Summer Enrichment Camp Offers New Friends & Fun to Young Students

Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp Offers New Friends and Fun to Young Students

For 25 years, the College’s co-ed, residential camps have allowed campers to experience campus life while engaging in a variety of exciting activities.

FCSEC Climbing WallFerrum, Va. (May 29, 2014) – This summer, Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp (FCSEC) will offer young students the opportunity to experience campus life while making new friends and engaging in fun-filled and challenging activities. Located on the College’s campus, the co-ed, residential camp will take place during two one-week sessions held July 13-19 and July 20-26, 2014. Students who are currently in grades 4-7 (or rising grades 5-8); A/B students who are academically motivated; students who enjoy learning; and students who are well-behaved in a classroom setting, are eligible to apply.

FCSEC campers are enrolled in four classes during the week, which involve active participation in a variety of daily projects and group activities. Each evening, campers participate in activities ranging from Group Night, Seminar Night, Skit Night, Camp Dance, and Camp Banquet, to Scavenger Hunt, Ice Cream Social, Pizza Party, and more.  

Classes offered this summer will include Animal Adaptations; Chess; Cooking 101; Crime Scene Investigators; Drawing; Engineering; Hogwarts Academy; Is It Easy Being Green?; Living, 1800 Style; Summer Theater; The Ferrum Challenge; The Music In My Head; and The Writer’s Toolbox.  Instructors are current and former Ferrum College faculty members; local middle and high school teachers; members of the College’s Blue Ridge Institute & Museum staff; and Ferrum Outdoors program staff, with each instructor specifically chosen for their unique abilities to make learning come alive.

For 25 years, FCSEC has provided daily academic programs balanced with a variety of social and recreational activities designed to promote personal growth, team-building and an appreciation of individual differences and abilities. “At FCSEC, we believe that a healthy self-concept is essential for fully developing one’s talents and skills,” said Camp Co-director Chip Phillips. “The camp motto is reinforced daily in a variety of ways as campers are encouraged to approach new learning situations with an ‘I-CAN-DO-IT’ attitude.”

For additional information or to apply, contact Chip Phillips at (888) 508-7822 or visit


About the photograph: A Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp camper scales the climbing wall on the College’s ropes course during last summer’s The Ferrum Challenge class.