You and your small group will try out low- and high-element challenge activities, as well as exciting large group games. You’ll have competitions between groups and work to support your group members as they push themselves to meet their goals. Evenings will be spent by the campfire and in conversations about college life. You will return to campus and spend a couple of days meeting and connecting with your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff, before classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 22nd. 

Day One (Aug 16)

  • 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Check-in to residence hall
  • 4:30 p.m.: Convocation program with students and parents/family
  • 6:00 p.m.: Celebratory dinner for new students and parents/family on the JAY Walk
  • Time with your Camp Leaders and classmates
  • Spend the night in residence hall rooms

Day Two (Aug 17)

  • Breakfast
  • Challenge Camp group leaves for Camp Nuhop
  • Arrive and welcome
  • Lunch
  • Small Group Time
  • Large and small group games
  • Dinner
  • Large Group Fun
  • Challenge Campfire

Day Three (Aug 18)

  • Breakfast
  • Bishop spirit and traditions
  • Low-element Challenge Course
  • Lunch
  • High-element Challenge Course or Small Group Hike
  • Free Time
  • Dinner
  • Small Group Time
  • Large Group Fun
  • Challenge Campfire

Day Four (Aug 19)

  • Breakfast
  • Small Group Time
  • High-element Challenge Course or Small Group Hike
  • Lunch
  • Bishop Bash
  • Closing session and reflection
  • Arrive back at OWU

Day Five (Aug 20)

  • Your first college class (UC 160)
  • First-Year student lunch at the Pritchard (home of President Rock Jones)
  • Meet with your academic advisor
  • Evening entertainment

Day Six (Aug 21)

  • Optional vans and shuttles to area stores
  • Events and games throughout campus
  • Oh-Wooo Welcome and Student Involvement Fair (free food and music!)