Cleveland State University

Student Life

Camp Vike

Monday August 11, 2014 - Wednesday August 13. 2014

Camp Vike FAQs

  • Is Camp Vike for me?
    Yes! If you are an incoming freshman, you are highly encouraged to attend Camp Vike. Be sure to apply as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.  Spots are limited. There is a $35 fee to hold your spot.

  • Why Should I attend?
    If you are interested in learning about Cleveland State University and want to meet people before the first day of class, then Camp Vike is the place for you! You will learn about many things to do on and off campus, how to get involved in campus activities, the numerous academic support services and resources available to you on campus. Camp Vike creates a family within your freshman class. You may make friends that last a lifetime and you get the opportunity to connect with upperclassmen, faculty and staff that will have the answers and knowledge to help you be successful at CSU.

  • Where is Camp Vike?
    Camp Vike is at Beulah Beach located in Vermillion Ohio ( The campsite has running water and full facilities although you will need to bring your own linens including sheets, blankets, pillows and towels. We will NOT be sleeping in tents on the ground. The address is:
    6101 W. Lake Rd
    Vermilion, OH 44089

  • When is Camp Vike?
    Camp Vike will be Monday August 11, 2014-Wednesday August 13, 2014.  We will depart CSU Monday morning and return Wednesday afternoon.

  • What do I need to bring?
    • Bed Linens –Sheets, blankets and a pillow for a twin bed or a sleeping bag
    • Towels
    • Personal Toiletries-Shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.
    • Comfortable Clothing
    • Sneakers/Closed toed shoes

    You may bring a swimsuit if you desire to go swimming. Please note that Beulah Beach requires all females to wear conservative bathing suits, meaning no bikinis.  If you wear a bikini you will be asked to wear a t-shirt over your swimsuit.All meals will be provided but you may bring snacks if you desire.  Please see the complete packing list on our website for more details.

  • What types of activities are there to do at Beulah Beach?
    • Swimming
    • Challenge courses including high and low ropes
    • Zip Lining
    • Giant Swing

  • How much does it cost?
    Camp Vike costs $35 for three days and two nights at Beulah Beach. All transportation (to and from CSU), meals and activities are provided.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  This is a nonrefundable fee.

  • How do I apply to Camp Vike?
    You can apply online at: Your application is not complete until you mail in your completed waiver and a check for $35 made payable to CSU to:

    Camp Vike
    2121 Euclid Ave.  SC 319
    Department of Student Life
    Cleveland, OH 44115
  • When and how will I be notified if I’m accepted into Camp Vike?
    Once we received your completed application with your waiver and fee, you will be notified of your acceptance into Camp Vike.  To check on the status of your application, please e-mail

  • When/Where do I check in for camp?
    You will check in for Camp Vike in the atrium of the Student Center on Monday August 11 at 9:00 a.m.  We will depart for Camp Vike by 10:00 a.m. so don’t be late! A light breakfast will be provided.