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2018 Re:MADE Camp 

August 19-21

(Registration closes on July 11, 2018)

Camp Horizon, Harrisonburg, VA

Welcome to our community! We can’t wait to meet you.


You’ve decided to take the path less taken, to engage in a challenging profession, but in doing so, to make significant contributions to the world. Welcome to Madison Engineering.  Your journey with us starts on August 19 at the second annual event for all Madison Engineering first-year students — Re:MADE Camp.  Over the two days at Re:MADE Camp, you will:

  • Build your new peer community
  • Make professional connections to upper-level engineering students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Explore your personal and professional interests
  • Use critical engineering skills to begin creating value for JMU

Your involvement in Re:MADE Camp will jump-start your success in the JMU Department of Engineering. You will meet other students, faculty, and staff and learn about resources, skills, and mindsets that will be critical to your success as a MADE student through 48 hours of interactive, often team-based, activities. 

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Contact Information

For any question regarding Re:MADE Camp, do not hesitate to contact Engineering Academic Advisor, Jamie Claytor via email at or by phone at (540) 568-8988.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at Re:MADE Camp?
At Re:MADE Camp you will participate in activities like small and large group design challenges, team-building activities, and a community project.  There will also be personal time to enjoy a swim in the lake or pool, trails, campfires, etc. Activities are led by Madison Engineering faculty, staff, and upper-level students.  Transportation, all meals, lodging and a few surprises are included.

When can I register for Re:MADE Camp?
Registration is open now but will close on July 11, 2018.  Use this registration link to officially register, so we can plan for your attendance, and order a few things for you too.     

When you register online, you will need your health insurance information. If you do not have health insurance, please indicate “n/a”.  You can still participate in Re:MADE Camp, but you will be responsible for any charges incurred if you become sick or injured.

You will receive a confirmation email to your JMU account after you register.

How much does Re:MADE Camp cost?
Registration only costs you $20, but in case you think that sounds like a really cheap camp experience, know that the Department of Engineering will cover all the other costs for you.

What is the timing of Re:MADE Camp?

  • Sunday, August 19 — Move to Harrisonburg (this is two days earlier than non-engineering first-year students).  We’ve arranged with the JMU Office of Residence Life to allow you to move your things into your dorm room on Sunday, August 19.  Later that day, at 3 pm, we will have buses waiting near both the east side and west side dormitories.  The buses will take you to Re:MADE Camp. 
  • Tuesday, August 21 — Busses take you from Camp back to JMU shortly after lunch.  A little later in the day, JMU’s First-year Orientation (“1787”) begins.

More details on where to meet the busses will come your way via email by August 1.  At this point just get your stuff into your dorm room by early afternoon, Sunday, August 19 and you will be good.

Where is Re:MADE Camp held?
Re:MADE is held north of Harrisonburg at a campsite called Camp Horizons.  It’s about a 20-30 minute drive from campus (note: the only way to attend is via the busses leaving campus, no student cars are allowed due to parking restrictions).

What should I bring to Re:MADE Camp?

  • Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Clothing for a two-night/three-day trip (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)
  • Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Rain gear like a rain jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Tennis shoes (there will be walking)
  • Bath/personal supplies (you may wish to bring shower shoes)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Lip balm
  • Any medications (including over the counter pain relievers/allergy medicines)

Please leave your tablets, laptops, etc. back at campus. There is very limited mobile phone service, and students are asked to leave them in cabins unless instructed for activities. Smoking is also prohibited at Re:MADE Camp (including e-cigarettes). Please leave these items elsewhere.

Can I request a roommate?
Due to the large number of participants, such requests cannot be accommodated.

I live near Harrisonburg, and am not planning to live in the dorms, can I check-in at camp? 
Simply arrive at the bus stops on campus and grab a ride with us to the camp. More information on exact locations for these bus stops and departure times will be sent to all engineering freshmen via email in early August. 

If I am not yet 18 on August 19 (the first day of camp), will I need to sign a release form?
Yes, if you are not going to be 18 or older at the time you attend Re:MADE Camp, please fill out the release form, have your parent or legal guardian sign the form and email it to Jamie Claytor, Engineering Academic Advisor,

I am a person with a mobility or physical disability or I would like to discuss other concerns, what are my options?
Please call Engineering Academic Advisor, Jamie Claytor, at (540) 568-8988 and we will discuss possibilities with you.

Is Re:MADE Camp required?
None of the truly amazing things in life are required, but we (your engineering peers, engineering faculty, engineering staff, and engineering peer leaders) expect you to attend. The Madison Engineering community is a supportive force critical to our students’ successes, and your involvement at camp is a great first step to you thriving as a Madison Engineering student. Re:MADE Camp will be better with you playing a part, and you will be better off having experienced it.

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