Texas Tech University

Red Raider Camp

For Incoming Students

Red Raider Camp (RRC) is for new students as they transition to Texas Tech University. The experiences creates opportunities to make friends, experience traditions, learn keys to success, and have fun! The program is led by Camp Counselors who are current Red Raiders.

RRC is a three-day adventure that takes place on the Texas 4-H Conference Center campus in Brownwood, Texas.

More details about 2024 Red Raider Camp coming soon!

Registration Information

Red Raider Camp takes place in Brownwood, TX at the Texas 4-H Conference Center. Students are responsible for their own travel to and from RRC.

The registration fee is $225 and covers your lodging, meals, activities, and three camp t-shirts.

Please note, the camp fee is refundable up until June 15.

The Red Raider Camp fee is not your orientation fee. The orientation fee is separate and applied to your TTU Student eBill. The Red Raider Camp fee is paid up front.

If you need to cancel your camp reservation, please submit the cancelation form.

Please note, the camp fee is refundable up until June 15.

Get Ready for RRC

It is important to remember that official communication from Texas Tech University will be sent to your Texas Tech email address. This includes confirmation and reminders related to RRC. One week prior to your scheduled Red Raider Camp session, you will receive a reminder email with final important information to help you prepare for camp, including your color group assignment! Check this email regularly to make sure you do not miss important information.

To enable your TechMail, go to the eRaider website, login with your eRaider credentials, click on Email Services, and review or modify your information.

Check your email at outlook.office.com using your eRaider credentials.

Small Groups: Red Raider Campers are divided into five color groups (blue, green, orange, purple and yellow) and will be led by a color group counselor who is an experienced Red Raider! These color groups help provide opportunities to make friends and build a support network with the small group and Red Raider Camp Counselors. Get ready for a little friendly competition with the other groups! Though the color teams are an important part of Red Raider Camp, there is still plenty of opportunity to meet others outside your color group through large group activities, meals, and free time!

Large Group Activites: Start connecting with others at Red Raider Camp! Find out who is in your major or residence hall with fun group activities.

Sport Competitions: Get into a little friendly competition with kickball and volleyball tournaments. Play with your color group or make your own team!

History & Tradition Skits: Learn the unique history & traditions of Texas Tech and be entertained by the RRC Staff.

Pool Party: Time to cool off from that hot Texas summer sun.

Ropes Course: Challenge yourself and your group to a series of team-building elements designed to enrich your experience. Close-toed shoes are required for the ropes course.

Free Time: Enjoy some time relaxing with your fellow Red Raiders at the pool, high ropes course, and more!

Raider Relay: Does your group have what it takes to win the ultimate team competition?

Polos & Pearl Snaps: Time to ‘get down' Tech style. Make sure you bring an outfit for the dance!

Wreck'em Rally: Here's your chance to get fired up about being the newest Red Raiders!

Ring Ceremony: One of Texas Tech's most honored traditions is it's class ring. You'll receive a ring that symbolizes your completion of camp, just as your senior ring will symbolize your graduation in four short years.

  • Clothing for three days and extra socks
    • A white camp shirt will be provided for all three days.
  • An outfit for the Polos and Pearlsnaps Dance on Day 2. 
  • Sturdy, closed-toe tennis shoes (that are appropriate for activities such as basketball, volleyball, ropes course, etc.)
  • Bed linens and blanket for a single-sized bed or sleeping bag and a pillow
  • Towels - bath and swim
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.)
  • Shower shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Your Texas Tech room assignment and e-mail address
    (to exchange with other campers if desired)
  • Any medications you are taking
  • Signed Texas 4-H Release Form
    • This form is to be filled out by every camper attending Red Raider Camp.
    • Please bring a signed copy of this form with you to check-in.
    • If under 18 years of age, this release form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

What not to bring:

Per Camp Policy: The use of alcohol, tobacco or any kind of illegal drug is prohibited. All participants are expected to abide by this and all other rules of Texas Tech University.

Please arrive between 12pm and 1pm on Day 1 of RRC.

You should eat lunch prior to arriving at camp.

Make plans to depart from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Day 3 of RRC.

Early Arrival: We are unable to provide accommodations for early arrival to Red Raider Camp. Please see the Brownwood Chamber of Commercefor travel and lodging accommodations near the Texas 4-H Conference Center if you need to arrive early.

Getting to Camp: Campers can drive to RRC in their personal vehicle and park on site or campers can be dropped off at RRC on Day 1 and picked up on Day 3. If you plan to arrive by plane, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the Texas 4-H Conference Center.

Due to privacy laws, we cannot release the names of other campers attending a particular session for travel or other reasons.

If you are having issues logging into the RRO registration system, make sure your eRaider is set up. If you've forgotten your username or password, utilize the Forgot Username or Forgot Password option to retrieve this information.

For assistance with eRaider issues contact:
IT Help Central

Note: Your eRaider login is different than the RaiderConnect credentials which you used during the admissions process.