“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
Deacon Camp is a three and a half day Pre-orientation program which introduces first-year students to the compelling story of Wake Forest…past, present and future. Deacon Campers will go where few of their classmates will go, including Wake Forest historical sites, Demon Deacon athletic venues, and even a view from the top of Wait Chapel. They will explore their new home city of Winston-Salem and meet many of our Wake Forest leaders and athletic coaches. Deacon Camp is an opportunity for first-year students to jump-start their new college experience by fully integrating in the community, culture and traditions of Wake Forest. Campers will discover the values and experiences that make Wake Forest so special. They will make new friends as well as valuable connections as they begin to write their own unique chapter in the grand Wake Forest story. Deacon Camp is designed and facilitated by student leaders and Pro Humanitate Institute staff.
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. You may pay by check or wire transfer.There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for applicants in need of financial assistance. If you apply for financial assistance, we will review your request in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid.
Checks should be made out to Wake Forest University with the student’s name in the subject line and mailed to the address below:
Deacon Camp c/o Shelley Sizemore
Pro Humanitate Institute
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston Salem, NC 27109
Wake Forest University has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the payment process for those paying from bank accounts located outside of the U.S. With peerTransfer, you can pay from any country and any bank. You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases). You will also be able to track where your payment is in the transfer process via a student dashboard. An email confirmation will be sent to you when your payment is received by the school.
In order to identify where wire proceeds are to be applied, please include the following information:
Full name of student
Student ID number (if available)
Please select “OTHER” under “Payment Type” and enter “Deacon Camp” to the comment
To begin the process, please visit wfu.peertransfer.com.
For questions, please contact PeerTransfer at:
There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available for applicants in need of financial assistance. If you apply for financial assistance, we will review your request in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid.
Application Deadline: July 15
Move-in: August 18
Program: August 18-21
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with notification of acceptance sent within 10 days of the application being received.
Shelley Sizemore (email@example.com)