Deacon Camp

Downtown Winston-Salem skyline photoFirst-year students participating 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 three-and-a-half-day introduction to the compelling story of our Mother So Dear takes students from the beloved Old Campus to downtown Winston-Salem, and even straight onto BB&T Field, where many Wake Forest sporting events take place. Participants in Deacon Camp will venture to places where few students will go, including President Hatch’s residence, Demon Deacon athletic venues and even the very top of Wait Chapel.

Through meeting dedicated upperclass leaders and classmates, the incoming students will begin to discover their new home and make their mark at Wake Forest University. There truly is no better way to begin one’s journey as a Demon Deacon than by developing a passion for the rich traditions of Photo of Old SalemWake Forest. Deacon Camp is designed and facilitated by student leaders from the Wake Forest Traditions Council and Pro Humanitate Institute staff. Each group of eight new students will have two upper-class students as their leaders. Deacon Camp accepts students on a rolling basis, with notification of acceptance sent within 10 days of an application being received. Specific program details will be available in early August. For questions, please contact Fahim Gulamali at

Cost: $325*
Application Deadline: July 15
When: August 19–22
Sponsored by: Pro Humanitate Institute

*price subject to change