Asbury’s ImpactU camps keep education atop summer agenda

Published 7:13 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017

With summer rolling around and an abundance of activities wrestling for a spot on everyone’s calendar, many are prioritizing participation—especially for their children—based on educational merit. For those wanting to see their high schoolers exit the summer with more knowledge than they entered it with, Asbury University is offering a variety of excellent choices on its campus this June.

The Wilmore-based university is conducting a dozen camps, one of which is certain to offer something for everyone’s taste and interest. Each camp is open to high school students, and carries a cost of $390 for the week, which will include all housing, food, equipment and activities. There is a $50 sibling discount available. Registration by June 3 is recommended to reserve your space. All camps are residential—overnight—unless noted otherwise.

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The first round of ImpactU leadership camps will be held from June 5 through June 9. These camps will include the Adventure Leadership Camp, which will teach new leadership skills to campers as they learn about Kentucky’s finest outdoor experiences; the Visual Arts Camp, which will focus this year on drawing and photography; the Creative Writing Camp, which will furnish budding writers with tips for creating and revising their first draft of any type of writing; the Brass Music Camp, which will offer campers the opportunity to study with high-calibre musicians such as Mark Ridenour; the Theatre & Film Acting Camp, which will teach the technical and performance side of theater from professionals; the Worship Arts Camp, which will cover the technical side of audio production and leading worship and the Film l Camp, in which industry professionals will provide and introduction to the art and skill of filmmaking.

The second series of ImpactU leadership camps will be held from June 12 to June 16. These will include the Film ll Camp, which will utilize the university’s Media Communications facilities for a more advanced camp to build on the Film ll camp; the Business/Entrepreneurship Camp, which will guide campers from idea generation to development and startup launch; the Equine Camp, in which campers will learn the dynamics of horsemanship and equine service and ministry and the Environmental Science & Biotech Camp, which will provide hands-on learning with expert faculty on many of the latest techniques employed in ecology, biotechnology and conservation biology.

In addition to the ImpactU Camps, the Asbury University Youth Horse Camps will take place from May 30-July 27 at the Equine Center, and are open to anyone from age 7-18 on a first-come, first-served basis. The half-day camps cost $200 per week, whereas the full-day camps are $375 per week. For specific age-group dates and times, call 859-858-3511, extension 2262, or visit

Registering for any of the Asbury University ImpactU Camps can be done online at, or by contacting 859-858-3511, extension 2503 or The Asbury University campus is located at One Macklem Drive in Wilmore.