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An immersive experience for first-year business students, Camp Carey introduces you to everything (and everyone) you need to know to succeed at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business. Discover your inner leader and unleash your inner Sparky as you make new friends, connect with key people and resources, and map your future in college and beyond.
“Camp Carey connected me with so many people. It also made me feel connected to everything going on at the business school, which got me off to a really great start here.”
(BS Marketing/BA Film ’18)
Everyone goes to Camp Carey! It's the perfect place to meet and greet your new community, which includes fellow first-year business students, continuing W. P. Carey students, faculty, staff, and even alumni. Expect to be inspired by the people you meet — local, out-of-state, and international students all find common ground at Camp Carey.
Some of the most important business skills are best learned through experience, which is why we encourage all W. P. Carey students to start early and practice often. Camp Carey is a great first step.
Camp Carey is all about building important and meaningful connections, meeting new friends, learning about the business school and the resources you need to succeed, and, of course, having fun. All W. P. Carey students are expected to attend Camp Carey, where you will get to communicate ideas and engage with diverse groups.
Monday, Aug. 17, 2020
Participating in Camp Carey is an important part of ensuring your success in college and beyond. It's a no-stress, high-fun experience and is an unmatched opportunity to make connections and friends you can count on.
Camp Carey takes you to Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in the heart of Downtown Phoenix. This full-day event includes roundtrip transportation to and from ASU’s Polytechnic, Tempe, and West campuses.
“As an international student, it was my first time to work with students from other cultures. I made some friends during the trip and got some experience in intercultural communication.”
(BS Supply Chain Management ’16)
Starting your journey at Camp Carey removes the guesswork from your first year so you can make informed decisions about your future and shape your path forward with confidence.
Camp Carey connects you with knowledge, tools, and people that can help you thrive throughout your time at ASU. Because your success is our priority, and we want you and fellow first-year students to enter college with:
A clear picture of the many opportunities available to you here
The tools you need to pursue those opportunities early in your college career
Aspirational and achievable ways to elevate your education and experience
An immediate network of friends and mentors to help you along the way
This is your guide to all things Camp Carey, all in one place. Explore to find essential knowledge for future campers, and feel free to reach out to us if questions come up as you do so.
Camp Carey is an immersive, welcoming experience for first-year business students at Arizona State University. It’s your chance to get a competitive edge before classes start, by forming lasting connections with people and tools that you can lean on for support from day one and throughout your college career.
All new first-year W. P. Carey students are expected to attend Camp Carey. It’s your opportunity to interact and forge lasting relationships with peers, current students, deans, and staff — friendly faces you’ll see in class and across campus throughout your time at ASU.
Camp Carey costs $100. This covers transportation to and from Chase Field, your first W. P. Carey t-shirt and clear bag, meals, snacks, new friends, and great memories! If you choose to stay for the baseball game at the conclusion of Camp Carey, your baseball ticket and dinner are also included.
Students with documented financial need may apply for a fee waiver — email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a fee waiver application.
Wear your Camp Carey t-shirt and, if necessary, you may bring your clear bag, in accordance with Chase Field’s clear bag policy. Both the t-shirt and clear bag will be required to board the bus to Camp Carey.
A keynote speaker to help build connections with other students, team-building and goal-setting activities, icebreakers, meeting student clubs and organizations, fun games, and unique opportunities to engage with your new community.
Yes, chartered bus transportation is provided to and from ASU (Polytechnic, Tempe and West campuses) at designated times.
Yes; meals for the day are included in the fee to attend Camp Carey (dinner will only be provided to students who choose to attend the baseball game). Please share any dietary restrictions and/or allergy information during the registration process.
Camp Carey is a one-day event running from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., after which you will have the option to attend a baseball game with fellow students. Dinner will be provided to students who choose to go to the game, leading up to its scheduled start at 6:40 p.m.