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. - 12:30 p.m.: Check-in to residence hall
  • 3:00 p.m. - All new students meeting / program
  • 4:30 p.m.: Convocation program with students and parents/family
  • 5:30 p.m.: Welcome BBQ dinner for new students and parents/family on the JAY Walk
  • 7:00 p.m. Camp Meeting with your Camp Leaders and classmates
  • 8:00 p.m. First mandatory residential floor meeting
  • Spend the night in the residence halls

 

Day Two (Aug 17)

  • Breakfast
  • Challenge Camp group leaves for Camp Nuhop
  • Arrive and welcome
  • Lunch
  • Large Group Challenge activities
  • Small group work
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities at Camp (beach time, lawn games, campfire, lodge activities)

Day Three (Aug 18)

  • Breakfast
  • Large Group Challenge activities
  • Small group work
  • Lunch
  • Large Group Challenge activities
  • Small group work
  • Dinner
  • Free time
  • Evening activities at Camp (beach time, lawn games, campfire, lodge activities)

Day Four (Aug 19)

  • Breakfast
  • Large Group Challenge activities
  • Small group work
  • Lunch
  • Depart for OWU
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • OWU Block Party!

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 Large Group session
  • Dinner
  • Large Group 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!)