Camp Duke is just the beginning. The shift from high school to college can be one of the biggest changes a young adult faces in his or her life. Camp Duke is designed to facilitate the transition process one step beyond the first impression experience.
This summer camp is more than an Orientation Session, it is where incoming freshman will meet new friends, discover the campus and create a sense of comfort all before the first day of classes. Campers will learn SWOSU traditions, connect with others and leave with an awareness and a comfort to help them succeed in their first year of college.
The staff at Camp Duke will be there every step of the way to encourage and support you as you prepare yourself for your transition to SWOSU. The unique blend of activities planned for these few days will help you adjust not only academically, but also socially. The interactions you’ll have with faculty, staff, upper-class student leaders and fellow incoming freshman will provide you with a strong support system when you return for class in August. Our goal for the inaugural session of Camp Duke is to inspire a strong sense of pride and comfort for new freshman at SWOSU.
“I’m not sure it could have gotten any better!”
“I enjoyed learning what college is really about.”
“Because of Camp I now have so many more friends to go to college with. I’m so excited!”
“The counselors were amazing! Keep up the great energy & enthusiasm”
“The best part was meeting everyone, including a lot of the faculty”
“Camp helped me learn ways to get through my freshman year”
70% of campers said they want to come back to be camp counselors
80% of campers said Camp helped them better prepare for college academically
98% of campers said Camp helped them better prepare for college socially