Where College Meets Camp

Why not jump-start your college education by spending a week with us this summer? Our summer Jump Start allows you to come to campus for a week, earn college credit, stay in the dorms, and participate in fun activities throughout the week. Your college class is even offered at a steep discount! This program is June 21-26, 2020. If you’re graduating high school in 2020, 2021, or 2022, why not spend a week with us this summer and prepare for your next steps in life?

Biology and Sports Performance – 3 credits

Biology and Sports Performance will examine the basic tenets of most biology courses and look to make practical applications to improving one’s athletic performance. Discovering practical, science-based tips to improving one’s athletic abilities through nutritional applications will be one of the “biological, God-designed secrets of success.” This course will not only satisfy science or elective credits, but it will also provoke one’s thinking to improve our stewardship over our athletic responsibilities.

Mr. Brandon Fritz holds his Bachelor of Science from the University of Iowa, his M.Ed. from Olivet Nazarene University and his M.S.S.E from Montana State University. He is an avid cross-fit enthusiast and has nearly twenty years of classroom teaching experience at the high school and collegiate level.

Creation Apologetics – 2 credits

Learn about the study of Apologetics with a special emphasis on creationism.

Mr. Carl Kerby and Dr. Juan Valdes are two of the most well-known experts in the world on the topic of creation. We are honored to have two brilliant speakers who travel the world speaking to groups and conferences. Even the famous actor, Kirk Cameron, has weighed in on Carl Kerby, stating, “Carl knows what he’s talking about and is able to teach others with humor, a quick wit, and solid scientific information.”

Leadership Toolbox – 2 credits

Do you want to know the basic, non-negotiable aspects of leading a team? Whether with a group of volunteers at church or colleagues in a business, everyone is called upon to manage a project, captain a team, or run an event at some point in life. The Leadership Toolbox course trains you to have confidence in leadership roles by exposing the most critical elements of teamwork, strategic thinking, project planning, and organizational communication. The course begins with each student taking an in-depth personality profile and leadership assessment. All students will also work through various real word group projects and presentations. And, every student will create a top-notch resume and LinkedIn profile.

Mr. Jared Baldwin holds his A.A. from the Community College of the Air Force, his B.A. from Northland International University, an M.A. from Heart of America Theological Seminary, and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Maranatha Baptist University.

Music Theory I- 2 credits

A thorough study of music fundamentals including pitch notation, clefs, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads and their inversions, rhythmic notation, and beginning four-part vocal writing. Students familiarize themselves with the basics of notation software.

Dr. Christopher Ellis holds his B.A. and M.A. from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, his M.M. from St. Cloud State University, and his D.A. from Ball State University.

Old Testament Law, History, and Poetry – 3 credits

A survey of Old Testament law, history, and poetry, giving such points as the background of the book, keywords and verses, information about the author, date, and circumstances of writing, theme, importance, features, and the high points of each book.

Dr. Keith Kobelia holds his B.A., M.A. and M.Div from Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. in Bible Exposition from Dallas Theological Seminary.


The cost of attending Jump Start is $399, with the exception of the Creation Apologetics course, which is $450 . This includes:

  • Tuition for two or three college credits (60% discount from the normal rate)
  • All meals (Monday breakfast-Friday lunch)
  • Dormitory lodging (supervised by adults)
  • Evening activities

This price does not include transportation to/from Jump Start or required textbooks. Estimated textbook costs range from $25-$105–depending on the Jump Start course. Textbooks will be available for purchase in our bookstore when you arrive on campus for Jump Start.


Swipe Left

7:30 a.m.—8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


12:15 p.m.—12:45 p.m.


1:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m.—5:30 p.m.

Study Time

5:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.


6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.

Special Activities

*The two-credit course will end at 3:30 p.m.

  • Arrival: Check-in Sunday night from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Nettleton Center
  • Departure: Friday after lunch

Register for Jump Start

Register today for this summer’s Jump Start session.