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Duck Camp... We Love It!

Duck Camp is a 3-day, 2-night experience for incoming freshmen that is designed to ease the transition from high school into college. At Duck Camp, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Tarleton's rich history and traditions while bonding with fellow incoming and current students.


Don't forget to fill out your Duck Camp waiver! Submit waiver by emailing or mailing to the Duck Camp office!


Duck Camp

Box T-0670

Stephenville, TX 76402



Texan Camp

Transferring in? Get connected with other transfer students at Texan Camp! Texan Camp is a component of Duck Camp that is designed specifically for transfer students. Students who attend Texan Camp receive the same exciting experience that Duck Camp has to offer, but with a unique transfer twist.

Duck Camp and Texan Camp Activities Include:

  • Team Building Sessions
  • Leadership Activities
  • Tarleton Tradition Sessions
  • Water Activities

and so much more!

Duck Camp Dates

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

Duck Camp 4 dedicated to President Dottavio!

Make A Donation

Duck Camp provides students with the opportunity to make an easier transition from high school to college by meeting new friends, learning the heritage and traditions of Tarleton, all while having 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 some other special treats.


As a result of attending Duck Camp, new students 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 State University
  • formulate a greater self-efficacy
  • describe and exercise the culture and core values of Tarleton State University.
  • participate in the student leader led curriculum
  • reflect on their own values and journey to college

Program outcomes for Duck Camp:

  • Duck Camp provides opportunities for peer-to-peer connections while interacting with other new students, current student leaders, faculty, and staff.
  • Duck Camp provides new Texans skills and opportunities in order to build a community identity through team building activities and events.
  • Duck Camp provides social and emotional connections with Tarleton State University through programs and initiatives.
  • Duck Camp provides new students the opportunity to grow in self-efficacy through engaging in programs and initiatives.
  • Duck Camp programs and initiatives immerse new students in the culture of Tarleton State University and the institution’s core values.