ImpactU Camps Return for 2016 – Asbury University
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January 22, 2016

High school students in a creek looking at wildlife
ImpactU students gained field experience in the 2015 Environmental Science Biotechnology camp.

WILMORE, Ky. —Asbury University’s popular ImpactU camps will return this June, offering high school students hands-on experience in content areas including Film, Equine, Theology and much more. Camps will be divided over two weeks: June 6-10 and June 13-17.

Offering one-week camps and one special two-week camp, ImpactU is a residential, college-type experience that connects students with Asbury’s vibrant Christian community.

“ImpactU is a terrific opportunity for high school students to engage directly with faculty who are experts in their fields and to experience the Asbury community,” said Dr. Mark Troyer, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Asbury. “Kids from across the U.S. will get to interact with each other and share ideas across disciplines.”

As a brand-new addition to ImpactU, Asbury will offer Youth Becoming Leaders (YBL), a two-week camp in theology and leadership (June 6-17). Funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, YBL will encourage students to interact with scripture and theological texts, participate in service projects and think through global issues. YBL is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are committed to Christ, leaders in their local communities and academically gifted and interested in exploring a call to ministry. Unique to ImpactU, YBL involves a selective application process. Click here to apply now.

Brass Music Camp (June 13-17) is another new opportunity this year. Designed for excellent young brass performers who are interested majoring in music or preparing for all-state auditions, Brass Music Camp will connect each student with master classes, private lessons and participation in a brass choir. Faculty include alumnus Mark Ridenour ’81, assistant principal trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Euphonium player, Staff Sergeant Hiram Diaz, of “The President’s Own” Marine Band; And alumnus Prof. Nathan Miller ‘05, director of the orchestra and professor of horn at Asbury University.

In addition, Asbury will continue to offer camps in the following areas:

Adventure Leadership (June 13-17)

Creative Writing (June 6-10)

Environmental Science & Biotechnology (June 13-17)

Equine (June 6-10)

Film I & II (Film I: June 6-10; Film II: June 13-17)

Theatre & Film Acting (June 13-17)

Visual Arts (June 13-17)

Worship Arts (June 6-10)

All camps are staffed by experienced Asbury faculty and outstanding students. Fees include all food, housing, equipment and evening activities in addition to academic instruction. Participants can expect to be challenged, inspired and encouraged to seek God’s leading.

“ImpactU is a great way not only to learn more about yourself, but to become more open to new directions and insights,” Troyer said. “I’m excited to see students discovering new things that God wants to do in their future.”

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