Are you interested in jump-starting your college career at Texas A&M by sharing in exciting experiences with fellow new Aggies? Venture Camps are designed with you in mind. The Extended Orientation Team in the Department of Student Activities has partnered with other areas on campus to welcome freshmen and transfer students through these new opportunities. Check out the information below to find out how you can be a part of these thrilling new programs. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, email our Extended Orientation Team or call (979) 845-1133 for more information.


Backpacking is an in-person, 8-day program led by trip leaders from Outdoor Adventures who will guide incoming Aggies through the beautiful Gila Wilderness in New Mexico. While exploring this beautiful terrain, students will learn about Aggie traditions, college life, and campus resources in a unique setting! Participants will participate in peer-led group discussions with current Texas A&M students about college and life at Texas A&M. No prior experience is required, but a can-do attitude is a valuable asset.



AUGUST 1 -9, 2023


Paddling is one of Texas A&M’s outdoor extended orientation experiences held in-person in Arkansas. Join us for a six-day paddling trip on the Buffalo River. Outdoor Adventures trip leaders will serve as your guides on the river each day. In the evening, students will gather to participate in small group activities and discussions about traditions, campus resources, and college life at Texas A&M led by current TAMU students. No prior paddling experience is required, but a willingness to be an active participant, as well as a team player, is very important.

July 11-16, 2023




Ready to register? You are in the right place!! Registration will be opening in April. Check back here or follow us on Facebook for registration updates.

Venture Camp is looking forward to another great year of welcoming new students to Aggieland, and we are continually excited to partner with incoming Aggies as they transition to Texas A&M through outdoor experiences.

Scholarships are available to those who demonstrate financial need and will be able to apply at the end of the registration form online.

If you have specific questions about our programs and the experiences offered, you can request information here. NOTE: If you are under the age of 18 and attempting to register for Venture Camps, you will need to have a parent or legal guardian complete the registration process on your behalf. This involves the parent or legal guardian creating their own account in their own name and then creating a sub-profile for you to register for Venture Camp.

Camp Registration will open soon.


Check out some of the events, activities, and locations you’ll experience! as part of Venture Camp!