Frog Camp

A TCU tradition since 1993, Frog Camp provides incoming students with an opportunity to make new friends, experience TCU spirit, and learn what it takes to be a Horned Frog.

2020 Frog Camp Information

Frog Camp Dates

Session 1 – August 12, 13
Session 2- August 13, 14
Session 3- August 14, 15
Session 4- August 15, 16

Virtual Opt-In. We are happy to offer an all-virtual Frog Camp for students who prefer this option. Your virtual experience will take place during your assigned session and you will interact with your small group via Zoom. To opt-in, please complete this form by August 3.

Students were emailed their assigned Session mid-July. If you are unsure of your Frog Camp session, please email fye@tcu.edu.

Frog Camp Schedule

Day 1

  • 9:00 am – Campers Check-In, location will be emailed 24 hours before camp.
  • Small group activities, Lunch, Dinner and FUN all day!
  • 9:00 pm – Campers released for free time (optional activities provided).

Day 2

  • 10:00 am – Campers Check-In
  • Small group activities, Lunch, more FUN!
  • 3:30 pm – Frog Camp Ends

What to Bring

Camp will take place on TCU’s campus and you will stay in your place of residence.  Here are a few things you need to check before you leave your residence:

      • Wear closed-toe shoes
      • Wear weather appropriate clothing (August in Texas,,, it is HOT)
      • Bring large water bottle (make sure it is full)
      • Apply sunscreen
      • Wear face mask/covering
      • Complete Daily Health Assessment

Requests/Accommodations

The in-person Frog Camp will happen across campus. Frog Camp will include lots of walking, options to participate in physical movement, listening to others through Zoom, and multiple meals. As we are planning this experience, please let our staff know if you may need accommodations of any kind by completing this form by August 5. This information is only for the Frog Camp program.


Frog Camp Safety

Adjustments have been made to our program due to COVID-19 to create as safe an experience as possible for participants and staff. Frog Camp has always relied on a strong small group experience. This year will be no different, students will complete all camp activities with their assigned small group. Students and staff are required to wear a face mask that covers both their nose and mouth while they are on campus, which will be for the entirety of Frog Camp.  Camp activities have been redesigned to remove the need to share any supplies and to accommodate physical distancing. The Frog Camp schedule and all activities have been approved by appropriate university task forces and our staff are receiving training related to all updated safety procedures and policies. More information on our university’s coronavirus response and plan for the fall semester can be found at https://www.tcu.edu/coronavirus/students.php.

Before coming to Frog Camp each day, campers are asked to conduct a daily health assessment to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. 


FAQ’s

All incoming students are assigned to a Frog Camp based on their assigned move-in date. For example, if you move-in on August 11, you will attend the August 12-13 session of Frog Camp. Don’t worry if you are not living on campus, we will assign you a session too! Assigned dates, program details, and packing lists will be sent to students’ TCU email addresses in mid-July.

You will be assigned a session at random. Please email fye@tcu.edu if the date assigned causes a scheduling conflict and we will work to get you scheduled in another session.

Your assigned Frog Camp will occur AFTER your move in day.  Camps will be held August 12-16, 2020. More information about your specific camp will be sent to your TCU email address.

Regardless of which camp you are assigned, the camp experience will be the same across all sessions. Frog Camp will take place on TCU’s campus, and students will sleep in their assigned residence hall. Frog Camp will be a 2-day experience. Students will need to participate for the entirety of the experience.

Specifics about check-in and when camp will conclude will be sent to every incoming student’s TCU email in mid-July.

Frog Camp change requests will only be granted for commuter and transfer students. Students living on campus for the fall will not be able to change their Frog Camp date.

This Frog Camp experience is offered at no charge to incoming students

For any additional questions, please email us at FYE@tcu.edu. As more information becomes available, we will update this site, social media and our FAQs.