Roadrunner Camp

Roadrunner Camp

Roadrunner Camp is not orientation; however, if you are like many students, looking for an opportunity to meet new friends, student leaders, faculty and staff, then Roadrunner Camp is the right fit for you!

Roadrunner Camp is a two-day one-night, high-energy experience for any new student, encouraging UTSA spirit in campus activities, traditions, and athletic events. In addition, you will learn to begin modeling character and sportsmanship in all events and activities as you prepare for college and beyond. You will discover opportunities for leadership and involvement on campus. Through all of this, the Roadrunner Camp Staff will encourage and support you in your personal, social, and academic transition to UTSA.

Camp Dates August 16th-17th, 2018
Camp Location John Newcombe Tennis Ranch
Camp Fee $125/person – includes overnight accommodations, meals and transportation

Camp Reservation

Reservation Instructions
  • Reservations for camp will open in early May. Interested students must complete the online reservation form. NO reservations accepted by phone, mail, or in person at any time.
  • Space is limited
  • Reservations taken on a first-come, first-served basis
  • After filling out the online reservation form, all further information will be sent to the provided email.

Camp Fee is $125.

All Roadrunner Camp fees are charged to their student account. The camp fee covers transportation to and from camp, lodging for one night, five meals, a camp t-shirt and all activities. The camp fees will be billed directly to your Fall tuition and fees bill. No advanced payment is needed nor will be accepted. Please see the camp cancellation policy.

The UTSA Family Fund provides sixteen (16) students each with a $62.50 Roadrunner Camp Grant to partially fund their Roadrunner Camp fee.

How to Apply

Register for Roadrunner Camp FIRST, then apply for the Roadrunner Camp Grant. Grant applications will NOT be reviewed if the student has not registered for Roadrunner Camp. To apply, during the Roadrunner Camp registration process, you will be prompted to choose the grant application link to complete an application.

Roadrunner Camp Grant—Terms & Conditions

Grant applications must be completely filled out online and submitted by July 23, 2018. Applicants will be asked to explain in 500 words or less their reason(s) for attending Roadrunner Camp and the financial reason(s) why they should be awarded the Roadrunner Camp Grant. The selection committee will review all applications and choose the grant winners. Grant winners will be notified by August 3, 2018 and will receive a $62.50 credit on their student tuition and fees bill. Roadrunner Camp Grant recipients must attend camp to receive the Grant. Grants awarded to students who do not attend Roadrunner Camp will be withdrawn from student’s tuition and fees bill.

Once the Roadrunner Camp Reservation form is received and processed, a confirmation letter is generated that confirms your camp sign-up. The confirmation letter is then sent to the email address on the reservation form. If you do not receive a confirmation email within one week after submitting your reservation form, please contact the Office of Orientation and Family Programs at 210-458-4724 or email

The cancellation date is July 16th, 2018. Cancellation requests must be made in writing using the cancellation form. No cancellations will be taken by phone. It is the student’s responsibility to contact Orientation and Family Programs by the posted deadline in order to cancel your reservation. All campers that fail to cancel their reservation prior to the deadline will be billed for the Roadrunner Camp fee to their student account.

Reservations will continue to be accepted until the reservation deadline. Once all spots have filled, students will be automatically placed on the camp “wait list” and will be emailed their wait list status. Once the cancellation deadline passes, we will update students of their confirmed status as soon as possible and will automatically change student’s status to “confirmed” and their student accounts will be billed. The students will be notified of their confirmed status by email.

There are NO refunds for wait list confirmed students. Therefore, students who receive a wait list confirmation are advised not to make any alternate plans prior to the Roadrunner Camp date. It is the student’s responsibility to contact The Office of Orientation and Family Programs (in writing and by phone) and remove their name from the wait list prior to the cancellation deadline in order to avoid Roadrunner Camp fees charged to their student account.

Camp Expectations

Roadrunner Camp Participant Conduct Expectations

  • I understand I am representing not only myself, but also UTSA.
  • I understand I will be held responsible for my actions while on this trip as stated in the UTSA Student Code of Conduct.
  • I understand that I will be part of a group outing under the leadership of the UTSA Orientation and Family Programs staff. I therefore will comply with the group leader’s directions regarding my participation.

What to Bring

Many activities are outdoors, thus we are subject to the weather. Please be sure to pack clothes for a variety of elements (most likely it will be hot) and plenty of changes of clothes.

The following list should be helpful while packing for this camp. Please label your items with your name! UTSA is not held responsible for any loss or damage to your personal property, therefore, plan accordingly. We advise you to bring a minimal amount of spending money to be used to purchase snacks, photos, or souvenirs.

  • Clothing for 2 days that includes extra shirts
  • Shoes and socks (required for activities, needs to include one pair of closed toe tennis shoes)
  • Sandals/Flip Flops
  • Toiletries
  • Shower towels and wash cloth
  • Blanket and Pillow
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit
  • Beach towel
  • Hat
  • Allergy/medicine/insect repellent
  • Pajamas
  • Non-perishable snacks in air tight container (optional)
  • Spending money (optional)
  • Action Photo will be at camp to take pictures of your camp team. Photos can be purchased on site. (optional)

The following items are PROHIBITED at camp:

  • Personal vehicles
  • Visitors or pets
  • Firearms
  • Alcohol and illegal drugs