The registration deadline has been EXTENDED until July 17.
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.
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:
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
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
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!
The BIG BLUE EXPERIENCE
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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:
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:
What NOT to bring:
As for amenities and activities at Cross Point Camp, they offer:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.