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Campout 2016

Registration opened Wednesday, August 24th and will close Friday, September 9th at 11:59pm. Registration must be completed online during this time period at NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER AFTER Friday, September 9th at 11:59pm.

During registration...
-Elect to be either attending or non-attending camper. Attending campers physically attend part or all of Campout and earn lottery entries based on the number of attendance checks made. Students who will miss more than 5 hours of Campout should register as a non-attending camper. Non-attending campers do not physically attend campout and do not earn lottery entries based on checks.

After registration...
-Sign up to be a Campout volunteer
Signup for a chance to bring an RV or Uhaul to Campout. We have a strict limit of 50 RVs/Uhauls this year as space is limited. Should more than 50 groups request an RV, there will be a lottery based selection process. RV groups must designate 1 captain to attend the RV Captain's meeting on Monday, September 12th between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm in BioSci 111. Failure to attend by the captain or a designated member of the RV/Uhaul will result in removal of the group from the RV Rodeo.

Clarification on groups: You can have as many people as you wish campout as part of your "team" or "group". However, please note that you must register for Campout as an individual, you will make attendance checks as an individual and you have the chance to win an individual season ticket. All Campout/ticket sharing "Teams" are unofficial to the Basketball Committee, but we encourage them because they increase the collective odds of a group winning multiple tickets in which you can share. Any agreements in which you make between your team are solely governed by the group making them. All agreements regarding ticket sharing within a team should follow the guidelines within the Ticket Usage Agreement.

Please refer to the 2016 RV policy for more information. We will be strictly enforcing the size limitation of the RV/Uhual this year as space has become more limited in the Blue Zone lots due to the ongoing construction at Wallace Wade.
You may begin queuing for "Tentville" beginning at 3:00pm on Friday the 16th. The location of the queue will be annouced via social media leading up to Campout. Tentville will officially open at 5:30pm and tenters will be let into the campsite in groups of 5 at a time.

Tents must be set up within parking spaces, you will be double stacked, maybe even triple stack. While there are no explicit restrictions on tent size, the "tent" cannot be custom built (i.e. K-ville "tents") and must resemble a proper camping/sleeping tent. In addition, it can cannot take up space in the driving lanes of the parking lot such that it would impede any first responders. Please do not bring any EZ-Up pop up tents or canopies.

At 6 PM we will ask tenters to head to Cameron Indoor for the Women’s Volleyball matchup vs. Campbell University to make way for the RV setup.
Sunday Morning
The Committee will call a "wake-up" check between 6:00 am and 7:00 am on Sunday morning (18th). While this is not considered an attendance check that requires campers to check in at the main tent, all campers must help to clean up the campsite before any lottery results will be released. Trash can be placed into the large dumpsters located in the lower gravel lots. Once the campsite is cleaned, there will be an attendance check for campers to obtain lottery results. Campers must make this final check. If a camper does not make this check, they will be removed from the lottery even if they had been chosen in the lottery. Campers who win the right to purchase a ticket and plan to pay via credit card or have already entered their information into the online ticket portal are free to go after checking in. If you wish to pay for your ticket by check, please proceed to the ticket windows across from the graduate student entrance to Cameron to pay for your ticket.
Community Service
Participation in the Community Service Event on the Saturday morning of Campout 2016 is a privilege, not a right. Below is the policy that governs all scheduled Community Service events. Questions can be directed to the Community Service Chairs or the Basketball Co-Chairs.

Registration for Community Service Events
-Register for a community service event at this link ( before Friday, September 16th, 2016, at 5:00 pm.
-Sites for this year's Campout include but are not limited to: The Emily K Center, Duke Gardens, Durham Habitat, Durham Rescue Mission as well as various public parks and elementary schools in our community. Click here for a full list of projects.

-Students who did not register for Community Service during their Campout registration period may sign up using the link above or by e-mailing prior to September 16th at 5 pm, or sign-up on the alternate list during Campout.
-Students who sign up after registration has ended will be assigned a project on a first-come, first-served basis.
-Any questions regarding the Community Service Projects or other Community Service matters can be directed to

Participation in Community Service and Random Attendance Checks
Students who are participating in Community Service will meet Saturday, September 17th 2016, at 7:30 am. Projects will be completed from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, unless otherwise instructed.

A Project Leader will be assigned to each project and will call random checks to ensure that each student is present and participating in the project and give wristbands to all participants completing the Community Service Event. Students must participate fully in the project to receive credit for Community Service participation. Remember that during these projects, volunteers are representing Duke University, Duke Athletics and the graduate and professional student community and that these actions reflect upon these 3 entities. Volunteers must perform the required tasks of their project sober. Volunteer drivers must be completely sober on Saturday morning. Failure to participate in the project or to make one of these random checks will result in the participant’s removal from Community Service participation and loss of exempt status. Students must return to Campout by 2:00 pm with all appropriate IDs and wristband given at the completion of the Community Service project. Failure to make the next Campout check called after students return from Community Service will result in the loss of credit for all checks conducted at Campout during Community Service.
While camping in a parking lot for 36 hours may sound long a daunting tasks, our lineup of entertainment activities helps make this the best event of the year. This year, we've added some new events as well as brought back some of our most popular events from years past. For more information on the full slate of entertainment throughout the weekend, see the schedule below or read through the detailed outline:

Campout Carnival
Carnival is our family friendly event that takes place on K-ville lawn the Saturday of Campout between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm . It features various activites for kids such as balloon animals artists, face painting and science activities. It will also be the site of the Cornhole tournament and the Duke Wellness sponsored lunch catered by Enzos. In the early afternoon, Locopops will also be set up and serve a variety of popsicles for $3.

Silent Auction
The Campout Silent Auction benefiting the Emily K Center is back and better than ever! The auction starts 10:00 pm Friday night and runs until 8:00 pm Saturday. Click here to see the list of amazing items available to bid on during the weekend. More items may be added prior to Campout!

Charity 3v3 Basketball Torunament

If you wish to sign up your team for the Charity Basketball Tournament, read the rules first and then follow this link to register: Space will be limited to 16 mens teams and 16 womens teams

Cornhole Tournament
Looking to test your Cornhole skills? Sign up for the Cornhole Tournament here:

Study Area

On Saturday afternoon between 12:00pm and 6:00pm, there will be dedicated time for those that wish to work on school assignments or study. This will be held in Wilson classrooms 018 and 020. Students can check in and check out on the hour. Once checked in to the study classrooms, campers will perform attendance checks in the classroom itself.
Food and Water
Staying fed and hydrated during Campout are critical to making it to the end of Campout and providing yourself the highest chance of obtaining a season ticket. We will be providing opportunites for meals and water throughout the weekend, so stay on the lookout.

  -Friday night food trucks: Chirba Chirba, Humble Pig, Locopops(parked along the road in the Blue Zone next to main campsite)
  -Saturday morning breakfast sponsored by Sheetz (main campsite)
  -Saturday catered Enzo's lunch sponsored by the Duke Wellness Center (Campout Carnival in K-ville)
  -Saturday afternoon snacks sponsored by Ponysaurus Brewing Company and KIND (main campsite)
  -Saturday dinner with Nana Taco and Heavenly Buffaloes (main campsite, buy your meal tickets during registration)
  -Saturday late night food trucks: Gussy's Greek Food Truck, KoKyu Korean BBQ, Belgian Waffle Crafters (parked along the road in the Blue Zone next to main campsite)

  -Water filtration truck will be onsite at the main campsite throughout the weekend to refill water bottles
Special Deals and Offers
Outdoor Adventures
This year, the Basketball Committee has parterned with Outdoor Adventure and Equipment Rental to make it easy for campers to rent equipment for the weekend.

The following Campout packages are being offered:
  -2 person rental package (2 person tent, 2 sleeping bags and 2 mattress pads) = $20
  -4 person rental package (2 person tent, 2 sleeping bags and 2 mattress pads) = $35
  $5 off any rental with entry into the Cornhole Tournament!

All rentals will need to be made with at least 24 hours notice, but rentals for Campout weekend are always in high demand so we suggest booking early! Request a rental directly through the Outdoor Adventures website:

The Duck Shop

The Duck Shop is a generous sponsor of Campout 2016, providing prizes and apparel for various events throughout the weekend. The shop, located at 737 Ninth Street, near Harris Teeter, boasts a wide selection of officially licensed Duke apparel. Duke students can take advantage of a 10% discount on all items with their Duke ID!
Campout Survival Guide

Mandatory for all campers
  -Valid Duke ID
  -Secondary form of valid ID
  -Two canned good items for food bank donation
  -Copy of registration email

The following items are highly recommended for Campout:
  -Cash/Card for Food Trucks
  -Hand sanitizer / handi-wipes
  -Other beverages (Soda, Gatorade, etc)
  -Food (Note: Food donated from local businesses is available but the amount varies year to year)
  -Extra clothes (check the weather and bring sun/rain and cold weather gear as appropriate)
  -Sleeping bag/blanket
  -Cell phone battery pack
  -Toilet paper
  -Garbage bags
  -Bug spray
  -Basic first aid supplies (band-aids, aspirin, etc)

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