Travel Camps

In 2019, incoming students will have the opportunity to visit Taylor Park, Colorado, a mystery location (in the United States), Edinburgh, Scotland or Costa Rica with Frog Camp.  Space is limited and travel camps fill quickly. Registration is completed on a first-come, first-served basis. TCU has a limited number of need-based fee waivers available for Travel Camps. Please read more about that opportunity on our Register for Orientation and Frog Camp page.  Find out more about each of our Travel Camps below!


Exclusively for Honors College students, venture with Frog Camp as we travel to Edinburgh, Scotland to learn about this city’s rich history, culture and people.  This eight-day camp will take students hiking through the Scottish highlands and exploring medieval castles.

Note: You must first accept an invitation for TCU’s John V. Roach Honors College before you will be able to register for Frog Camp Edinburgh. Registration may only be done by calling Student Development Services at 817.257.7855.
Cost: $2,400* (includes round-trip transportation between TCU and Edinburgh)

Costa Rica

This six-day international camp includes hiking to the base of a volcano, zip-lining over the jungle, swimming under a waterfall and relaxing in a natural hot spring.  We will also visit the TCU research lab and participate in a community service project.  TCU faculty will join you as you immerse yourself in a different culture, explore the sites and enjoy the cuisine.

Cost: $1,800* (includes round-trip transportation between TCU and Costa Rica)

Mystery Destination

This camp is for the adventurous – come with us to a U.S. destination that you won’t know until we hand you a plane ticket. We’ll board a plane at DFW and spend five days exploring a fantastic American community with great food, terrific activities, and strong new friendships. And stay on your toes – the city we start the week in may not be where we finish!  We will not reveal the location of the camp to your or your family members until you meet us at the airport in DFW. Previous camp locations include Charleston, SC (2018), Rhode Island/Boston (2017), Chicago (2016), Portland/Seattle (2015), and Savannah (2014).

 Cost: $1,000* (includes round-trip transportation between DFW and camp location)

 Alpine A & B

Alpine is a wilderness camp held near Gunnison, Colorado. Adventure Experiences, Inc. owns and operates this rural campground, where you will stay in cabins, experience cold weather at night and have few modern conveniences. This five-day experience includes family-style meals, white water rafting, low and high element challenge courses, rock climbing, a sweat lodge, and close-knit friendships that can last throughout your college career. Please note that you will not get cellphone service while you’re at camp, and you will have very limited access to electrical outlets – so don’t plan to use your phone as an alarm clock.  Campers at Alpine will be using out house facilities and will have the opportunity to shower only once during camp.

Cost: $475* (Camp begins at Colorado Springs Airport, student is responsible for own transportation there)

*Please see our Cancellation & No Show Policy on the Register for Orientation & Frog Camp page.

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