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ImpactU

Experience Asbury through residential academic camps for high school students. 

Join us this summer for one (or two) residential high school camps that focus on a variety of content areas. Students choose one subject area to study for the entire week and enjoy academic sessions led by experienced faculty and talented college students multiple times each day. Students will get a five-day, college-like experience that includes all food, lodging, supplies, evening activities and hands-on exploration of an academic area in the context of a Christian community. We can’t wait to explore with you this summer!

Please see below for a list of dates and camp options.

Dates for Summer 2024 Camps:  

  • Week 1: June 3-7
    • ImpactU: Acting I
    • ImpactU: Botany & Environmental Stewardship
    • ImpactU: Film I
    • ImpactU: Equine (same camp as offered in week two)
    • ImpactU: Education
  • Week 2: June 10-14
    • ImpactU: Acting II
    • ImpactU: Film II
    • ImpactU: Equine (same camp as offered in week one)
    • ImpactU: Environmental Science & Biotechnology
    • ImpactU: Sales & Marketing

*Students attending Film II or Acting II must have attended Film I or Acting I, respectively

If you have any questions, please contact: visit@asbury.edu

Registration

Thank you for your interest in ImpactU 2024. Registration is now live at the link below.

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Camp Fees

Total Cost 

Total Cost: $550

This includes a $100 non-refundable deposit at time of registration. You will receive an email after you register with a link to pay the remaining $450 balance. Upon payment, a receipt will be emailed to the student email address that we have listed on the registration form. Payment in full is due no later than June 1, 2024. If you register after June 1, payment is due within one week of registration (or at time of check-in if registering less than one week before camp begins).

Discounts 

CEP Schools Discount: $55/off

Sibling Discount: each sibling receives $25/off each camp 

Students of AU or ATS Staff/Faculty: $100/off

2024 Camps 

Week 1: June 3-7

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ImpactU: Acting I

During this five-day camp, you will focus on the fundamentals of good acting for both stage and film, learn from Asbury faculty and develop friendships with other campers, all while having a blast!

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ImpactU: Film I

Join industry professionals for this five-day intensive utilizing Asbury’s cutting-edge Media Communication facilities. Film I provides an introduction to the art and skill of filmmaking.

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ImpactU: Botany & Environmental Stewardship

The Botany & Environmental Stewardship camp aims to teach campers fundamental knowledge and principles in botany, plant science, and environmental conservation, with special emphasis on creation care. Campers will have opportunity to start and maintain a small vegetable/herb garden at AU Mission farm, assist in invasive plant removal/control and forest restoration, plant native trees, learn about the plant biodiversity of KY and surrounding region, and go on day trips to explore local forests and arboretums.

ImpactU: Education

Learn from some of Kentucky’s best teachers how to put the joy in teaching. Design units of instruction to include technology, resources, assessments, activities, bulletin boards, etc.

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Student riding a horse and stroking its mane

ImpactU: Equine

Hit the open trails this summer! Join the team from Asbury’s renowned Equine Program for five days of hands-on learning. You’ll not only ride on Asbury’s riverside trails, but also learn the dynamics of horsemanship and equine service & ministry.

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Week 2: June 10-14

theatre students in a play

ImpactU: Acting II

Deepen your acting skills while working on auditions, scene and character work, and commercials, and learn to self-tape like a pro. Pre-requisite: Acting for Stage and Camera I.

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ImpactU: Film II

Join industry professionals for this five-day intensive utilizing Asbury’s cutting-edge Media Communication facilities. Film II is an advanced camp that builds on the basics, so previous experience in film is helpful.

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ImpactU: Environmental Science & Biotechnology

Join Asbury professors for five days of hands-on learning, using many of the latest techniques employed in ecology, biotechnology, and conservation biology today.

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Student riding a horse and stroking its mane

ImpactU: Equine

Hit the open trails this summer! Join the team from Asbury’s renowned Equine Program for five days of hands-on learning. You’ll not only ride on Asbury’s riverside trails, but also learn the dynamics of horsemanship and equine service & ministry.

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ImpactU: Sales & Marketing

Learn the fundamentals of selling and develop a key skill set that can be of help in virtually any future career. We will end the week with a sales competition to practice all you have learned!

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Tanner FoutsMeet Our Camp Director

Hey everyone!

My name is Tanner Fouts and I will be serving as Camp Director at ImpactU 2023 this summer! I am thrilled to be joining Asbury’s history in this special way. Growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, Asbury University had always been on the outskirts of my life. When my brothers chose Asbury for college, it became part of their story. Now it is my turn!

Camp has always been a big part of my life. From attending camps in my younger years to creating new camp experiences today, I love camp! The opportunities for personal growth, life long friendships, and the best memories of your life are limitless. Fun fact, it was camp that led me to being a professional Chick-fil-A cow and the job I have today.

Currently I serve as Middle School Pastor at First Alliance Church in Lexington, KY with 15 years in student ministry. I’ve worked with thousands of kids over the years–Everything from babies to college. I personally love helping students through the transitional years of their lives and discover their purpose.

I look forward to meeting each of you this summer!

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