What is Camp Oh-Wooo?
It's is an outdoor orientation experience that immerses incoming Bishops in everything OWU!
During the camp, you will build friendships with other new students, connect with great student leaders, and get to know supportive faculty and staff.
While each of the four camps offers a unique experience, all of them will focus on learning the traditions of OWU, building new friendships, reflecting on the transition into college, and building the skills and relationships necessary to thrive at OWU.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM CAMP Oh-Wooo?
Fun! New friends! Adventure! Great conversations! And a deep connection to OWU!
Camp Oh-Wooo provides four different types of camp experiences – Challenge Camp, City Camp, Service Camp, and Wilderness Camp. There’s something for everyone! Individual camp descriptions are below.
At each camp, you will be part of a small group of 8-15 new students led by two OWU student leaders who are excited to share their experiences with you. Small groups may also include a faculty or staff member, and the activities you do with your group will be the foundation of your camp experience. You’ll get to know your fellow Bishops, explore who you are, talk about the college experience, and learn what it means to be part of the OWU family.
How do I sign up?
When you register for summer orientation, the form will ask you to please preference the 4 camp selections. Please rank the camps in order that you would like to attend. Each student will receive either their first or second choice. In July, an email will be sent it with additional information about the camp you are attending. Camp Oh-Wooo is a fun, engaging and educational experience to learn from upper clansmen and bond with other incoming students. Camp Oh-Wooo is available to all incoming students and transfer students.
If you are a Fall athlete in a NCAA sanctioned sport then you will not being attending Camp Oh-Wooo because each sports team has their own welcome program.
You will move-in to your residence hall on Thursday, August 15, 2019 and participate in Convocation and celebrate the beginning of your time at OWU with your family and the OWU community. Your family will leave campus Thursday evening (don't worry, we'll leave time for good-byes), and your OWU adventure begins!
On Friday, August 16, 2019, Wilderness, Service, and Challenge Camp participants will head off campus to their respective sites. City Camp participants will stay on campus at OWU for their camp experience. All students return to campus on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
On Monday, August 19, 2019 and Tuesday, August 20, 2019, you will participate in a number of academic and student life events to prepare you for the first day of classes on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, while also connecting you with your fellow classmates, faculty, staff, and senior students.
Looking for an outdoor adventure? Look no further than Wilderness Camp! Set in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, this experience offers outdoor adventures like rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, and tent camping in a rugged setting.
The Great Outdoors
Camping Under the Starry Skies
Have a heart for volunteering and service? This experience is for you! At Service Camp, you will serve the Delaware and Columbus community in meaningful ways, while experiencing the same small group bonding that the other camps experience.
Habitat for Humanity
Serving the Homeless Community
Do you love meeting new people and making friends? You’ll love Challenge Camp! Set at a beautiful wooded camp facility with cabins and group lodges, Challenge Camp will include low- and high-element challenge course activities.
Crazy Large Group Games
High Ropes Fun
Campfires and Conversations
Do you love field games, friendly competition and exploring? Then City Camp is a great fit for you! You will reside in your residence hall and have the run of campus as you participate in exciting large and small group challenges, games and small group discussion.