We are excited about our 2021 summer conference season and are doing everything possible to equip students with a biblical worldview. Please join us as we pray and plan for this summer.
The health and safety of Summit students are a priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking reasonable steps to prevent the spread of the virus during our summer Student Conferences. Over the past year, as we have navigated the COVID-19 pandemic, we have established a team dedicated to creating a safe and healthy environment for in-person sessions. From staff training to additional cleaning protocols, our team is dedicated to providing an environment you can be confident in sending your students to.`
Along with the campus facilities team, Summit’s staff will be adding in additional cleaning procedures during daily activities, both in the classroom and high trafficked areas. Additionally, we have protocols in place to isolate, confirm, respond, and isolate any student or staff member with suspected COVID-19 or another contagious illness.
We have learned to be flexible with the changing landscape of COVID-19 and are dedicated to adapting and adjusting our protocols and procedures as we follow the guidance provided by the local health departments and campus regulations, in our efforts to help keep our students, staff, and faculty safe.
Ultimately, the choice for your student to attend a Student Conference is a personal one, and you are in control of that decision. We are here to help answer any questions you or your students may have. We encourage you to call, email, or live chat with our team.
Is Summit hosting Summit Student Conferences in 2021?
At this time we are planning to host in-person sessions in Arizona, Georgia, and South Carolina. We will also be hosting two virtual sessions for the summer of 2021. Click here to see all 2021 dates
What are the COVID-19 restrictions in place for in-person Student Conferences?
For the most accurate information regarding campus-specific FAQs visit the Arizona, Georgia, or South Carolina webpages and follow the links to each campus webpage.
What is your refund policy in regards to COVID-19?
According to our end-user agreement, If for any reason Summit Ministries makes the decision to cancel a conference session, registered attendees will receive a full refund. Including the deposit. If you choose to change your location or switch to a virtual conference, all payments made will be transferred. If you choose to cancel your application before the payment deadline for your session, you will receive a refund for all monies paid outside of the non-refundable deposit.
Why were the Colorado Student Conference sessions canceled?
The state of Colorado hosting students in the historic Grandview Hotel this summer will force students and staff to operate with restrictions that render our program unrecognizable. Social distancing being an important one. This would only allow 20 people in the dining hall, 30 people in the classroom, and most detrimental students will not be able to gather as a full community outside of their assigned small groups. We expect Colorado to change these rules in late September.
Will masks be mandatory during the 2021 sessions?
Each location will be following the county-specific requirements regarding masks. Currently, wearing masks is not mandated at any of our locations, as of June 9th. This is subject to change, based on CDC guidelines.
How will students get from the airport to their session?
For the most up-to-date information about transportation, visit the conference location webpage for details.
Will parents be allowed on campus during graduation ceremonies?
It is our desire for parents to be able to attend our graduation ceremonies. We are working with Anderson and Covenant to see if it is possible. For the most up-to-date graduation information please visit the Arizona, Georgia, or South Carolina web pages.
Is there medical staff onsite during the two-week conference?
During each Student Conference, medical staff is always onsite. This year we have strengthened our team to include RNs. With new procedures in place to monitor students to ensure the safety and wellbeing, you can be confident that students will be cared for by highly trained professionals.
Can I request my roommate?
If you would like to request a roommate for your session, you can do this during the registration process.
Are vaccines mandatory for students, staff, and faculty during the in-person sessions?
COVID-19 vaccines are not mandatory for Student Conference attendance.
What is the process of switching sessions or requesting a refund?
To view detailed information on switching sessions or requesting a refund for a Colorado session, click here.
What is being done to ensure the safety of my student during their session?
All staff, students, and guests of Summit will be required to wear a Summit lanyard. Our staff is highly aware of who is coming and going in the classroom and interacting with students.
What happens if someone tests positive for a contagious illness?
In the event of an illness – including COVID-19 – the Summit healthcare team will Isolate, Confirm, Respond, and, if necessary, isolate the impacted student or staffer. Of course, we will communicate with family members, and strive to handle any positive cases with compassion, care, and concern.