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. 

WHO?Camp Oh-Wooo Challenge logo

  • First-year students who are excited about diving into the college experience!
  • Student leaders who love OWU and want to help you have a great experience!
  • OWU faculty and staff who are committed to your success!
  • Certified camp staff to guide you through the challenge course elements


All participants will meet at OWU, move into their residence hall rooms, and then leave together the next day for Camp Nuhop, about an hour north of campus. This beautiful, wooded retreat center will be our home for Challenge Camp and all its activities. You will stay in cabins with bunk beds and electricity and shower houses nearby. Meals are served in a dining hall and the camp has a lake, hiking trails, and an exciting high-element challenge course.


Move-in: Thursday, August 16

Move into residence halls at OWU and take a little time to get your room set-up! Later that afternoon all new-to-OWU students and families celebrate the start of their OWU collegiate experience with Convocation followed by a welcome program for all.

Camp Oh-Wooo: Friday, August 17 - Sunday, August 19

Each camp will run August 17-19, and return to the OWU campus on Sunday evening, August 19.