Education

Eagle Camp

 

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.

Quick Facts

Dates: August 7-9, 2015

Location: Camp Copass - Denton, TX

Registration Opens: March 2, 2015

Registration Deadline: July 24, 2015 Extended until July 30!!

Cancelation Deadline: July 30, 2015

Waiting List Campers Notified: July 31, 2015

 

Have questions about Eagle Camp 2015?

Visit our Eagle Camp FAQ page for more information.

Social Media

Stay connected all summer long by following each of our social media accounts!

  • Facebook: Eagle Camp at UNT
  • Twitter: @EagleCamp
  • Instagram: @UNTEagleCamp

Make sure to include the hashtag #untEC15 in all your Eagle Camp posts!

Why Eagle Camp? 

Getting Connected

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.

Getting Involved

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.

2015 Eagle Camp Highlights

Friday Night Highlight

Silent Events will be hosting Eagle Camp's 2nd annual Silent Disco! It was such a hit last year, 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.

Saturday Night Highlight

Famed Olympic athlete and UNT Alumnus Johnny Quinn will be speaking about breaking down the obstacles (or doors) that stand in your way and getting you excited to be a part of the Mean Green Family!

How do I sign up?

Registration for Eagle Camp 2015 is open now via our registration page and will close July 24, 2015 the deadline has been extended until July 30. Space is limited so register early. Visit the Eagle Camp registration page for more information.   

Steps to Register for Eagle Camp

  • Complete online registration form including payment
  • Mail or Fax your Eagle Camp  Consent to Treat form
  • Congratulations! You have registered for Eagle Camp 2015
  • You will receive a confirmation email from us no later than July 27, 2015
  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
  • Check out the Eagle Camp FAQ page!
 

Registration Information

  • All registration forms and financial assistance applications must be received no later than July 24, 2015
  • 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

Confirmation

  • 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

Camp Fee

Early Eagle Registration Fee: $80 (prior to July 1)

Regular Registration Fee: $100 (after July 1)

The camp fee covers transportation to and from camp, lodging for two nights, six meals, a camp t-shirt and all activities. Payment should be submitted online when you register.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Refunds

Deadline to request refunds: July 30, 2015
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.

Cancellation Policy

Deadline to cancel: July 30, 2015
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.

Waiting List

Wait List Students Notified by: July 31, 2015
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.

 Eagle Camp Cancellation

Consent to Treat Form

Click here to download the Consent to Treat Form.

It is the responsibility of the student to complete the Consent to Treat 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.

Early Arrival Stay Request

Check-in for Eagle Camp will take place at 9:00 am on August 7th. We understand that many people will be commuting from distances that will make this difficult. To help assist, we will be offering students the opportunity to stay in Maple Hall the night of August 6th. In order to stay, students must complete this form and make the $18.00 before arriving.

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


 

2015 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 available now! Applications must be completed and turned into the Orientation and Transition Programs office (Stovall Hall 155). The application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 4. Questions should be directed to Josh Walton, Coordinator in Orientation and Transition Programs office - joshua.walton@unt.edu.

When and where is Eagle Camp?

Friday, August 7 - Sunday, August 9 at Camp Copass in Denton, Texas.

Check-in will begin at 9:00am on Friday, August 7 in Clark Park and we will return to campus at 12:00pm on Sunday, August 9.

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 cost of Eagle Camp is only $80 if you register before July 1st! After July 1, it is $100. Make sure to register early!

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
  • Flashlight — a must!
  • 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 eaglecamp@unt.edu. We'll be at orientation, so you can talk to us there, too!

 

Office Phone: 940-565-4198
Fax: 940-369-7849

Mailing Address

ATTENTION: Eagle Camp Staff
1155 Union Circle #311274
Denton, Texas 76203

Campus Location

Eagle Camp Staff
Orientation and Transition Programs
Stovall Hall, Suite 155

Email Address

eaglecamp@unt.edu

Eagle Camp Social Media

Transfer Center Twitter Eagle Camp Facebook