Established in 2000, Anchor Camp welcomes First Year Islanders to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi each year for the purpose of giving them an opportunity to make connections with current and future Islanders and to learn more about what it means to be an Islander in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Our hope is that through Anchor Camp, Islanders will begin to find their Anchor and feel more at home here on the Island before classes even begin. Anchor Camp is led by current Islanders and staff who are passionate about making the first year of college successful for all Islanders who participate in our program. Every Anchor Camp staff member has personal experiences that enable them to provide advice about classes, living on or off campus, fun things to do in Corpus Christi, and anything else students may need to know to begin their journey as an Islander.


Finding Your Anchor

Finding Your Anchor is an expression we use to explain finding your place in college. To find your anchor means to find your home away from home. Your anchor is there to help you when you need it and to keep you grounded when college life gets rough. You can find your anchor in many different ways. For some, it may be a student organization, friends, family, faith, etc. It’s all about what you feel you need in your life to help you through college. We are here to help you find your anchor and teach you about Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi along the way!

Our Mission

The mission of Anchor Camp is to generate an open and welcoming environment for first-year Islanders to learn about life at TAMU-CC. The Anchor Camp Staff is committed to providing guidance for incoming freshman during their transition into college. At Anchor Camp, campers interact with current Islanders and their peers through small group facilitation, social interaction and in-depth activities that create a sense of community before starting their new life on The Island.

Our Values

  • Community
  • Friendship
  • Tradition
  • Guidance
  • Acceptance


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