Who is required to attend Character Camp (new student orientation)?
Character Camp is a requirement for all new, incoming students.
Can parents stay for Character Camp?
Parents actually have their own orientation program when they bring their students to C of O,and information is sent to them in advance. Character Camp is an orientation program designed for new incoming students (so parent attendance is not permitted). This program is designed to introduce new students to college life and the expectations of C of O, and to help them to be independent, self-reliant individuals.
Can my student attend only part of Character Camp?
Character Camp is a requirement, and every part of our Character Camp is important. We don’t want students to miss out on anything, therefore, full attendance is required. Missing out on part of Character Camp would be just as disadvantageous as your student missing out on the first few days of classes. We believe Character Camp is a vital part of the student’s college experience, therefore full attendance is required.
Do students have any free time during Character Camp to see parents?
No, they will not. Once Character Camp begins it is full force and non-stop fun and information. Your student will be tied up for the majority of everyday, with only a few hours here and there as breaks. Also, another significant implementation of Character Camp is to get students to be independent from their home life and begin to develop their own sense of responsibility and self.