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Reality Camp runs Sunday through Thursday prior to Freshmen Orientation (August 24-28, 2014). Students are expected to arrive for registration between 1:00pm-4:00 pm on Sunday, August 24th.
Service immersion is an in depth, engaging learning experience focusing on social justice issues. Reality Camp is a fast paced service experience where students are able to immerse themselves in a wide variety of non-profit agencies in Spokane. An incoming student will be living alongside 39 fellow first-year students and 16 student leaders as they participate in various service projects in the Spokane community.
The Reality Camp experience focuses on the concept of simple living, specifically our use of food, transportation, water and technology. With this in mind, we will be eating a simple diet and limiting our use of showers, phones, iPods and other electronic devices. Food allergies and special needs will be accommodated.
Students will be living in on campus GU housing with the exception of 2 nights off campus. Both nights off campus will be spent as an entire group with two local non-profit agencies: the House of Charity in downtown Spokane and Camp Cross in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. Living accommodations will be basic and students will sleep on the floor in the common areas of the residence hall. Student leaders and CCASL staff will be present each evening.
We need all participants to be in Spokane between 1:00pm -4:00pm on August the 24th. We will finish our activities in the afternoon Thursday the 28th in time for first-year orientation on the following day.
For those students arriving at the airport, we will provide a shuttle between 1pm-4pm on Sunday August 24th. If you arrive outside of this time frame, you may choose to hire a cab from the airport to arrive at the Gonzaga Campus. For those driving, we will give you further instructions as to the designated meet up point.
Students can pick up their keys on August 24th. There are multiple options for arrival: you may either move into your dorm prior to Reality Camp on the 24th of August, on August 28th from 3:00-4:00pm, or with the remainder of the incoming freshman class on the 29th of August. Students are responsible for their own accommodation on completion of Reality Camp for the evening of August the 28th.
Reality Camp does not host a parent orientation. Instead, O-Core will host a parent orientation during orientation weekend.
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