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Dear Participant,

Summer is almost here, and with that, the Freshman Connection is right around the corner! We are looking forward to having a great session of leadership studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. If you have not already done so, please complete the Emergency Consent form and bring with you to check-in.

The following is a list of important dates and times:

  • Check-in is from 11:00am to 11:45am on the first day of your session. Lunch will not be served so you may want to have lunch before you arrive.

  • The camp will begin at 12:00pm with a short introduction of programming and staff.

  • The camp will conclude at 4:00pm on the last day of your session.

  • In case of emergency, your parent or guardian can contact you by calling one of the following numbers (there will not be a phone in your room in the Towers, but you will have access to a pay phone):

Justin Gardner (Director)
Office: (715) 836-6040

Amber Pfiffner (Staff Coordinator)
Office: (715) 836-6040

The atmosphere of the Freshman Connection is casual. The rooms will have sheets, pillows and a light blanket in them. They are not air-conditioned. The following list contains suggested items to bring:

Clothing: Dress casually but be sure to consider weather appropriate clothing and clothing that allows you to be active. Don't forget a pair of comfortable supportive shoes!

Other Suggested Items:
Fan, address book/notebook, personal care items, sunglasses/hat, camera, spending money for snacks, towel and washcloth, alarm clock

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email at anytime. I look forward to sharing a great experience with you!

Justin Gardner
Leadership Institute Director