Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing is thrilled to announce the return of CAMP95, a unique summer camp designed to provide high school students with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the different types of careers in NASCAR. The camp, which launched in 2015, will be expanded into a two-day program and provide an in-depth view of jobs in the racing industry with more hands-on activities and speakers.
“Our team is excited to bring back CAMP95 for a second year and build upon the success of last year’s inaugural session,” said Jeremy Lange, Vice President of CSLFR. “We are looking forward to expanding the program this year and providing more information and influential speakers for the high school students. It will also be great to host this two-day event at our newly completed race shop, which has been fully refurbished following last year’s fire.”
CAMP95 was designed by CSLFR to help students become more knowledgeable about racing-related careers, thereby helping to foster the connection between NASCAR and the next generation. The team hopes the guidance and advice students receive at the two-day program will help them as they reach a time in their lives where they are expected to starting making career decisions.
Throughout the camp, students will have the opportunity to explore careers based in the areas of competition, sponsorship, public relations, engineering and more. Members of the race team, including drivers Michael McDowell and Ty Dillon, along with key figures from the NASCAR community will be on-hand to speak with the campers about their career paths in racing and how they got started.
“I heard a lot about the success of CAMP95 last year and I’m looking forward to being a part of it this year and sharing my career experience with these students,” said Dave Winston, No. 95 crew chief. “It would have been great to have a camp like this when I was in high school!”
After attending CAMP95, campers will be invited to enter an essay contest explaining what they learned from the program for a chance to win an opportunity to shadow the team at an upcoming Sprint Cup race of their choice. Thrivent Financial, a primary sponsor of the No. 95 Chevrolet SS, will sponsor the winner and chaperone’s travel to the race.
The 2016 session of CAMP95 will be held on Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29 at the team’s race shop in Concord, N.C.
To learn more about the team, please visit www.CSLFR95.com or follow along on Twitter at @CSLFR95.