Tomorrow's Undergraduates Realizing the Future (T.U.R.F.)

Camp T.U.R.F. is a 2-week, residential academy at Oklahoma State University – Stillwater.  Students will interact with professors and explore a variety of careers in horticulture and landscaping, with hands-on activities at botanical gardens, field research stations, a turfgrass research center, greenhouses, research laboratories and design laboratories, as well as special OSU facilities such as the Insect Zoo.  Evening and recreational activities are also planned. The 2019 Camp TURF will be held June 3 through June 15.  2019 Camp TURF Application will be available soon! (Word application)

Some Camp Activities include:

  • OSU Challenge (Ropes) Course
  • Learning and Creating Pervious Pavers
  • Insect Adventure
  • Learning About Landscape Design
  • Landscape Architecture Activities
  • Filming a segment for Oklahoma Gardening
  • Hydroponic Farm Tour
  • Grafting
  • Cloning African Violets
  • Plus Evening/Weekend Recreational Activities

This academy is free for students. All expenses (food, transportation during the academy, suites) are paid by grants and donations for 2019. Previous years were paid by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Attendees are only required to provide transportation to and from the academy.

Students must be Oklahoma residents entering their freshman or sophomore year of high school in the fall of 2019.

Applications will be accepted beginning March 11, 2019.  Application (pdf version)