What to Expect

Here you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions, and recommendations to help you prepare for the adventure of a lifetime. Please contact campcarey@asu.edu with additional questions or concerns. We look forward to meeting you soon!

What to expect

Attendance expectation

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 about the people you meet at Camp Carey.

Cost of attendance

The cost to attend varies by camp session:

  • Camp Sessions 1-3: $100
  • Camp Sessions 4-8: $125 (Students registered for these sessions are able to move into their residence halls the day before their Camp Carey session)

Students with documented financial need may apply for a fee waiver — email campcarey@asu.edu to request a fee waiver application. To be eligible, a current FAFSA must be on file. Please allow one week for your application to be processed.

Camp location and facilities

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. Preview your Camp Carey experience.

Sleeping accommodations

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

Special needs and dietary requests

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.

Roommate requests

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.

Before you go


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 campcarey@asu.edu.

Packing dos and don’ts

Do bring the items on our recommended packing list:

  • Clothing for a two-night trip, including clothing for cooler weather (e.g., jacket, sweatshirt)
  • Sleeping bag (or sheet/blanket)
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Hygiene supplies (i.e toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shower shoes etc.)
  • Flashlight
  • Hat
  • Medications (including over-the-counter pain relievers/allergy medicines)
  • Sneakers/hiking shoes (you may wish to bring shower shoes)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain gear/poncho (check the forecast — brief summer rainstorms are common)
  • Watch
  • Phone charger
  • Bug spray
  • A great attitude!

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.

Check-in and transportation

Check in for camp on the Dean’s Patio, between the BA and BAC buildings (just north of Lemon Street) on ASU’s Tempe campus. Please plan on being dropped off — parking is extremely limited, overnight parking is not available, and student parking permits for fall are not yet active.

Roundtrip transportation is provided to and from Camp Carey and ASU’s Tempe campus for all camp sessions. Roundtrip transportation is also provided to and from ASU’s West and Polytechnic campuses (specific camp date TBD).