ImpactU Academic Camps Off to a Great Start

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University’s ImpactU academic camps have hit the ground running... And trotting, filming, climbing and worshipping as high-school students from across the country have come to learn on campus.

This week, students are engaged in four different residential camps — equine, film, worship arts/audio production and adventure leadership — that not only give them a chance to grow in their area of interest but experience a college-type Christian community, as well.

Students attending the Equine camp spent time training young horses in Asbury's Police Mount program.
Students attending the Equine camp spent time training young horses in Asbury's Police Mount program.

For Nikki Argo, a junior from Bowling Green, Ky., attending Asbury’s equine camp is a way to deepen skills she has been developing since she started riding at age 7.

“I’m excited about vaulting and being around other people who are also interested in horses,” she said. “But staying in the dorms is good because we socialize with the people who are in different camps, too.”

Nicholasville, Ky., junior Tim Hylbert, has found film camp to be an introduction to many different aspects of film making.

“We’ve been talking about storytelling and have broken into six different teams to work on our own ideas,” he said. “I’m looking forward to learning about editing.”

While much of each day is devoted to each camp’s unique academic focus, the larger group comes together each day for meals, worship, evening activities and daily dorm debriefs. The ImpactU camps continue next week with sessions on Theatre and a more advanced Film II camp.

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