Funded through the Lilly Endowment Inc., Theologia is a week-long institutee on the George Fox University Newberg campus, where rising high school juniors and seniors will learn theology that connects to their own personal lives. Students will enter a pre-college experience, staying in the dormitories alongside the staff (professors, too), eating in the Canyon Commons, and learning from George Fox professors. The inaugural Theologia camp will run June 25-30, 2017.
The institute will also gather local leaders in fields such as business, engineering, health care, law, and social work. These professionals will lead workshops for the students on the theological foundations of their chosen careers.
We will integrate the lessons through daily experiential learning with outings to downtown Portland, the Nike campus, the Columbia River Gorge, and Camp Tilikum, as well as a trip to Regal Sherwood Stadium 10 to learn about the intersections of theology and film.