**The Registration Deadline for 2013 Cardinal Camps has passed. To inquire about any remaning openings, please contact the Office of Orientation at 630-637-5410.**
CALLING ALL NEW CARDINALS! Sign up for a Cardinal Camp to get a valuable jump start to your college experience. Each unique opportunity is designed to connect you with new friends, faculty and staff while introducing the foundational values that are integral to a North Central College liberal arts education. Shared moments of adventure, discussion, exploration and service provide an unforgettable immersion into life as a Cardinal—a life that's “informed, involved, principled and productive.”
Going off to college is one of life’s most important transitions. Studies show that if you start college well, you’ll not only finish well but also make the most of the amazing opportunities in between. Cardinal Camps will help you get acclimated relationally, academically and emotionally, and set you on course for an engaging and successful college journey. You’ll come to campus as a confident, connected and committed Cardinal.
1. Wilderness Expedition
September 4-9*, 2013 - $195
If you choose the Wilderness Expedition, you and a team of new friends will explore your leadership potential in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin at Honey Rock Camp. Using the great outdoors as a real-world classroom, you’ll be challenged with wilderness navigation, camping, ropes courses, canoeing and other exciting adventures—all led by experienced professional staff. In the midst of all the activity, you’ll have plenty of time to reflect, discuss and learn during workshops led by staff and faculty. You won’t just survive, you’ll thrive—and you’ll leave with great new friends, valuable leadership skills, and a lot of unforgettable memories.
2. Urban Immersion
September 4-9*, 2013 - $195
If you choose the Urban Immersion, you and a team of new friends will explore all that Chicago has to offer—and all that you have to offer Chicago. Developing a lifestyle of service is a core value of a North Central education. You’ll have the chance to learn about challenging urban issues and serve alongside multiple organizations making a big difference in the lives of those in need. You’ll also get to experience the rich cultural landscape of Chicago—including food, art and entertainment—while navigating the city via public transportation and staying in hostels. You’ll leave with a heart for service, an appreciation for cultural diversity, an ability to get around the city and, of course, a lot of new friends.
3. Premier Scholars
August 30 - September 9*, 2013 - No Cost
The Premier Scholars program is a unique opportunity for students who otherwise may face a disadvantage in college because of economic, cultural or educational circumstances. Designed specifically for first-generation or minority students, Premier Scholars will experience a sample class, live in a residence hall, get acclimated to campus, learn about campus resources and make some great friends—all before college even starts. In addition, students will be welcomed to the family by developing relationships with student mentors and meeting faculty, administrative staff, alumni and trustees of the College. When not being immersed in campus life, students have to chance to get away to explore teambuilding and recreational activities in the Naperville and Chicago areas. During the school year, Premier students will maintain their connection by participating in leadership development activities and continuing to meet with upperclass mentors. Ultimately, Premier will provide an exciting, engaging and successful transition to North Central College.
Students participating in both the Wilderness Expedition and the Urban Immersion will arrive on campus the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 4th, and leave for their destinations the morning of Thursday, Sept. 5th. Both groups will return to campus the evening of Sunday, Sept. 8th. Students who are part of the College Scholars program may participate in any Cardinal Camp in addition to the Honors Retreat that will take place on Monday, September 9th. For Cardinal Camp groups, Monday Sept. 9th will be spent on and around campus for a time of reflection and celebration. Students can remain on campus Tuesday, Sept. 10th for a day of rest and preparation for Welcome Week beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11.
For more information about Cardinal Camps, contact the Office of Orientation at 630-637-5410.