Howdy Camp Yell Practice
Planned Gift Will Benefit Transfer Students
The Aggie Transition Camp (ATC) program at Texas A&M impacted Blake Johnson ’14 in a dramatic way. ATCs such as Transfer Camp and Howdy Camp provide new Aggies with the knowledge and resources to tackle their transition to Texas A&M successfully. While attending Transfer Camp, Johnson learned crucial leadership skills and worked with diverse groups of people—experiences that inspired him to become a counselor and shaped him into the person he is today.
“ATCs are where the spirit starts, where you meet your best friends and where you make an impact on your life and those of others,” he explained.
Because of the impression it made on his life, Johnson created a planned gift for ATC that will provide scholarships to campers and counselors who cannot afford the experience themselves. “Giving is really rewarding,” he said. “Part of being a good Aggie is contributing to something bigger than yourself.”
In addition to being an Aggie’s first tradition, transition camps also teach critical skills and help students create everlasting memories. “ATCs are funded by the Aggies in the organization,” said Dr. Sarah Edwards ’07, assistant director of Texas A&M’s extended orientation programs. “Gifts like Blake’s provide more opportunities for campers and counselors to experience the Aggie family and prepare them for their time at Texas A&M.”
To learn how you can support Texas A&M student organizations and activities, contact David Wilkinson '87, assistant vice president for development, by calling (979) 845-7609 or by submitting the form below.