The Summit Youth Academy runs from Sunday, July 21 - Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Southwestern College, and includes an online Bible study for the following school year.


What do I need to do to apply?

We're looking for rising junior and senior high school students from a 350-mile radius of Southwestern College to attend the Summit 2019!  Student applications will be due any time before May 30, 2019; admissions are made on a rolling basis. You'll be contacted within one month about your acceptance after your complete application has been received.

A complete application includes:

  • Student application form
  • Two essays (short! no biggie.)
  • Nomination form from your pastor, youth worker, or church lay member.

Applications and nominations for Summit 2019 must be submitted by May 30, 2019.

What does it cost, and what do I pay?

Your cost as a participant for the week and followup year is just $200 of the total $800. Here's the breakdown:

You pay: $200
This covers your week in residence as well as the year-long online continuation. Your portion can be fund-raised, come from your own pocket, or be donated by someone else. Email Wendy to learn more about the opportunity to fundraise.  Keep in mind, the first 20 students to apply from the Great Plains Conference are eligible for a $100 scholarship. If you're a member of another conference, check with their office to see if they would be willing to spot you for part of the cost.

Your church pays: $200
Because we believe churches should invest in their young people, both figuratively and literally. Your church can submit payment online or via check for this portion of the costs.

We pay: $400
We've got your back!  We've received some grants that enable us to cover half of the total cost for the program.

Final payments are due on May 30th.  We'll send you a link to make your payment after you are admitted to the Summit.

Students are responsible for all of their transportation to and from the Summit, and we would love parents to be there for worship on the last morning before pickup!