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2017 Cowboy Camp Set

2017 Cowboy Camp Set

(May 4, 2017) welcome to cowboy campMcNeese State University incoming freshman and transfer students have the opportunity to experience student life early during the 10th Annual Cowboy Camp Aug. 18-19 on the McNeese campus.
Cowboy Camp has evolved over the past 10 years from a one-day event with 75 students in July to a two-day program in August that draws over 300 students.

“Cowboy Camp was specifically designed to help students get acquainted with campus life at McNeese. Students also learn what it means to be an engaged student at McNeese before they set foot on campus,” according to Kedrick A. Nicholas, director of campus life, engagement and student retention.

“We are pleased that we have reached a milestone of 10 consecutive years serving the incoming freshman class,” adds Nicholas. “Cowboy Camp has groomed numerous student leaders who have gone on to be very successful beyond college. Several of them credit Cowboy Camp as the initial form of leadership development during their collegiate careers. Cowboy Camp continues to get bigger and better because of its rich history that is shared with many high school seniors that enroll at McNeese.”

Students also participate in group competitions and fun activities with over $1,000 in scholarships, prizes and McNeese gear available to win. Participants also have the chance to take exclusive tours and move into campus housing two days before all other residents.

Cowboy Camp registration is now open. Cost is $45 through June 6 for early registration, $50 from June 7-July 31 for regular registration and $60 beginning Aug. 1 for late registration. Costs include meals and T-shirts.

For more information about Cowboy Camp, contact the McNeese Student Union and Activities Office at 337-­475­-5609. To register, go online at  

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