Social Work, Service, and Social Justice

“What does the Lord require of you? To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”   Micah 6:8 

Grounded in Micah 6:8, this camp focuses on how to be God’s hands and feet in a world that needs to see Him.  Campers will grapple with real world issues of poverty, equality, advocacy, inclusion, and social justice from a Christian worldview.  Through a series of visiting different social service agencies, campers will engage in hands on learning about the profession of social work and social issues within the community.  Campers will practice basic active listening counseling skills, case management, and participate in a service-learning project.  

Event Information

WHO

  • High school students (anyone entering 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade as well as those graduating 12th grade).

WHEN

  • June 19-24, 2022
  • Check-in is on Sunday 2-4 pm
  • Friday at 1 pm, families are invited back to a “Week in Review”. Each camp will showcase their accomplishments. Campers will be dismissed following their program.

WHERE

Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, Indiana  46953

REGISTRATION

Total Registration Cost: $425

  • Base Cost: $375
  • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $50

Cost includes resident hall lodging, three meals a day, snacks, and all major aspects of the camp. Our dining hall has many options for those with food allergies. However, we encourage you to bring appropriate snacks since not all snack options will meet all dietary needs.


Note: The $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. No student will be considered registered until they have submitted this fee. Balance of tuition and fees are due by May 31, 2022. Any registrations after June 1, 2022 will incur an additional $50 late registration fee.


What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends

and in your suitcase…

  • Bible
  • Pen/notebook
  • Personal items
  • Towels
  • Comfortable, casual clothes and shoes
  • Sleeping bag or linens for twin XL bed & pillow
  • Tennis shoes for lab
  • Money for snacks or campus store (optional)
  • Umbrella (optional)

*Campers will have access to athletic/gym equipment (including a rock-climbing wall). If you would like to use this equipment, please bring the proper attire.

Please do NOT bring the following:

Laptops, iPads and other electronic devices*. Weapons of any kind: e.g. firearms, knives or pocket knives.

*Cell phones are welcome, but please note they should be silent and out of sight when campers are in rehearsals, class, lessons, etc.

Sample Daily Calendar 

7-8 AM

BREAKFAST

8-10 AM

SESSION 1

10-12 PM

SESSION 2

12-1 PM

LUNCH

1-3 PM

SESSION 3

3-5 PM

SESSION 4

5-6 PM

DINNER

6-9:30 PM

EVENING ACTIVITIES

9:30-10 PM

WORSHIP


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Wildcat Summer Academy at 765-677-2493 or academic.affairs@indwes.edu.

Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953

866-468-6498