Oredigger Camp 2017

Are you ready to embark on a once in a lifetime experience? Start your Mines Carreer off right by attending Oredigger Camp. Be apart of the first ever Oreidgger Camp and help set a campus tradition for years to come! 


July 31st - August 2nd, 2017

August 2nd - 4th, 2017


View the Participant Information Guide herePDF versionText only version


Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is Oredigger Camp? 

What do we do at Oredigger Camp? 

How Long is Oredigger Camp? 

Who runs Oredigger Camp?

Where is Oredigger Camp? 

What is provided if I attend?

When is registration?

Where do I pay?

Extra for out of area students?

What to bring?

I live near Fairplay, can I check-in at camp?




What is Oredigger Camp?

Oredigger Camp is a brand new program designed to foster connections between incoming students and to current Mines students, faculty and staff. This is the first year for Oredigger Camp and will be a unique experience and opportunity for first year students to help solidify a tradition that will be present for years to come. 

 What do we do at Oredigger Camp?

Oredigger Camp will be a combination of engineering related small group challenges, team builders, and curriculum based around self-development and leadership. This will be built around other camp style activities such as zip line, ropes course, bonfires, and other outdoor activities. 

How long is Oredigger Camp? 

Oredigger Camp is a 2.5 Day Camp.  

It begins at 8am on day one (on campus) and ends at 1:30pm (2.5 days later on campus)

Who runs Oredigger Camp? 

Oredigger Camp is a joint venture between New Student & Transition Services and Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership. Just like the rest of our Orientation programs, Oredigger Camp will be led by the Peer Mentor Staff. Peer Mentors are some of our most successful and involved students on campus and will be a great reasource for students throughout their career. 

Where is Oredigger Camp?

Camp Como (11 miles outside of Fairplay)
11117 Pine St, Como, CO 80432

What is provided? 

Transportion to and from the camp is provided. Lodging is provided. Food is provided (Lunch on day one to lunch on day 2.5). Unfortunately, due to the nature of the camp, we are unable to accomodate special dietary issues. For this reason, if you require something specific to you, we reccomend bringing snacks or separate food. A refrigerator is available at camp. A menu for the week can be found here.

Lodging will be in basic bunk houses (cabins), each student will be provided a bed, each cabin ranges in size from 10-23 beds. Please note that bedding is not provided.

When is registration? (step 1)



Where do I pay? Once I've registered (remember this is step 2 to registration)

on this page, click STUACT-STACT on the right hand side. From there, select the date of your camp session.

What about out of area students? 

Unfortunately we are not able to provide additional housing for out of area students.

This means there is not housing available the night before/after our camp offerings. We suggest staying locally at a hotel within walking distance (Table Mountain Inn and the Golden Hotel are aware of our program) . There are also shuttles available to and from the airport with special Mines rates. Information on transportation to and from the airport can be found herePDF versionText only version.

What to bring? 

Please read our full particpant handbook herePDF versionText only version!

Here are some suggestions:

Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket


Clothing for a two-night/three-day trip
Jacket or sweatshirt
Rain gear like a rain jacket or umbrella
Tennis shoes (there will be walking)
Bath/personal supplies (you may wish to bring shower shoes)
Sun screen
Lip balm
Any medications (including over the counter pain relievers/allergy medicines)

Please leave your ipods, ipads, tablets, etc. at home. There is very limited cell phone service, and students are instructed to leave them in cabins during activities.

Mines is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking is also prohibited at Oredigger Camp (including e-cigarettes). Please leave these items at home.


I live near Fairplay, can I check-in at camp? 

Exemptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for those who live near Fairplay or the surrounding area. Please send your request to Include the student’s name, CWID ID number, and the session # the student is confirmed for. Please make all requests at least 2 weeks in advance.

Helpful Links

Want to know more? Find details of events and opportunities below!

Discount Tickets

Mines Activities Council



Tailgating Rules and Registration


Celebration of Mines

E-Days Scholarship

Parent and Family Weekend

Report a Student Organization Incident

Marketing Posting Policy

Mines Policies


Office Contact Information

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Golden, CO 80401

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