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Camp Out for First Year Students

We invite first year students to meet new friends, have fun and learn about Campus Ministries at the First Year Camp Out.  The dates for this years camp out is: September 6-7, 2013. Located at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve (a half hour bus ride from campus), our leadership team brings tents, sleeping bags and fun for a one night getaway off campus. In addition to camping, canoeing, paddle boating, singing and s'mores, many students have found that the First Year Camp Out helped to jump start their experience at Augustana. Many students have stated, that Campus Ministries at Augustana has allowed me to continue to grow in my faith in Christ while establishing many new lasting relationships with fellow believers at Augustana. 

For Augustana first-year students interested in attending the First Year Camp Out, please fill out the following form:

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stretching Canoeing

During the morning, students join in on some stretching and breathing exercises to help them prepare for the full day ahead.

Augie first-years enjoying a beautiful day canoeing on Lake George.


A group of Augustana first-years are all smiles as they get to know each other while having fun and singing around the campfire.

Students listen in and discuss various opportunities provided by Campus Ministries as part of the campout experience.

Campout 09 2010

A group of Augie students enjoying a nice night around the campfire during the Campout

There was no holding back while students played an interesting game of tag as they got to know each other.