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Gems Camp

Gems Camp is the University of Maryland Gemstone Program's extended orientation program designed to aid incoming students in their transition from high school to college and into the ranks of the Gemstone living-learning program.

By moving in before the rest of campus, students who attend Gems Camp get to adjust to the dynamics of college with 150 of their soon-to-be-life-long best friends before the campus is populated with over 37,000 students. Camp leaders are sophomore, junior, and senior Gemstone students who will be peer mentors and facilitators in the adjusting process as well as a friend to each camper during and long after camp ends.

At Gems Camp, freshmen 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 for Gems Camp 2017:
Tuesday, August 22nd - Thursday, August 24th

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

More information regarding camp registration, move-in details, and other logistics will be available in late May. Check back soon!

If you have any immediate quesitons, please email