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Camp 1871

Camp 1871

If you are looking for an opportunity to meet new friends, student leaders, faculty and staff, then Camp 1871 is the right fit for you! Camp 1871 is a three-day and two-night, high energy experience for new students to attend a leadership retreat at Whispering Pines Camp in Franklinville, NY.

Camp 1871 generates enthusiasm and excitement for new students while encouraging Buffalo State spirit in campus activities, traditions, and athletic events. In addition, you will learn learn to more about yourself, your leadership style, and how to work with others as you begin your collegiate experience at Buffalo State. Attendees will also discover opportunities for leadership and involvement on campus. Through all of this, the Camp 1871 Staff will encourage and support you in your personal, social, and academic transition to Buffalo State.

More information on this year's Camp 1871 leadership retreat will be announced in the coming months! Please check back soon for information on how to register for the program!

Why Camp 1871?

Getting Connected 

Camp 1871 is a great way for new students to build friendships as they start their Buff State career. Camp offers team building experiences, small group sessions and much more! Campers have multiple opportunities to get connected. 

Getting Involved 

Many students who attend camp quickly become involved in student organizations and serve in leadership positions throughout their college career at Buff State. At camp, exceptional student leaders, alum, faculty and staff motivate and encourage campers to contribute their time and talent in making a difference as a Bengal. 

Becoming a Bengal 

Camp 1871 is full of activities and events that offer students a chance to grow in their understanding of the history, tradition, and mission of Buff State. Additionally, students are directly connected to upper class student leaders who answer questions and address concerns you might have about starting college at Buffalo State. 


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