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Orientation and Transition Programs

FAQs - Eagle Camp

When and where is Eagle Camp? 

Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12 at Camp Copass in Denton, Texas.

Check-in will begin at 9:00am on Friday, August 10 and we will return to campus at 12:00pm on Sunday, August 12.

Who goes to Eagle Camp? 

Summer/Fall Eagle Camp is open to any new student who will be attending UNT in the fall. Spring Eagle Camp is open to any new student who will be attending UNT in the spring. 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. 94% of the people who attended last year said they would definitely recommend Eagle Camp to future students! So maybe the question should be, "why shouldn't I attend Eagle Camp?"

How much does it cost? 

For Summer/Fall Eagle Camp, the registration fee is $200. If you register before July 1, the early bird price is only $175! 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 hang 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 camp store, gift shop 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
  • 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 Orientation and Transition Programs 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!