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What Parents and Mentors Need to Know About SUMMA

SUMMA Debate Camp will be held July 20–28 at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

Year after year, we hear from parents and mentors that SUMMA is a life-changing experience, encouraging high school students to live their faith more fully and preparing them with the critical thinking skills they need to succeed in college and beyond.

At SUMMA Theological Debate Summer Camp, our goals are to:

  • Enliven the faith of high school students through engagement with the Christian intellectual tradition,
  • Empower students to gain the confidence, clarity, and skill to speak the truth in love.

Students attend theology lectures and seminar discussions led by University professors and clergy that broaden their understanding of the Christian faith tradition and its enduring relevance to our lives today. For those who are interested in taking their studies further, campers will have the option to meet with admissions counselors from the College of Arts and Sciences and a representative from the School of Theology. In between the classroom learning, students enjoy the great outdoors, engage their creativity, and make new friends.

The College Experience

Campers live in dorms, eat in the dining hall, and attend chapel at Sewanee.

What is SUMMA?

Rev. Chris Keller explains how SUMMA deepens students’ understanding of the Christian faith.

SUMMA Stories

At SUMMA, Wylie found fun, faith, friendship…and himself.

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