Orientation Step 2: Oredigger Camp
Mines regrets to inform you that due to COVID-19 and related issues with the site location and Colorado state guidelines, we will be unable to hold Oredigger Camp in person for summer 2020. In its place, we will be offering a virtual Oredigger Camp around the same time in August. While we are still planning this event, we know that it will include both large and small group activities and opportunities for you to connect with other new and current Orediggers. Registration and more information about this event are forthcoming. Everyone at Mines is hard at work preparing for the safe return of students to campus in the fall, and we can’t wait to meet you in person in a few months. In the meantime, we look forward to interacting in other ways. For more information about our COVID-19 response and resources, please check out todaysgrocery.com/coronavirus.
Get off to a great start
The start of your first year of college can be daunting—it’s a new environment full of new experiences, new expectations, new people and, for most, a new bed. Get off to a great start by making friends and building community at Oredigger Camp!
A few weeks before the start of classes, more than 600 first-year student will get to spend 2 ½ days deep in the Rocky Mountains, having fun, making friends and learning what it means to be an Oredigger.
Encouraging vertical connections between current and incoming Mines students is at the heart of Oredigger Camp’s design. Peer mentors lead nearly every activity at camp, and President Johnson gives some opening remarks and then steps back to join students for meals, impromptu conversations and the occasional pickup game.
Oredigger Camp Snapshot
Day 1: Arriving at Oredigger Camp shortly before lunchtime, students spend most of tackling team-building activities—low ropes, tug-of-war and more.
Day 2: Starts bright and early with self-reflection and goal setting. Later, during free time, students soared through the mountain air on zip lines while others jumped in on pickup games of volleyball, 9 Square and Gaga Ball.
正规体育投注Engineering challenges got students thinking and working together. In one task, small groups build a basket out of plastic drinking straws and tape that could protect an egg when dropped from the top of a ladder. In another, larger groups are handed three rolls of duct tape and the challenge building a support device to carry a person. The group whose device did not break won.
What is Oredigger Camp?
What do we do at Oredigger Camp?
How long is Oredigger Camp?
Who runs Oredigger Camp?
Where is Oredigger Camp?
What is provided if I attend?
Lodging will be in dorm-style rooms, folks will sleep in bunk beds. Please note that bedding IS provided. (Linens and towels included).
When is registration (step 1)?
What about out of area students?
There are also shuttles available to and from the airport with special Mines rates. Information on transportation to and from the airport can be found here. For those out of state students, we will work with you to gather a group to use an uber/lift for the return trip to the airport to share cost.
What to bring?
Here are some suggestions:
- Clothing for a two-night/three-day trip
- Jacket or sweatshirt
- Rain gear like a rain jacket or umbrella
- Tennis shoes (there will be walking)
- Bath/personal supplies (you may wish to bring shower shoes)
- Sun screen
- Lip balm
- Any medications (including over the counter pain relievers/allergy medicines)
Please leave your iPods, iPads, tablets, etc. at home. There is very limited cell phone service, and students are instructed to leave them in cabins during activities.
Mines is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking is also prohibited at Oredigger Camp (including e-cigarettes). Please leave these items at home.