Gemstone Honors Program
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Gems Camp

Gems Camp is the Gemstone Honors Program's two-night, off campus orientation program designed to help incoming Gemstone students transition to the University of Maryland and the Gemstone Honors Program prior to the first day of classes. Campers participate in fun team building activities and meet new students while learning valuable information about UMD and Gemstone. If living on campus, students have the added benefit of moving in early.

At Gems Camp, first-year students immediately develop a diverse social network of fellow classmates, upperclassmen, and Gemstone staff. You will start college with the pride and excitement of a True Terp along with an introduction of campus culture & traditions!

Save the Dates: Gems Camp 2019: Tuesday, August 20th-Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Gems Camp Registration

Our Gems Camp 2019 registration will open for Gemstone Class of 2023 students in late May. Stay tuned for more updates soon! Please direct any questions to

Have Questions about Gems Camp?

If you have any questions regarding Gems Camp, please view our Frequently Asked Questions from 2018 (last year) document or email We can't wait to see you in August!

Check out the promo video for Gems Camp 2018 to see all the fun we have in store for you!

Check out photos from Gems Camp 2018: Imagine the Impossible here.