Division of Student Affairs

Spartan BASE Camp

Spartan Base Camp
BASE Camp participants group in a huddle during their ropes course activities

Registration opens June 1!




UNCG Student Affairs is looking for 125 first-year Spartans to join us for the 2020 Spartan BASE Camp! This 3-day transition experience is focused on Building A Spartan Experience (BASE) for incoming students. During BASE Camp students will build community with other new Spartans through a variety of engaging activities that center around Health, Wellness, Leadership, and Spartan Pride. Spartan BASE Camp is also intended to be fun! Whether it’s building relationships with fellow new Spartans or a day on the high ropes course at Piney Lake, there will be plenty of added excitement!

BASE Camp Overview: 
  • Registration opens June 1, 2020
  • Program Fee: $60.00
  • Fee includes meals (dinner Monday through lunch on Wednesday), BASE Camp t-shirt, and all program activities.
  • 2020 Dates: August 10 – August 12
  • Participants must be a first-year student enrolled at UNCG
Why Should I Be a BASE Camper?
  • Early residence hall move-in
  • Extra time to settle into campus life
  • Learn strategies to manage health and well-being as a first-year student
  • Experience UNCG’s low and high ropes course at Piney Lake
  • Explore new opportunities to create community
Where will I stay during BASE Camp?
  • Students living on-campus will stay in their assigned halls and rooms. Students who live off-campus are welcome to attend BASE Camp and must commute to and from the program each day.
I’ve registered! How do I pay my BASE Camp fee?
  • Program Fee: $60. Payment must be made within three (3) business days of submitting your registration form. Failure to make payment on time will result in your spot being dropped. Your registration is not complete until you complete your payment.
    • Payment can be made via phone:
      • Contact the Department of Recreation and Wellness at 336.334.5924 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
      • Visa or MasterCard accepted
I want to participate, but not sure I can afford it. Can you help?
  • BASE Camp is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equitable access to this transformative experience to join the Spartan family! Student Affairs is able to offer 12 need-based waivers for BASE Camp participants with a demonstrated financial need.
  • In order to be eligible for consideration for a waiver, you must first submit a BASE Camp registration form, and then submit a waiver application. Registration opens June 1!
  • Students who apply for the waiver should NOT make payment until they receive notification from BASE Camp staff.
  • Waiver applications will be evaluated on the quality of the essay and the demonstrated financial need.
  • All applications must be received by Monday, June 15 for consideration. All applicants will be notified via their UNCG email by Friday, June 19.
Cancellation Policy:
  • All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing basecamp@uncg.edu.
  • Program fee is fully refundable if canceled on or before Monday, July 20. No refunds after Monday, July 20.
Contact Information:

The Spartan BASE Camp is sponsored by UNCG Division of Student Affairs please contact Michael Ackerman at 336-334-3105 for any questions or concerns.

For disability accommodations, please email basecamp@uncg.edu.