Should I go to Hokie Camp?

Are you a freshman or transfer student headed to Virginia Tech this fall?  Should you go to Hokie Camp?  The short answer is “Yes,” but let me tell you why in 300 words.

First and foremost, don’t think of Hokie Camp as a “camp.”  This is how it is:

First, you meet at Lane Stadium on the first day of your camp session for an official Send-Off.  Here you’re greeted by Virginia Tech athletic coaches and other Tech staff members.

You leave Lane Stadium and head to camp in a bus.  You stay in air-conditioned cabins at the beautiful Skelton 4-H Center at Smith Mountain Lake.

You are first split into color groups (blue, red, yellow, black, or green) and then you are split further into Building Groups (BGs) of about 10-12 other incoming students.  Every BG is led by an upperclassman, or Hokie Camp Counselor.   Counselors are representatives of Virginia Tech and they are SO excited to help you transition to school.

Here are a few Counselors ready to greet the incoming class.

During your time at Hokie Camp, you learn about traditions, transitioning to Virginia Tech, participate in a game show, go swimming, rock climbing, canoeing, dancing, putt-putting….the possibilities are endless.

Each night there is a campfire with some CRAZY AMAZING speakers–special alumni, VT staff, celebrities…etc etc.

Besides learning more about Virginia Tech traditions and what to expect on campus in the fall, you really will meet some incredible people.

So make sure you stop by Squires Student Center during your Orientation to visit the Student Directors to sign-up.

Check out for information on how to sign-up.

And if you have any other questions, call 540-231-3284 or check us out here:



Start your career at Virginia Tech off right and GO HOKIES!!!

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