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Bear Down Camp 2023

Save the Date! Camp Dates:

Sunday, August 13th - Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Registration For Bear Down Camp 2023 will open Sunday, May 21st 2023 at 12pm MST!

Thank you for your interest in Bear Down Camp.  Unfortunately, there is no waitlist for camp but if you complete the form HERE with your email information we will be in touch with reminders and updates on when and how to register for camp. Check out our FAQs from BDC 2022 for more information or email us at beardowncamp@email.arizona.edu with any questions you may have. 

We can't wait to welcome Bear Down Camp 2023 to the UArizona Family! 

Bear Down Camp is a five-day experience for incoming freshmen or first-year students of the University of Arizona. Camp is held annually the week before fall classes begin. While at camp, incoming students will be led by student counselors to participate in various activities that help students acclimate and transition to a University environment. Students will learn about academic and on-campus resources which include involvement opportunities, educational and health resources, history and traditions, and general information about the University of Arizona. This is where first-year students gain their first college support system, friendships, and network. 

Please email ASUA-beardowncamp@email.arizona.edu with any questions.