the last two years, we had to bring it back! Make sure to check out last year's photos on our Facebook page, and click here to see what more info about Silent Events.
How do I sign up?
Steps to Register for Eagle Camp
- All registration forms must be received no later than August 5, 2016
- Space is limited
- Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis
- Interested students must complete the online registration form
- NO registrations accepted by phone, mail, or in person at any time
- All financial assistance applications must be received no later than July 29, 2016
- Once a registration form is received and processed, a confirmation receipt will be generated.
- The receipt is then emailed to the email address on the registration form.
- This receipt confirms your registration for the camp.
- If you do not receive a confirmation email within two week after submitting your registration form, please contact the Eagle Camp Staff at 940.565.4198
Registration Fee: $200
The camp fee covers transportation to and from camp, lodging for two nights, five meals, a camp t-shirt, Eagle Camp swag and all activities. Payment should be submitted online when you register.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
Deadline to request refunds: July 29, 2016
Refund requests must be made in writing and received by the Eagle Camp Staff no later than the deadline above. There will be NO refunds issued after this date. Refunds will be credited to the original card used to register.
Deadline to cancel: July 29, 2016
Cancellation requests must be made by the student in writing online (using the cancellation form). No cancellations will be taken by phone. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Eagle Camp Staff by the posted deadline in order to cancel and receive a refund for Eagle Camp. There will be NO refunds issued after this cancellation date.
Wait List Students Notified by: August 2, 2016
If all camp spaces are filled, registration forms will continue to be accepted until the registration deadline. Students will be automatically placed on the camp “wait list” and will be emailed their wait list status. Once the cancellation deadline passes, we will update as many students' status as possible and will automatically change student’s status to "confirmed". The students will be notified of their confirmed status by email. If we cannot accommodate all students on the wait list, we will provide a refund to students that are not confirmed.
To be removed from the wait list, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Eagle Camp Staff (in writing) and remove their name from the wait list.
Camp Financial Assistance
Click here to download the Eagle Camp Financial Assistance Form.
Students can apply for financial assistance if you cannot attend Eagle Camp due to the cost. To apply, complete the financial assistance form prior to registering for Eagle Camp. For students that are granted financial assistance, we can waive the registration fee. These funds are limited, so please complete the form if the fee is truly holding you back from attending. Please download the Financial Assistance form (pdf) and either mail or fax it to us before the registration deadline.
Medical Information and Release Form
It is the responsibility of the student to complete the Medical Information and Release Form after you register for Eagle Camp. You MUST mail or fax this form to the Eagle Camp Staff prior to your arrival for Eagle Camp. While we hope we never have to use it, students are not allowed to attend Eagle Camp without this form on file.
Camp Financial Assistance Form
Click here to download the Eagle Camp Financial Assistance Form.
Students can apply for financial assistance if they cannot attend Eagle Camp due to the cost. To apply, complete the financial assistance form prior to registering for Eagle Camp. For students that are granted financial assistance, we can waive the registration fee. These funds are limited, so please complete the form if the fee is truly holding you back from attending. Please download the Financial Assistance form (pdf) and either mail or fax it to us before the registration deadline.
Eagle Camp Cancellation Form
Click here to access the Eagle Camp Cancellation Form
2016 Eagle Camp Leader Selection
Eagle Camp Leaders are imperative to the implementation of Eagle Camp. Leaders are upper class students trained to lead and connect students during their Eagle Camp experience. Eagle Camp Leaders are able to impact incoming students and help them connect with UNT. If you appreciate a diverse yet inclusive atmosphere, working as a team, and leading others while having fun, you should apply to be an Eagle Camp Leader!
Become an Eagle Camp Leader!
Eagle Camp Leader applications are available now!! Click here for the application. Applications are due on Wednesday, March 30. Completed applications can be turned in the the Orientation and Transition Programs office in University Union, Suite 377. Questions should be directed to Josh Walton, Coordinator in Orientation and Transition Programs office - firstname.lastname@example.org.
When and where is Eagle Camp?
Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 14 at Camp Copass in Denton, Texas.
Check-in will begin at 9:00am on Friday, August 12 and we will return to campus at 12:00pm on Sunday, August 14.
Who goes to Eagle Camp?
Eagle Camp is open to any new students who will be attending UNT in the fall. This includes both Freshman and Transfer students. Current students and staff will also be in attendance. Eagle Camp is for all types of people. We have activities that cater to different personality types and work on team-building and making connections, so don't miss out!
Why should I attend Eagle Camp?
You get a head-start on meeting new people, making friends, and becoming a part of the UNT family. 93% of the people who attended last year said they would recommend it! So maybe the question should be, "Why shouldn't I attend Eagle Camp?"
Does Eagle Camp conflict with sorority recruitment?
Eagle Camp DOES NOT conflict with Panhellenic's sorority recruitment.
How much does it cost?
The registration fee is $200. This fee covers travel to and from Camp Copass, six meals throughout the three days, lodging at the camp for two nights, and lots of awesome swag!
What if I don't like camps or the outdoors?
Lucky for you, Eagle Camp has such diverse activities that you have many options on the activities in which you participate. Eagle Camp is NOT a camping trip—you will be staying in air-conditioned cabins which have bunk beds and clean restrooms.
If you choose not to spend a lot of time outdoors, there are plenty of indoor activities to beat the heat at Eagle Camp. During open activity time, you can choose to lay out at the pool, play some games, hang out in the shaded pavilion, or choose from many other activities!
Do I need to bring extra money?
Yes, it is a good idea to bring some cash if you plan to purchase any snacks from the snack shack or vending machines. All other activities and meals are included in the cost of Eagle Camp.
What do I bring to camp?
- Clothes for three days, two nights in the Texas heat
- Comfortable, closed-toe shoes
- Pillow and sleeping bag or twin sheets
- One-piece swimsuit and towel
- Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
- Toiletries and a towel
- Insect repellent
- Change for soft drink machine
What do I not bring to camp?
Any items that are extremely important to you or expensive should probably be left at home. Any alcohol, drugs or weapons of any kind (including pocket knives) are not allowed at camp. We take this issue very seriously, and if you are caught with any of these items, you will be sent home without a refund and referred to the Dean of Students.
What if I have more questions?
Contact the Eagle Camp office at 940-565-4198 or email us at email@example.com. We'll be at orientation, so you can talk to us there, too!
Office Phone: 940-565-4198
ATTENTION: Eagle Camp Staff
1155 Union Circle #311274
Denton, Texas 76203
Eagle Camp Staff
Orientation and Transition Programs
University Union, Suite 377