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CAT CAMP 2017 is FULL. If you are interested in being on the WAITLIST, please fill out the registration here. I will be in contact if spots open up.

Questions? Contact Leslie Cavin ( 


Cat Camp Leadership Exploration 2017: August 12-17, 2017

Those who sign up and attend Cat Camp Leadership Exploration will move in

OFFICIALLY to college on August 12. This will serve as your move in date to WCU. YOU will not have to return home once you arrive on August 12.

As part of the ongoing educational leadership experience at Western Carolina University and the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement, incoming freshmen students will participate in a retreat geared towards assisting in the transition from high school to college life. Our purpose is to expose incoming students to the Western Carolina University community before move-in day. Students will learn about themselves and what it means to be a Catamount, learn about and create WCU traditions, meet upperclassmen, meet new friends, build leadership skills, participate in exciting and challenging activities, and most importantly, HAVE FUN! Cat Campers will create new relationships guaranteed to last a lifetime before their classes even begin!

Cat Camp Leadership Exploration will be led by undergraduate students of Western Carolina University who bleed PURPLE & GOLD and are great examples of what it means to successfully transition and excel as a college student. Cat Camp counselors will assist in the planning of Cat Camp Leadership Exploration, serve as a support system for other counselors, and as a resource for each and every student at Cat Camp and beyond!

This application is on a first come first register basis. Only 120 spaces available.


**We will be in touch in terms of logistics of processing payment once your registration is submitted.**

$300 - Cat Campers

$200 - FLI Cat Camper Attendee (Those who are in the Freshman Leadership Institute Program)

Please allow at least 2 weeks for a response to submitted applications.

If for some reason you find that you will no longer be able to attend Cat Camp, refunds will be administered up until Monday, July 24, 2017 5:00pm. To obtain a refund an email must be sent to requesting a full refund. You must include your full name (and students name if different) and address where refund will be sent. There will be no refunds after July 24, 2017 at 5:00pm. 

This form closed on August 4, 2017 11:00 PM EDT