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 2018: Imagine the Impossible

Save the Dates: Tuesday, August 21st-Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Welcome Gemstone Class of 2022! This year's Gems Camp is set to be the best one yet. We have a wonderful planning committee and dedicated camp leaders who can't wait to meet you!

Students attending Gems Camp with on campus housing will be able to move-in on Tuesday, August 21st from 9am-1pm.

Gems Camp Registration

The registration fee for camp is $195, which includes all meals during camp, transportation, and accomodations during camp. TO REGISTER for Gems Camp 2018, please complete the online registration form at

All registration materials including payment, are due by August 1st, 2018.

There are several $100 scholarships available to students who demonstrate strong financial need. A copy of your financial aid package from the University of Maryland and a copy of your completed Gems Camp registration must be emailed to by July 1st, 2018 for consideration.

Have Questions about Gems Camp?

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

Check out the promo video from Gems Camp 2017 to see all the fun we have in store for you!

Check out photos from Gems Camp 2017: Adventure Awaits here.