Deacon Camp

Deacon Camp provides first-year students a 360° view of the Wake Forest experience. 

Together, students will learn about the compelling story of Mother So Dear through traditions and athletics where they’ll meet various Demon Deacon coaches, get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Wake Athletics and learn more about the traditions that create meaningful memories throughout their time on campus. 

In addition, they’ll be introduced to the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate, through direct service with local nonprofit organizations where they’ll engage in meaningful social change, all while being introduced to their new home in Winston-Salem and building relations with fellow Demon Deacons from the SPARC Pre-Orientation Program. 

Led by dedicated upperclassmen, incoming students will begin to discover their new home and make their mark at Wake Forest throughout the four-day program. Deacon Camp is designed and facilitated by student leaders and staff from the Office of Civic & Community Engagement with partnership from Wake Forest Athletics, the Wake Forest Birthplace Museum and Alumni Engagement.

Deacon Camp accepts students on a rolling basis, with spots filled first-come, first-served. Specific program details, like the daily schedule, will be available in early August.

Registration Info



Scholarships available. Please indicate your need for financial assistance on the Pre-Orientation application. *Price subject to change.


August 17-20


Office of Civic and Community Engagement


June 30