Three days. Four years. Forever a Longhorn.
Each year the Texas Exes transforms the lives of students through experiences like Camp Texas that foster connections with other students, professors, administrators, and UT traditions. Outstanding counselors provide peer-to-peer guidance that works. The data shows that Camp Texas attendees are more successful at UT. On average, they have higher GPAs and a higher four-year graduation rate than those who didn’t attend.
Join us this summer to get a head start on life at UT and becoming the Longhorn you were meant to be.
We are looking forward to welcoming our newest Longhorns at Camp Texas this summer. The Texas Exes is monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely, and following university guidelines. Visit UT's COVID-19 Update page for the latest information about social distancing and preventative measures:
Camp Texas Packages
The base cost for Camp Texas is $250, which includes three days and two nights lodging at Camp Buckner, seven meals, transportation to-and-from campus and the retreat site, a Texas Exes Student Annual Membership, and a burnt-orange Camp Texas t-shirt. On-campus parking will cost an additional $30 and must be purchased at check-in.
Student Membership Options
Start paying for your Life Membership today by becoming a Student Life Member! One hundred percent of Student Life Member dues will be applied as a credit toward Life Membership dues at graduation. Call 1-800-369-0023 for details or to purchase a membership by phone. Join for as little at $25/year!
Students who attend Camp Texas consistently become campus leaders who have fulfilling experiences at UT. You will enjoy:
Interactions with some of UT's best faculty in a casual setting.
Outstanding student counselors who provide peer-to-peer guidance on getting involved and finding your way.
A camp-wide competition focused on introducing and learning UT traditions.
A closing-night Texas Tie-Dye Two Step.
Past campers say...
“I knew three people when I arrived in Austin the morning of Camp Texas, but two and a half days later I knew about 80. This program helped me find a solid group of friends and mentors I could count on. Attending Camp Texas was the best decision I made.”
"Camp Texas is really important because it provides initial exposure to UT that you otherwise don't really have. It's the best way to start learning about the traditions and meeting the people who are at the heart of this university."
"I didn't know that many people coming to UT. Camp Texas was an opportunity for me to meet people and learn the traditions. When I did get to campus, not EVERYTHING was new to me—and that was so helpful."
Who Can Attend
Any incoming freshmen, transfer students, and PACE students are invited to attend Camp Texas.
The cost for Camp Texas is $250, which includes three days and two nights lodging at Camp Buckner, seven meals, transportation to-and-from campus and the retreat site, a Texas Exes Student Membership, and a burnt-orange Camp Texas t-shirt. On-campus parking will cost an additional $30 and must be purchased at check-in.
There are a limited number of spots reserved per session for Camp Texas fee-waiver recipients. To be considered for a Camp Texas fee waiver, you must complete an application.
Applications will be due Sunday, April 5, 2020 by 11:59pm
Apply for a Camp Texas fee waiver here.
Filling out a Camp Texas fee waiver application does not guarantee you a spot. If you wish to secure a Camp Texas spot, you must register and make an out-of-pocket payment for your session of choice. If you are selected to receive a fee waiver, your registration fee will be reimbursed.
If you are not selected as a fee waiver recipient, and you wish to cancel your Camp Texas registration, you must do so according to the cancellation policy. See below for more information.
For Chapter Scholarship Recipients:
The Texas Exes have over 100 Chapters, many of which provide a limited number of Camp Texas scholarships to students from their city/area/region. Check with your local Chapter to inquire about their scholarship opportunities here. If a Chapter selects you as a recipient, the Texas Exes Scholarships department will contact you with additional information that you will use to register yourself for a camp session.
NOTE: If you reserve your spot as a Camp Texas fee waiver or Chapter scholarship recipient and you do not attend your session, or cancel after Tuesday, May 26, 2020, you will be responsible for paying back the wavier or scholarship amount to the Texas Exes’ Camp Texas program or your awarding local Chapter.
A full registration refund minus a $65 cancellation fee will be returned to the registrant, so long as they notify us via email at email@example.com by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. There will be no refunds after this date.
Students with Disabilities
Camp Texas is available to all incoming students. Please call (512) 840-5632 to talk with our staff about accommodations or any concerns you may have.
Check-In & Check-Out
All campers will check-in at the Alumni Center, located at 2110 San Jacinto on the UT campus between 10–10:30 a.m. on the first day of their Camp Texas session.
All students will be back in Austin at the Alumni Center by 2:30 p.m. on the last day of their session and all campers must leave the garage or be picked up by 3 p.m.
Parking information coming soon.