As Rice University’s famed Orientation Week (O-Week) begins, advisors and students alike are excited to experience another week of summer camp.
“I am so excited to go to camp this year,” said incoming freshman Reid Cunningham. “I’m excited to make new friends and play fun games.”
Despite being only one year older than his O-Week freshmen, sophomore advisor Terrance Simpson feels equal parts excited and sage. “This will be a great year. I can’t wait to meet the kids — I mean, freshmen.”
Expected first week activities include archery, handicrafts, campfire songs and making s’mores. The University has also invested heavily into new tetherball and horseshoe courts for the new students.
“I think students will be writing happy letters back to their folks,” said Hanszen coordinator Al Johnston. “We’re really focused on creating a fun and supportive environment for the children, I mean kids, fuck.”
Cunningham is “really stoked” for his first co-ed sleep away camp experience and is hoping to talk to a girl for the first time.
Written in collaboration with Michael Portal