What is Aggie Transition Camps (ATC)?
Aggie Transition Camps (ATC) is the umbrella organization that organizes and runs T-Camp in the fall and Howdy Camp in the spring. For more information on camps, please refer to our About Us page.
What is Transition Camp (T-Camp) and Howdy Camp?
T-Camp and Howdy Camp are extended orientation programs designed to introduce new students to the traditions, yells, and many opportunities that exist at Texas A&M; we accomplish this through skits, discussion groups, and other programs. Our main goal is to have campers leave with a newly ignited Aggie Spirit, and many lasting friendships.
Are T-Camp and Howdy Camp the same as New Student Conferences?
While they are being held in a similar format, T-Camp/Howdy Camp will serve incoming students differently than New Student Conferences do. You will be placed in a camp and discussion group, and will be able to participate in a number of different activities, discussion times and various programs to learn about traditions, campus resources, etc.
Camp does not take the place of a New Student Conference. In order to attend Texas A&M University, you MUST attend a New Student Conference. For more information, visit http://newaggie.tamu.edu
Why should I attend Camp?
The counselors and staff for Aggie Transition Camps are dedicated to easing the transition experience for new students. We want to provide you with information about Texas A&M and welcome you into the Aggie family. Campers will leave with a network of friends to help ease the anxiety of entering a university with over 50,000 students.
Who is eligible to attend Camp?
Any student entering the university during the spring semester, whether as a transfer, freshman, or graduate student may attend Howdy Camp. Howdy Camp is also open to Texas A&M students who were not able to attend Fish Camp or T-Camp when they entered the university.
Any student entering in the fall semester may attend T-Camp regardless of classification. T-Camp is also open to Texas A&M students who were not able to attend Fish Camp or Howdy Camp when they entered the university.
What do you do at Camp?
First, students are split into “camps” that have a designated theme and color. In your respective camp (color and theme), you will furthermore be divided into Discussion Groups (DGs) and spend time getting to know each other and developing bonds that will last you throughout your college career.
Counselors have prepared skits to help teach you about the traditions and opportunities at A&M. In addition, our very own group of “yell leaders,” known as Team, will teach the yells and hold yell practice every night. We will also have guest speakers and programs such as Carpool and The Association of Former Students come and inform us about the amazing benefits their respective organizations provide Texas A&M students. There will also be small group interactions and a recreation of Silver Taps, Muster, and Bonfire.
As mentioned earlier, within each camp, you will be divided into Discussion Groups of 6-10 transfers and 2 counselors. These DGs are where the lasting friendships are made. In addition to meeting new friends, you will have the opportunity to learn about Aggie life through your counselors and ask them any questions that you may have.
When is T-Camp 2021?
T Camp has 2 sessions listed below:
Session 1: August 2-4
Session 2: August 6-8
How do I register for T-Camp 2021?
To register for T-Camp please use the following link to Circuit Tree: https://events.circuitree.com/TAMUS/Registration/EventSelection/0/?filter=OrgIDs%7C30. Once at this link you will need to provide your medical information, and any other general information along with payment. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Charles Lascano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much does T-Camp cost and what does that cost cover?
T-Camp costs $230 per participant, and this price includes a t-shirt, watter bottle, a total of 7 meals, lodging as well as the plentiful activities T-Camp has to offer such as yell practices, skits, etc.
What methods of payment are accepted?
We can accept credit cards through Circuitree when registering online. If you do not have a credit card, or Circuitree will not work for you, please contact our Director of Finance at email@example.com and they will inform you of other payment options.
Are there fee waivers available to attend Camp?
Yes! Fee Waivers are available in partial and full amounts. The Fee Waiver Application Form is located on maroonlink under the “Forms” tab. If you choose to apply for a fee waiver, please make sure to also register for camp; we cannot grant you a fee waiver if you have not yet registered for camp.
Please check back frequently for the latest updates regarding waivers for T-Camp 2021.
I have a question regarding the T-Camp program itself, who do I contact?
Because our Directors are mostly working remotely during camp, the ATC office will only be staffed from 8:30am-12:00pm on Day 1 of each session of camp to answer phone calls. You can call us at (979) 862-1785. After this time on Day 1, every camper will have the contact information of their Discussion Group (DG) leaders to contact with any questions. Campers can email our Director of Registration at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions leading up to, during, and after camp.
I’m registered for Camp, now what?
Once we have received your registration, we will send you a confirmation letter via email. This email will provide detailed instructions of where to go the morning of Camp, what is needed to participate at Camp and more. Give us time to submit these confirmation emails as there is a heavy influx of people registering the closer it gets to camp. If you clicked the final submission button, you are in fact registered for camp and should receive an automated email from Texas A&M confirming your form submission. Please don’t worry if it still says pending; because we are a student-run organization, we may have delays in processing registrations.
What is the Camp Cancellation Policy?
The T-Camp 2021 cancellation policy is as follows
Where is Camp located?
Howdy Camp and Transfer Camp are both held at Trinity Pines Conference Center located in Trinity, TX.
Do I need to attend every session?
We strongly encourage participants to attend all camp programs; however, we also understand that emergencies may come up. Our schedule has allocated time for breaks between camp programs as well. Missing any portion of camp could mean missing out on learning about various aspects of Texas A&M.
What should I do if I need to miss part of camp?
Please communicate with your Discussion Group (DG) leaders if you have to miss part of camp. You will receive the contact information of your DG leaders on Day 1 of camp.
Will I get to see my camp again after T Camp?
Yes! ATC aims to be a support system for you throughout your college experience. One of our values is Continuity, and throughout the fall semester, you will get to interact with your camp and DG at various continuity events that we’ll host.
What does AC Time mean?
AC Time is All Camp time. During these times your Individual Camp will be the other Individual Camp in your session to learn more about Yells, campus resources, and traditions.
What does IC Time mean?
IC Time is Individual Camp Time. All campers are split into “camps” that have a designated theme and color. In your respective camp (color and theme), you will furthermore be divided into Discussion Groups (DGs) and spend time getting to know each other and developing bonds that will last you throughout your college career.
How do I register for Howdy Camp 2022?
Registration for Howdy Camp is exactly the same as for T-Camp but registration for Howdy will not open until the Fall Semester.
When is Howdy Camp?
Howdy Camp takes place in early January but exact dates will be decided at a later date for Howdy Camp 2022.