Memories to last a lifetime!
Spend an unforgettable weekend making new friends and experiencing an American-style camp! Enjoy wooded trails, team-building games, campfire, skits, dancing and more. Sleep in cozy cabins, learn how to make a s'more, and meet students from around the world. All meals are provided, except lunch on Saturday. Bring a sleeping bag, warm, comfortable clothes and sports shoes. No alcohol allowed.
When: Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15
Where: Camp Arnold in Eatonville, Washington
Register online or in the Welcome Lounge September 11-14. Please note that no refunds will be issued for any reason.
FIUTS Camp Preparation Checklist
Be on time! (9:30 a.m. at the George Washington statue) We will not wait if you are late!
Bring a sleeping bag or warm blankets. We will sleep on bunk beds which have a mattress but no bedding.
Bring a water bottle and snacks in case you get hungry between meals.
Bring sturdy shoes, extra layers of clothes, and a rain jacket! Do NOT wear high heels or flip flop sandals as we will be enjoying outdoor activities. Bring a pair of sport shoes and we recommend bringing an extra pair of shoes in case of wet weather.
Bring bug spray, sunscreen and water.
Bring a flashlight if you have one.
Alcohol is NOT allowed – do not bring any alcoholic beverages with you.
Don’t bring valuables with you.
FIUTS Camp FAQs
Q. Where can I sign up for camp?
A. Students can sign up for camp in the Welcome Lounge, which is located in the HUB Mural Lounge September 10-13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring $60 in cash, personal check, or credit card (VISA or MasterCard accepted).
Q. What kind of clothing should I bring?
A. Seattle weather is unpredictable, so be prepared for warm and cool weather. It should be warm during the day, but the evenings can be cold. Plan to bring shorts, but also some long pants and a light coat or rain jacket. Bring sport shoes. Remember that rain is a possibility and plan accordingly.
Q. How much food is provided? Do I need to bring my own food?
A. Campers will receive three meals: dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. You should eat a filling breakfast before departure on Saturday morning and bring a picnic lunch with you. FIUTS is sensitive to individual diet restrictions and will provide both meat and vegetarian meals while at camp. If you have any other dietary restrictions, please let us know when you sign up or plan to bring supplemental snacks.
Q. What kind of activities happen at camp?
A. Camp is an opportunity to experience the outdoors in a traditional, American-style camp atmosphere. Activities include trail hiking, team-building games, card games, a campfire, square dancing, singing, skits, and more.
Q. I have to move into my dorm on Sunday, will we be back in time?
A. Yes, we will return by 6 p.m. Sunday, so students will have enough time to move into their dorms.
Q. I don't have a sleeping bag. What do I do?
A. Sleeping bags are usually fairly cheap. You can buy one at any sports store, or if you are staying with a host family you may be able to borrow one for the night - just ask!
Q. Where is Camp Arnold?
A. Camp Arnold is located approximately 1.5 hours south of Seattle near Eatonville, Washington, not far from Mt. Rainier. It is situated in a beautiful area surrounded by trees and next to a lake.
Q. What things can I NOT bring to camp?
A. Please do not bring any alcohol or drugs.
"The camp was good fun, it was interesting to see what an American camp looked like seeing as it such a huge part of most Americans childhoods. All the facilitators were great fun as well. Square dancing was a particular highlight, as were the skits."
"The Camp was a nice experience and I liked the ways you always tried to bring people together that didn't know each other before."
"Best time so far in Seattle! I have definitely made lifelong friends."
"I love this camping very much. It was my first camping and I met a bunch of friends during this camp, some of them are still contacting now. This trip made me want to do more camping and made me want to be a member of FIUTS as it seemed valuable for me."
"This was one of the very best experiences that I had as a new student at UW. I also got to meet lots of people from around the world and make new friends."