Camp Carey field guide

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.

Things to know before you go.

Below you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions, as well as recommendations to help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. Please reach out to us via email with additional questions or concerns.

What is Camp Carey?

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. Learn more.

What’s on the agenda?

Day 1
Check in at ASU
Travel to Prescott
Large group ice-breaker activities
Intro to the corporate challenge
Night opening session
Free time — indoor and outdoor activities, s’mores, board games, team building

*For sessions 2-8.

Day 2
Camp Carey activities (various topics, hour-long sessions)
Camp Carey activities (various topics, hour-long sessions)
Corporate challenge presentations
Free time — indoor and outdoor activities, s’mores, board games, team bonding

Day 3
Closing session
Camp Carey awards
Return to ASU (bagged lunch)

Who goes to Camp Carey?

All incoming business freshmen 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. Learn more.

Where is Camp Carey located?

Located in Prescott, Arizona — approximately 90 minutes north of ASU’s Tempe campus — all Camp Carey sessions are held at a site furnished with cabins, a dining facility, and plenty of space for group activities. Indoor restrooms and shower facilities are available on site. Learn more.

When is Camp Carey?

There are multiple sessions of Camp Carey to choose from, all held before school starts. Check out our calendar to learn more.

I want to go to Camp Carey. Now what?

Select and register to attend a Camp Carey session of your choosing. If you previously registered but need to change your camp session, please contact

How much does Camp Carey cost?

It costs $100 to attend Camp Carey sessions 1, 2, or 3.

Camp Carey sessions 4–8 cost $125 to attend. Students who attend these sessions have the opportunity to move in to their assigned student housing early, the day before they leave for Camp Carey.

Students with documented financial need may apply for a fee waiver — email to request a fee waiver application. To be eligible, a current FAFSA must be on file. Please allow 10 days for your application to be processed.

What are the accommodations?

Students stay in same-sex cabins with trained Camp Carey facilitators who are continuing W. P. Carey students. Facilitators lead campers through activities, ensure student safety, and create a positive and inclusive learning environment.

Can I request a roommate?

Roommate requests will not be accommodated. Rather than sticking with what (and who) you already know, Camp Carey challenges you to venture outside of — and ultimately expand — your comfort zone. Take this opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and open your eyes to new possibilities, all of which will serve you well in college and your future career.

Are there indoor restrooms?

Of course! You will have access to indoor restrooms and shower facilities at Camp Carey.

Will special needs and dietary requests be accommodated?

Special needs (indicated on the Camp Carey registration form) will be accommodated. Students with specific dietary restrictions (e.g., gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian) will also be accommodated.

Is transportation to Camp Carey provided?

Yes! Roundtrip transportation is provided to and from Camp Carey and ASU’s Tempe campus for all camp sessions. For Camp 8, roundtrip transportation will also be provided to and from ASU’s West and Polytechnic campuses.

I live in northern Arizona. Can I meet the group at Camp Carey?

Yes — if you live in northern Arizona, you can arrange to meet us at camp. Please email at least one week prior to your scheduled departure so we can coordinate with you. Individuals who drive themselves to Camp Carey are required to arrive on time and remain for the entire session.

Where do we check in to go to Camp Carey?

Check-in on ASU’s Tempe campus is on the Dean’s Patio, located just north of the Apache Parking Structure and just south of the Memorial Union, between the Business Administration (BA) building and Business Administration C-wing.

Locations for check-in on the Polytechnic and West campuses for Camp #8 will be provided via email.

Please plan on being dropped off — parking is extremely limited, overnight parking is not available, and student parking permits for fall may not be active.

Things to bring to Camp Carey.

Pack clothing for a 3-day, 2-night trip — including a light jacket/sweatshirt, and rain gear if necessary, depending on the forecasted weather in Prescott.

Remember to shelter your feet — plan to bring closed-toe shoes that you are comfortable walking in, and shower shoes (flip flops are a great option).

Prepare for fun in the sun — a good pair of sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat will serve you well at camp (and back on campus).

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate — remember to pack a reusable water bottle, so you can have fun in the sun (without the headache!).

Pack your sleep gear and cabin essentials — future campers should bring a sleeping bag (or sheet/blanket), pillow, flashlight, towel, bug spray, toiletries, and medications (including over-the-counter pain relievers/allergy medicine).

Practice that signature smile — the better your attitude, the better your Camp Carey experience will be. We can’t wait to meet you there!

Stash your documentation somewhere safe — bring your ASU Sun Card, one additional photo ID, and medical insurance cards, just in case.


Things to leave at home.

Don’t bring large amounts of money — all camp meals and snacks are provided. Nothing additional will be available for purchase.

Don’t bring computers and/or tablets — there is no Wi-Fi access at Camp Carey.

Don’t bring important identity documents, such as your social security card or birth certificate. However, do bring your ASU Sun Card, one additional photo ID, and medical insurance cards.


Countdown to Camp Carey

We can’t wait to meet you! See when we’re going to Camp Carey this summer — there are multiple sessions to choose from before school starts — and where we’re going in northern Arizona.

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