An Insider’s Guide to Wake Forest
Sponsored by the Office of Campus Life and the Wake Forest Traditions Council
Deacon Camp is a three and a half day personal introduction and group encounter to the compelling story of Wake Forest…past, present and future! Go where few of your classmates will go (Wake Forest historical sites, athletic venues and President Hatch’s residence), meet Wake Forest leaders and coaches, and work together to develop a class legacy project.
Dates: Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26
Cost of program: $250
Application deadline: June 20
“Knowing where you come from is a huge part of determining where you go. Deacon Camp gives you this opportunity. Explore the great legacy of Wake Forest and learn how to make the most of your time here.”
— Patrick Yarborough, Class of 2013
How will the program run?
Following move-in and a group orientation on Monday, August 22, Deacon Camp will follow a progressive journey of discovering Wake Forest’s rich traditions, robust school spirit, and dynamic, living-learning community. The program is limited to 40 students.
- Day one will begin with a bus trek to the original “Old Campus” located in Wake Forest, NC, to explore the unique beginnings and history of the, then college, and now major liberal arts university. The sights, sounds and tastes of the Calvin Jones House, Shorty’s Grill, the original Quad, and the old gym and stadium will help tell an exciting story of Wake Forest’s early roots and traditions.
- Day two will be filled with an introduction to University leaders, Demon Deacon athletics (including an insider’s tour of Deacon Tower), team games, and dinner and basketball at President Hatch’s garage venue.
- Day three includes an interactive tour of downtown Winston-Salem followed by some teamwork around the Class of 2015 project. We conclude on Friday morning with a final group celebration activity.
- Deacon Camp is designed and coordinated by student leaders from the Wake Forest Traditions Council and Campus Life staff. Each group of eight students will have two upperclass students as their team leaders.
Why attend Deacon Camp?
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 campus connections as you begin to write your own unique chapter in the Wake Forest story.
What about cost?
The cost of Deacon Camp is $250 which includes all expenses associated with the three and a half day program. Partial scholarships are available for those who demonstrate financial need.