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The Big BLUE Experience

The Big BLUE Experience – July 24-25, 2023

The registration deadline has been EXTENDED until July 17.

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The Big BLUE Experience is not just a summer orientation camp. It’s the beginning of a relationship between new students and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. While the Big BLUE Experience is a great way for students to learn the ins-and-outs of life at SE, our primary goal is that every camper leaves the Big BLUE Experience feeling they have been connected with a vital support system to help them succeed.

So what is it that makes camp so beneficial? Our camp activities are designed to teach students about academic expectations, life at SE, Southeastern’s history and traditions, how to get involved, and many other things to help ease their transition to SE. That stuff is important, but what students talk most about is all the people they’ve met at camp. They not only know important information that will help them succeed, but they know that they’ve got a support system in place that they can turn to whenever transitions get tough. And that’s why the Big BLUE Experience can be an asset to everybody.

Students will be charged a $75 non-refundable registration fee to attend The Big Blue Experience.

Students must have completed and signed/guardian signed copies of the THREE following waivers with them on the day of their arrival on Monday, July 24th. Anyone without appropriately signed waiver forms WILL NOT be able to load the Busses and depart for Cross Point Camp.

Big Blue Waiver

Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability

Ropes Course Permission Form

Contact Us!

Phone: 580-745-2266


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Monday, July 24, 2023

Note: Some timings and events will be subject to change.

Best Practice: Check the website before heading to Southeastern.

9:00 am                                   Check in

9:45 am                                   Load Buses

10:00 am                                 Buses Depart

11:00 am                                 Arrive at Crosspoint

11:15 am                                 Opening Session

11:45 am                                 Team Time #1 Team Assignments – Rally Point Locations/Cabin Assignments

12:00 pm                                 Lunch/Individual Team Time #2

12:45 pm                                 LEAD/ENGAGE Session – all campers

1:30 – 4:30 pm                         Ropes Course/UNDERSTAND/ENGAGE Session

5:00 pm                                   Dinner

6:00 pm                                   Traditions Session – UNDERSTAND/ENGAGE/President Newsom speaks

7:00 pm                                   Team Time to get ready for How BLUE R U? Rally/Recreation & games/Swim time/Bonfire with s’mores (if no burn ban)

9:00 pm                                   How BLUE R U? Rally and Dance*

*Also, as part of the retreat tradition, we’d love for you to bring something blue for our “How BLUE R U?” Rally! This could be:

  • A blue pom-pom, ribbon, tinsel, or string
  • Blue hair dye, or a blue wig for a bold statement
  • A piece of blue clothing, like a scarf, hat, or even a fun pair of socks
  • Blue fingernail polish, temporary tattoos, body paint, or chalk
  • Blue accessories such as bracelets, sunglasses, or even a blue-themed costume
  • Blue LED lights or a flashlight with a blue filter
  • A homemade banner or sign decked out in all shades of blue

Let’s aim to make this the biggest, BLUEST bash yet! It is like a pep rally…but blue and dialed to 1000!

9:45 pm                                   GO BLUE floats/Recreation time (no swim)

11:00 pm                                  In cabin

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

7:45 am                                   Pack up cabins and final walkthrough

8:00 am                                   Breakfast

9:00 am                                   Labyrinth/BALANCE Sessions

10:00 am                                 Recreation time (no swim)

11:00 am                                 Team Time #5/Exchange contacts – stay connected!

11:15 am                                 Closing Session

11:30 am                                 Load Busses

11:45 am                                 Depart Cross Point

12:45 pm                                 Arrive at Southeastern

Other information:

We would love it if you showed off your BLUE spirit all week with your SE gear on! Check out our Southeastern Bookstore for merch! BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!


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Face Book, be sure you follow: SE Student Life

The Big BLUE Experience offers a range of team building and bonding activities that are designed to foster communication, trust, cooperation, connectivity, and engagement among participants. Some of these activities include:

  1. Ropes Course: The camp features a ropes course that includes a giant swing and various obstacles that challenge participants to overcome their fears and work together to complete the course. Participants wear safety harnesses and are supervised by trained staff members.
  2. Team Building Activities: Cross Point Camp offers a variety of team building activities that are designed to promote teamwork and communication. These may include trust falls, blindfolded obstacle courses, problem-solving challenges, and group games.
  3. Outdoor Adventures: The camp offers a range of outdoor adventures, such as hiking. These activities allow participants to connect with nature and develop teamwork skills while having fun.
  4. …And more! 

Accommodations: At Southeastern Oklahoma State University, we strive to provide equal access to all individuals, including those with disabilities. If you require accommodations during your stay, please contact the Office of Student Life at 580-745-2266 to request assistance. Please note that accommodations cannot be guaranteed without adequate advance notice. We are committed to ensuring that all participants can fully participate in The Big Blue Experience.

Food Allergies: In addition to providing accommodations for disabilities, we also want to ensure that everyone’s dietary needs are met. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please notify us in advance so that we can work with you to provide suitable meal options.

What to Bring:

  1. Bedding: You will need to bring your own bedding, including a sleeping bag or sheets and blankets, as well as a pillow.
  2. Clothing: Be sure to pack comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, including shorts, t-shirts, and sneakers for outdoor activities. You may also want to bring a sweatshirt or light jacket for cooler evenings. Swimsuits are a must for the lake activities.
  3. Toiletries: Bring your toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, and other personal hygiene items.
  4. Sunscreen: Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays with sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
  5. Insect repellent: Bring bug spray to protect against mosquitoes and other pests.
  6. Water: We will have water bottles and water stations, but it is always good to plan ahead.
  7. Flashlight: A flashlight is essential for navigating around the campsite at night.
  8. Snacks: While meals are provided, you may want to bring some snacks like energy bars, trail mix, or fruit to keep you going during the day. We will have additional snack, but nobody knows their own hunger schedule like YOU do!
  9. Optional items: Depending on your preferences, you may also want to bring a camera, a book, a journal, etc.

What NOT to bring:

  1. Tobacco products, Alcohol, Drugs, vaping artifacts etc.
  2. Matches, lighters, fire crackers
  3. Bad attitude
  4. Knife, weapons of any kind.

As for amenities and activities at Cross Point Camp, they offer:

  1. Accommodations: The camp provides cabins or open/dorm-style rooms for overnight stays including bunk beds.
  2. Dining: Meals are provided, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  3. Activities: There are a variety of activities available, including swimming in the lake, kayaking, hiking, and sports like Nine Square, volleyball, and soccer.
  4. Campfires (IF there is no BURN BAN): Enjoy roasting marshmallows and singing songs around the campfire.
  5. Wi-Fi: There is limited Wi-Fi available at the camp, but it is recommended to disconnect and enjoy the outdoors.

Big BLUE Experience Tips

1. Check your SE email – All emails regarding the Big BLUE Experience will be sent to the student’s SE email account.

2. Let us know if you have any questions – If you have any questions about the Big BLUE Experience, please contact the Office of Student Life at 580-745-2266 or

3. Registration Fee must be paid ahead of time. The $75 Big BLUE Experience fee must be paid at the time of your registration.

4. Registration Fee includes: Meals, Accommodations, Travel, Big BLUE Swag and Entertainment.