Orientation Step 2: Oredigger Camp
2021 Oredigger Camp
Get off to a great start!
The start of your first year of college can be daunting – it’s a new environment full of new experiences, new expectations, new people and, for most, a new bed. Get off to great start by making friends and building community at Oredigger Camp!
A few weeks before the start of classes, more than 700 first-year students will get to spend 2 1/2 days deep in the Rocky Mountains, having fun, making friends and learning what it means to be an Oredigger.
Encouraging vertical connections between current and incoming Mines students is at the heart of Oredigger Camp’s design. Peer Mentors lead nearly every activity at camp, and President Johnson gives some opening remarks and then steps back to join students for meals, impromptu conversations and occasional pickup game.
In 2021, three camp sessions will be held on: July 23-25, August 8-10, and August 17-19 at YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch. At this time, we are hopeful to have an in-person Oredigger Camp experience. However, depending on state and county regulations due to COVID-19, Oredigger Camp may be virtual.
Registration for 2021 Oredigger Camp will open on May 1, 2021. Please check back to this page to find registration details.
What is Oredigger Camp?
What do we do at Oredigger Camp?
How long is Oredigger Camp?
Who runs Oredigger Camp?
Where is Oredigger Camp?
What is provided if I attend?
Lodging will be in dorm-style rooms, folks will sleep in bunk beds. Please note that bedding IS provided. (Linens and towels included).
When is registration (step 1)?
What about out of area students?
There are also shuttles available to and from the airport with special Mines rates. Information on transportation to and from the airport can be found here. For those out of state students, we will work with you to gather a group to use an uber/lift for the return trip to the airport to share cost.
What to bring?
Here are some suggestions:
- Clothing for a two-night/three-day trip
- Jacket or sweatshirt
- Rain gear like a rain jacket or umbrella
- Tennis shoes (there will be walking)
- Bath/personal supplies (you may wish to bring shower shoes)
- Sun screen
- Lip balm
- Any medications (including over the counter pain relievers/allergy medicines)
Please leave your iPods, iPads, tablets, etc. at home. There is very limited cell phone service, and students are instructed to leave them in cabins during activities.
Mines is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking is also prohibited at Oredigger Camp (including e-cigarettes). Please leave these items at home.