Deacon Camp

Downtown Winston-Salem skyline photo

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.

Participants in Deacon Camp 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.

Photo of Old Salem

By interacting with dedicated upperclass leaders and classmates, the incoming students will begin to discover their new home and make their mark at Wake Forest University. Deacon Camp is designed and facilitated by student leaders from the Wake Forest Traditions Council and Pro Humanitate Institute staff with partnership from Wake Forest Athletics, the Wake Forest Birthplace Museum and Alumni Engagement. Each group of eight new students will have two upperclass students as their leaders.

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. Specific program details, like the daily schedule, will be available in early August.

Cost: $350*
Application Deadline: July 15
When: August 17-20
Sponsored by: Office of Civic and Community Engagement

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*price subject to change