We know Foundation Retreat sounds great, but we understand having more questions. Here are some things we wondered/worried about before we went to Foundation:


Which camp should I go to?

Whichever camp best fits your needs! Alpha and Omega camps will both feature the same speaker, band, games, number of counselors, theme nights and activities. The idea behind having two camps is to give you more options! If you have conflicting dates with one camp, that's a great way to make your decision! Neither camp interferes with Rush or Move-In dates so it is entirely up to you!

Texas Tech advertises August 16th as the official move in day. Omega camp will end on Sunday the 16th of August. Upon arriving back on campus in the afternoon of the 16th, you will be able to move into your room.

How do I get to camp?

We have a complimentary bus ride from Lubbock to our campsite in Happy, Texas, and back to Lubbock after camp! You are more than welcome to drive yourself to camp, if it is more convenient for you. On your registration just let us know if you will (a)need a ride from Tech Campus to Foundation Retreat on the first day of camp and (b)if you will need a ride from Foundation Retreat back to Tech Campus on the last day of camp.

Check out our Transportation Page for more information on how to get to camp!

What if I am rushing Greek?

COME TO FOUNDATION! Foundation Retreat will NOT interfere with rush. This is a great way to meet other people who are rushing because so many come to Foundation! 

If you are concerned about being in a time crunch on Sunday the 16th, please consider Alpha Camp that will be August 9th-12th. Attending Alpha camp would completely eliminate that potential issue.

If you are going to Omega camp, you will be returning to Tech campus on Sunday the 16th, by 4:00pm. If you are concerned about the time crunch of the second camp and it interfering with your rush meetings, don’t stress, this has been done for many years and it is possible.

What if I am in Goin' Band?

COME TO FOUNDATION! We will be back by noon on Sunday the 16th. Just in time for practice. If you wish you can leave Omega camp Saturday to be back even earlier if needed. If you are concerned about the time crunch of getting back in time for auditions on August 15th and 16th, please check out our first camp called Alpha!

What if I am a transfer student?

We want you to be a part of Foundation! Transfer students are welcome to come. We have had many transfer students in the past years.

What if I won't be able to relate to anyone there?

With 96 students on staff as well as all the other new students coming to camp, we're sure you will not only find someone like you, but most likely your best friends at Tech, future roommates, and a ton of Facebook adds. Believe us, we did! Staff comes from many different backgrounds, states, denominations and churches; we can't wait to find out where you're coming from!

What if I need a place to stay for a day or two before camp?

If you need a place to stay in Lubbock for a day or two before camp check the box that says “temp. housing” and we can get something worked out for you.

What if I am ready to sign up?

Register Online starting April 1st! We will be taking registrations all the way up to the second we leave. So tell everyone you know: "It is never too late to sign up for Foundation!"

How late can I ask for a refund?

We understand that sometimes life happens. In that case, just let us know before July 12th, and we will refund you.

What if I want to go to Red Raider Camp too? 

We encourage students to attend Red Raider Camp. You can go to both! 

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Alpha Camp

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Omega Camp

Since 54 Days

Contact Us

Foundation Retreat
Texas Tech University
PO Box 42031-14
Lubbock, TX 79409


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