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2018 Oredigger Camp
July 30 - August 1
One event on August 1, 2018 at 2:00am
One event on August 3, 2018 at 2:00am
The start of your first year of college can be daunting—it’s a new environment full of new experiences, new expectations, new people and, for most freshmen, even a new bed. But this year at Colorado School of Mines, a group of incoming students will have a leg up over freshmen of years past, thanks to the new tradition Oredigger Camp.
A few weeks before the start of classes, more than 600 first-year student get to spend 2 ½ days up in the Rocky Mountains, having fun, making friends and getting an introduction to what it means to be an Oredigger.
In 2018, there are three sessions of camp will be held July 30-Aug.1, Aug 1-Aug 3 and Aug. 3-5 at YMCA of the Rockies, in Estes Park. Based on our previous results the impact was clear well before the last group of students loaded onto the bus back to Golden.
Encouraging vertical connections between current and incoming Mines students is at the heart of Oredigger Camp’s design. Peer mentors led nearly every activity at camp, with Johnson giving some opening remarks and then stepping back, joining students for meals, impromptu conversations and the occasional pickup game.