Christendom College’s admissions office opened registration for its Experience Christendom Summer Program (ECSP) on December 1. The 2018 ECSP, which will be celebrating its 20th year, will bring in 288 high school juniors from across the nation and around the globe to experience the most popular, well-attended, and highly-ranked summer program of its kind.
“We had an incredible summer last year, filling every single available spot, and even having a waiting list,” says director of admissions Sam Phillips. “We’ve had record breaking attendance year after year, and we continue to grow in popularity. These one-week sessions have proven to be life-changing for students, and we look to meeting those who are coming to campus next summer.”
Over the past twenty years, students have traveled from across the United States, Canada, Argentina, Lebanon, Spain, Ireland, England, Mexico, and other far-off places to visit Christendom for a week. While they come from different places and backgrounds, they consistently fall in love with the Christendom culture and education.
“When I was on my way to Christendom for the first time, I thought it was going to be dull and not the best way to spend my holidays,” said Francisco U., from Argentina. “However, as the days went by I realized that I was having a whale of a time on the campus. I made many new friends and enjoyed each moment, from the very beginning to the last minutes in tears. I was surprised by how the Catholic faith is lived at Christendom and by how enjoyable the classes can be with these awesome teachers.”
During each one-week session, students who are preparing to enter their senior year of high school take part in a variety of activities. In the classroom, they learn from Christendom’s own faculty about philosophy, theology, history, and literature, delving into some of the greatest minds and events in human history. The vibrant culture that permeates the classroom experience extends to outside of it as well, as students canoe on the Shenandoah River that runs through the campus’ backyard, learn swing and contra dancing at an Irish barn dance, go bowling, participate in a talent show, and even enjoy a hike and cookout on the historic Skyline Drive.
This summer’s first session will begin on June 10, with the last session ending on July 28. To find out more information, to read testimonies and watch videos, or to register for the program, please visit christendom.edu/experience.