Camp War Eagle is Auburn’s unique orientation program for incoming freshman. The purpose is to orient new students through a structured program emphasizing academic and personal success.
While at Camp War Eagle, future students will receive a tour of Auburn’s beautiful campus, so when they arrive in the fall, they will be familiar with their surroundings. Students will also have the opportunity to talk with academic advisors, meet faculty members, and register for fall semester classes. Campers will also attend their first pep rally as an Auburn student.
Allie Chapman is a junior at Auburn University from Birmingham, Ala. She is majoring in Human Development and Family Studies.
This past summer, Chapman had the opportunity to serve as a Camp War Eagle counselor. She led 10 sessions over the summer where she helped incoming freshman with their assimilation into Auburn and the collegiate life.
To Chapman, being a Camp War Eagle counselor was one of the best experiences she has had at Auburn thus far.
“Camp War Eagle is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever decided to take part in,” said Chapman. “It’s funny to think that you can grow so close to someone in two days, but then you have to realize that you are his or her first real introduction to Auburn life as a student.”
Through her experience as a camp counselor, Chapman has also grown as a person.
“The biggest thing Camp War Eagle has taught me is how to communicate with people. You can’t be insecure when you are a camp counselor. Camp War Eagle has helped me improve in all areas of my life including organizations I’m involved in, leadership roles I hold, and my academics,” she says.
“I decided to try out to be a Camp War Eagle Counselor because I hoped that I would be able to help incoming freshmen feel confident in their decision to come to Auburn the way my counselor did,” Chapman recalls. “It blows my mind that the class of 2016 knows me, but I’m not complaining!”
If you would like to get involved with Camp War Eagle and make an impact on more than 100 students’ lives, click here for your application. Applications are due Friday, Sept. 28 at noon in 189 Foy Hall.