ImpactU – Asbury University
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Experience Asbury through residential academic camps for high school students. 

After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel ImpactU for 2020 due to current and potential COVID-19 restrictions. At this time, we plan to have ImpactU return better than ever in the summer of 2021. Meanwhile, we are exploring several options to connect virtually with those who would have attended our summer camps. Stay tuned to our Visit page for updates.

Join us in the summer for one (or two) residential high school camps that focus on a variety of content areas. Experienced faculty and talented college students will be staffing the camps where you 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.

Dates for Summer 2020 Camps: June 8-12 and June 15-19. (CANCELLED)

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  All camps except Film I & II Film I & II
Deposit (non-refundable, due at time of registration) $100 $100
Early Registration (January 8 – March 8) $400 $500
Standard Registration (After March 8) $450 $550
Balance Due May 8 May 8

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2020 Camps (CANCELLED)

Week 1: June 8-12

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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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Forensic Science

Play detective and explore the tasks involved in modern crime scene investigation by reconstructing an accident just like the professionals. Taught by Asbury faculty, this camp offers five days of hands-on learning and mystery-solving while you gain skills and experience in the field of forensic science.

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Adventure Leadership

Adventures abound when you join the staff of Asbury’s Center for Adventure Leadership for this summer's Adventure Camp! You’ll discover new leadership skills as we explore the best outdoor experiences Kentucky has to offer!

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Creative Writing

Attend a five-day writing intensive Creative Writing camp taught by Asbury faculty! You will write fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry as you learn to find inspiration, stimulate and create new work, workshop, revise, and publish good creative writing.

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Theatre & Film Acting

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!

Week 2: June 15-19

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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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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.

C.S. Lewis & The Chronicles of Narnia

Study with Asbury's Lewis expert, Dr. Devin Brown, and discover more about the most famous Christian writer of our time and the man who created Narnia. Learn how to read The Chronicles of Narnia with greater understanding and greater enjoyment.

Partner Camps

Summit Ministries

Summit's Faith in the Marketplace - CANCELLED

In an age when most young adults aimlessly absorb the culture and struggle to find direction, Summit Ministries is turning the tide by equipping students to fearlessly stand for truth. Students who attend a Summit conference learn and engage with today’s top worldview thinkers and apologists as they dive into relevant issues. (Cancelled for 2020)

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Youth Becoming Leaders - FORMAT CHANGE

June 15-16, 2020. Students apply and are accepted into this special camp that equips high school students for theologically-guided living and decision making as they grow in becoming leaders in their own sphere of influence and society.

In the interest of caring for our people well, we have decided to rework Youth Becoming Leaders 2020 so as to not invite students, mentors, and parents to campus and risk someone contracting COVID-19. We will not be meeting in our previously planned two-week residential format in June. Instead, accepted YBL 2020 participants will be invited to participate in a two-day live virtual conference, the Youth Becoming Leaders Student Leadership Colloquium.