Stephen F. Austin State University

Jack Camp

Jack Camp Summer 2022

Jack Camp welcomes incoming students to SFA each year by giving them an opportunity to meet fellow students, have fun, and learn about life at SFA. It is our hope that through Jack Camp, you will find your place in our Lumberjack Family.

Jack Camp is a three-day extended orientation program that takes place in Trinity, Texas. Students will arrive at Jack Camp to find some of the best camp facilities in the state of Texas, including air conditioned cabins, on-site cafeteria, athletic fields and more. In addition, Jack Camp is led by some of the most successful student leaders at SFA.

Once you arrive at Jack Camp, you will become part of several groups - your cabin, your family group, your tribe and your team. This will allow you to meet as many other Lumberjacks as possible. With these groups, you will enjoy team-building exercises, participate in group discussions, play sports and socialize.

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Session 1: August 9th- 11th

Session 2: August 12th-14th

What do you do at Jack Camp?

At camp everyone is split into two tgroups with hundreds of other first year students. These groups compete throughout the camp in activities such as cheers, games, skits, and more.

Each group will also be split into "family groups" of around 10 - 15 students and 2 counselors. Within these groups, students will have an opportunity to share fun experiences with their peers and really get to know other students on a close level.

They will also have opportunities to engage in small group discussions about life at SFA, what to expect as a new student, some fears students might have their first year, as well as many other questions incoming students may have.

In addition, Jack Camp also features evening mixer activities, plenty of free time at the pool, and opportunities for you to just enjoy your surroundings with some of your new friends.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contacting Camp Representatives

While at camp, cell phone service may be spotty. The quickest way to reach representatives are either with a message or text if calling, or by leaving an email.


Camp Director Direct Contact:

Lacey Folsom: (817)526-2301

What is Camp Olympia's address?

723 Olympia Drive, Trinity, Texas

Some GPS programs may have difficulty finding this address, please refer to our driving directions with any additional questions.

When should we check in?

Check in is available form 12-2. We will not have the first activity until after 2pm. Students who arrive early can tour camp, watch movies or play various activities while we wait for the others to arrive.

** Lunch is not provided, so please eat before arriving at camp!

I got dropped off, when should I be picked up?

Camp is over at around noon on the last day. All campers must be picked up by 1:00 p.m.

What kind of bedding should I bring?

The beds are standard twin sized. You can bring a sheet set or a sleeping bag, whichever is more comfortable!

Will I be able to call home?
Students can use their cell phones throughout camp, but we encourage only using phones during free times. The cell service is not very strong, so please be prepared for a lack of service at certain times. The staff cell phone numbers are listed above and you are welcome to borrow theirs to phone home.
Will I need money?
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. Any additional snacks or "camp gear" can be purchased at the camp store during free times. CASH ONLY, NO CREDIT CARDS, AND THERE IS NO ATM.
What do you mean "dress up for the dance"?
Every year we encourage our campers and counselors to dress up for our camp dance! Dress is CASUAL. You can wear a costume or just wear a themed t-shirt in the related colors. We will announce the dance theme soon!
Where can I get pictures of camp or updates throughout camp?
Connect with us and others on our social media sites.
Facebook: Jack Camp
Twitter: @sfa_jackcamp

More Information About Jack Camp

Jack Camp Schedule

DAY 1: Check in is from 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

*Our first activity begins at 2:15, so please be sure to arrive early to get settled in.

*Our first meal is not until 5:00 p.m.

FINAL DAY: We usually dismiss camp around Noon.

*All campers being dropped off need to arrange to be picked up by 1:00 p.m. at the latest.

Camp Address

Jack Camp will be held at Camp Olympia in Trinity, Texas. The address is: 723 Olympia Drive Trinity, Texas 75862

Other Information

How much does Jack Camp cost?

Jack Camp costs $160.

This price covers meals, lodging, camp materials, and a Jack Camp T-shirt.

The camp fee will be charged to the students e-bill on their MySFA account.

Cancellation dates:
July 31: Last day to cancel and receive a $160 refund

Students With Disabilities

The Office of Student Affairs Programs is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or student organizations you are encouraged to stop by Room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-6401, TDD: (936) 468-1004.

If you have an accommodation request please see us as soon as possible, so we can make any arrangements necessary. Accommodations can only be arranged once a request has been submitted in writing to Disability Services. To the greatest extent possible, the Office of Student Affairs Programs shall observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation.

Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately can appeal that decision utilizing the university appeals process.