Campout is broken into two categories: attending campers and non-attending campers. In either case, campers must be an active graduate or professional Duke student to participate.

Attending campers are students who will be able to be present in Krzyzewskiville for the vast majority of Campout weekend. Random attendance checks will be called over the course of the three days, and each student is responsible for making their own checks. The more checks you make, the better your chances are of winning the lottery. Furthermore, Campout weekend will be filled with fun, food, and music, including games and competitions available only to attending campers for the opportunities to win exclusive Duke Basketball prizes!



Students may form a tenting group of up to ten students. Ideally, a group of 7-10 students will occupy one campsite space. If your group is smaller than seven students, you will likely share a campsite space with another small group. Please bring appropriately sized tents. Tenting groups support campsite organization, communication, and safety, but note that each individual is responsible for making their own checks. There are no group checks allowed.

Each tenting group will assign one person as their tent captain. If you do not have a group, you must serve as your own tent captain. Captains will be responsible for relaying important information to the group and will also be the group’s primary point of contact leading up to and during campout. 

Tent captains will also be responsible for completing the new graduate student and campout social host/safety training by attending one of three training sessions. These will take place in the Duke Student Wellness Center, Room 148 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on September 12th, 18th, and 27th. Captains must attend only one of the trainings. Registration for training will take place through the Duke Groups Website. These sessions are customized for the Campout experience, but if your captain has already been trained as a social host within the past year, please contact the Head Ushers email.

Failure to comply will result in your Tenting Group’s disqualification from campout.



All attending campers will be fed for dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Saturday night’s dinner will be a Food Truck Event sponsored by GPSG, during which each attending camper will be given one free meal ticket to use at the food truck of their choice. Details on meal ticket distribution and a list of trucks will be released soon.

Other exciting events include a carnival open to all students and the greater Durham community following Dribble for Victory, as well as DJ performances on Friday and Saturday night. Attending campers will receive a special edition Campout Fall 2023 T-shirt thanks to sponsorship from the Duke Wellness Center.

Attending campers will have the opportunity to sign up for several limited availability events that will be taking place during the weekend:

  • 3v3 basketball tournament
  • Pickleball tournament
  • Cornhole tournament
  • Trivia
  • Yoga & meditation
  • Afternoon community service (details TBD, but these are for attending campers, not for non-attending campers)

To keep opportunities fair to all students, an email will be sent out after registration closes to all attending campers with links to sign up for each of these events. The winners of the tournaments and trivia will receive prizes from the ushers. (Prizes will not include season tickets).