2023 Summer Camps

At George Fox University

George Fox University hosts a wide range of summer camps for high school students, covering everything from film production, art and design, and STEM subjects to theology and athletics.

As a participant, you’ll engage in hands-on learning with access to professional equipment and be mentored by faculty and student leaders. Camps include group activities, competitions, and dorm life experiences (for residential camps), so register for a summer camp experience today!

Need based scholarships and friend/sibling discounts are available for some camps. Email summercamps@georgefox.edu for more information. 

All camps are hosted on the Newberg campus.

cinematic arts camp student

Fox Film Camp

June 26-30, 2023

Day camp for high school students
Cost: $500

In a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, you'll have the opportunity to produce, direct and edit your very own short film! You'll gain access to hands-on instruction and professional-grade equipment as you explore each aspect of film production over the course of four days, culminating in a celebration of your achievements during our campus-wide showcase on the last day of camp.

Camp counselors are carefully selected not just for their excellence in the classroom, but for their passion for mentoring teens. You'll learn more than you might imagine possible in a week's time — and you'll have a blast


students draw outside

Art & Design Camp

June 26-30, 2023

Day camp for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors
Cost: $500

The Art & Design "Made to Make It" summer camp encourages you to explore your creative potential through a five-day, hands-on workshop experience and exhibition.

You'll take on design challenges and studio projects related to graphic design, printmaking, illustration, painting, photography, and so much more in our newly renovated Lemmons Center spaces! Moving from idea to finished work, you will collaborate, use professional equipment, and learn new methods of making with a team of faculty and student leaders dedicated to helping you find your voice.


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Athletic Camps

Dates: TBD

Day camps for K-12

Every summer our athletic teams host camps for various ages and skill sets! Dates, times, ages and costs can all be found on the camp website, Bruin Sports Camps, where camps are available to sign up for by sport. Take a look and see what might interest you!

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Maker Camps

Residential camp for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors
Cost: $700

Maker Camps are hands-on college level STEM experiences where you'll learn engineering skills through designing and building a custom project.

During the week, you'll also engage in fun group activities, science-themed competitions, and relationship-building. Spend your days in the George Fox University Maker Hub, and your evenings enjoying camp activities while experiencing life in the dorms.

3d printed turtle

Animal Automata

June 26-30, 2023

Campers will design and build mechanical engineering-focused projects while learning some electrical engineering, including Arduino and circuits, used to animate customized projects.


student work on sculptures

Hydraulic Machines and Kinetic Sculptures

July 10-14, 2023

Campers will design and build purely mechanical engineering-focused projects, including cranes and customized sculptures, that are automated by hydraulic power systems.


Students with machines

The Impossible Lock-Box

July 24-28, 2023

This camp features electrical engineering-focused projects. Campers will use Arduino to program various sensors that lock and unlock their customized box. Some mechanical engineering is involved in the project design and construction.


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George Fox Theatre Camp

Middle School Camp

August 7-11, 2023
10am - 4pm with evening performance on Friday 

Day camp for current middle school students
Cost: $295

lunch not provided 

High School Camp

August 14-19, 2023
10am - 4pm with evening performance on Friday 

Day camp for high school students
Cost: $395

lunch not provided

This year, George Fox University’s theatre program will launch two weeklong summer camps for local students. Each camp will spend the week casting, rehearsing and producing a full one-act production in preparation for a public performance at the end of the week.

Casting, directing, teaching and tech will be led by George Fox students, who will work closely with Artistic Director Ben Tissell and Production Manager Kacy Hughson to create an amazing theatre experience for our campers! Both camps will include an evening production on the last day of camp.

Registration coming soon, email btissell@georgefox.edu for more information.

George Fox University offers additional opportunities for K-12 students all year long.

Learn more about our youth programs


Metra Augustin

Metra Augustin, MS, BA

K-12 Initiative Director, George Fox Connect