Welcome to Bear Down Camp

Bear Down Camp 2022

Camp Dates: Sunday, August 14th - Thursday, August 18th 

Early Move- In: Saturday, August 13th from 12-3pm. 


Registration For Bear Down Camp 2022 has closed. 

Thank you for your interest in Bear Down Camp. We did reach capacity fairly quickly. Unfortunately, there is no waitlist for camp but if you complete the form HERE with your email information we will be in touch if we have more availability for camp. Check out our FAQs for more information or email us at beardowncamp@email.arizona.edu.

If you successfully registered for camp, you will receive a confirmation email within 3-7 business days of registration.


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(link sends e-mail) with any questions.