What is Baylor Line Camp?
Think back to when you were a high school senior preparing for college. You probably felt some uncertainty about the years ahead: How would you make friends in college? What if you didn’t fit in? What if the university you chose was not the right fit for you?
Since 2001, Baylor Line Camp has eased those pre-college anxieties for incoming Bears. An extension of orientation, Line Camp further prepares new students for their transition to Baylor. Over the course of four days, they get to know fellow freshmen, become familiar with getting around campus, run the Baylor Line for the first time, learn the cheers and chants they’ll do at sporting events, and even have their own mini All University Sing.
But most will agree that the highlight of Line Camp is the trip to Independence, Texas, Baylor’s original home. Here, Baylor’s newest Bears learn about the university’s beginnings, have a meal together, and in a solemn ceremony around the last remaining columns of Baylor’s original buildings, are inducted into that good old Baylor Line.
Here’s what the class of 2020 has had to say about their Line Camp experience:
— Madelynn Traylor (@MadelynnTraylor) June 17, 2016
— erica bee (@EricaBee33) June 19, 2016
— Kater (@laurenkkater) June 19, 2016
— sydpete (@sydney_pete14) June 24, 2016
— Tyler Skelton (@tyler_skelton4) June 10, 2016
— maddy ray (@ray_maddy) June 17, 2016
think I’ve made some of the best friends I’ll have over the next four years. line camp done, ready to be with #BU20 everyday
— Have u seen my game? (@_RobertHanson_) June 17, 2016
In short, Line Camp is the time when nervous freshmen become confident Baylor Bears — making friends and memories that will last a lifetime, and realizing that Baylor will soon be — and will always be — their second home.
Sic ’em, Line Campers!