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Chile Camp applications still being accepted

The application deadline for Chile Camp, New Mexico State University's student orientation program that provides incoming freshmen with a spicy taste of campus life, has been extended to July 5. The camp will be held July 26-29 at NMSU's Las Cruces campus.


Chile Camp is a four-day, three-night camp designed to help ease the transition from high school to college for incoming freshmen.

"Most importantly, it's a wonderful chance for students to meet new people and form friendships they will cherish throughout their college career," said Nicole Nunnelee, director of Chile Camp.

Participants will stay in NMSU's residence halls, and get a head start on class registration and campus orientation. Entertainment will include a hypnotist, a Hawaiian-style luau and a dance party.

NMSU's first Chile Camp was held in 1996. The camp is run by the Associated Students of NMSU, the university's student government. Last summer, more than 300 incoming freshmen participated in Chile Camp.

The cost of Chile Camp is $65 per student and includes meals, housing and all activities. To register, call Nicole Nunnelee by 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at (505) 646-4415.