“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
First-year students who participate in Deacon Camp will get a once-in-a-lifetime view of Wake Forest that many Demon Deacons may never have the opportunity to witness. This program offers a three-and-a-half-day introduction to the compelling story of Mother So Dear through academics, traditions, athletics and servant leadership. Deacon Camp participants will venture to places where few students will go, including the beloved Old Campus, attractions in downtown Winston-Salem and even straight onto BB&T Field, home of Wake Forest football.
Participants 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.
Specific program details, like the daily schedule, will be available in early August.
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.
Limited financial aid is available for students for which the program fee would be a financial burden. Students in need of financial aid should indicate so on their applications. No payment is required to apply.
Application Deadline: July 15
Move-in: August 17
Program: August 17-20
Program Cost: $350
Deacon Camp accepts students on a rolling basis and is open until filled. Students are accepted in the order that they apply and there is not a waitlist.
Interested students can access the Wake Forest common application for Pre-Orientation here.