time, at Frog Camp ...
students applying for summer leadership roles
look for good role models when selecting facilitators.
Today is the day for the 214 students who applied for
Frog Camp facilitator.
About 95 will be notified today if they will be leading
a camp this year, said Carrie Zimmerman, director of the
first year experience at TCU.
This year, more Frog Camp facilitator applications were
received than ever before because the program has gained
momentum, Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman said one reason for the rise in applicants is
that more students are attending Frog Camp and want to
come back as facilitators. Others apply because they didnt
attend Frog Camp and feel they missed out on the experience,
Zimmerman said she is anticipating this to be the largest
Frog Camp summer yet. To introduce your new home,
away from home, an additional Casa Nueva camp has
been added and staff has been working to expand activities
for all camps.
Casa Nueva lets students explore Fort Worth and shows
what the Metroplex has to offer.
Zimmerman said educating incoming students to understand
what it means to be a part of the TCU community through
the Frog Camp experience is a priority.
Directors and facilitators play an important role in making
connections with new students. Directors are upperclassmen
who have participated as facilitators in past years and
help interview and select the new facilitators, Zimmerman
When choosing facilitators, Zimmerman said she and the
directors look for good role models and representatives
for the university.
Zimmerman said they want every camper to be able to identify
with someone on the staff, so they pride themselves on
a diverse staff with all kinds of personalities.
Facilitator D.A. Obahor, a senior marketing major, said
he enjoys meeting new people and having a positive experience
As a facilitator you get the firsthand chance to
turn a new page in a students life and help them
feel at ease, Obahor said. You get to help
them prepare for their college situations as well as making
Like many of the facilitator applicants, directors look
forward to the Frog Camp experience just as much as the
campers, said director Courtney Arbour, a junior marketing
I think that Frog Camp is the best program TCU offers,
she said. Id stay a fifth year if that meant
another summer of Frog Camp.
Students get to choose from several camps to best fit
their interests. Frog Camp Alpine, Casa Nueva, Challenge
and Quest offer different types activities. Some are geared
toward community outreach and others to testing your limits
with exciting challenging courses.
Obahor said he feels there is a Frog Camp for all areas
of interest and everyone.
For out-of-state students who want to explore Fort
Worth, there is Camp Casa Nueva, Obahor said. For
students who want an adventurous and exciting camp, there
is Camp Challenge.
of TCUs First Year Experience
Val Lund, a senior communication and Spanish major,
demonstrates the true spirit of Fort Worth during
a Casa Nueva (New Home) Frog Camp trip
to the Stockyards.