Psychology Camp

Due to COVID-19, and out of concern for the safety of our guests, we have canceled all summer academic camps for 2020. We would love to host you for a campus visit when it is safe to do so. If you would like information on any of our academic programs, please contact Admissions.

June 8-12, 2020

Are you interested in understanding why people do what they do or helping people grow and change for the better? Psychology camp will provide an overview of many different areas of psychology and help you explore this exciting career.You will learn how to prepare now for a career in psychology, find out what type of undergraduate experience will best prepare you for graduate training, and see first-hand what the psychology profession is all about.

Here are just a few of the incredible opportunities you will experience at Psychology Camp:

  • Learn what is involved in the counseling process and see a sample counseling session with student actors.
  • Learn how relationships with people affect your behavior and watch real social psychology experiments.
  • Discover the relationship between psychology and physical health and learn about standard behavioral techniques for treating health problems

Psychology Camp is open to Christian students entering 10th through 12th grades, or incoming freshmen to Cedarville University, who are considering a career in psychology.

Cost and Registration Details

The $400 registration fee includes all meals, housing, field trips, activities, supplies, and a camp shirt.

For the June 8-12 week, the final deadline for registration is May 27, 2020. We are unable to refund registrations after June 27, 2020.
Please note that most camps fill up before the registration deadline so register early! If a camp reaches capacity before the deadline, there will be a waitlist available.

Check into residence halls between 3-5 p.m. on Monday. Camp concludes at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, unless indicated otherwise in the camp schedule. All campers must be picked up by 2:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate any early arrivals/late departures for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Sample Schedule


Date and Time Activity Location
3–5 p.m. Camp Check-In Dorm
5 p.m. Dinner Stevens Student Center (SSC) Dining Hall
6 p.m. Welcome to Psychology Camp! Health Sciences Center (HSC) 107
7 p.m. Admissions Presentation SSC 244
10 p.m. Academic Camp Kick Off Party Dorm Devotions


Date and Time Activity Location
7–8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8:30 a.m. Devotions HSC 107
9 a.m. Introduction to Psychology: Science & Practice HSC 107
11:15 a.m. Camp Photo at The Rock Outside the SSC
11:30 a.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Counseling Site Visits - CitiLookout & Safe Harbor Springfield, OH
6 p.m. Dinner SSC Dining Hall
6:30 p.m. Free Time/Climbing Wall (6:30-8 p.m.)/ Wallyball Fit Rec Center
10 p.m. Dorm Devotions Dorm


Date and Time Activity Location
7–8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8:30 a.m. Morning Devotions HSC 107
9 a.m.
  • Mental Abnormalities & Disorders
  • Health Psychology
HSC 107
11:30 a.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m.
  • Human Development
  • Helping Couples & Families
HSC 107
3:30 p.m. Hiking at Clifton Gorge (weather permitting) Clifton, OH
6 p.m. Cookout Faculty Home
10 p.m. Dorm Devotions Dorm


Date and Time Activity Location
7–8 a.m. Breakfast SSC Dining Hall
8:30 a.m. Devotions HSC 107
9 a.m.
  • Social Psychology
  • Addictions
HSC 107
11:30 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1-4:30 p.m. Bowling at Beaver-Vu Beavercreek, OH
5-6:30 p.m. All Academic Camp Cookout Outside SSC
6:30 p.m. Games & Activities
  • Sand Volleyball, Cornhole, Spikeball, 9-Square, Climbing Wall
Sand Volleyball Courts, Outside SSC, Fit/Rec Center
8:30 p.m. All Academic Camp Bonfire Between HSC and ENS
10 p.m. Dorm Devotions Dorm


Date and Time Activity Location
7-8 a.m. Breakfast/Packing SSC Dining Hall
9 a.m. Morning Devotions Williams 215
9:30 a.m. Attend Dr. Firmin's General Psychology Lecture Williams 215
11 a.m. Camp Evaluation and Wrap-Up HSC 107
12–1 p.m. Lunch SSC Dining Hall
1 p.m. Check Out Dorm

What to Bring

  • Great attitude
  • Open heart to the Lord
  • Excitement to learn
  • Desire to make new friends

and in your suitcase...

  • Bible
  • linens or sleeping bag for twin bed
  • pencil or pen
  • umbrella
  • personal items
  • towels
  • comfortable clothes and shoes
  • pillow
  • trash can
  • money for snacks

What to Wear?

Modest casual dress including blue jeans, shorts, and t-shirts are acceptable for camp activities. Shorts should be no shorter than halfway between the top of the knee and top of the thigh. Exposed midriff style shirts are not allowed.


Cedarville University Airport Transportation

Cedarville University provides shuttle service from Dayton (DAY) and Columbus (CMH) airports to pick up Academic Camp students between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday. The shuttles will drop off Academic Camp students at Dayton and Columbus airports on Friday after 3:00 p.m. Please check your camp schedule and note the check out time before you schedule a return flight. If your camp checks out at noon or later, you will want to schedule a return flight for 5:30 p.m. or later, otherwise they may miss out on scheduled activities.

For a shuttle service to Dayton, there is a $45.00 round-trip charge. For shuttle service to Columbus, there is an $80.00 round-trip charge.

PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any early arrival and early/late departure for any camp students. Please adjust your schedule accordingly.

Please schedule and pay for airport transportation. This must be completed by your camp registration deadline.