You may already know a lot about Georgia Tech, or you may know very little. But no matter where you come from, or what your background is, our program is for you. Wreck Camp is an extended orientation experience for incoming students that brings together new and current students to help jumpstart your college experience. Wreck Camp is designed to aid new undergraduate students in their transition to Georgia Tech by developing a diverse social network and strengthening their ties to the Institute through the introduction of campus culture and traditions.
Wreck Camp is all about community. Coming to camp gives you the opportunity to meet other new students in a fun, camp environment. During your time at Wreck Camp, you will be in small groups led by two upperclassmen student leaders, color-themed teams, and the overall large camp. While having a great time in the activities, this experience allows you to help make your transition to Tech easier by creating new bonds and friendships with a diverse group of students before ever arriving on campus.
Wreck Camp is about traditions. Georgia Tech has a rich history of traditions and a great story to tell. Coming to camp ensures that you will learn all about these traditions, including singing the fight songs, pulling pranks with George P. Burdell, and practicing for the Freshmen Cake Race. Through camp, we will teach you more about your school and its wonderful history.
Wreck Camp is about you. Wreck Camp will not only help you to be more prepared coming to Tech next fall, but it will also give you a chance to learn more about yourself through insightful activities and interactions in small groups with our staff. We will also help identify your individual strengths and goals that will help you to succeed in your new college environment. We want you to have the best first year at Georgia Tech you can, and Wreck Camp is a great way to get ahead of the curve!
Out of 3,000+ responses on the 2015 Student Experience Survey, students who attended Wreck Camp were more likely to rate their overall Tech experience favorably, rating higher than any other organization/involvement.