Beauty Will Save the World! Summer Camp

For High School Students
July 8-12, 2018

The Summer Theology Camp “Beauty Will Save the World!” will broaden and enrich the theological understanding of how beauty reveals God in our world in five ways: the beauty in the arts, including icons and icon-making; the beauty of the earth that God created and our need to be good stewards of it; the beauty of serving the poor and suffering; the beauty of the human mind; and the beauty of various Religious and lay vocations.

During the Summer Camp, high school students who attend will:

  • Have sessions with an iconographer and have hands-on experience creating an icon.
  • Travel to downtown Fort Wayne, exploring and volunteering in Christian and Catholic organizations that serve the poor and suffering.
  • Interact with USF professors, explore readings on the theology of beauty, and hear about Christians ministering to those caught in human trafficking and prostitution.
  • Hear Catholic lay and Religious men and women talk about their vocations.
  • Attend workshops that explore Lectio Divina, the Jesus Prayer, Sacred Meditation and Discernment.
  • Experience living in a college dorm, as well as recreational events that include canoe rides, campfires, and an evening of live music, refreshments, and entertainment in the USF Student Center.

The Summer Theology Camp is made possible through a Lilly Endowment Theology Institute for High School Youth grant. The Summer Camp fee is $360 and includes room and board, instruction, supplies and transportation. Scholarships for students with financial need are available with applications required.

How to Register

Fee: $360
Registration: Online Application | Printable Application | Release and Liability Forms

Registration can be done online via Eventbrite or by downloading an application packet and mailing the packet and a check (payable to the University of Saint Francis with Summer Theology Camp in the subject/notes line) to:

Dr. Adam DeVille
University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Your completed liability and release forms may be either emailed to Drew Stuart or mailed to Dr. Adam Deville at the address above.

Registration Deadline: June 25, 2018
Questions: Contact Adam DeVille or Drew Stuart
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To participate in the camp and complete registration, the following forms must be received.

  • Registration Form
  • Release of Liability Agreement
  • Medical Information and Release Form
  • $360 check payable to University of Saint Francis with “Theology Summer Camp – Camper’s Name” notated in the memo line
    • You can also pay by credit card. Please include the information on the registration form.
  • Download Registration Packet

Your completed forms and payment may be mailed to:

University of Saint Francis
Attn: Angie Springer
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808 –>

Schedule

Please note: Schedule may be subject to change.

Sunday, July 8

Time Activity Location
3-5 p.m. Registration, move into residence halls
5:30 p.m. Introduction to Liturgy of the Hours/evening prayer Chapel
6 p.m. Dinner Trinity Hall
7 p.m. Explanation of the week; Introduction of participants JPII 200
7:30-8:45 p.m. Introduction to/preparation for Icon workshops JPII 301a
9-10 p.m. Community building activities/campfire and fellowship The Cove

Monday, July 9

The Beauty of Icons

Time Activity Location
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Trinity Hall
8:30 a.m.  Morning prayer in the Byzantine Tradition Chapel
9-10 a.m. Tour USF Iconography Collection and discussion
10 a.m. First workshop with Brian Matthew Whirledge, Painting your own icon Achatz 117
12-1 p.m. Lunch (with cell phone “fast”) Trinity Hall
1-3 p.m. Second workshop icon painting Achatz 117
3-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5:45 p.m. Third workshop icon painting Achatz 117
6-7 p.m. Dinner Trinity Hall
7 p.m. Vespers in the Byzantine Tradition Chapel
7:30-9:30 p.m. BBC Art of Eternity Documentary JPII 307
9:30-10:30 p.m. Campfire and Snacks The Cove

Tuesday, July 10

The Beauty of Icons

Time Activity Location
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Trinity Hall
8 a.m. Morning prayer in the Byzantine Tradition Chapel
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Tour of USF Icon Collection with discussion
10:00 a.m. First workshop with Brian Matthew Whirledge, Painting your own icon Achatz 117
12:00 p.m. Lunch Trinity Hall
1-3 p.m. Second workshop icon painting Achatz 117
3-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5:45 p.m. Third workshop icon painting Achatz Hall
6 p.m. Dinner Trinity Hall
7 p.m. Prayer/Contemplation Session
9:30-10:30 p.m. Entertainment (Campfire, gym, etc) NC Gym

Wednesday, July 11

The Beauty of Serving others, The Beauty of Creation

Time Activity Location
7:30 a.m. Morning prayer by the lake
8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast Trinity Hall
9:15-11:30 a.m. Volunteer at the Associated Churches Food Bank 602 E Wayne St
12 p.m. Lunch Trinity Hall
1-3 p.m. Renewable Energy Presentation and hands-on experiments Achatz 204
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 4:15 p.m. Sr. Anita Holzmer: St. Francis of Assisi and the Canticle of Creatures JPII 307
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Canoe Rides on Mirror Lake
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Dinner Triinty Hall
7 p.m. Reflection Chapel
8-10 p.m. Campfire, snacks, fellowship The Cove
10 p.m. Return to Dorms

Thursday, July 12

The Beauty of the Human Mind

Time Activity Location
7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer Chapel
8 a.m. Breakfast Trinity Hall
9-10:30 a.m. Roundtable with USF Professors Part I JPII 318
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Roundtable Part II: Discussion, Q&A JPII 318
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Trinity Hall
1:30-3 p.m. Presentation and Group Discussion of Readings about the theology of Beauty JPII 318
3-3:30 p.m. Break
3:30-5:00 p.m. TBA
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Prayer and Reflection Chapel
5:45 – 9:30 p.m. Barbecue and Music Clocktower
9:30 Return to dorms

Friday, July 13

The Beauty of Vocations

Time Activity Location
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Trinity Hall
8:15 a.m. Travel to St. Felix Catholic Center in Huntington
8:45 a.m. Morning prayer in the Chapel
9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Workshops/sessions on Prayer and Meditation
12:15 – 1 p.m. Lunch
1-3 p.m. Vocations Speakers
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Travel back to USF
4 – 4:45 p.m. Closing Mass Chapel
5 – 5:30 p.m. Pack/move out of residence halls and departure

Resources

Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration
www.ssfpa.org

Lilly Endowment/Theology Institutes for High School Youth
www.lillyendowment.org

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Fort Wayne
www.stnicholasonline.org

Iconographer Brian Whirledge
www.brianwhirledge.com

Associated Churches Food Bank
www.associatedchurches.org