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Summer Enrichment Camp 2011 Is Now Accepting Applications


July 10–16 OR July 17–23 
Fun • Challenging • Summer • Educational • Camp 
Grades 4–7 • 2010-2011 School Year

An exciting opportunity for students who enjoy learning and are eager to explore new ideas and interests.

Camp Ad
Classes include:
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • • Chess
  • • Cooking 101
  • • Corel Painter
  • • Crime Scene Investigators I
  • • Crime Scene Investigators II
  • • Google Apps
  • • Living, 1800 Style
  • • Math Menu
  • • Origami
  • • Summer Theater
  • • The Ferrum Challenge
  • • A Week at Hogwarts Academy


Students applying to FCSEC should meet the following criteria:
  • Currently in grades four, five, six or seven
  • Enjoy learning
  • Academically motivated, making As and Bs
  • Well-behaved in classroom settings

Camp Management Established in 1990, FCSEC is co-directed by Chip Phillips, Director of Summer Programs at Ferrum College, and Liz Corallo, Gifted and Talented Specialist, Franklin County Public Schools. 

More information can be found on the FCSEC website »

The Philosophy

At FCSEC, we believe that a healthy self-concept is essential for fully developing one’s talents and skills. The daily academic program is balanced with a variety of social and recreational 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 an “I-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 8-to-10 campers and provide supervision at all times. Campers and staff are housed in air-conditioned Bassett Hall, in suites with private bath; males and females on separate floors.

More information can be found on the FCSEC website »

If you have any questions about FCSEC, please call Chip during the day at 540/365-2121, or call Liz after 7:00 p.m. at 540/420-1030. Chip may be contacted by e-mail at cphillips@ferrum.edu.

Fees & Registration

The fee of $635.00 includes room and board, supplies for classes, and FCSEC T-shirt. A $200.00 deposit must accompany the registration form. The remainder of $435.00 is to be paid by June 14, 2011. In the event that FCSEC is full, your check will be returned. In case of cancellation, $100.00 of the deposit will be refunded if requested before June 1, 2011.

Send check or money order payable to FCSEC. Include with your registration a paragraph describing why you would like to attend Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp. A letter of confirmation, map, medical form and packing list will be sent upon acceptance. 

More information on fees and registration »

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.