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All incoming freshmen that are looking to get the most out of their first year experience at Tarleton State University.

Duck Camp provides students with the opportunity to make an easier transition from high school to college by meeting new friends, learning the heritage and traditions of Tarleton, all while having lots of fun! 

When & Where

Duck Camp I
July 5-7, 2017 at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, TX.

Duck Camp II
August 2-4, 2017 at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, TX.

Duck Camp III/Texan Camp
August 7-9, 2017 at Greene Family Camp in Bruceville, TX.

The first day of your camp, you should report to the campus at 1:00pm (instructions about specific location will be included in your confirmation e-mail upon registration). We will take chartered buses to our retreat facility and expect to return between 4:00pm and 5:00pm on the third day.

The Cost
The cost for Duck Camp 2017 is $150 per camper. This price will include three days and two nights at camp, meals, an official Duck Camp t-shirt (to be worn on the last day), chartered bus service to and from camp, as well as some other special treats.

What to Bring
Campers need to bring several changes of cool, comfortable clothes suitable for a summer day in Texas, comfortable shoes for outdoor activities, and a swimsuit ('cause you might get wet!). Students are also asked to provide their own toiletries, towels, twin size bed linens and/or sleeping bag, and a pillow. Please bring snacks and a water will be very hot! There will be water stationed around the camp to refill the bottles. In addition to these items you might also want to bring a hat to block the summer sun, sun screen, insect repellent, a flashlight, and a Great Positive Attitude!!

What "Not" to Bring
Other college gear. For your Duck Camp experience we want you to show your pride for Tarleton, so we ask that you leave your UT and Tech shirts at home and come ready to bleed purple!

Fun Night!
At the end of each camp day, we will bring all the Duck Campers together to let loose and have fun at the planned late night activities. Movies, dances, and water activities will keep you entertained throughout the night. Above all else, the only thing you absolutely must bring is a smile and a willingness to have some FUN!

Registration and Fees
Registration for Duck Camp 2017 is based upon a first come, first served basis. Due to its increasing popularity, space is limited and you don't want to miss out on all of the fun!  Check back often so you can reserve your spot as soon as registration becomes available. In order to attend Duck Camp, you must be a student for the Fall 2016 Semester and must complete your Orientation requirement. For more information on Texan Orientation, please call Transition & Family Relations at 254-968-9490.
Group 2004
Students With Disabilities
For assistance, please call the Duck Camp office at

Camp Activities
Team building Sessions
Leadership Activities
Tarleton Tradition Sessions
Water Activities
More and More Fun!!