Each year, hundreds of high school students spend a week on campus and describe the week as one of the best weeks of their lives. Outside of the classroom, I love doing anything active, from hiking to swing dancing to playing sports. For those arriving at Dulles Airport, we offer pickup directly at the airport. Each day is jammed-packed with great events, activities, and classes – you will definitely go home tired! Each summer, the graduate school moves to the Front Royal campus for a six-week residential semester. This will be my second summer as a counselor and I’m so thrilled for the opportunity to do it again! Payment must be made at the time the application is submitted via Paypal. Both the Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree and the Apostolic Catechetical Diploma may be earned at the Summer Program, over the course of at least four summers. At Christendom College, we are preparing the next generation of Catholic leaders who are learning the Truth, living the Faith, and thriving as Catholics. Front Royal is the site of the north entrance to the famed Skyline Drive—a spectacular scenic trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains—and lies only 75 miles west of Washington, DC. For those unable to travel to campus at this time, we highly encourage you to make a virtual visit and to come to a better understanding of the unique nature of a Christendom College education. Christendom Graduate School’s Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at the Christ the King Chapel of Christendom College (134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630). The Experience Christendom Summer Program (aka BEST WEEK EVER) is the most highly ranked, well-attended, and most popular pre-college summer program of its kind. It is approved by several dioceses including the Catholic Diocese of Peoria and the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Experience Christendom this summer! Drop off services are offered throughout the final day (Saturday), from as early as 6am until 3pm. It has been such a gift to be involved in the activities I love while being able to frequent the sacraments and to attend classes that are based in truth. A: In our experience, for whatever reason, students with a history of epilepsy, have so consistently suffered seizures during the program that we found it necessary for the safety of all participants that those with this condition not attend. Hey there! There is no real way to explain it – you just need to experience it (or read the testimonies of past participants). In its seventh year, The St. Columcille Institute will be held for three weeks in the north of Ireland, in Donegal, from July 23 to August 15, 2021. A. Q: Are students required to participate in all activities? The classes at Christendom are something I truly enjoy and I love my professors. I’m so excited to meet you and can’t wait to spend the summer with you! I had never seen a more vibrant, authentic Catholic community until I attended The Best Week Ever. Students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2021 (current high school juniors) are welcome to apply for the Summer 2021 programs. Students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall of 2021 (current high school juniors) are welcome to apply for the Summer 2021 programs. There is a modesty dress code in effect throughout the week. I’m originally from Southern California, but my family just moved at the end of last summer. Some colleges give scholarships in the amount of the cost of the summer program if a participant eventually attends their college. Hello, everyone! I’m currently playing on the Lady Crusaders basketball team and was a part of the Swim Club during the fall. I love sports and have been swimming since I was five, including two seasons at Ventura College. A: All attendees are expected to participate in the various activities (e.g. Q. Financial assistance is available to anyone who requests it on the online application form. The flexible program allows students to take courses according to their schedules. (If not admitted, a full refund will be issued. If arriving outside of those designated times, there is a very good chance that we will not be able to pick you up. Latest News; Instaurare Magazine; Principles; Professors on Break; Email Newsletter; Summer Programs; Upcoming Events; Event Video & Audio Downloads; Event Photos; Resources for Media; Social Media Post and Comment Policy; Archives Q: Why is the Best Week Ever the most highly-ranked and well-attended program of its kind? Unfortunately, during the summer we are not equipped to handle medical situations such as these. Experience these classes led by Christendom College’s fantastic professors: Enjoy a wide range of activities, including: Ready to guide you through your best week ever. If not treated right away, usually with epinephrine, it can result in unconsciousness or death. Your application is not complete and will not be considered until payment has been received. We also provide the traveling students the cell phone numbers of the counselors picking them up to assist with communication if travel plans are derailed. Instaurare. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY. Carroll, who was a contributor at L. Brent Bozell Jr.'s Triumph magazine, decided to found Christendom in the aftermath of the Land O' Lakes conference in 1967. Sponsor a Student Program Keeps Christendom Free of Federal Funds. Although our all-inclusive cost for the program is kept low – $500 – we understand that even that amount might be a financial burden on a family. 134 Christendom Drive Each course covers the equivalent of a year-long introductory sequence at the college level. Registration Now Open for Summer in Ireland Program | Christendom College Registration Now Open for Summer in Ireland Program Jan 3, 2019 Registration is now open for Christendom College’s acclaimed St. Columcille Institute — a three-week summer program for college-age students held in the north of Ireland. First, we plan the events, classes, and activities to be a true representation of what life at Christendom is like, and show the students that living and learning as a Catholic should be an integrated – not compartmentalized – experience, where it becomes very natural to be a Catholic and practice the Faith at all times, no matter what is going on around you. In the event that there are available spots in a session, we will then open it to sophomores on our waiting list. Counselors for Christendom College's 2019 Experience Christendom Summer Program are currently in training for this year's 5 sessions. English, Philosophy, Theology, and History Classes. rising seniors), however, sophomores are welcome to apply to be placed on a waiting list. I am thrilled to be a first time summer program counselor! I hope to see you all this summer at The Best Week Ever! I am the youngest of four children, coming from the Greater Philadelphia Area, and I am the third of my family to attend Christendom. I am the oldest of seven kids and I live on a farm in Nokesville, Virginia. We provide complimentary shuttle services for participants flying to Dulles Airport (IAD) or Washington Reagan Airport (DCA) at the beginning and end of the session. Experience Christendom Summer Program | 2017 | Session 4 The Christendom Graduate School Summer Program runs for six weeks, ending the last week of July. Christendom College offers an online catechist formation program credentialing catechists and Catholic school teachers. Additionally, each day there is a Christendom 101 class offered by either the VP for Enrollment or the Director of Admissions. Ever since I was a toddler, I have loved playing, watching, and talking sports. Co-presented with the Polis Institute, the Christendom Classical Languages Institute offers six-week introductory courses in Latin and ancient Greek. Before the summer program, the last thing I wanted to do was spend a week away from home. Christendom College is located outside the town of Front Royal in the beautiful and historically rich Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Students can fly into Dulles Airport (IAD) and the College will pick them up. Last year was a blast and I cannot wait to experience another summer with you all! I decided to attend Christendom because I knew that it would help me to become the man God wants me to be, and in my freshman year here, I can strongly affirm that I feel fulfilled and at peace with my decision. There is no chance that you could return home without getting all of your questions answered – we guarantee it! To make it as straightforward and simple for participants, the summer program dress code does not include all the variables of acceptable attire that would be included during the regular academic year. gives Christendom a chance! The Experience Christendom Summer Program is the most highly ranked, well-attended, and most popular pre-college summer program of its kind. May 18, 2020. During their week at Christendom, all participants are required to follow and abide by the Best Week Ever Rules & Regulations. Second, we stress personalization. For all college-aged students. June 06, 2007 - 12:00 PDT. Explore this photo album by Christendom College on Flickr! Third, our emphasis on the Catholic Faith throughout the program, in all aspects of what we do, shows the students the beauty of the Faith and, for lack of a better phrase, that it is “cool to be Catholic,” and that you need not be a “religious freak” to go Mass daily, or adoration or say the Rosary. You won’t regret it! Sure, everyone says they give a personalized education. Front Royal, VA, JUNE 6, 2007 - Christendom College's annual summer program for high school students will be held on its Front Royal, Virginia, campus in two different sessions from June 24 to July 1 … I attended the summer program back in 2018 and it is the reason I attend Christendom today. Hey y’all, my name is Ceci McFadden, and I’m the fifth oldest of eleven children from Front Royal, Virginia. I cannot over-emphasize how much of a blessing it has been to be a part of this vibrant family of Catholics. Participants will also examine the patrimony of Western Christian Civilization through an in-depth study of history and literature. Our counselors meet the participants at baggage claim #6. Students choosing to fly into Reagan can access the Blue Line metro directly at the airport and then transfer to the Orange Line until they arrive at the Vienna station, which is the final stop. The enthusiasm for Christ the counselors and professors showed was extraordinary, filling me with so much joy — I did not want to leave. They were influential in developing my interests, such as dance, singing, musical theater, and sports. … It can occur within seconds or minutes of exposure to something you’re allergic to, such as peanuts or bee stings. Q. We never want anyone to decide not to attend the summer program due to limited financial resources. I come from a good Catholic family, but there is something so awesome about coming to an authentically Catholic school. This year will mark the 22nd year of this wildly popular week, which boasts close to 3,700 alumni since 1999. experience programs that help you thrive as a catholic. Nothing is better than the Best Week Ever. Find out for yourself by attending one of these programs next summer. Laundry facilities are also available to the students in the residence halls. Ever.” At least that’s what so many of our past participants have said. Once the students arrive, they have all of the cell phone numbers of each of their counselors, as well as the program coordinator, and the Admissions Director. Christendom College 540.636.2900 | 800.877.5456 I fell in love with the Catholic, God-centered atmosphere, the people and friendships I made and continue to make, the community, and the professors. Experience Christendom Summer Program | Session 6. I enjoy singing and playing piano at the many musical events the college puts on , and I ran on the cross country team, and participated in several intramural teams. I hope I can give you a taste of the joy Christendom has given me through your visit here and I look forward to meeting you! As far as being the most highly-ranked program, it is based on the participants’ survey results that they are given on the last day of the program, where a vast majority “agree” that their week was The Best Week Ever, and the majority “agree” that they enjoyed their experience. I have also come to love learning and am so happy for the opportunity to learn the wonderful Catholic education you find here at Christendom. We offer a special Best Week Ever alumni scholarship worth $2,000 to those summer program participants who apply to the college by a certain date, are accepted, and then make an official visit to campus during the academic year during specific times. PEAK 2021. I also play the violin and ukulele. Q: Are current sophomores in high school able to attend the 2021 Summer Program. I have grown up around Christendom, and I thought I knew what the college was like, but when I went to the summer program, I realized how much I didn’t know about this amazing place! At Christendom College… Christendom College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. I’m so excited to welcome you to Christendom this summer, so keep an eye out for the excessively enthusiastic red-head! Students will spend some hours each day studying the Great Books, some hours in outdoor recreation unique to our college, and some time resting in prayer and the sacraments. Q: What can I expect during the week at Christendom? An exclusive event for members of the President’s Council, participants will accompany Cardinal Arinze, Dr. Carrie Gress and Christendom professors on an intellectual and spiritual journey while enjoying excellent food and drink at beautiful locations around our picturesque Front Royal campus. Since coming to Christendom, I have enjoyed many of its benefits including attending daily Mass and Adoration, Shield of Roses (a club that prays in front of an abortion clinic on Saturdays), volleyball tournaments, intramurals, and much more. This year will mark the 22nd year of this wildly popular week, which boasts close to 3,700 alumni since 1999. I am 21 years old and am the fifth child of six, hailing from Nampa, Idaho. Don’t other colleges have similar programs? I came to the summer program 5 years ago because Christendom was “the school my sister goes to,” and that was about the extent of my interest. It is a very Catholic-focused program, but we welcome those of other faiths to apply. Sign up to receive CHRISTENDOM NOW! Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes (Philosophy, English, History, and Theology), then, after Mass and lunch, students spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying a number of recreational and social events. I’ve lived in the Christendom area since 2015, but lived in Upstate New York until then. During the 30 minute Christendom 101 session, students are given important presentations on the liberal arts, career outcomes of alumni, the admissions process and financial aid, and all of the many extra-curricular activities that would be available to them if they were to enroll. I’ve always known that I wanted to be in a vibrant, Catholic environment with strong academics. I also served as a youth ministry and middle school mission leader at my parish through high school. In addition to academics, I love all things outdoors and athletic, singing, playing instruments, and dancing (my lack of skills in that particular area has never slowed me down!) Summer Consortium An Exclusive Event for President’s Council, Legacy Society, and Friends By Invitation. The summer program meant so much to me and I’m so excited to be able to share that and pass on that same experience to you. I enjoy cooking, being with my friends and entertaining people. What I love to do most is attend daily mass and deepen my Catholic faith alongside my peers. A: Yes. A little bit about me. One of the highlights of the program is the opportunity the students have to meet other young Catholics like themselves who are trying to live good, Catholic, well-balanced lives. But we mean it. If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction, please let us know and provide detailed information on your situation so our dining services can look into your dietary needs to ensure we are equipped to accommodate them during the program. This has proven to be the case even for those who have not had an episode in multiple years. This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors, offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $500. I have declared myself as a Theology major and I hope to have minors in Philosophy and Math. Now that I’m attending Christendom, I can tell you that everything that I loved about the summer program is definitely part of being here. Christendom College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Asynchronous Online Graduate Courses (Available January 18 – May 8, 2021) THEO 590/Introduction to Theology: This introduction to the graduate-level study of theology treats comprehensively the meaning of theology, its various disciplines, major methods and basic terminology. Through the Price Match Program, we work with families to break down any financial barriers to attendance, and review our financial aid offerings to you in light of your offers from other colleges.Although not all offers will be matched 100% The Best Week Ever is a highly organized and carefully managed program. Someone that can contact parents in the case of an emergency? We hire 10 of our current students to serve as counselors for the program – 5 men and 5 women. A: Yes. The professors get to know each student by name and dine with them daily at lunch. I am the first of my siblings to attend here and I am beyond excited to present Christendom to you as a first-time counselor. 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