Camp Owl Trip is designed to welcome students to Florida Atlantic University and explore the unique region of South Florida.  The trip will give students a chance to make new friends, think about college, and prepare to succeed at FAU.  Students will build valuable connections and friendships that will help them successfully start their academic career. The program is open to new incoming freshman students starting Fall 2011.

The overnight experience provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore leadership.  The experience will help you foster self-confidence and self-awareness – skills that will last a lifetime.

At the end of the trip, you will return to campus energized, with a fresh perspective and a new group of friends – ready to begin your life at FAU.

Early Housing Check-in Info

Students participating in Camp Owl Trip have the special advantage of moving into University Housing Sunday, August 14, 2011.  This will ensure you are ready to depart for your trip the morning of Monday, August 15, 2011.  You will receive more information regarding early housing check-in after you register for your trip.


Application : Click Here 
Payment : The full cost of the Camp Owls Program is $150.  A $75 non-refundable deposit is due with application BEFORE Monday, June 27, 2011. Submit the application above and then Click here in order to make your $75 non-refundable deposit.

Camp Owls Leadership Experience
Mon
day, August 15, 2011 – Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Camp Owls Leadership Experience is designed to awaken the leadership potential within first year students. Students participate in an off-campus retreat intended to cultivate leadership skills and creativity.  Over the course of the two-day retreat, students take part in team-building activities that teach trust, communication, group dynamics and learn about their own individual leadership style and traits.  Retreat participants are able to interact and develop relationships with other new students, as well as FAU staff, before the first day of classes even begins. During the Camp Owls Leadership Experience, students will discover their lives have somehow changed in the process.  They will leave having gained new leadership skills and levels of self-confidence, but most important, the knowledge that they have the strength and talent to create a wonderful future at FAU.

Spaces Available: 60
Cost: $150

Cost includes: Food, transportation, accommodations, food and drinks
What to bring:     Sleeping bag
                                 Sunscreen and bug spray
                                 Toothbrush, toothpaste
                                 Other personal toiletries


First Year Float: A Water Experience in the Florida Keys
Move into Residence Halls : Sunday, August 14, 2011

Camp Owls General Program Begin s: Sunday, August 14, 2011

Departure: Monday, August 15, 2011 at 8:00am
Return: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 6:00pm

Experience the water, fun and sun of the Florida Keys. After setting up camp, you will spend the afternoon on a boat chartered for your private snorkel adventure that will take you to the fishiest reefs in the Keys.  When you are finished, dry-off and enjoy the beautiful Florida Key sunset as you return to camp.

The following morning you will watch the island wake-up during a guided kayak trip.  Paddle your way through the mangroves and wildlife for up-close and personal view of the local ecology.  Watch out - you might even learn a thing or two from our knowledgeable guide.

Be prepared to set-up tents, cook your own food and live the outdoors of Florida in August.  

No previous experience is necessary but an appreciation of the outdoors is essential.  Must be able to swim to participate in snorkel trip.

Spaces Available: 20
Cost: $150
Cost includes: Food, transportation, group gear, drinks, snorkel & kayak trip.
What to bring:  Sleeping sheet

                              Rain gear
                              Swimming suit
                              Hat & sunglasses
                              Insulated water bottle
                              Sunscreen and bug spray
                              Toothbrush, toothpaste
                             Other personal toiletries
                              Two pairs of shoes

First Year Float: Peanut Island
August 14-August 16, 2011

Experience island life right in our backyard.  We will take a boat ride to the island where we will set up camp and get to know one another.  We will enjoy kayaking and snorkeling around the island in the crystal clear water.  Manatee are known to frequent the warm waters around the island.  We will also have time to soak up some of the Florida sun at the beautiful Peanut Island Beach.  The island is also the home of President John F. Kennedy’s command post and bomb shelter built during the Cuban Missile Crisis. CLICK HERE to learn more about Peanut Island. 

Be prepared to set up tents, cook your own food and live in the outdoors of Florida in August. 

No previous experience is necessary but an appreciation of the outdoors and the water is a must.  Must be able to swim to participate in the snorkel trip.

Spaces Available: 20
Cost: $150
Cost includes: Food, transportation, group gear, drinks, snorkel & kayak trip.
What to bring:  Sleeping bag/sheet
                              Rain gear
                              Swimming suit
                              Hat & sunglasses
                              Insulated water bottle
                              Sunscreen and bug spray
                              Toothbrush, toothpaste
                             Other personal toiletries

First Year Float: Everglades
August 14-August 16, 2011

Florida is famous for the Everglades and its unique wildlife.  In addition to camping, students attending this trip will kayak/canoe in the Everglades and experience all it has to offer.  Hiking and/or biking are sure to be part of this trip.  You never know what you will find in the Everglades. 

Be prepared to set up tents, cook your own food and live in the outdoors of Florida in August. 

No previous experience is necessary but an appreciation of the outdoors and the water is a must. 

Spaces Available: 20
Cost: $150
Cost includes: Food, transportation, group gear, drinks, snorkel & kayak trip.
What to bring:  Sleeping bag/sheet
                              Rain gear
                              Swimming suit
                              Hat & sunglasses
                              Insulated water bottle
                              Sunscreen and bug spray
                              Toothbrush, toothpaste
                             Other personal toiletries

 

Questions before the trip?
Chris Hall Lynch, Director of New Student and Owl Family Programs
orientme@fau.edu
(561) 297-2733

 

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