Announcing the 11th Annual High School Summer ProgramMay 28, 2009
Christendom College will be hosting three sessions of its acclaimed Experience Christendom Summer Program for Rising High School Seniors and Juniors from June 20 – July 24. Comprised of two one-week sessions and one two-week session, the program will bring over 100 students from across the United States and Europe to experience Christendom's unique education and culture.
"The program is great not only for students interested in the college, but also for those who are seeking to grow in their faith and meet like-minded teens," says Director of Admissions Tom McFadden who runs the program. "Everyone who attends the program has a great time and comes away from it with a different outlook on life and on Christendom College."
The "campers," as participants are affectionately called, will be supervised by Christendom College students, a number of whom were once "campers" themselves, as well as members of the Admissions Office staff. Taught by Christendom's own faculty, students will attend classes in philosophy, literature, history, and theology, and will learn to live as a Christendom student during their stay, taking part in academic and spiritual activities, as well as many exciting social events, with a focus on good, clean, moral fun.
The students' schedule is busy – packed with classes and daily Mass in the morning, and a wide array of activities in the afternoon and evening, including swing dancing, canoeing, hiking, bowling, visiting different professors' houses, and playing competitive sports.
Last summer, Christendom welcomed 108 high school students on campus to take part in the program.
"The week I spent at Christendom allowed me to experience and live my faith in a way I had never done before. I can honestly say that I am a better Catholic and a better person because of this experience," said 2008 Program participant Kyle O'Connor from Roanoke, Virginia.
Another 2008 participant, Bernadette Brock of Leesburg, Virginia, experienced a complete turnaround. "I had a very bad prejudice against Christendom College and did not want to attend the Summer Program that much. I had a stereotype of everyone being homeschooled nerds, but everyone was totally awesome. I had the best time of my life," she admitted. Brock will be attending Christendom in the Fall.
The Experience Christendom Summer Program has been praised by its many participants as both life-changing and tons of fun. Those interested in attending should register online and view the promotional video for the Experience Christendom Summer Program.
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