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Duck Camp... We Love It!

What Happens at Duck Camp?
  • Three-day, two-night experience for incoming freshmen
  • Eases the transition from high school into college
  • Immersed in Tarleton's rich history and traditions while bonding with fellow incoming and current students
  • Activities include team building sessions, leadership activities, Tarleton tradition sessions, water activities, and more!
Duck Camp Dates
  • Duck Camp 1: June 2 - June 4
  • Duck Camp 2: August 2 - August 4 (full, closed for registration)
  • Duck Camp 3: August 5 - August 7 (full, closed for registration)
  • Duck Camp 4: August 9 - August 11
Duck Camp Outcomes

As a result of attending Duck Camp, you will:

  • Connect with peers, student leaders, faculty and staff
  • Create a community identity through team building initiatives
  • Develop a social and emotional connection to Tarleton
  • Formulate a greater self-efficacy through engaging in activities
  • Describe and exercise the culture and core values of Tarleton State University
  • Participate in the student-leader led curriculum
  • Reflect on your own values and journey to college 

For Duck Camp registration inquiries, please email 

View the 2022 Duck Camp Waiver of Liability 

Sean Guinyard
Duck Camp is where I learned that I would find my place at this school. It made me feel welcome in the Tarleton Family.

Sean Guinyard, Class of 2016

Make A Donation

Duck Camp provides students with an easier transition from high school to college. Students meet new friends, learn the heritage and traditions of Tarleton and have lots of fun during the summer prior to their freshman year. Gifts help defray the cost of three days and two nights at camp, meals, an official Duck Camp T-shirt, chartered bus service to and from camp, as well as special treats.