Over a dozen first-year students participated in the third annual Raider Camp at Wright State University. The camp is a two-and-a-half day on-campus outdoor adventure college-prep experience.
“I’m not going to lie, Raider Camp set the bar pretty high,” said Sage Calhoun, a freshman nursing major. “Raider Camp taught me more about what it would take for me to become a leader of an organization.”
“I’ve really enjoyed the people that I’ve met and I think it was worth my while,” said Allan Wheelock, a freshman majoring in computer engineering.
The camp assisted 15 first-year students to get to know their classmates and helped prepare them for college life. The students developed their critical thinking skills and goal setting while working together as a team to reach a common purpose.
The experience was full of leadership opportunities led by Student Involvement and Leadership staff, presenters from across Wright State, and current student leaders.
The goal of Raider Camp is to inspire first-year students to remain engaged on campus, improving their retention to the next semester and though their college career and graduation.
Raider Camp participants were not charged to attend thanks to a grant from AT&T. The camp took place on Aug. 17 through Aug. 19.