SUMMA: The summer camp you want to send YOUR Teens to!
Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your teenager? SUMMA could be the answer. A summer camp for teenagers run by the Beecken Center at University of the South, Sewanee, TN campers learn how to debate theological issues. At SUMMA Camp, students of all faiths learn valuable skills for debate, public speaking, and theological reflection. No previous debate experience or formal theological study is necessary. Campers have a true collegiate experience, but camp is not all work! There is plenty of time left over to swim, play sports, watch movies, go bowling, and have lots of great, summer fun! Check out what Wylie (pictured below with friend) says about his SUMMA summer experience:
At the beginning of camp, a resolution is introduced, and each student argues both sides of the issue. Past resolutions include:
- In Christ there is hope for Cruella de Vil
- Christians, Muslims, and Jews all worship the same God
- Euthanasia is morally justified
- Christian marriage: a solemn & public covenant between a man and a woman in the presence of God
- Outside the Church, there is no salvation
At the end of camp, the SUMMA prize is awarded to the student who best exemplifies the spirit of SUMMA camp: speaking the truth in love. The SUMMA prize includes a $1,000 scholarship.
The cost of SUMMA is partilly defrayed through donations, grants and an endowment. The cost to parents is $750 each which includes room, all meals, and all materials.
For more information and to apply, visit summa.sewanee.edu, or contact Walker Adams at [email protected]