Summit Summer is a 12-day conference where students can experience spiritual growth as they explore hard topics that help them think deeper about their personal faith and convictions. Students engage with like-minded peers, ages 16-25, and explore answers to hard questions about your faith, purpose, and identity with world-class faculty.
Why Attend Summit in Pennsylvania?
Summit Pennsylvania offers everything you can expect from Summit’s signature conference from lectures and faculty open forums to small group discussion time. Nestled in the historic town of Lancaster, on the campus of LBC, students spend two weeks to experience its beauty and charm. Off-campus activities show students the beauty of this east-coast state as students have the opportunity to canoe or tube along Pequea Creek, enjoy the largest indoor sports complex in North America at Spooky Nook Sports, and explore above the trees on the ropes course at Refreshing Mountain. On the second week of the conference, students get to show off their talents during performance night! Watch 2018 session videos!
Lancaster Bible College
Lancaster Bible College offers a $4,000 per year scholarship for any high school student that has not yet applied to LBC who attends this conference. Explore LBC programs here.
2018 marks the first year for Summit to be hosted in Pennsylvania on the campus of Lancaster Bible College (LBC), over 15 Christian thought leaders — such as Jeff Myers, Sean McDowell, John Stonestreet, Brett Kunkle, Abdu Murray, and more — will mentor students in apologetics, worldviews, and difference-making, an intensive and fun conference designed to teach students how to analyze the various ideas that compete for their hearts and minds.
“After 25 years, Summit Ministries’ impact on my life is still fresh in my mind. I can recall so many of the experiences and even the names of some of the instructors. Today I am overjoyed to learn that Summit Ministries is coming all the way from Colorado to partner with LBC! This ministry is passionate about transformation and helping us love God with all of our minds. My view of ministry today was and remains shaped by my Summit experience.” —Rob Blanks, LBC-PDN Partnership Liaison; Assistant Professor
Explore the two-week experience
The two-week conference is full of training, experiential learning, and activities:
- Character development
- Interactive lectures
- Overflow Q&A
- Life skills
- Small groups
- Prayer, Reflection, & Worship
- Free time activities
More than Just a Summer Camp
We understand the unique challenges around the desire for deep relationships and intentional conversations about faith.
At Summit, over 475,000 students and adults have discovered the value of truth and relationship. More than knowing what they believe, they connect their faith with a Christian worldview, live it out, and lead others to do the same.
Cost of the Conference
This year, the pricing structure has changed. The rates are based on the date you register. The earlier you start the registration process, the lower the cost. Lock in the rate when you pay the $195 deposit, this saves your seat. Unlike years past, Summit will not be offering any discount codes. If your youth group or school sends students together, the leader of the group may call 866.SUMMIT3 to receive group specific Summit Vouchers. These vouchers will not be given to individuals directly through Summit.
- Elite Pricing $1,295 ends November 30th
- Premium Pricing $1,395 ends January 31st
- Value Pricing $1,495 ends April 1st
- Base Rate beings April 2nd
Tuition assistance is available to anyone with financial need
- For more information about tuition assistance, click here
- 2017 average award was $382 for approved applications
- Available as a part of the registration process
- If you plan to apply for tuition assistance less than 30 days before a session starts, please contact us
2019 Pennsylvania Student Conference Dates
Session 1: June 23–July 6
Session 2: July 7–July 20
2020 Pennsylvania Student Conference Dates
Session 1: June 14–June 27
Session 2: June 28–July 11
Session 3: July 12–July 25