Norwich FLC -- similar to campus experience?

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  1. Roughrider

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    Hi all,

    I've perused old threads on Norwich's future leaders summer camp program, and read only good things about it. Son is interested in Norwich and was hoping to squeeze in a campus visit, possibly with an overnight stay, in the fall, but with his sports and other commitments that's looking complicated. I'm wondering if the FLC would be informative. Any Norwich alums or current students/parents who attended FLC, can you tell me whether it was representative of campus life, and in what ways?

    Thanks,
    RR
     
  2. adesa1996

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    When I went to FLC I had a great time. You get to live in the barracks, eat in the dining facility, get a tour of the campus and get to walk it everyday. The only thing it doesn't introduce you to is corps life and classes.
     
  3. Roughrider

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    Well. This summer he'll attend Norwich FLC and make a couple of visits to other colleges in New England and NY. He earned the money and has planned his own transportation, setting up all the appointments on his own, so his commitment level is obviously pretty serious.

    Thanks again for the feedback.

    RR
     
  4. MedB

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    When he retrieves the rifle from the pool bottom and they tell him to hold it in a certain orientation as he breaks the surface... they mean it. :wink:

    That, along with many more, was a great learning moment for my DS when he attended one of the leadership events at Norwich. He really loved it. I'm sure your DS will as well!

    Great school, great corps. If he winds up there I'm sure he will appreciate it.
     
  5. Roughrider

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    I almost hesitate to pass that on to him. ;)

    Thank you for the words of encouragement. He's a stubborn kid (gets it from the OTHER side of the family, I assure you) and generally prefers to go all in and learn everything the hard way. The good news about that is that once he makes up his mind, he's difficult to discourage. The bad news is that he's not very good at hedging his bets. I'm hoping that FLC and the other college visits this summer will help him make up his mind about his first choice and consider some very solid plan Bs.
     

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