Becoming a Wreck Camp Staff Member

About Wreck Camp:

Wreck Camp is an extended orientation experience that brings together new and current students to jumpstart their college experience in a fun summer-camp setting. Wreck Camp programs are designed to aid students in their transition to Georgia Tech by developing a diverse social network and strengthening their ties to the Institute through a combination of fun activities. Students leave all camp programs prepared to be an engaged member of our campus community.

Qualified Applicants must:

The primary role of a Wreck Camp staff member is to provide guidance to incoming students and assist in the facilitation of Wreck Camp events and activities. The position of Wreck Camp staff member requires a great deal of dedication and love for Georgia Tech. As representatives of The Georgia Institute of Technology, Wreck Camp staff members are expected to positively represent themselves, Wreck Camp, New Student & Transition Programs, and Tech. The minimum expectations and responsibilities for staff members include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending and actively participating in training.

  • Working as a team with other Wreck Camp staff members, FASET Directors, NSTP Professional Staff, and any GT staff and faculty.

  • Participating and assisting with the organization, planning, and implementation of Wreck Camp throughout the summer. 

  • Facilitating group discussions over issues that new students may face during their transition to college.

  • Attending additional meetings to assist with the planning of Wreck Camp during the summer.

  • If a student is chosen to return to the Wreck Camp staff, they are also expected to provide guidance and share previous experience with new staff members, lead a sub-committee that will be advised by the Directors, and assist with the mentoring and group building of their respective Color Teams.

Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for Wreck Camp staff members include:

  • Good academic standing, with a required cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above

  • Good judicial standing with no outstanding judicial sanctions

  • Will be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech at least one additional semester following the summer they are a Wreck Camp staff member

  • Understand and support the purpose of the New Student & Transition Programs office, Wreck Camp, and the mission of Georgia Tech

  • Demonstrate the ability to be reliable, responsible, flexible, and willing to help

  • Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, GT faculty and staff.

  • Demonstrate a desire to learn about Georgia Tech and help others learn about GT and how to be a successful Georgia Tech student

  • Demonstrate pride of Georgia Tech and the willingness to share said pride with incoming students and families

  • Wreck Camp staff member socials will be held throughout the summer and are optional

  • Must be present and on time to all training sessions, workdays, and Wreck Camp sessions (unless cleared by NSTP Professional Staff)

Benefits

The benefits of being a Wreck Camp staff member include:

  • The opportunity to meet new students and become an important part of their welcome and transition into the Georgia Tech community
  • Unique leadership and professional experience
  • Free Georgia Tech Swag

  • Free meals and snacks

  • Becoming a part of a Georgia Tech Tradition

Required Dates

Training Dates (subject to change)

  • March 9, 6:30-9 pm
  • March 23, 6:30-9 pm
  • April 6, 6:30-9 pm
  • April 13, 6:30-9 pm
  • April 20, 6:30-9 pm
  • Potential Retreat (Saturday May 15 & Sunday May 16, 2021

Wreck Camp Workdays

  • Wreck Camp ATL (June 23-24, 2021) Beginning at 5:30pm 
  • HIVE Virtual Engagement (July 11-12, 2021) Beginning at 5:30pm
  • Wreck Camp Odyssey (August 9-10, 2021) Beginning at 5:30pm

Wreck Camp Dates

  • Wreck Camp ATL (June 25-27, 2021)
  • Wreck Camp HIVE Virtual Engagement (July 13-15, 2021)
  • Wreck Camp Odyssey (August 11-14, 2021)

Add/Check Wreck Camp Required Dates 

Do you want to check the dates that are required by Wreck Camp with your calendar? Click one of the following links to add it to your calendar to confirm conflicts or availability. This will help when completing the application. 

iCal            Google Calendar        Online Calendar

Additional Information

Working/Classes During the Summer

Wreck Camp staff members are required to work Wreck Camp Odyssey (August 11-14, 2021), HIVE Virtual Engagement (July 13-15, 2021), and Wreck Camp ATL (June 25-27, 2021). Additionally, Wreck Camp and HIVE Workdays are non-negotiable days you will need to be in attendance as well unless approved by the Wreck Camp Coordinator otherwise.

Wreck Camp Staff Recruitment Information

Join our NSTP Leader Interest Facebook Group to receive updates during the process!

 

Information Sessions

Applicants should/are encouraged to attend one of our Information Sessions to learn more about the Wreck Camp staff experience, meet the New Student & Transition Programs professional staff, and hear from previous staff members.

Come see us at the following virtual info sessions: 

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 (Virtual)

Thursday, January 28th, 2021 (Virtual)

 

Application Process 

  1. Wreck Camp Staff Applications have been EXTENDED until Wednesday, February 10, 2021 (Midnight)
  2. Upon turning in your application, you will receive instructions for filling out your required online profile. Please be on the lookout for an email from James Allen Jr. 
  3. Applicants will be notified of interview signup Wednesday, February 10th.
  4. Staff interviews will be held from Monday, February 22nd – Friday, February 26th (Times TBA)
  5. Applicants will be notified of the final selections on Tuesday, March 2nd

 

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the New Student & Transition Programs office at (404)894-6897 or by email. Thank you for your interest in joining the Wreck Camp staff this year!

APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 WRECK CAMP STAFF ARE NOW OPEN!