Deacon Camp is a three and a half day introduction to the compelling story of Wake Forest – past, present, and future. Go where few of your classmates will go, including Wake Forest historical sites, Demon Deacon athletic venues, and even the top of Wait Chapel! Explore your new home city of Winston-Salem; meet many of our Wake Forest leaders and coaches including: Head Football Coach Dave Clawson and Head Basketball Coach Danny Manning. The incoming students of Deacon Camp will begin to discover their new home and make their mark at Wake Forest.
Deacon Camp is designed and facilitated by student leaders and Pro Humanitate Institute staff. Deacon Campers will be placed in groups of eight with two upper-class student mentors.
Deacon Camp is an opportunity to jump-start your new college experience by fully integrating into the community, culture, and traditions of Wake Forest. Throughout Deacon Camp you will discover the values and experiences that make Wake Forest so special. You will make new friends as well as valuable connections as you begin to write your own unique chapter in the grand Wake Forest story.
“Deacon Camp was the perfect start to my Wake Forest experience. It helped me develop a strong sense of pride for my school and gave me the opportunity to create meaningful relationships with my fellow classmates and student leaders.” -Stephen Bechtel, Class of 2019
Program Fee and Financial Aid: There is a $350 Program Fee due upon acceptance into the program. The fee covers housing, transportation, food, and entertainment for the duration of the program. There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for applicants in need of financial assistance. If you are in need of a scholarship in order to attend, please answer the question regarding financial aid below and fill in the requested amount. We will consult with our Office on Student Financial Aid. We do our best to fill financial aid requests, but not all requests for funding are guaranteed to be met. Deacon Camp practices need blind admissions, therefore your application for the program will be considered separate from your request for financial aid.
Deacon Camp is open until filled. Acceptance into the program will be communicated by email within 10 days of applications being submitted. Deacon Camp students will move into their residence hall room starting the morning of Saturday, August 18th, and the program activities will officially begin at 4pm. Specific program details will be available in early August.
Please complete the application below no later than July 15th at 11:59PM.
If you have any questions feel free to ask any of us - Stephen Bechtel (firstname.lastname@example.org), Catherine Carlson (email@example.com), or Kylie Reed (firstname.lastname@example.org).