Freshmen from Six States Set to Attend SWOSU's 2nd Annual Camp Duke

The 2nd annual Camp Duke at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford begins Wednesday, July 16, and continues through Friday, July 18.

More than 70 incoming freshmen from Arkansas, California, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas will attend the camp.

New Student Orientation Coordinator Taler Alexander said Camp Duke features a unique blend of activities designed to help freshmen adjust to university life. The goal of the camp is to inspire a strong sense of pride and comfort for new freshmen at SWOSU. The campers will stay in Oklahoma Hall and eat meals in the cafeteria.

“The interactions campers will have with SWOSU faculty, staff, upper-class student leaders and fellow incoming freshmen will provide them with a strong support system when classes start in August,” Alexander said.

Special events during the week include a hypnotist, pancake breakfast sponsored by SWOSU’s Greek Council, retro-themed dance with DJ Lite Brite in the Skyview Suite at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center, “SWOSU Idol” talent show, sand volleyball tournament, and breakout sessions with SWOSU staff and current students.

Camp Duke is facilitated by the New Student Orientation office and sponsored by the National Guard.