Appalachian State University's Camp Broadstone has received the Eleanor P. Ells Award for Program Excellence from the American Camp Association for its College Adventure Program.
The award recognizes programs encouraging the development of creative responses to societal programs and promote the positive contributions that a camp experience makes to the well-being of individuals and society. Students learn to build leadership and problem-solving skills, self-reliance and perseverance.
Camp Broadstone's College Adventure Weekend selects eighth-graders who are potential first-generation, college-bound students an opportunity to learn about higher education and the academic skills needed to succeed in college. Over 300 students from across the state have participated in the College Adventure Weekend over a period of 5 years.