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Frequently Asked Questions

Contacting Camp Crimson

  • How can I contact someone from Camp Crimson?

 

Registration

  • When do I need to register for Camp Crimson?
  • How do I register for Camp Crimson?
  • I registered online for Camp Crimson. When will I receive a confirmation e-mail to tell me my registration has been received?
  • How do I pay for Camp Crimson?
  • What happens after I register?

 

Confirmation for Camp Crimson

  • I registered for Camp Crimson and I have not received a confirmation yet. What should I do?
  • I received my confirmation e-mail, but cannot open the attached documents.  What should I do?
  • I lost/deleted my confirmation e-mail containing the camp policies and medical information form.  How do I request a new one?

 

Arrival at Camp

  • What time does Camp Crimson start?
  • What time does Camp Crimson end?
  • What are the directions to Camp Crimson?
  • Where do I park once I arrive at Camp Crimson?
  • What if I am arriving by airline from out of state?
  • What is the free* airport shuttle that I am hearing about?


Cancellations

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

 

What to expect

  • What is Camp Crimson?
  • Who can go to Camp Crimson?
  • How many people will be at Camp Crimson?
  • What do I need to bring to Camp Crimson?
  • Is there anything I can do to prepare for Camp Crimson?

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 June 7 for June sessions or June 30th for July sessions.

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. Once finished, click on the Register Me button located on the bottom of the form. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail accounts provided on the registration form. The e-mail will include a medical form that needs to be completed and returned at camp check-in.

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 do I pay for Camp Crimson?

Charge to your OU bursar account - The bursar account is the billing account you have with the University of Oklahoma (where tuition and fees are also charged). You may charge your registration fee to this account by marking the option labeled The Camp Crimson fee will be charged to your account and will appear on your first bursar statement sent out in August.

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.

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:Transfer is from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (CST) on Wednesday, June 18.
  • Check in for Camp Crimson:Hi-Rickety is from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (CST) on Wednesday, June 25.
  • Check-in for Camp Crimson:Boomer is from 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, July 9.
  • Check-in for Camp Crimson:Sooner is from 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, July 16.
  • Check-in for Camp Crimson:OKU is from 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, July 23.

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

What time does Camp Crimson end?

  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:Transfer is at 3:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, June 20.
  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:Session A is at 3:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, June 27.
  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:Session B is at 3:00p.m. (CST) on Friday, July 11.
  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:Session C is at 3:00p.m. (CST) on Friday, July 18.
  • Check-out for Camp Crimson:Session D is at 3:00p.m. (CST) on Friday, July 25.

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. As you go through the check-in process you will receive a permit allowing you to park around the residence halls for the weekend. We will have camp staff directing traffic and holding signs to show you where to go if you 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 Wednesday, June 18 (Camp Crimson:Transfer), Wednesday, June 25 (Camp Crimson:Hi-Rickety), Wednesday, July 9 (Camp Crimson:Boomer), Wednesday, July 16 (Camp Crimson:Sooner), or Wednesday, July 23 (Camp Crimson:OKU), free airport transportation to campus will be available. Transportation back to the airport will also be available on Friday, June 20(Camp Crimson:Transfer), Friday, June 28 (Camp Crimson:Hi-Rickety), Friday, July 11 (Camp Crimson:Boomer), Friday, July 18 (Camp Crimson:Sooner) and Friday, July 25 (Camp Crimson:OKU). We provide this as a service for all of our campers who are coming in from out-of-state.

*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 $35 fee required for early arrival housing and will include accommodations and a meal Tuesday evening. The $35 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:

  • Full refund* before June 1 for June camps and July 1 for July camps.
  • 50% refund* for cancellations received June 1 and October 1 for June camps and July 1 and October 1 for July camps.
  • No refund* after October 1, 2013.

*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.  If you cancel before July 1, you will not be charged at all.  If you cancel after July 1, you will be charged 50% of the camp fee.  If you cancel after October 1, you will be charged the entire 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 2000 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!