This summer we are launching Base Camp Extreme (BCE), an exciting new opportunity as a part of the new student orientation program at Anderson. The Base Camp Extreme program is a four day, three night optional outdoor adventure camp for incoming new students at Anderson. The purpose of the program will be to further assist new students in their transition to Anderson by offering an unique outdoor experience which encourages students to make new friends while reflecting on who God has created them to be and what their legacy will be at Anderson.
Who: Any new student coming to Anderson in Fall 2013, but space is limited to the first 25 students.
When: July 16th-19th, 2013
Where: We will be meeting on campus then traveling to Copper Hill, TN to the Whitewater Express Retreat Center on the Ocoee River.
What: We will spend four days and three nights camping in the mountains of Tennessee and will have opportunities for high ropes, white water rafting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, paint ball and mission work.
Cost: The cost for students is $275 which covers the cost for all meals, transportation and adventure elements. A $75 deposit is due at the time of registration. The deposit is refundable through June 23rd by 4:30 p.m. However, if you cancel after that time you will forfeit the deposit. The remaining balance ($200) can be paid via check, cash or credit card before arrival or via cash or check at summer orientation or at the time of Base Camp Extreme departure.
To register and pay your deposit please follow this link.
We will post more information regarding the schedule of events and arrival/departure times by June 1st.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q. I am from out of state and wish to attend Base Camp Extreme but can only make one trip. What do I do?
A. Out of state students who wish to attend Base Camp Extreme should plan to attend the July 12-13th Base Camp Summer Orientation session. Upon registration for that orientation session & BCE please email Orientation@AndersonUniversity.edu and let us know you are from out of state. We will provide you overnight accommodations for the time between orientation and BCE.You will need to provide your own meals as campus dining facilities are not available, however, there will be Alpha Leaders around to join you for meals!
Q. What should I bring?
A. We will send out a confirmation email with a final packing list closer to our departure date. However, you should plan on bringing comfortable clothing appropriate for outdoor adventure pursuits, a sleeping bag & pillow, toiletries, a modest swimsuit or wet suit for rafting, a pair of shoes for hiking and one you don't mind wearing to raft, a Bible. If you have a tent or other camping equipment that you can bring, send us an email and let us know; we might take you up on the offer! You should plan to leave your cell phone, computer or other technological equipment behind.
Q. Where will we be staying?
A. We will be camping at the Whitewater Express Retreat Center in Copper Hill, TN. We will be rafting the Ocoee River, the site of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games!
Q. Can I bring my cell phone? How can my family reach me?
A. Because we will be camping in the mountians your cell phone most likely will not have reception nor will you be able to charge it. Additionally, BCE is a retreat environment and cell phones could distract from the full experience. We ask that you make plans to leave all technology behind. We will send out emergency contact information in the final conformation email that you should plan to share with your family.