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Frequently Asked Questions

CONTACTING CAMP CRIMSON

How can I contact someone from Camp Crimson?

The best way to reach us is to send us an email at campcrimson@ou.edu.  During the time Camp Crimson is in session you may contact our staff 24 hours a day by calling (405) 325-6178. If you need to mail something to Camp Crimson you may send it to the following address:

 

Camp Crimson
Student Life
900 Asp Avenue, Suite 370
Norman, OK 73019

 

Registration

 

When do I need to register for Camp Crimson?

There are a limited number of spaces available in each camp so register as soon as possible to ensure you will get the camp you prefer. We will be accepting registration until a week before each session.

How do I register for Camp Crimson?

All Camp Crimson registrations must be submitted online. Click here, complete the registration form and make sure all of the information provided is correct.

I registered online for Camp Crimson. When will I receive a confirmation e-mail to tell me my registration has been received?

Once you have registered online, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within a few minutes. The confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail accounts you provided on the registration form and will contain a medical information form for you to complete and bring with you to camp check-in. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a day or have trouble downloading the documents in the confirmation e-mail, please contact us via e-mail at campcrimson@ou.edu and we will verify your registration. Please also check your e-mail spam filter to make sure e-mails from campcrimson@ou.edu are allowed.

How much is Camp Crimson?

The camp fee is $260.

How do I pay for Camp Crimson?

Charge to your OU bursar account - The Camp Crimson fee will be placed on your Bursar Account, the account you have with the University of Oklahoma (where tuition and fees are also charged). The Camp Crimson fee will appear on your first bursar statement sent out in August. We DO NOT accept payment beforehand. 

What happens after I register?

After you register for Camp Crimson you will receive a confirmation e-mail in the account you provided on your registration form. If you have trouble opening the attached documents, please e-mail campcrimson@ou.edu and request for the forms to be sent again. Please make sure you read through the e-mail and complete the necessary medical form.

Can I still register for Camp Crimson if I am a transfer student?

Yes! We would not forget about our incoming transfer students, and we want to thank you for choosing to further your education at the University of Oklahoma! While you are welcome to attend any session of camp, we highly recommend incoming transfer students to attend Camp Crimson July 19-21 (Camp Crimson:Sooner) as we will have programming specifically for transfer students. 

CONFIRMATION FOR CAMP CRIMSON

I registered for Camp Crimson and have not received a confirmation yet. What should I do?

Check the e-mail accounts you provided on your registration form as well as the associated junk mail folders. Please make sure your spam filters are set to allow e-mails from campcrimson@ou.edu. If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 business hours of your registration, please contact us at campcrimson@ou.edu.


I received my confirmation e-mail, but cannot open the attached documents. What should I do?

Please make sure you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. The documents will be sent as PDF files. If you continue to have trouble with the files, please e-mail campcrimson@ou.edu as soon as possible.


I lost/deleted my confirmation e-mail containing the camp policies and medical information form. How do I request another one?

Please e-mail campcrimson@ou.edu and include the camper's name and session and we will resend the e-mail to you.

ARRIVING AT CAMP CRIMSON

What time does Camp Crimson start?

  • Check-in for Camp Crimson:Hi-Rickety is from 11:30 am - 12:45 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, June 21.
  • Check in for Camp Crimson:Whoop-De-Do is from 11:30 am - 12:45 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, June 28.
  • Check-in for Camp Crimson:Boomer is from 11:30a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, July 12.
  • Check-in for Camp Crimson:Sooner is from 11:30a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, July 19.
  • Check-in for Camp Crimson:OKU is from 11:30a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, July 26.

The check-in for each camp will be located on the first floor of Walker Tower dormitory.

 

What time does Camp Crimson end?

  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:Hi-Rickety is at 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, June 23.
  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:Whoop-De-Do is at 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, June 30.
  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:Boomer is at 4:00p.m. (CST) on Friday, July 14.
  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:Sooner is at 4:00p.m. (CST) on Friday, July 21.
  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:OKU is at 4:00p.m. (CST) on Friday, July 28.

What are the directions to Camp Crimson?

To find directions to Camp Crimson please enter the following address into the destination fields of a map engine (http://www.google.com/maps).

1406 Asp Avenue
Norman, OK 73019

Where do I park once I arrive at Camp Crimson?

As you arrive at camp, you may park anywhere south of Lindsey Street. It would be best to park around the housing area. We will have camp staff directing traffic and holding signs to show you where to go so that you do not get lost.

What if I am arriving by airline from out of state?

Camp Crimson offers free airport shuttle service to and from camp and Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. This service will only be provided on the Wednesdays and Fridays of each camp. To request shuttle service please mark on your registration form that you will be arriving by air. One of our camp staff members will contact you for further travel information.

What is the free* airport shuttle that I am hearing about?

* If you are arriving on the dates below, free airport transportation to campus will be available.

  • Wednesday, June 21 (Camp Crimson:Hi-Rickety)
  • Wednesday, June 28 (Camp Crimson:Whoop-te-do)
  • Wednesday, July 12 (Camp Crimson:Boomer)
  • Wednesday, July 19 (Camp Crimson:Sooner)
  • Wednesday, July 26 (Camp Crimson:OKU)

* Transportation back to the airport will also be available on the dates listed below. We provide this as a service for all of our campers who are coming in from out-of-state.

  • Friday, June 23 (Camp Crimson:Hi-Rickety)
  • Friday, June 30 (Camp Crimson:Whoop-te-do)
  • Friday, July 14 (Camp Crimson:Boomer)
  • Friday, July 21 (Camp Crimson:Sooner)
  • Friday, July 28 (Camp Crimson:OKU)

*Note - If you will be arriving/departing any other days than the dates listed above, Camp Crimson will not be able to provide free airport shuttle to your destinations. There are numerous taxi services and shuttles that can provide these services if you need to arrive early or depart at a later date. You can find these services at: Will Rogers World Airport Transit.

I am arriving by plane and have arranged for transportation by Camp Crimson. Where do I meet the staff to pick me up and take me to campus?

Please wait in the baggage claim area and look for the Camp Crimson sign. There will be Camp Crimson staff members there waiting for you.

I am enrolling the Tuesday before camp and I was wondering if there are places to stay in the residence halls if I need to come early?

You can indicate when you register for camp that you would like to arrive a night early.  This is a great option for students coming early to enroll in classes or who are traveling from out of state.  There is a $50 fee required for early arrival housing and will include accommodations and a meal Tuesday evening. The $50 room and board fee will be added to the bursar bill in August when the camp fee is charged.

CANCELLATIONS

I signed up for one camp, but had a change of plans. Is it possible to switch to one of the other camps?

While we prefer you do not switch camps, we understand things come up and will try to accommodate your needs. Contact us by e-mail at campcrimson@ou.edu by June 7 for June sessions or July 1 for July sessions. Please state which camp you would like to switch to and make sure to provide your name and ID number. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail to verify the change has been processed. No changes will be granted after July 1.

I have already registered and cannot attend the camp I signed up for or any of the alternate camps. What do I need to do?

All cancellations must be submitted through our online cancellation form HERE.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • 100% charge removal if form is submitted up to one week before your session was to start. See dates below.
    • Hi-Rickety - must cancel by 5:00 p.m.* June 14, 2017 
    • Whoop-te-do - must cancel by 5:00 p.m.* June 21, 2017 
    • Boomer - must cancel by 5:00 p.m.* July 5, 2017 
    • Sooner - must cancel by 5:00 p.m.* July 12, 2017 
    • OKU - must cancel by  5:00 p.m.* July 12, 2017 
    • *all times are Central Standard Time
  • 50% charge removal for cancellations received after the dates listed below up until August 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (CST).
    • Hi-Rickety - canceled from 5:01 p.m.* June 14, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.* August 21, 2017
    • Whoop-te-do - canceled from 5:01 p.m.* June 21, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.* August 21, 2017
    • Boomer - canceled from 5:01 p.m.* July 5, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.* August 21, 2017
    • Sooner - canceled from 5:01 p.m.* July 12, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.* August 21, 2017
    • OKU - canceled from 5:01 p.m.* July 12, 2017 - 5:00 p.m.* August 21, 2017
    • *all times are Central Standard Time
  • No charge removal after 5:01 p.m. (CST) August 21, 2017 for any session.

*Please note that there is no actual refund.  We do not accept up-front payment or credit card.  When you register, you check a box that says you agree to have your bursar account charged in August for the camp fee.
Please note: If you sign up for camp and choose not to attend the University of Oklahoma in the fall, you must still notify Camp Crimson directly using the cancellation form linked above and you must comply with the cancellation policy dates.

WHAT TO EXPECT

What is Camp Crimson?

Camp Crimson is OU's premier orientation camp. It is a three day, two night crash course on what it means to be a Sooner. You will get the opportunity to meet campers that may become the friends you have for the rest of your life, student leaders who will help you get connected on campus and faculty and staff members whom will give you the skills that you need to succeed. Camp Crimson will give you unforgettable memories as well as put you one step ahead in college. To find out more about Camp Crimson please explore our website.

Who can go to Camp Crimson?

Any newly admitted students to the University of Oklahoma can come to Camp Crimson. Whether you are a senior graduating from high school or a student transferring in from another college, we want to make sure we give you the proper OU welcome as well as help you become acclimated to the University of Oklahoma.

How many people will be at Camp Crimson?

We are expecting approximately 2500 participants this summer. This number may seem large but keep in mind that there are 5 sessions and each student will be assigned to a small group to allow them to become better acclimated to the university. We want to make sure you have fun and do not get lost in the crowd.

What do I need to bring to Camp Crimson?

Some of the items that students commonly forget are bedding for an extra-long twin size bed, toiletries, towels, tennis shoes, and swimsuits. For a complete list of what to pack for camp, please refer to the What to Bring document.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for Camp Crimson?

First and foremost, make sure all your registration paperwork has been completed and submitted. Then, get excited for the fun to begin! You will be able to learn about old and new traditions as well as what OU campus life is like. And you never know when you are going to have to sing BOOMER SOONER!