The Mississippi State University New Maroon Camp is a week-long student-led retreat that prepares first year students for the transition to Mississippi State University. Students will learn MSU history and traditions, meet other new students, discover opportunities to get involved, and learn about the MSU campus.
New Maroon Camp means so much to so many people here at Mississippi State. Hear what former staff and campers have to say about their NMC experience!
New Maroon Camp holds a special place in my heart. When I attended my freshman orientation at Mississippi State, I heard about this opportunity called New Maroon Camp. I really wanted to attend and asked my parents to help me out, but they said if I wanted to go, I had to pay for myself. It just so happened that I was working at Build-a-Bear Workshop, so I saved up my money and took a week off of work to attend camp.
When I was chosen as a counselor for New Maroon Camp in the fall of 2014, I never imagined the impact it was going to make on my life. I decided to apply for the counselor position my sophomore year after hearing about New Maroon Camp from one of my friends, Pepper Taylor. She had recently finished staffing the first New Maroon Camp at Mississippi State. Pepper was telling me stories about how students had been changed and influenced because of their experience at camp. This immediately gave me the desire apply to be a part of New Maroon Camp. After being a counselor, my college experience was changed.
2016 Executive Staff
The all-volunteer New Maroon Camp Staff is comprised of a Student Executive Staff, Student Counselor group, and a Student Programming Staff.
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