The Summit Youth Academy is for high school juniors and seniors. For 2023, we’re accepting the classes of 2024 and 2025.
Youth may apply on their own by completing an application. Or, they may be nominated by a peer, pastor, youth leader, or other adult and then we will invite them to apply.
Dates & Times
July 9-15, 2023
July 9: Check-In is at 3pm. We invite parents to join us for a commissioning service and welcome.
July 15: Closing Worship is at 10am and families are encouraged to attend this celebration of our Summit experience. Check-Out immediately follows worship, around 11:30am.
The cost for each Summit participant is $500 for the week-long experience. This amount includes food and lodging for seven days, all materials, t-shirt, and a life-changing encounter with God.
The Great Plains conference generously provides a $100 scholarship for each Summit Disciple. We encourage a split of $200 from the participant and $200 from the participant’s home church. If the participant is not currently connected to a local church, that’s OK too.
We do not want financial constraints to be a barrier for Summit participation. Please contact us via email to discuss further as needed.
- Sample Schedule
7:00am Wake Up
7:30 – 8:15 Breakfast in Class meetings
8:20 – 9:15 Summit 101 – daily learning about our faith from a Wesleyan perspective; taught by college instructors & academic leaders
9:20 –10:15 Electives – past choices have included exploring God’s call through the Bible, through story-telling, and other methods
10:20 –10:55 Guided daily prayer
11:00 – 11:55 Birkman Assessment – Discover your strengths
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:50 – 1:10 Daily spiritual discipline practice
1:15 – 2:15 Sabbath Rest
2:20 – 5:15 Track Time
- Leading through Service and Mission
- Worship leading in Music
- Worship leading in Technology
5:20 – 6:10 Band Meetings
6:15 – 7:00 Dinner
7:05 – 8:25 Evening Worship
8:30 – 10:00 Fun activity
11:00pm Lights Out