2022 Frog Camp

A TCU tradition since 1993, Frog Camp provides incoming students with an opportunity to make new friends, experience TCU spirit, and learn what it takes to be a Horned Frog.

What is Frog Camp?

Frog Camp is a once-in-a-lifetime program that introduces incoming students to the TCU community. This extended-orientation program is offered off-campus in different locations. Students walk away from Frog Camp with new friends, faculty/staff resources and upper-division mentors. Participants also get an inside look at what it means to be a Horned Frog, learn TCU traditions, and how to make a difference at TCU. We can’t promise campers sleep a lot while at camp, but we can promise they will have an unforgettable experience.

Although there are different camps, all incoming students will have a similar small group experience. Participants are placed into small groups with two upper-division facilitators, and a faculty/staff mentor. Small groups will be home base for campers throughout their Frog Camp experience, and they will explore and discuss many aspects of going to college and becoming a Horned Frog.

Summer 2022

  • Challenge A: May 31-June 2 (Bruceville, TX)
  • Mystery: June 12-16 (It’s a Mystery!)
  • Casa A: June 19-21 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Casa B: June 26-28 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Casa C: July 2-4 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Casa D: July 6-8 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • All Stars A: July 15-17 (Fort Worth, TX)
  • Alaska: July 19-25 (Anchorage, AK)
  • Alpine A: July 22-26 (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Alpine B: July 27-31 (Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Challenge B: August 11-13 (Bruceville, TX)
  • All Stars B: August 16-18 (Fort Worth, TX)

Registration for Frog Camp and Orientation will both open on April 6tha at 4pm CDT. Be sure to monitor your email account for more information about Frog Camp registration!

All the Details

Only incoming students who have submitted their tuition deposit will have access to Frog Camp registration.

Those who have can register for Frog Camp starting April 6th at 4:00pm CDT by logging in to their myTCU portal and clicking on the Admission Status & Checklist tile. Students will be prompted to complete several general information forms and then will have the ability to register for a Frog Camp session.

Each camp has a limited number of spots. Once a camp is full, there will be an option for students to be added to a waitlist. We recommend waitlisted students also register for a camp that is available. This is because there is no guarantee spots will become available at the camp a student is waitlisted for. Spots can go quickly, so we recommend that students register as soon as possible.

This summer we are experiencing a very high demand for Frog Camp and recognize many options are full. Please place yourself on a waitlist and as we receive cancellations throughout the summer, we will use our waitlists to ensure as many students go to Frog Camp as possible.  Unfortunately, we are unable to add any additional Frog Camps to our schedule.

TCU has recognized the value of this experience, and we are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to attend Frog Camp at no cost for any of our camps located in Texas.

Our Alpine camps, located in Colorado, do have a fee of $775 for participants. This fee will be charged to the student’s account after the completion of the camp.

Alaska does have a fee of $4,000 for participants. This fee will be charged to the student’s account after the completion of the camp. 

Mystery does have a fee of $2,200 for participants. This fee will be charged to the student’s account after the completion of the camp. 

Cost of Frog Camp
  • Alpine-$775
  • Mystery-$2,200
  • Alaska-$4,000

Frog Camp Cancellation & No Show Policy

There is a late cancel or no show fee of $250 for our camps in Texas. Should participants cancel their registration after the cancellation deadline listed below, this fee will be charged to their student account. Similarly, students will receive this charge if they do not show for the camp which they are registered.

Cancellation Deadlines:

  • Challenge A: May 23rd
  • Mystery: May 8th
  • CASA A: June 12th
  • CASA B: June 19th
  • CASA C: June 25th
  • CASA D: June 29th
  • All-Stars A: July 8th
  • Alaska: June 13th
  • Alpine A: July 1
  • Alpine B: July 1
  • Challenge B: August 4th
  • All-Stars B: August 9th

Texas Christian University is dedicated to supporting the health and safety of our Horned Frogs. Throughout the pandemic, TCU has continued to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based upon their new guidance for mask wearing and COVID-19 transmission levels in Tarrant County, masks are now optional for the TCU campus community, 

Our Texas Camp experiences happen over three days. This includes All-Stars, Casa Nueva and Challenge camps.

Check-in for our Texas camps begin at 1:00pm CDT on TCU’s campus. Campers will be returned to TCU on the third day no later than 5:00pm for Casa, and All-Stars and around 6:00pm for Challenge.

The Alpine camps are 5 day experiences. Campers will check-in at the Colorado Springs airport at 2:00pm MDT. We will return students to the airport around noon on the 5th day. We recommend participants to not book a flight home until after 2:00pm.

The Alaska camp is a 6-day experience. Campers will check in at the DFW Airport beginning at 2pm on July 19th. We will return to the DFW Airport around 3:35pm on July 25th due to departing flight limitations from Anchorage, AK. We recommend participants not book a flight home until after 5:00pm on July 25th.

The Mystery camp is a 5-day experience. Campers will check-in at the DFW Airport beginning at 9:00am on June 12. We will return around to the DFW Airport 7:30pm on June 16. We recommend participants not book a flight home until after 8:00pm on June 16th.

Specific check-in locations and instructions will be sent to a participant’s TCU email account in advance of camp.

When scheduling travel, students must plan to attend their registered camp in its entirety. Students are unable to arrive late or leave early from camp, please make travel arrangements accordingly.

Housing Accommodations

If you are attending a Frog Camp and will be participating in an Orientation session the next day, you have the option to remain in accommodations on campus between programs and do not need to provide any extra information. If you are participating in an Orientation session and attending a Frog Camp the next day, the same applies. Unfortunately, TCU cannot provide additional housing accommodations outside of these situations. If you are arriving early or staying late, please make your own accommodation reservations off campus at a local hotel.

These are the dates we will be able to accommodate students on campus in-between your registered Frog Camp and Orientation session:

  • Orientation 8 (June 16-June 17th) & Frog Camp Casa Nueva A (June 19th-21st)
  • Orientation 11 (June 30th-July 1st) & Frog Camp Casa Nueva C (July 2nd-July 4th)

A packing list will be sent to a student’s TCU email account along with other necessary camp information in advance of the experience.

Should you have further questions about Frog Camp or any of our First Year Experience programs, please email fye@tcu.edu

Frog Camp Descriptions & Locations

Based in Fort Worth, this camp will enthrall any sports fan. At this three-day camp, students will get to experience some of the professional sports offerings in the DFW area by touring AT&T stadium and attending a Rangers game. Campers will also get to learn about and get ready to cheer for our TCU athletic teams. This camp will be hosted at a downtown Fort Worth hotel.

All-Stars A Schedule – July 15-17
All-Stars B Schedule – August 16-18

All-Stars B Camp participants will be moved into their residence hall before attending Frog Camp and will return before any required Frogs First activities.
Frog Camp & Sorority Recruitment – Panhellenic Recruitment information has not yet been set for Fall 2022, but please note that Frog Camp All Stars B may overlap with their schedule. More information about Sorority Recruitment will be provided by Fraternity & Sorority Life at a later date.

Casa Nueva will introduce you to everything we love about living in Fort Worth.  During this three-day camp, you will stay at a hotel in downtown.  This camp visits the Stockyards, Sundance Square, the zoo, and eat at favorite Fort Worth restaurants like Joe T. Garcia’s.

Casa Nueva Schedule
Casa A: June 19-21    Casa B: June 26-28       Casa C: July 2-4.  Casa D: July 6-8

When you come to Challenge, get ready to stretch yourself during our challenge course and get head-to-toe dirty during Grimy Games. Your group will take on others in one-of-a-kind Big Frizz competition.  During this three-day camp there’s time to relax by the pool, roast marshmallows by the campfire, hit the sand volleyball courts, or get in on a random dance party. This camp is held at campgrounds in Bruceville, Texas.  Cabins and all indoor facilities are air-conditioned.

Challenge A Schedule – May 31- June 2
Challenge B Schedule – August 11- 13


Challenge B Camp participants will be moved into their residence hall before attending Frog Camp and will return before any required Frogs First activities.

Frog Camp & Sorority Recruitment – Panhellenic Recruitment information has not yet been set for Fall 2022, but please note that Frog Camp Challenge B may overlap with their schedule. More information about Sorority Recruitment will be provided by Fraternity & Sorority Life at a later date.

Start your TCU journey at 10,000 feet by traveling to Alpine. At this five-day camp high in the Colorado Rockies you’ll have a chance to rock climb, white-water raft, hike, tackle the high ropes course and experience the unique wood-burning sweat lodge. During Alpine, you’ll sleep in rustic cabins, eat family-style meals and make great new friends in a setting that will literally take your breath away.

Alpine  A  Schedule – July 22-26.        Alpine  B  Schedule – July 27-31
Campers are responsible for their own transportation to/from Colorado Springs Airport.
Alpine fee is $775. This fee will be charged to the student’s TCU account after the completion of camp.

Join us for a unique Alaskan adventure! On this 5-day trip in the great state of Alaska, you’ll have the chance to see the countryside, attend a glacier cruise, and go rafting on the Nenana River. During the trip, we will visit Anchorage and Denali and enjoy a number of exciting opportunities. 

Alaska Schedule July 19-25
Participants will travel together with TCU Frog Camp & Faculty/Staff partners
Alaska fee is $4,000. This fee will be charged to the student’s TCU account after the completion of camp.

Like the element of surprise? Well, Frog Camp Mystery is the camp for you. Join us on a trip to a secret destination you will not know until we take off at the airport. No worries, we are only traveling in the US, but that means there are hundreds of destination possibilities!

Schedule is June 12-16
Participants will travel together with TCU Frog Camp & Faculty/Staff partners
Mystery fee is $2,200. This fee will be charged to the student’s TCU account after the completion of camp.


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2021 Frog Camp