In the fall of 1994, a group of 30 TAMUG students took 90 new Aggies to a camp in Trinity, TX. Their goals were to ease the tough transition into college, but more importantly to teach them what it means to be an Aggie. Neither group knew what to expect from the two days in the woods, but the results speak for themselves. Many lifetime friendships and strong Aggie traditions have since found a place here at TAMUG.
2009: Shelly Fordyce '99
2010: Belinda Gaddis
2011: Deb Maceo & Jan Baldwin '80
2012: Ken Bailey & Dr. Sammy Ray
2013: Dr. Darren Domsky & Dr. Tom Iliffe
2014: Amie Hufton '02 & Dr. Patrick Louchouarn
2015: David Lawhon & Alex Crouse
2016: Dr. Todd Sutherland '90 & Dr. Matthew Carroll
2017: Dr. Donna Lang '88 & Dr. Stephen Curley
Who is eligible for SALT Camp?
SALT Camp is open to all newly accepted students (freshmen and transfer) entering TAMUG in the fall semester.
What goes on at SALT Camp?
At SALT Camp you'll learn from present students and University faculty/staff what TAMUG is all about. Students are introduced to their new "Aggie family" and get a chance to learn and participate in Aggie traditions. SALT Camp is also about having fun and meeting new people. Don't be surprised if the friends you make at SALT Camp last you a lifetime!
When is SALT Camp?
There are two sessions for SALT Camp 2017. Please read the information below to determine which camp is the best for you. SALT Camp is limited to 200 students per session and does typically fill up, so please don't delay in registering for camp.
Camp Lang (#1): August 18-20
Camp Curley (#2): August 25-27
Students participating in Check-in Crew the week of August 20-25 and students in the Texas A&M Maritime Academy who will be attending Orientation Week August 20-25 should attend Camp Lang (#1) .
Any student not involved in university sponsored activities the week of August 20-25 are highly encouraged to register for Camp Curley (#2).
Any student attending Camp Lang (#1), who is not involved in university sponsored activities the week of August 20-25 (ie. Check-in Crew, New Student Conference or TAMMA Orientation Week) will NOT be allowed to check in to residence halls before Friday, August 25th.
Cadets attending SALT Camp will need to check in to the Maritime Academy on Thursday, August 17th between 1 pm and 6 pm. Male cadets should bring at least $10 for their haircut.
Where is SALT Camp held?
SALT Camp will be held at Camp Cullen in Trinity, TX. All participants will check in at TAMUG and will then be transported to camp via charter buses.
How much does it cost?
Thanks to support from the Association of Former Students, the camp fee for 2017 is $150. The fee covers the cost of transportation, meals, lodging, as well as a camp t-shirt! We will also be offering full need-based grants to cover this cost for 50 campers. In order to apply for a grant, complete the grant application prior to July 19th.
Refunds for cancellations will only be given if notice is given in writing, prior to August 1st.
What should I bring?
Camp Cullen is not a resort. There will be bugs, dirt, and trees. It will also be HOT. However, the cabins and meeting halls are equipped with A/C and running water. Bring casual clothes for two days, a sleeping bag/ bed linens, toiletries, a swimsuit, a flashlight, bugspray, and comfortable shoes. You also might want to bring rain gear just in case. Sorry, no personal automobiles allowed.
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