Wreck Camp Seeks Tradition-Minded Students for Summer 2012

Many students know the stories of Sideways, Junior’s and the Mickey Mouse clock, but it takes a while on campus to grasp the full scope of Georgia Tech’s many well-loved traditions.

This summer, the Office of New Student and Sophomore Programs launches Wreck Camp, an extended orientation and traditions camp for incoming students. Wreck Camp will provide students with more information about the Tech community and campus, teach traditions and provide activities focused on leadership development and diversity. The three-day, two-night experience will be an additional opportunity for new students to meet and get to know each other in a summer camp-style environment before beginning classes at Tech.

Wreck Camp is now accepting applications for students to serve on its director staff and assist in the planning and implementation of the inaugural camp this summer. Open positions include director of membership relations, director of participant relations, director of community outreach and director of operations. Students must commit to working with Wreck Camp from Feb. 1 through Sept. 1. A dense knowledge of Tech traditions is not required, as it will be integrated into Wreck Camp training.

Applications are due Friday, Jan. 27, at 4 p.m. and will be followed with interviews the next week. Students may learn more about each director role through the online application, and should sign up for an interview time at the Office of New Student and Sophomore Programs in Suite 141 of the Student Services (Flag) Building.

Additional qualifications:

  • Be in the Atlanta area during the summer of 2012 and available for the entire week leading up to Wreck Camp 2012.
  • Be enrolled at Georgia Tech for fall 2012.
  • Be in good academic and conduct standing with the Institute.
  • Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Attend a mandatory retreat on Feb. 12 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
  • Attend a weekly director meeting with professional staff during the spring and summer.
  • Complete office hours each week with New Student and Sophomore Programs during the spring and summer.
  • Attend all staff trainings during the spring semester in March and April.
  • Be present and participative in all conversations during meetings and trainings.
  • Make Wreck Camp a priority.
  • Directors will not be allowed to be on FASET Cabinet or serve as a FASET Leader for the summer of 2012.