Summer Academy

Summer Academy Application Information

Who can apply for the Summer Academy?

Rising high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors.

How do I apply?

Download application forms. Mail all application forms directly to the Faith Calls office.

Youth Application

Summer Academy dates:

June 10-17, 2017

Summer Academy location:

Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado (travel included in program)

Application submission:

Application deadline has been extended. We still have space! Apply today! Applications for the summer academy should be submitted to the Faith Calls office no later than March 10, 2017.  

How will I know if I have been accepted?

Applicants will be notified via email of their admission status by or before March 22, 2017 (if submitted by March 10, 2017). Later submissions will be notified by or before April 26, 2017. Late submissions will be placed on the waiting list. We accept up to 20 students each year for the summer program.  

Summer Registration:

Summer Academy tuition and room and board is valued at $1,800. The Faith Calls program covers the majority of the costs for all accepted students. Students are asked to cover some tuition costs. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee for all students who apply to the summer academy. The application fee is due upon receipt of application materials. Upon acceptance to the summer program, there is a $150 non-refundable deposit required.

All payments should be made by check or money order. Write all checks to Southern Methodist University. List "Faith Calls Summer Academy" in the memo line. All payments should be submitted to the Faith Calls office at the SMU campus or mailed to Perkins School of Theology, Bart Patton-Faith Calls Summer Academy, PO Box 750133, Dallas, TX 75275-0133.

Registration fees:

   Fees Due Date
due upon submission
Deposit $150.00  May 26, 2017 



Summer academy orientation for students and parents is on June 5, 2017. This meeting is mandatory for all students participating in the summer academy.

For questions about the summer academy call 214.768.1333 or email us.