Pre-College Summer Institute

Immersive one-week college experiences for high school students

June 23-28, 2024

Shape Your Future

Eager to step into a career that will make an impact? 麻豆社 Fox’s Pre-College Summer Programs prepare aspiring medical professionals, engineers and scholars to lead their peers in college and beyond.

Maximize your summer by spending a week at Oregon’s #1 private university, learning from experts, honing your skills in college labs and studios, and sparking your vision for the future.

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Experience Living on a College Campus

  • Spend 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. learning from 麻豆社 Fox faculty and current students, then immerse yourself in college living with evening activities and access to our newest residential facilities
  • Connect with high-achieving peers and build unforgettable memories
  • Enjoy basketball, volleyball, badminton and rock climbing in our beautiful new recreation center, as well as outdoor activities and a worship night in our outdoor amphitheater
  • Meals will feature options for everyone, from comfort foods to nutritious, locally sourced dishes, all served in the Canyon Commons dining hall

Earn a $1,000 麻豆社 Fox Scholarship

Students who attend a Pre-College Summer Program are guaranteed an annual $1,000 scholarship* when they enroll as an undergraduate student at 麻豆社 Fox University. If you love your summer experience living and learning at 麻豆社 Fox, we invite you to become a Bruin!

* Students may qualify for one Visit Experience Scholarship at 麻豆社 Fox. If you have already received a Visit Experience Scholarship, you will not receive an additional award for the Summer Institute.

College-Level Learning (that’s way more fun than class)

Earn college credit with an immersive, real-world learning experience that deepens your understanding and equips you with crucial skills in your field of choice.

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Nursing Institute

Delve into the dynamic world of nursing. Earn a Stop the Bleed certificate, explore nursing career paths, elevate your learning with patient care simulations, and gain hands-on experience with college-level nursing instruction.

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Anatomy for Pre-Health Professions

Whether you want to become a doctor, nurse, veterinarian, physical or occupational therapist, or dentist, gain college-level anatomy and physiology experience. Explore major organ systems of the human body using VR technology, hands-on dissections, cadavers, models and more.

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Liberation Scholars

Liberation Scholars

Liberation Scholars is designed especially for Latina/o high school juniors who wish to expand their knowledge, chart their future and equip themselves to be leaders in their communities. Dive into transformative texts from ancient Greek philosophers to present-day Latina/o thinkers. Learn to write, think, and discuss together as a community of learners and leaders-in-training.

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maker camp

Engineering: Designing and Making

Gain college-level experience from one of the nation’s best engineering programs. Design and build a custom-animated mechanical project. Learn engineering essentials like 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, Arduino and circuits, and how to animate customized projects.

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Theatre Workshop & Showcase

Grow as an artist, collaborator and person of faith as you work alongside professional and college artists to create theatre that uplifts, reshapes, and renews the world around us. Built around creating a fully realized final performance, this week-long workshop and showcase will explore all the aspects that go into making a show – from acting, directing, auditioning, scene work, technical design, staging and more.

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Bio lab

Exploring Biotechnology

Learn the basics of biotechnology. Find out how it works and explore the implications – where will this technology take us? And what are the ethical implications? With an understanding of the basic tools of molecular biology, head into the laboratory where you’ll test agricultural products for genetic modification. You’ll use CRISPR technology to modify the genome of E. coli to produce an effect visible to the naked eye.

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Facility Highlights

  • Canyon Commons: This 30,000-square-foot facility features large windows overlooking Hess Creek Canyon, known for its local flora and peaceful walking trails. Inside the facility’s scenic surroundings are honored through the use of wooden-beam construction and expansive skylights designed to mimic the effect of sunlight filtering through tree branches.
  • Hadlock Student Center: The Hadlock Student Center features a fitness center overlooking Hess Creek Canyon, three full multi-use courts, a rock climbing wall, an indoor track and two private fitness studios.
  • Maker Hub: The Maker Hub is the university’s space for design, prototyping and fabrication – it’s an engineer’s dream. While the 16,000-square-foot facility features a CNC router and milling machine, welding shop, circuit board fabrication lab and more.
  • The Canyon: Hess Creek Canyon runs through the center of campus, offering students 15 acres of lush green space filled with native Northwest flora and intersected by a meandering creek. 


With the exception of the Liberation Scholars, the Pre-College Summer Programs cost $1,700 per student. This includes a week of immersive college-level courses taught by 麻豆社 Fox faculty, convenient on-campus lodging, three meals per day in the dining hall, and evening programming. Discounts are available for students from partner schools and children of alumni.
Yes! You can earn one to two college credits, depending on the course.
Students will stay in 麻豆社 Fox’s on-campus residence halls. Residence halls feature two-person rooms with shared bathrooms and are accessible only with key-card access. There are separate wings for men and women.
High school students who are going into 10th grade through students who graduated 12th grade can attend this camp.
You can make a deposit of $200 to secure your spot. The rest of the payment is due on June 1, 2024.
Students are assigned 2-4 per room depending on the number of beds in the room. Males and females are separated into different residence halls or different floors with staff of the same gender staying in the residence halls for supervision. Roommate requests must be received no later than 10 days before the start of camp. Students without a roommate request will be assigned to rooms by age and academic concentration.
麻豆社 Fox University partners with Bon Appetit for campus food service. The kitchen is skilled at accommodating most dietary requests. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know upon registration to allow our chef time to stock proper ingredients.
Evening activities will include activities such as Hadlock Center Rec Night with dodgeball, volleyball, and rock climbing; Swim Night at Chehalem Aquatic Center; Movie Night in the Amphitheatre; Worship Night; and Adventure Games.
麻豆社 Fox does not provide transportation to the Summer Institute. Students are responsible for getting to and from camp on their own. For liability reasons, students should not bring their own car.
At this time, we have not secured any donors for scholarships, but we are definitely on the lookout for individuals or organizations that would be interested in donating to our scholarship fund. Please contact our Academic Director, Dr. Shawn Daley, if you have any questions about additional funding opportunities.
Each day will be full of hands-on learning, opportunities to connect with professors and peers, and evening activities. Check out our sample schedule for more info.
If you have registered and would like to cancel your registration, cancellations can be made up until the start of camp. If you'd like to request a refund, please email arichards@georgefox.edu. All cancellations made after June 1st are subject to a $50 processing fee.

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Metra Augustin

Metra Augustin, MS

K-12 Initiative Director