Transition and Academic Skills Center

Camp Leatherneck

2020 log 

12th Annual Camp Leatherneck-

Don't miss out on the FREE opportunity designed for only new WIU students. 

Camp Leatherneck focuses on individual leadership development, provides opportunities for student/faculty/staff interactions, emphasizes the importance of understanding diversity, and promotes social responsibility by participating in community service.

Due to ongoing restrictions due to COVID, Camp will be held VIRTUALLY on July 12, July 19, and July 26 from 1:30pm-2:30pm and In-Person on August 18 from 9:00am-noon. 

Students must be able to attend ALL session dates in order to be considered.  

 **Note:  all photos below were taken pre-COVID.  


  • Discover your own leadership strengths
  • Learn how to get involved on campus
  • Get tips for academic success
  • Participate in a variety of activities


  • Learn about local service opportunities
  • Hear stories from servant leaders
  • Give back as a member of WIU Move-in Crew for fall opening weekend


  • Connect with over 100 peers (Campers) & 20 current student leaders (Camp Leaders) 
  • Establish lasting friendships to begin your first year
  • Learn about campus resources
  • Meet WIU staff and administrators who are passionate about your success at WIU

Camp Leatherneck 2021 Important Dates

Tuesday, June 1:  Camp Application opens 

Friday, July 2: Camp Application closes 

Wednesday, July 7: Campers will be notified no later than this date if selected to attend Camp.  All correspondence will be via students' email ONLY.  

Monday, July 12: Virtual Camp Leatherneck

Monday, July 19: Virtual Camp Leatherneck

Monday, July 26: Virtual Camp Leatherneck

Wednesday, August 18: TENTATIVE Camper Move-In to Residence Halls (to be confirmed at a later date) 

Thursday, August 19:  Camp Leatherneck (In-Person)

Apply for Camp Leatherneck