Florida College summer camps are the biggest recruiting tool for the college. With 22 camps across the country, the challenge is making the camps feel connected to campus.
A Camp Friend is an ambassador for Florida College at each camp. They walk into a campground full of strangers, suffer mosquito attacks, are pelted by dodgeballs, live out of a suitcase all summer because they want to invest in campers’ lives. Florida College is special because of the relationships developed on campus, and Camp Friends seek to mirror that experience at camp.
This spring, these 20 students will undergo a training process with the admissions team equipping them to answer questions about Florida College, effectively work with their group and ultimately help each volunteer camp director in whatever way possible. This is a truly unique summer job—meeting and recruiting the next generation of Falcons.
The 2020 Florida College Camp Friends
Minnesota, Florida, Arizona, Texas Sr. and Virginia Camp
Kennessee, Arkansas, Texas Jr., Missouri and Colorado Camp
Katie Thorpe (Leader), Sarah Reaves, Josh Jones, Bret Miller and Emily Cook
Camp Rock, Chicagoland and Indiana Camp
Jason Mallo (Leader), Janson Craig, Faith Brown, Eli Bard and Anna Stringer
Ohio, North Carolina, Alabama and Georgia Camp
Dry Creek, NorCal, SoCal and Oregon Camp
Will Bean (Leader), Redding Tipton, Garrett Gage, Michaela Kegley and Jessica Maxey