Camp Kelley is an experience exclusively for Kelley Direct Admits designed to help you ease into college life. You’ll make connections with fellow freshmen and K-Team leaders that will last long after Camp Kelley ends.
Registration for Camp Kelley 2021 will open May 4, 2021.
Dates: August 14–18
Location: To be determined
Camp Kelley 2021: Sign Up to Receive Updates
Planning for Camp Kelley 2021 is underway! Additional details for Camp Kelley will be available later in the spring 2021 semester, including cost to attend and the camp location. Sign up to receive an email when new Camp Kelley information is available.
Students who participate in Camp Kelley will meet other incoming Kelley students; engage with current Kelley students, faculty, and staff; and learn about various resources and opportunities available through the Kelley School of Business and Indiana University.
Details regarding the cost to attend Camp Kelley are still being finalized.
Yes, there is a limit. Registration is first come, first served.
No. The Jellison Living Learning Center’s orientation happens during the Camp Kelley time frame, so you may not participate in both.
No. IFS runs through mid-August and overlaps with the Camp Kelley time frame, so you may not participate in both.
Registration Fee: The virtual Camp Kelley experience will be offered free of charge.
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Early Move-In Options
Subject to residence hall availability, it may be possible to move in early on Friday, August 14.
There is an additional one-time cost for this convenience, billed to student bursar accounts. More information on early arrival options will be provided to registered Camp Kelley participants by no later than July 1.
Answers to common Camp Kelley questions.
Because one of our goals is to help you meet as many other new students as possible, we cannot take specific rooming requests. Camp Kelley staff randomly assign roommates. Our cabins house approximately 16 students and 1 or 2 K-Team members each.
Yes! All cabins have air conditioning.
Online registration will open May 1, on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment will be due beginning June 15. Registration is nonrefundable.
No. Just bring personal items like clothing, appropriate shoes, and a sleeping bag or bed linens—see thegeneral packing list. Camp staff will provide any specialized equipment needed for the high ropes, zip line tour, and other activities.
No. Like a summer camp, Camp Kelley provides exposure to the outdoors, but is not a rugged, backwoods experience. Many camp activities are physical, but they are all “challenge by choice,” which means campers may choose to what degree they challenge themselves in an activity. Beginners will receive basic instruction for each activity and more experienced campers will have the opportunity to challenge their comfort zones. All campers will spend time learning teamwork and enjoying the outdoor setting.
No. All participants must be present for the kickoff in Hodge Hall and then ride the bus provided.
No. The Jellison Living Learning Center’s orientation happens during the Camp Kelley timeframe, so you may not participate in both. If you are interested in the JLLC, you should apply there first. Students not selected for the JLLC will be notified in early summer and will have an opportunity to register for Camp Kelley at that time.
No. IFS runs through mid-August and overlaps with the Camp Kelley timeframe, so you may not participate in both.
You may cancel your registration, but we offer no refunds of fees paid. Please email email@example.com.
If the Kelley School of Business cancels Camp Kelley due to the coronavirus pandemic or for any other reason, participants will receive a full refund on their registration. However, if the program continues and an individual chooses not to participate for whatever reason, there are no refunds.