Aggies Head to Fish Camp

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Fish Camp started its first session on Friday for incoming freshman of Texas A&M's Class of 2010.
A welcome was held for the first-time college students Friday morning at Texas A&M's Track and Field Complex.

Fish Camp is a program designed to help incoming freshmen adjust to college life.
The new Aggies spend four days learning about Aggie traditions, how to join campus organizations, and how to find the help they need on campus.

"My sisters came and they both loved it," freshman student Weston Kingsley said. "I want to experience the atmosphere and learn about all the traditions and things like that. I'm really excited to get plugged in about why it's so great to be an aggie."

There are six camp sessions this year. Each session runs from Friday to Monday, and all camps are held in the piney woods of East Texas near Palestine.

Upperclassman serve as counselors, and for many of them it's a way to give back to the university.

"During my freshman year my counselors basically spoon fed me college," Fish Camp Counselor Brittany Brunson said. "They got me my schedule, they were there for me every step of the way, so it's been great to give back. This is my second year and I'll do it every year in college."

For more information, including a video about Fish Camp, you can contact the Fish Camp office at (979) 845-1627 or check out the Fish Camp website at