USF Offering Theology Summer Camp for High School Students

March 6, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The University of Saint Francis will offer a Theology summer camp for current high school students entitled “Beauty Will Save the World!” July 8-12, 2018, on the USF main campus, 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The camp is aimed at high school students who desire deeper study of and hands-on activities connected to the various ways beauty reveals God in our world.

The camp will give students the opportunity to explore how God is revealed through beauty by teaching them the ancient practice of icon painting. Under a trained instructor and using their own hands, students will make a Byzantine icon of Christ.

They will also meet with various USF faculty to discuss where they see beauty in their academic disciplines—nursing, biology, economics, creative arts, and the humanities among them. In addition, they will meet with faculty and other speakers to talk about vocations to serve in the world. Other activities include canoeing on Mirror Lake, enjoying fellowship around campfires, watching documentaries and praying together each day.

The fee for the Beauty Will Save The World! Summer Camp is dramatically reduced this year thanks to the generous support of the Lilly Endowment’s program of Theology Institutes for High School Students. The fee is an all-inclusive $99 (more than $400 below cost) and includes room and board, supplies, activities and transportation. The Lilly Endowment grant helps to ensure the registration fee is affordable for families. Because of this extraordinary value, the camp is limited to the first 25 students who register—which needs to be done as soon as possible.

Those interested in learning more about the Beauty Will Save the World! Summer Camp may email Director Dr. Adam DeVille at or Coordinator Tim Trout at

More information, applications and other registration materials are available by going to

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. In 2016, the University of Saint Francis expanded its presence to downtown Fort Wayne. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships, and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.