Immerse Yourself in Discipleship

Immerse Youth Discipleship Academy 2018

IMMERSE is a seven-day summer intensive for high schoolers like you, hosted on campus at SPU and at our beautiful Camp Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island.

Through a week of living in community, learning, service, and worship, you will be encouraged in your vocation as a servant-leader in Christ’s church and commissioned to serve in your congregation and community back home.

Since 2017, students from Hawai'i, Kansas, California, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington State have attended SPU IMMERSE. You can be next!

Refer a potential Immerse student

Discover who you are and your role in God’s story:

  • Journey alongside well-trained discipleship leaders, with you every step of the way
  • Receive in-depth teaching from SPU School of Theology professors
  • Enjoy recreational opportunities both on SPU’s beautiful urban campus and at scenic Camp Casey on Whidbey Island
  • Engage in hands-on learning opportunities at social justice ministries grappling with real-world issues
  • Enter into daily worship experiences and practice of spiritual disciplines
  • Participate in lively small- and large-group community-building

Establish yourself as a leader for your generation and within the church. Deepen your understanding of a living God and of yourself as a disciple of Jesus empowered by the Holy Spirit. Let this experience shape your life trajectory as you prepare for the next season of your high school career. Register today!

SPU Immerse 2019

  • Participants: Students who are in grades 9–12 in the 2018–19 school year
  • Tentative dates (subject to change): July 14–20, 2019
  • Cost: Tuition information will be made available at a later date. Keep checking this space!
  • Locations: SPU campus and Whidbey Island’s Camp Casey

Refer a potential Immerse student

Fundraising — You are encouraged to talk with your pastor or other church leader to discover what financial resources might be available to help with the cost of attending Immerse. This sample letter to church leaders (doc) can help with your request.

You could also send letters to family members (doc) and trusted mentors. Think about the adults in your life who have discipled you: family members, youth leaders, Sunday School teachers, and trusted adult friends and mentors. They may be willing to help you attend Immerse.

Questions? Contact Immerse Program Manager John Harrell at or 206-281-2750.


What Will I Do at Immerse?

Learn more about the Immerse experience, and take a look at a typical day at Immerse.

Student Writing

Learn More About the Goals of Immerse

See what drives the program.