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Bear Down Camp 2024

Save the Date - Camp Dates:

Sunday, August 18th - Thursday, August 22, 2024

Registration Will Open May 2024

Thank you for your interest in Bear Down Camp 2024. 

If you are interested in more information for Bear Down Camp, please complete the interest form HERE.  We will send reminders and updates on when and how to register for camp. Check out our FAQs from BDC 2023 for more information or email us at beardowncamp@arizona.edu with any questions you may have. 

We can't wait to welcome Bear Down Camp 2024 to the UArizona Family!

Apply for the BDC 2024 Team Here!   

Bear Down Camp is a five-day transitional camp 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 beardowncamp@arizona.edu with any questions.