WRegistration for SALT CAMP 2013 will begin in late spring. All newly admitted students will be notifed by email when registration is open.
SALT stands for Sea Aggies Learning Traditions. 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. SALT Camp is a student organization FOR students, run entirely BY students who are devoted to helping ease the transition to a new college.
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 2013. Please read the information below to determine which camp is the best for you.
Session 1: August 16 - 18, 2013
Session 2: August 23 - 25, 2013
Students participating in Checkin' Crew the week of August 19 - 23 and students in the Texas Maritime Academy who will be attending Orientation Week August 19 - 23 should attend Session 1 .
Any student attending Session 1, who is not involved in university sponsored activities the week of August 19 - 23 (ie. Checkin' Crew, New Student Conference or TMA Orientation Week) will NOT be allowed to check in to residence halls until Friday, August 23rd.
Where is SALT Camp held?
This year's SALT Camp location is currently being determined. 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 2013 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.
What should I bring?
SALT Camp 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 (aka Deodorant), a swimsuit, a flashlight, bugspray, and comfortable shoes. You also might want to bring rain gear just in case. Sorry, no personal automobiles allowed.
How do I register for SALT Camp 2013?
Registration will open in late spring. All newly admitted students will be notified by email when registration is open.
Register by clicking the link below for the session you would like to register for:
This year's student executive staff are:
Sea Team Co-Chair
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations prior to August 1st will be fully refunded. After this date, refunds will only be given if the student is no longer planning to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Contact SALT Camp 2013 Staff: