SALT Camp     

SALT Camp Registration is open!

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.

Learn more about SALT Camp!    

Who goes to SALT Camp?
Who goes to SALT Camp?
SALT Camp is open to all newly accepted students who will be attending the Galveston campus in the fall semester. If you are a transfer student or otherwise consider yourself a non-traditional new student, you may find that Tiki Camp is a better match for you.
What happens at SALT Camp?
What happens at SALT Camp?
At SALT Camp you'll learn from current student leaders 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?
When is SALT Camp?
This year we will be offering 2 SALT Camp sessions.  Each camp will be limited to 200 new students.
Camp Johnson: August 19-21
Camp Rowland: August 21-23

Cadets attending Orientation Week for the Texas A&M Maritime Academy should attend SALT Camp 2, as this will not conflict with O-Week activities.  If you are a cadet and have a conflict with SALT Camp Rowland and your New Student Conference, please contact Shelly Fordyce at (409) 740-4427.

Students in the F1RST program should plan to attend Camp Johnson, August 19-21.
Where is SALT Camp and how will I get there?
Where is SALT Camp and how will I get there?
SALT Camp will be held at YMCA Camp Cullen in Trinity, TX.  Check-in for camp will take place on campus in Galveston, in the Aggie Special Events Center.  We will be transported to and from Camp Cullen via charter buses.  No personal vehicles are allowed at camp.
SALT Camp Registration
SALT Camp Registration

To register for SALT Camp, please complete the SALT Camp registration form. Your space at camp is not reserved until payment is received.

The cost to attend is $150/student.  Do not pay without completing the SALT Camp registration.  Use this payment form to pay for camp. 

For financial assistance, please consider applying for the SALT Camp Grant.

Due to the necessity of ordering supplies in advance of our camp, cancellations must be made by August 5th in order to receive a refund.  

SALT Camp Grant
SALT Camp Grant
The SALT Camp Grant is sponsored by the Association of Former Students and provides funding for students to attend SALT Camp at low/no cost. 

In order to apply, please complete the Grant Application

Award decisions will be made by July 29th.  Students who are not awarded the grant will need to make payment by August 5th to be sure their space at camp is reserved.
S.A.L.T. Camp Namesakes
S.A.L.T. Camp Namesakes

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
2018: Col. Mike Fossum '80 & Mr. Tom Fitzhugh '71
2019: Ms. Daisy McCloud & Mr. Joe Knox
2020: Mr. John Hark '89, Mr. Lowell Boudreaux '12, Mrs. Rachel Ball '11, & Mr. Taylor Kemp
2021: Mr. Dylan Cooke '13, Mr. Derrick Ford, Ms. Dana Keenan, & Ms. Marishika Wright