For the first time since 2019, the residence halls will be opening their doors for prospective students to spend the night for the Fall Academy Days, happening October 28-29.
Campion Academy is preparing to host seventh through eleventh-grade students coming from Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and several other states to experience life at Campion for this free event. Not only do prospective students get to sleep in a dorm room and eat cafeteria food, but they also have the chance to interact with current students and staff to get a real feel for campus life.
Tiffany Mogaka, senior and SA officer, is looking forward to hosting her younger sister for Academy Days this year: “I’m excited to introduce my sister to Campion and to show the other students around to let them see what it is like to live away from home. I know it will be a fun experience for everyone.”
This year’s Academy Days theme is “Hunger to Know” and features a life-size inflatable Hungry-Hippo Chow-down game, an ice cream sundae bar, mixers, and interactive games.
Haley Beckermeyer, now a senior at Campion, reflected on her experience at Academy Days: “I made friends at Academy Days when I was in eighth grade that helped me feel comfortable when I arrived as a freshman. Many of the people I met then are still my friends now.”
In addition to the fun activities, students will have a chance to compete for scholarships in academic subjects, music, and athletics.
New this year, Academy Days is being held in the Fall. Jessica Rios, Campion Academy’s recruiter, explains, “We found that by the springtime many parents and students have already made up their minds about their school choices for the upcoming year. By hosting Academy Days in the Fall, we hope to give families a better opportunity to learn about Campion early-on in the decision-making process.”
While tours and visits to Campion can be scheduled individually year-round, Rios emphasizes that this weekend is not to be missed: “While we have many events to attend throughout the year, this is the only event that is specifically geared for prospective students. It is intentionally designed to give students a really good understanding of what it is like to be a student here. I highly encourage any student considering their high school options for next year to attend Academy Days for the full experience.”
Jill Harlow, Communication Director