Pre-College Program - BCYC Virtual Immersion | Benedictine College

BCYC Immersion

A summer youth camp you’ll never forget! Immerse yourself in the Catholic intellectual tradition this summer.

Session 1: June 13-18, 2021

Session 2: June 20-25, 2021

Session 3: July 11-16, 2021

BCYC Immersion is a pre-college, Catholic summer youth conference, combining all the best aspects of a faith camp, a science and academic camp, and a standard summer camp. It is a week-long experience of community, faith and scholarship taking place on Benedictine College's beautiful campus in Atchison, Kansas.

Each summer camp participant chooses an area of interest which they pursue during the afternoon throughout the week. This summer educational camp also features numerous faith-based activities, including daily Mass and Bible Studies. The week is rounded out with tons of fun—dodgeball, an evening dance/social, scavenger hunts and ultimate Frisbee, all while we explore the campus.

The tracks for summer 2021 have not yet been finalized, but ordinarily include Engineering, Nursing, Architecture, Great Books, Leadership, Theology and much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule of Events

Registration for BCYC Immersion opens November 1, 2021. More information will be posted here, but if you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

Parents - What to Expect at Immersion

We know that, as a parent, you are the primary educator and nurturer of your child.

A student in class during BCYC Immersion

A student praying in a chapel

A student at BCYC Immersion

A monk from St. Benedict's Abbey points during a tour

Our Summer Conferences are transformative; they make a difference. We want your teen’s life to be transformed in Christ. The parents of our participants notice many benefits of our conferences for their teens including:

  • Developing a sense of God in their daily life- Integrating prayer into their daily lives
  • More positive self-image
  • Greater sense of direction and purpose
  • More interest in their faith-life
  • Forming genuine friendships based on a common love of Christ

Your child will be under the care and guidance of our trained summer staff. This includes our Director of Youth Outreach, Chaplain, and a team of Benedictine College students who spend their summer on mission for our Lord. We want you to know that your child is in the best possible hands, and we know it is our duty and privilege to guide your teen as an individual this summer.

Safety and Supervision

Benedictine College’s campus is very safe. We are familiar with hosting teens on our campus through our many faith and sport-based conferences, and strive to make our campus a welcoming, safe community for all of our visitors. Every aspect of the campus in the summers is thought of with the visitor in mind specifically:

  • Our dorms are single sex. Men aren’t allowed in the women’s dorms and vice versa during the summer months. No one other than our Conferencing Staff, Summer Missionaries, and other authorized members of the college will be in the dorms during your teen’s stay.
  • Summer Missionaries stay in the residence Halls and serving as resident advisors.
  • All of our Summer Ministry Staff are Virtus trained and are up to date with the Archdiocese of Kansas City Kansas’ regulations on Safe Environment training for the protection of God’s children program.
  • Campus Security, Atchison Police, and the Atchison Fire Department all serve the campus community.

A student reads the Bible outdoors

A student presents at BCYC Immersion