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What is Camp Cowboy?

Camp Cowboy is an exciting three-day program that gives students a glimpse at life as a Cowboy at Oklahoma State University before the Fall semester begins! While attending Camp Cowboy, students will engage in team building activities with fellow incoming students, learn campus resources from upperclassmen counselors, and learn the history and traditions of being an Oklahoma State Cowboy. Camps are offered all throughout June, July, and August and spots are limited, so sign up TODAY!

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Camp Cowboy - Stillwater Camp

Location: OSU Campus in Stillwater, OK

Highlights include:

  • Low Ropes Challenge Course
  • College Life Learning Activities
  • Meet Pistol Pete & OSU Family Members
  • Participate in a Service Project
  • Small Group Experience Discussions
  • Learn OSU Traditions and History
  • On-Campus Housing

Dates: June 7-9, June 14-16, June 28-30; July 12-14; August 9-11

Camp Cowboy - Quest Camp

Location: Central and Southern Oklahoma

Highlights include:

  • Stand up Paddle Boarding 
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Outdoor Camping
  • Small Group Experience Discussions
  • Learn OSU Traditions and History

Dates: June 4-6, June 11-13, June 25-27; July 9-11, July 16-18; August 6-8


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Camp Cowboy Mission Statement

The tradition of Camp Cowboy is to introduce and engage incoming students with their peers, and upperclassmen mentors to provide an experience full of fun, friendship, and tradition that will in-turn create a more meaningful and impactful collegiate experience at OSU. 

By attending Camp Cowboy, participants will:

  • Learn elements of University history, traditions, expectations, ethics and resources that are the core of the Cowboy family.
  • Develop a sense of belonging through building relationships with peers.
  • Cultivate a better understanding of who they are and the role they play in our campus community.
  • Invest in their community and contribute to something bigger than themselves.
  • Gain cultural competence by embracing personal experiences of fellowship with other new students and through mentorship by current OSU students, who all have different life backgrounds.