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Camp cowboy


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! Students will engage in team-building activities and small group discussions with counselors and fellow campers, experiences that will help build personal growth, and learn the traditions of OSU. The Camp Cowboy experience will provide an opportunity to meet other incoming students, current OSU students, faculty and staff - all leading to an easier transition into college life, creating a sense of belonging, and building a support network within the Cowboy community.

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Camp Cowboy - Stillwater Camp

Location: OSU Campus in Stillwater, OK

Highlights include:

  • New High-Ropes & Zipline Challenge Course
  • Meet Pistol Pete & OSU Athletes
  • Participate in a Service Project
  • Small Group Discussions
  • On-Campus Housing
  • OSU Traditions

Dates: June 9-11, June 16-18, June 23-25; July 7-9, July 14-16; Stay tuned for August 2023 Camp Dates.

Camp Cowboy - Quest Camp

Location: Central and Southern OK and Mulberry, AR

Highlights include:

  • Stand up Paddle Boarding 
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Outdoor Camping
  • Small Group Discussions
  • OSU Traditions

Dates: June 6-8, June 13-15, June 27-29; July 11-13, July 16-18; August 8-10 


Camp Cowboy Mission Statement

The tradition of Camp Cowboy is to introduce and engage first-year students with their peers, upperclassmen, staff and faculty to provide an experience that will in-turn create a more meaningful and impactful collegiate experience.

By attending Camp Cowboy, participants will:

  • Learn elements of University resources, history, traditions, and ethics that is the core of the Cowboy family.

  • Foster relationships with peers in hopes of building a sense of belonging.

  • Understand who they are, and the role they play in our campus community. (Consciousness of Self)

  • Invest in their community and serve something bigger than themselves. (Commitment)

  • Gain cultural competence by embracing personal experiences through fellowship and mentorship of current OSU students. (Collaboration)