2019 Ferrum College Adventure Camp


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Grades 8-9

Contact Info: 888-508-7822 •


From the highly successful Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp’s Ferrum Challenge Class, Ferrum College Adventure Camp offers students, a unique opportunity to learn more about themselves, others and the outdoors.


Through dynamic experiences in the natural world, this program is designed to strengthen self-confidence, leadership, teamwork, wilderness skills and stewardship.


Additionally, the program focuses on the importance of service to the outdoor community while promoting a healthy relationship with the natural world.


Activities to include:Low and High Ropes Course, Hiking, Indoor Rock Climbing at River Rock, exploring a Wild Cave, two days of Kayaking with an Overnight Campout on the James River plus a Community Service Component to help improve the resources that we use for recreating. Camping equipment is provided if necessary (sleeping bags, sleeping pads, etc.) or you may bring your own equipment from the Ferrum Adventure Camp packing list which will be sent with your acceptance packet. Campers will spend time on campus and travel to off campus sites in the region throughout the week. All activities are conducted in a safe, fun and challenging environment.


Ferrum Adventure Camp is open to students currently enrolled in grades eight and nine, (rising 9th and 10th graders). Maximum enrollment each week will be limited to 12 participants, to maximize the adventure experience and promote strong and lasting friendships.


Ferrum College Adventure CampThe Philosophy: Ferrum Adventure Camp believes that a healthy selfconcept in relationship to the natural world is essential for fully developing one’s talents and skills. The daily program is balanced with activities designed to promote personal growth, team-building and an appreciation of individual differences and abilities. The camp motto is reinforced daily in a variety of ways as campers are encouraged to approach new learning situations with a “WE-CAN-DO-IT” attitude.


Campus Life: Located 35 miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia, Ferrum College provides a relaxed, informal atmosphere with the conveniences and security of a small campus. Residence halls, classrooms, dining hall, and recreational facilities are located within easy walking distance. Campus security is maintained by Campus Police Officers. Specially selected camp counselors are assigned to each group of campers and provide supervision at all times. Campers and staff are housed in airconditioned residence halls; males and females are located on separate floors. Learn more at the Ferrum College website.


Eligibility: Students applying to Ferrum Adventure Camp should meet the following criteria:

  • Currently in grades eight or nine
  • Enjoy learning
  • Academically motivated, making As and Bs
  • Well-behaved


Ferrum College Adventure CampCamp Management: Ferrum Adventure Camp is co-directed by Chip Phillips, Director of Summer Programs at Ferrum College, and Aaron Conover, Director of Ferrum Outdoors at Ferrum College. Aaron has a degree in Outdoor Recreation from Ferrum and a Masters in Recreation, Sport and Tourism from the University of Illinois, plus an extensive background in wilderness leadership. He has held positions of an Assistant Camp Director in Oregon, Program Director and Adventure Guide in Colorado, Recreation Manager for Franklin County Parks and Recreation and Outdoor Programmer for the City of Roanoke Park and Recreation. If you have any questions about Ferrum Adventure Camp, please call Chip during the day at (888) 508-7822, or by e-mail to


Fees & Registration: The fee of $825.00 includes room and board,
supplies, and Ferrum Adventure Camp T-shirt. A $300.00 deposit
must accompany the registration form. The remainder of $525.00 is to
be paid by June 1, 2018. In the event Ferrum Adventure Camp is full, your
check will be returned. In case of cancellation, $150.00 of the deposit
will be refunded if requested before May 26, 2018. Send check or money
order payable to Ferrum College. A letter of confirmation, map, medical
form and packing list will be sent upon acceptance.

Check back at the end of the year for fees and registration information.

Ferrum College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran status, sex or handicap in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities.