Camp Texas is the start to a great college experience for new UT freshmen and transfer students alike. Held at a lakefront ranch outside of Austin, this three-day extended orientation is one of the Texas Exes' most popular programs and a key component in the effort to ensure that UT students enjoy their time on campus and go on to become lifelong and caring alumni. From fireside chats with UT professors to Texas traditions and making new friends, campers leave knowing what it means to be a true Longhorn. Back in 1993, then-UT students Sean Petrie, BS ’93, and Allison Weinstock, BA ’93, were inspired by A&M’s Fish Camp to create the ultimate welcome for UT students. They wanted to build a program that was part informational, part social, and part leadership training. Since that first group of 50 student campers, the Texas Exes has grown Camp Texas beyond its founders’ wildest dreams to a capacity of more than 1,000 Longhorns over the course of six sessions. Click here to learn more about the Texas Exes.
Students who attend Camp Texas consistently go on to be campus leaders and have fulfilling experiences at the university. It's a rare opportunity to interact with some of UT's best faculty in a casual setting. Our outstanding counselors will be your personal guides to getting involved, finding your way around campus, and easing the transition into college life.
Each session features small-group activities, camp-wide competitions, seminars with distinguished faculty, free time, and a closing-night Texan-style luau.