Archways – Asbury University
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This year, Archways will be August 17-22, 2024. Contact the Kentucky Outdoor Institute at or call our office at 859-858-5891 for more information.


Archways celebrates its 25th year in 2024 and we couldn’t be more excited. Archways is the best way to start your Asbury career. Archways is a pre-orientation adventure trip designed to prepare new students mentally, spiritually, and emotionally for entrance into the Asbury community and build relationships that last for the next 4 years, and beyond! Experience God’s Creation through some or all of camping, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, backpacking, worship under the stars, and so much more with our team of faculty, staff and students from the Kentucky Outdoor Institute. All abilities are welcome, and no experience is required. As long as you are open to growing as a person and creating meaningful community, this is the program for you. Past participants routinely remember the Archways program as one of the highlights of their time at Asbury.

Total cost: $400.00 (If cost is an issue, please contact the Kentucky Outdoor Institute for scholarship opportunities.)

Click here to register for 2024! Don’t hesitate to reach out before then if you have any questions or need further information.

After signing up via the link above, be sure to look for a confirmation email! If you do not receive it, double-check both junk and clutter boxes in your email to ensure it did not get lost. This will be our main way of communication with you this summer leading up to meeting you in August.

For more information or questions about Archways, contact:

Trent Ellsworth and Kiki Yee
Director and Assistant Director
Kentucky Outdoor Institute at Asbury University