Gearing up!

How to Prepare for BASE Camp

The following information will help prepare you for BASE Camp 2019. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Pre-BASE Camp Checklist:

Getting ready for BASE Camp is as easy as 1, 2, 3!  Complete these three steps by Friday, July 26th at 5:00 p.m. 
1) Living On Campus? If you’re living on campus, confirm your housing assignment here. DO NOT complete any of the other early arrival emails you have received from the Office of Housing & Residence Life. We will work with Housing staff on your behalf. Your early move-in fee will be waived upon completion of the BASE Camp 2019 experience.
  • If you’re not living on campus, no worries! Just visit page 6 of the Welcome Packet for more information.
2) Team QUEST Waiver: Complete your Team QUEST waiver.  You’ll need this for Piney Lake fun on the high/low ropes course and team development on Day 2.
3) Complete Your Student Leader Assessment: You’ll be a stronger leader after your time at BASE Camp. It starts by completing the Leadership Assessment!  You’ll get a copy of your results on Day 1!

Other Important Information:

BASE Camp Welcome Packet 2019


  • A welcoming environment from the moment you arrive. Your leaders and other BASE Camp staff are here to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
  • A learning experience that is essential to your success as a new Spartan. You will be exposed to a variety of learning objectives such as leadership development, community building, health and well-being, and Spartan Pride!
  • A space to create meaningful relationships with UNCG students, faculty, and staff.
  • A fun and memorable experience that will last well beyond your first year!
  • BASE Camp will be one of your first experiences as a new Spartan, so we hope you will fully immerse yourself and get the most out of it by being present and being engaged. To get the most out of BASE Camp, you should come with an open mind and be present both mentally and physically throughout the program.
  • Rest, eat, and stay hydrated! We have an action-packed schedule each day, so getting plenty of rest, eating regular meals, and staying hydrated are all critical to sustaining your energy and having a great experience.
  • Your mental and physical health is important to us. Please be sure to check in with your BASE Camp leaders should you need anything throughout the program.
  • Have a backpack with you each day to keep your belongings.
  • Be sure to pack any medications or other important personal items with you each day.
  • We will provide you with a free water bottle when you arrive!
  • Be sure you know where to arrive each day and what time you should be placed. It is your responsibility to show up on time and in the correct location. Failure to attend all activities may result in removal from the program. Please contact the BASE Camp staff should you have any needs during the program.
  • Dress comfortably and wear clothes appropriate for movement and activities. We recommend wearing athletic-type, closed-toe shoes each day.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required for participation on the high and low ropes course on day 2.
  • Having a small umbrella and/or a rain jacket in your backpack would also be beneficial this time of year.
  • BASE Camp is designed to get you connected with other UNCG students, therefore, cell phones will not be permitted during any activities.


Policies and Expectations

Please carefully read through the following program policies and expectations. It is your responsibility to follow all policies and expectations throughout the program.


  • Must be enrolled in UNCG as a first-year student.
  • If your enrollment status changes prior to the program it is your responsibility to notify program
    administrators and cancel your registration. You will still be responsible for the program fee if
    you do not cancel by the cancellation/refund date listed below.


Your fee to attend BASE Camp includes:

  • Meals starting with dinner on Monday through lunch on Wednesday. All meals before and
    after the program are the responsibility of the student. UNCG Dining meal plans for the
    fall semester begin with dinner on Wednesday.
  • Early move-in to your residence hall.
  • Costs associated with all activities throughout the program.
  • BASE Camp t-shirt and water bottle.


  • All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing
  • The program fee is fully refundable if cancelled on or before Monday, July 22nd
  • No refunds after Monday, July 22nd


  • BASE Camp is geared towards enhancing your health and wellbeing as a first-year student.
    Therefore, the use of alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco (including vaping and e-cigs) is
    PROHIBITED throughout the program. Any incidents that violate this policy will be handled as
    any other university violation per the UNCG Student Code of Conduct.
  • If you carry personal medications for medical emergencies (i.e. inhaler, epi-pen, etc.), please
    inform BASE Camp staff keep it in your possession throughout the program.


  • We encourage respect and appreciation for the diversity of all participants and staff and we
    expect you will do the same throughout the program. No harassment of any kind will be
    tolerated by participants or staff during the program. It is your responsibility to report any
    misconduct to the staff or administration of BASE Camp. This program strives to be sensitive
    and supportive of all cultural and individual differences, and specifically those differences due
    to age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and
    socioeconomic status.


  • For disability accommodations or questions related to accessibility, please contact
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