Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri
Camp Trulaske climbing wall

What to Expect

Camp Trulaske is an exciting experience for incoming business freshmen at Mizzou. Here's a bit more about what to expect from the experience:    

The Things You'll Learn

  1. Networking: Business is all about who you know. Kick-start your college career with the same method! You’ll meet your peers from around the country. Camp counselors and Camp Directors – upperclassmen Mizzou business students – are ready to help you integrate into Mizzou’s culture.
  2. Communication: Between the jam-packed schedule and the constant interaction with fellow campers, you’ll be sure to leave Camp Trulaske a better communicator. Students from all over the world are invited to attend, which provides an excellent opportunity for further global engagement.
  3. You: Our goal at Camp Trulaske isn’t just to get you adjusted to life as a Tiger, we want you to leave camp a better you. Whether it is from the various competitions, ropes courses, or small group sessions, we hope you learn more about yourself and just how great you really are. We sure can’t wait to get to know you!
  4. Fun: When it’s all said and done, the thing you’ll remember about Camp Trulaske is what a great time it was. Whether you are sitting around the campfire getting to know new classmates or coming together through team activities, the memories you make during Camp Trulaske will stay with you throughout your time as a Trulaske student.

The Things You'll Do

We will have a full schedule of activities, so you never need to worry about what to do next:

  1. Large group activities: Your first semester on college campus can be stressful. Finding your way around, getting used to the classes and schedule, and making new friends. At Camp Trulaske, you will get to know more than 150 new Trulaske College of Business students, plus dozens of student counselors, faculty and staff.
  2. Small group sessions: There is no “I” in team, at Camp Trulaske, you will work in small groups and compete against each other in various events, showing off your teamwork and competitive edge.
  3. True Camp Experiences: Outside the regularly scheduled activities, there will be downtime to relax and do your own thing. Shoot some hoops, play tennis, soccer or baseball, go for a swim or even kayak around the lake.

What You'll Bring

In order to enjoy Camp Trulaske to the fullest, here are a few things to consider bringing:

  • Clothing for a 2-night trip (camp T-shirts are included)
  • Tennis Shoes/Hiking Shoes (closed-toed)
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Shower shoes
  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Toiletries (body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, shaving cream)
  • Bath linens (towel and washcloths)
  • Bed linens (sheets, a blanket, a pillow, a sleeping bag)
  • Small fan to clip to bunk (optional)
  • Approved Medications:
    • Prescribed by a doctor (in original bottle)
    • OTC pain or allergy medication
  • Rain gear (Hopefully you won't need it!)
  • A great attitude!

If you have questions, contact camptrulaske@missouri.edu