Campus Life

Fish Camp 2018 Kicks Off This Weekend

July 26, 2018

By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Marketing & Communications

Approximately 6,500 soon-to-be Texas A&M University freshmen will become acquainted with college life and Aggie traditions as Fish Camp 2018 kicks off this weekend.

The first session of the decades-old, student-led summer new student orientation program will begin this Friday, July 27 through July 30. Sessions ‘B’ through ‘G’ will take place July 30 through August 17.

Texas A&M freshmen, nicknamed “fish,” will join one of seven individual camps designated by a color and a namesake led by upperclassmen and women counselors. While in these groups, freshmen will learn about Texas A&M’s traditions, core values and what to expect during their first year at Texas A&M. Student leaders and counselors work to create a support system that allows new Aggies to build lifelong friendships and share in the Aggie Spirit.

Fish Camp began in 1953 when the late Gordon Gay, a former YMCA director, took a few students camping as a way to help them adjust to life at college.

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