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Swoop Camp is A GREAT way to start your college experience at the Block U

Recipient of the National Orientation Directors Association 2017 Innovative Program Award, Swoop Camp is a once in a lifetime extended orientation program designed to further ease the transition of new students to the University of Utah.
At Swoop Camp students form connections with their peers, develop intentional leadership skills, share Utah history and traditions, and are provided resources for involvement and success at the U! Swoop Camp is designed to complement New Student Orientation and follows seamlessly after New Student Orientation sessions.


Regardless of your experience, there is a Swoop Camp for you! Explore the links below for registration information. 
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This is one of our most popular Swoop Camps. Swoop Base Camp is all about "glamping" and adventure in the mountains of Utah. You will attend this the week before Fall classes begin. Swoopers will stay in either a cabin or yurt. Experience an obstacle course, Swoop Olympics,  ga-ga ball, giant rope swing, paint a Block U, participate in camp skits, and much more. Get ready to meet your best friends!
Salt Lake City, is the Utah's cultural mecca, has the best shopping, amazing restaurants and home to the University of Utah. Swoop Campus gives you the chance to explore both the campus and the city we call home. Enjoy the student life center with climbing walls, canoeing, swimming pools, and so much more! 
Swoop Camp  Adventure is a true outdoor adventure! Spend four days getting to know other outdoor enthusiasts while paddle boarding, rock-climbing, hiking and more! 
Get up-close and personal with the great outdoors at Swoop Camp Backcountry. If you live and breath the outdoors, are an experienced hiker/back-packer, and want to spend time in nature before kicking off your on-campus experiences, this extended orientation is for you
Subject to change due to health and safety precautions due to Covid-19.    

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Swoop Camp does not fulfill the mandatory orientation requirement for new students.

Last Updated: 5/26/22