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Camp Blue

2021 Camp Blue plans will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please visit the COVID-19 Information page for the most up-to-date information regarding fall opening.

...The Perfect Fit For You!

Camp Blue follows University of Dayton's philosophy of, "Learn Lead, Serve" and provides an opportunity for you to: 

  • Gain hands-on leadership skills
  • Find connections to last your entire college experience
  • Get on campus earlier and get settled into life at UD
  • Engage in service in the local Dayton community

Please note: Students interested in participating in Camp Blue can also attend MECPrO and the Honors Welcome


Dates: Aug 15 - 19, 2021

Location: University of Dayton and Camp Ernst (Burlington, Kentucky)

Cost per Camper: $350

Registration: Opens July 29 at 1 EDT

Thank you for your interest in Camp Blue 2020! 

Registration opens for Camp Blue 2020 opens on July 30, 2020 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Registration Closes: When all spots are filled or at 1 EDT on Aug 5, 2021, whichever comes first.

Preparation: During registration, you must provide the following:

  • UD Student ID #
  • UD email address
  • Student cell phone number
  • Emergency contact name, email address and phone number
  • Names of guests/family members that will attend the Camp Blue Welcome session, lunch, and Family Program (limit of 4)

***If you are attending Camp Blue, you will move in to your fall assignment at the beginning of Camp; move-in times have already been reserved for you. 


Deadline: Must be received by 1 EDT on Aug 5, 2021

  • Must be emailed to camp email address with student name and ID number
  • No cancellation and/or refund requests will be accepted over the phone
  • No refunds will be issued after the cancellation deadline for any reason

Cost per Camper: $350

If you are Pell Grant eligible, discounted Camp fees may be available. Please be aware that financial assistance has time sensitive deadlines. More details will be updated here soon.

Camp Fee includes all of the following:

  • Early move-in to assigned academic year residence hall room
  • Overnight bunk at assigned cabin at Camp Ernst camp site
  • 11 meals (1 breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 dinners on campus and 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner at camp site)
  • Transportation to/from camp site, service trip, and all of other off campus trips
  • All activities at camp site (high and low ropes course, swimming, archery, etc.)
  • Camp T-shirt
  • Team Spirit Item
  • Camp Reunion

Optional items: additional to camp fee and must be paid at the time of registration

  • Supplemental Meal Plan A: $30 
  • Supplemental Meal Plan B: $60 

***Please Note the following about the Supplemental Camp Meal Plans:

  • All meals at UD Dining Facilities are a la carte pricing so the plans above are calculated based on the average cost of 1 or 2 extra meals 
  • Only Kennedy Union is in service during Camp Blue dates 
  • Any unused portion of either meal plan rolls over to fall semester for use until $0 balance

Each confirmed camper will receive an electronic confirmation once registration has been successfully completed. 


The following forms will need to be completed by each camper. Please click on each link below to download a copy, print and sign the document, and bring it with you for camp check-in. Any campers who will not be 18 years old by the first day of camp will need to have a parent or guardian sign all waivers. Failure to return forms may result in camper not being able to attend and having to return home.


Student Transitions and Family Programs

Gosiger Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0911