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Camper Information

2017 Dates:
Camp A: August 5-8, 2017 (full)
Camp B: August 10-13, 2017 (full)
 

Welcome SOUL Campers!

We are so excited for SOUL Camp 2017 and we hope you are too! We have four days full of fun prepared for you! Here are important details about your SOUL Camp Experience.

Check out our 2017 SOUL Camp Handbook for full details regarding SOUL Camp.

Location

SOUL Camp begins in Lafayette. On Day 1, we complete a variety of community service activities in the local community, have a SOULcial at our campus recreation center, and spend the first night in the residence halls on campus at UL Lafayette. The next morning, we travel to Tall Timbers Retreat Center in Woodworth, LA for the final three days of camp.  Transportation to and from the service project sites and Tall Timbers is provided.

 

Early Move In for Campers

Student attending SOUL Camp Sessions A and B will have the opportunity to move into the Residence Halls early! Students will be able to move into their rooms the first day of the camp you will be attending. You will have from 7:30AM - 10:30 AM that morning to move belongings into your assigned room. Student not living on campus in the Fall will receive instructions before each camp for where to check in and pick up their overnight key.

Move In Directions

Rose Garden (Bonin Hall, Coronna Hall, and Harris Hall)

Taft Street (Baker Hall and Huger Hall)

Conference Center

 

Camper Parking

Parking details will be given in the confirmation email one week before your Camp Session. Residential Students (students living on campus) will need to register their vehicle with the University and park in their assigned area. Commuter Students will park in the EK Long Parking Lot located at the corner of E. St. Mary Blvd and Girard Park Circle/McKinley St.

Campers will be able to leave their cars over the duration of camp at no cost.  Campers are encouraged to not leave valuables in their car.  We are not responsible for items that may be lost or stolen during Camp.

Campus Map

 

Camp Check In 

7:30 AM - 10:30 AM, First morning of camp.

Confirmation details emails will be sent at least ONE WEEK prior to the camp you will be attending.  This email will be sent to your UL email address as well as the secondary email address given during Orientation Registration.

Move In Directions

Rose Garden (Bonin Hall, Coronna Hall, and Harris Hall)

Taft Street (Baker Hall and Huger Hall)

Conference Center

 

Camp Schedule

Check out the exciting events that happened during SOUL Camp 2017 on our Camp Schedule Page.  Once at Camp you will receive a camper booklet - your guide to the experience of SOUL Camp.

 

Camp Extras

Campers may wish to bring a few extra dollars for certain camp extras. While at Tall Timbers, campers will have the opportunity to purchase snacks from "The Hub."  Also, there will be opportunities for campers to purchase drinks and snacks from vending machines during camp.  Small bills are encouraged as the camp site may not be able to make change.

 

SOUL Camp Medical Release Form

Medical Information/Liability Release Form. This form must be submitted at check-in.  Please print and fill out prior to check-in. 

 

SOUL Camp Day of Service Reading

To begin thinking about the importance of our Service work, all Camp participants are expected to come to camp having read Rethinking Volunteerism in America.  We use this short common reading experience to frame our Day of Service Project.

 

SOUL Camp Packing List

  • Medical Information/Liability Release Form
  • Tennis Shoes/Closed-Toe Shoes (required for Day of Service)
  • Casual Summer Clothes (T shirts, shorts, flip flops, etc.)
  • A light jacket (the rooms at Tall Timbers do get cold)
  • Swimsuit/Beach Towel (Tall Timbers requests that two piece swimsuits not be worn.  Please bring a t-shirt cover up if you choose to wear a two piece swimsuit)
  • Sunscreen
  • Flashlight
  • Bug Spray
  • Poncho/umbrella (in case of rain)
  • Sleeping Bag and/or Bed Linens (twin size mattress)
  • Pillow
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Wash Cloth and Towel
  • Plastic Bag (for wet/dirty clothes)
  • Personal Spending Money (for snacks at The Hub on the camp ground)
  • IPods/personal music (for traveling)
  • Camera

Remember this is a four day camp experience. We will be spending ample amount of time outdoors. Please bring enough clothes and/or any other items not listed above to ensure your own personal comfort.

 

What Not To Bring

SOUL Camp is an official University event and is and will be both drug and alcohol free. Any camper who brings either of these will be subject to the University Code of Student Conduct and will be asked to leave camp immediately. Also weapons or other destructive devices are NOT welcome at SOUL Camp.

 

Emergency Contact

Tall Timbers Camp Site: 318-445-6797