First year Wake Forest students in the Deacon Camp pre-orientation program visit the bell tower of Wait Chapel and see the carillon on Monday, August 21, 2017. Marlee Murrary ('21) shoots photos from a window in the bell tower.Deacon Camp provides first-year students a once-in-a-lifetime view of Wake Forest that many Demon Deacons may never have the opportunity to witness. This program offers an introduction to the compelling story of Mother So Dear through academics, traditions and athletics. Participants will venture to places where few Wake Forest students will go. They’ll meet various coaches and get a behind-the-scenes look at Wake Athletics; see attractions in downtown Winston-Salem; and even head straight onto BB&T Field, home of Wake Forest football.

Final day of the Deacon Camp pre-orientation, students performed skits to celebrate the WFU athletics programs and competed in a relay race in McCreary Field House. Tuesday, August 21, 2018.Led by dedicated upperclassmen, incoming students will begin to discover their new home and make their mark at Wake Forest throughout the three-day program. Deacon Camp is designed and facilitated by student leaders from the Wake Forest Traditions Council and Office of Civic & Community Engagement staff 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.


Cost: $350*
Application Deadline: June 7
When: August 16 – 18
Sponsored by: Office of Civic and Community Engagement

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*price subject to change