Camp Bearcats

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What is Camp Bearcats?


Camp Bearcats is a Leadership Institute FOR First Year students, BY students.


Camps are held every year in August. Participants will become immersed in the Leadership Community at UC and become prepared for their Bearcat Experience. The retreat is facilitated by current student leaders, staff, and faculty during a weekend long institute.  Each participant is matched with a mentor who will continue to support and engage participants throughout the academic year.  

By participating in the Camp Bearcats First-Year Student Leadership Institute you will:

  • Connect with Current Student Leaders and other First Year Students
  • Become Immersed in the UC Leadership Community 
  • Start to create your UC Experience through involvement and service opportunities
  • Develop immeasurable UC pride and spirit
  • Participate in enriching Leadership Development Activities
  • Move in early and become a part of Hall opening team meeting and helping fellow Bearcats move into the residence hall
  • Transportation & Lodging is Provided


**Camp Bearcats out of your price range? Apply for one of three full scholarships here.


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After you register, please complete the following waivers online at UC CampusLink or by using the form below. Please email completed forms to or fax to 513-556-6077.


* UC Waiver.pdf

* Cedarmore Camp Waiver 


All questions can be referred to Student Activities & Leadership Development office at or at 513-556-6115.