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.

Camp Texas is currently sold out but we have a waitlist. Add your name to the waitlist and we'll contact you when spots become available.

Visit UT's COVID-19 Update Page

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Spring Camp Texas

Any newly-admitted incoming freshmen, transfer students, and PACE students are invited to attend Spring Camp Texas.

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 as $25/year!

CT Session 1

Session 1

Sun., Aug 1 – Tues., Aug 3

CT Session 3

Session 2

Tues., Aug 3 – Thurs, Aug 5

CT Session 5

Session 3

Thurs., Aug 5 – Sat., Aug 7

CT Session 2

Session 4

Sat., Aug 7 – Mon., Aug 9

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What is Camp Texas?

Why Attend?

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.  

  • Navigate uncertainty and unknowns through connections with other Longhorns

  • Leave the session with a clear plan for how to succeed at UT.

Rita Holguin

Camper 2013

“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.”



Counselor 2018

"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."

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A Tour of Camp Texas

Out of State

Building Connections

Unlike Orientation

Camp Texas Will Help You Succeed

Back and Forth to Austin


Summer Before College

Unlike Other Summer Camps

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Who Can Attend

Any incoming freshmen, transfer students, and PACE students are invited to attend Camp Texas.

Cancellation Policy

If, for any reason, you must cancel your Camp Texas registration, you must request your refund by 11:50 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2021. There will be no refunds after this date. You will receive a your registration amount, minus a $65 cancellation fee. To request a refund, you will need to submit your request by using this form. Select Camp Texas from the drop-down list. Please include the camper’s name, UT EID and session. If you are unable to attend because you test positive for Covid-19 or show symptoms, please contact us for assistance.   

Information Regarding the Cancellation and Rescheduling of Camp Texas  
The Texas Exes is monitoring the COVID-19 situation very closely and will follow university guidelines. Visit UT's COVID-19 Update page for the latest information. 

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. 

Fee Waiver

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.    

Apply for a Camp Texas fee waiver here. 

Applications are due by Tuesday, June 1, 2021 @ 11:59 p.m.

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.

For Chapter/Network Scholarship Recipients:  

The Texas Exes have over 100 Chapters and Networks worldwide, many of which provide a limited number of scholarship to attend Camp Texas. Check with your local Chapter to inquire about scholarship opportunities here. If a Chapter selects you as a recipient, the Texas Exes Scholarships department will contact you with registration information.   

NOTE: If you reserve a spot as a Camp Texas fee waiver/Chapter/Network scholarship recipient and you do not attend your session, or if you fail to cancel by Thursday, July 1, 2021, you will be responsible for paying back the wavier or scholarship amount to the Texas Exes’ Camp Texas program or your awarding Chapter/Network. 


On-campus parking will be available in the San Jacinto Parking Garage for a fee of $30. Additional parking information will be provided the week prior to 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 camp, a Texas Exes Student Membership, and a burnt-orange Camp Texas t-shirt. On-campus parking will be available for an additional fee.  

Your Texas Exes Student Membership will give you access to yearlong benefits like student programming, networking, free t-shirts, discounts, and more! 

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. All campers must exit the garage or be picked up by 3 p.m. 

Packing List

Everything you need to bring to Camp Texas

COVID-19 Precautions

We are excited to be holding an in-person Camp Texas at beautiful Camp Buckner and we want to make the experience as fun and safe as possible for our campers, counselors, and staff. The following outlines the precautions surrounding COVID-19 that we will have in place at Camp Texas.

  • Campers will be required to self-screen for symptoms in the 14 days leading up to their respective camp session. 

  • While it is not a requirement to be COVID-19 vaccinated in order to attend camp, we strongly encourage vaccination to better reduce transmission risk for yourself and to others. 

  • Masks are no longer required while indoors (except in circumstances where an individual is not vaccinated).  

  • Camp Buckner has sanitation stations and air filtration systems at each cabin, the dining hall, social gathering place, and the office.  

  • Social distancing will be encouraged; social distancing practices have been designed into all camp activities.  

  • Campers will be organized into “pods” to reduce the number people they interact with. 

  • If a camper exhibits two or more COVID-19 symptoms, they may be asked to leave camp or to isolate in a quarantine area for observation, depending on the situation. If it is deemed that they need to leave camp, a family member will be required to pick them up. 

As the pandemic continues to impact our communities, we will continue to closely monitor the situation as well as the CDC and UT’s recommended guidelines, and will be updating these guidelines as needed.  

Information Regarding the Cancelation and Rescheduling of Camp Texas  
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 

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If you still have unanswered questions, please email camptexas@texasexes.org.