Basic Information

Address: 358 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone Number: 405-744-5755
Fax Number: 405-744-9709

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Additional Information

Focus: pre-college experience and horticulture careers

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Director: Shelley Mitchell
Schools Served: all public, private and homeschools in Oklahoma
School District: all
County: all
Schedule: 2 weeks in June (residential)
Ages: entering 9th or 10th grade
Capacity: 25
Membership/Pricing: free to participants

Oklahoma State University, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Woodward


Since 2010, Camp TURF has provided up to 25 teenagers a year with a two-week residential experience on the OSU campus.

Program Highlights:

career exploration in horticulture and landscape architecture, pre-college experience


grafting plants, making dish gardens, filming a television segment for the Oklahoma Gardening show, touring botanic gardens, ROPES course, sketching landscape design symbols and layouts, creating a landscape model, touring sports fields and campus, cloning African violets, career discovery with CareerTech, tours of solid waste management facilities, swimming, volleyball, movies, live theater, group painting, bowling, eating out each night

Field Trip Destinations: Scissortail (hydroponic) Farms; Anichini-Moore Farm and Ranch; Linnaeus Gardens; Roses, Inc; OSU Botanic Garden and Arboretum; OSU Insect Adventure
Program Information:

Camp TURF (Tomorrow's Undergraduates Realizing the Future) is a residential summer academy funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Since 2010, twenty-five upcoming 9th and 10th graders have spent two weeks in June living in the OSU residential suites, engaged in hands-on activities related to careers in horticulture and landscape architecture during the days, and recreational activities each evening. The academy's purpose is to give mostly first-generation and/or minority students a chance to explore college life and see if it is a good fit for their future.