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2019 McNeese Cowboy Camp Offered

May 16, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations
McNeese hosts Cowboy Camp for incoming freshman. Here students gather around the quad clock for 19:39
Cowboy Camp participants learn the alma mater during at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Rick Hickman/Lake Charles American Press)

The 12th Annual Cowboy Camp at McNeese State University will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, to give the incoming freshman class and transfer students the opportunity to learn about the traditions and history of McNeese before the 2019 fall semester begins.

“Cowboy Camp is a two-­day program specifically designed to help students get connected to McNeese, learn to become a leader and meet people in their incoming class that are motivated to be engaged on campus. Students who attend Cowboy Camp are better prepared for the first day of classes,” said Kedrick Nicholas, dean of student services.

Participants can also move into their campus housing before other residents and participate in group competitions and exclusive tours.

The cost is $60 for early registration (through May 31), $70 for regular registration (June 1- July 31) and $75 for late registration (beginning Aug. 1). This includes the two-­day Cowboy Camp experience, four meals, two T-shirts and entry into drawings for McNeese gear,  scholarships and cash prizes.

For more information about Cowboy Camp, contact the Office of Student Services at 337-­475­-5609.       

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-­475-­5428, voice; 337-­475-­5960, fax; 337-­562-­4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at