Camp SESE 2015 dates: Friday, Sept. 11 - Sunday, Sept. 13

Camp SESE provides all new SESE majors (freshmen and transfers) an introduction to ASU, the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and the SESE family. Camp SESE is intended to be a fun, informative activity and an opportunity for new students to get to know us and each other. Faculty, staff and upperclassmen will act as a resource for students during the camp. View the brochure

All freshmen must take SES 191 and Camp SESE is part of that course. Students will participate in this 3-day, 2-night excursion to ASU’s unique facility at Retreat at Tontozona. At 5600’ in the Ponderosa Pines near Payson, AZ (1.5 hours from ASU’s Tempe campus) Retreat at Tontozona offers a welcome escape from the summer heat in a beautiful wilderness area. Studies show that students who are immediately engaged in their academic environment have higher retention and graduation rates.

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All participants must register online. If you are not 18 at the time you attend camp, your parent or guardian will need to sign a release form. Answers to many of your questions can be found on Camp SESE's Frequently Asked Questions page



• To introduce the SESE mission and vision, blending Earth, Environmental and Space Sciences with Engineering for Exploration.
• To create a sense of community and establish open channels of communication.
• To spark initial connections among incoming students and upper-division mentors.
• To cultivate leadership and teamwork.
• To kick off the academic year with a fun escape in the mountains



• Hike and learn about the landscape, climate and geology
• Star gazing with telescopes
• Orienteering adventure (use compasses, topography maps and explore!)
• Low Ropes Challenge Course
• Drive robots and learn about Autonomous Vehicles in Scientific Exploration
• Get to know each other, your mentors, and faculty



A list of what to bring can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page 



If the answer to your question is not on our Frequently Asked Questions page, please contact Becca Dial.
Phone: 1 (480) 965-2213