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!

Gems Camp 2017: Adventure Awaits

Tuesday, August 22nd-Thursday, August 24th

Gems Camp 2017 Registration is now OPEN!

Gems Camp 2017 will be from Tuesday, August 22nd - Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Students attending Gems Camp with on campus housing will be able to move-in on Tuesday, August 22nd from 9am-1pm.

To REGISTER for Gems Camp, please visit:

All registration materials, including payment, are due by Monday, August 1st, 2017.

The registration fee for camp is $180. These fees offset the costs of all meals, transportation, and accommodations during camp. There are several $90 scholarships available to students who demonstrate strong financial need. A copy of your financial aid package from the University of Maryland and this Gems Camp registration form must be emailed to by July 1st for consideration.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions document HERE or email We can't wait to see you in August!

Check out photos from Gems Camp 2016: To 2020 and Beyond on our Facebook page here.