A Summer Like No Other

Summer School and Summer Camps at Fork Union

Fork Union Military Academy offers an outstanding summer school and summer camp experience in Virginia. Our summer school program combines academic study, leadership development, athletic activities, and fun for an unforgettable summer.

Summer School

When: July 8, 2024 - August 3, 2024
Who: Young Men in Grades 7-12

Fork Union's Summer School provides two back-to-back 2-week summer terms, or one 4-week term, offering rigorous academic instruction, a chance to catch up or get ahead in a specific class, and a chance to experience the Academy before committing to an entire school year. Students also enjoy a wide range of athletic and recreational activities on one of Virginia's most beautiful school campuses.

Summer Session Schedule
  • Students who only need one repeat course or one new half-credit course can depart campus after the first two-week term.
  • Students taking two repeat or half-credit courses will continue for the second 2-week term to take their second class.
  • If a student is taking a full credit course, he will continue with that class for the full 4 weeks.

Whether the student is taking a repeat class or a new course, he will be in one class with one teacher the entire class day during each term.

Summer School 2022 Curriculum Guide
Summer School 2022 Student Handbook
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Why Choose Fork Union’s Summer School?

We offer live, in-person instruction. Online courses may offer more affordable prices, but do not present the same value, especially where a student is doing summer school to improve their grade. They need the extra help, the ability to ask questions and have the teacher be able to look the student in the eye to see if the student is not keeping up.

For young men, the opportunity to be away from home presents a tremendous opportunity for personal growth and maturity.

Rigorous academic instruction by expert faculty
Get ahead in school or to catch up on courses
Take enrichment courses in addition to daily extra-curricular activities and athletics
Experience the Academy before committing to an entire school year

Additional Information

How to Apply to Summer School

New Student Application Instructions

The process for applying to Summer School is the same as it is for admission to the regular academic year.

If you have already submitted an application for Fall enrollment, please contact the Admissions Office to request that your application be considered for Summer School.

You do not have to complete a separate application for Summer School enrollment if one is already on file for the regular academic year.

As part of the application process, in addition to a campus visit and interview, you will be asked to submit the following:


  • Character Questionnaire
  • English Teacher Recommendation
  • Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Complete Transcript of Student’s Academic Record

Once all application materials are received by the Academy, the Admissions Office will notify the applicant of the acceptance decision.

All enrolling students must have a physical examination prior to reporting and a record of all immunizations required by the Virginia State Health Department.

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Summer School Course Offerings

All courses are offered subject to enrollment numbers. Additional courses may be added if there are sufficient numbers of students needing those courses. Courses for which there is a low demand may not be offered in a specific year. Some courses may fill early and not be available to later enrollees.

  • Leadership (1/2 credit)
  • Music (1/2 credit & full credit)
  • US History (full credit)
  • Algebra II (full credit)
  • Interactive Virginia History (1/2 credit)
  • Middle School English (Repeat)
  • Middle School Math (Repeat)
  • English I (repeat)
  • English II (repeat)
  • English III (repeat)
  • Algebra I (Repeat)
  • Geometry (Repeat)
  • Biology (Repeat)
  • Chemistry (Repeat)
  • Physics (Repeat)
  • Spanish I (Repeat)

Please contact our Director of Admissions ( or 434.842.4205) if you have a special request for a course that isn’t listed above.



Summer School Tuition & Fees

Summer 2024 Tuition & Fees

Total amounts include Tuition, Infrastructure Fee, and Summer School Uniforms.

Cadets who successfully complete the 2023-2024 school year enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy receive discounted rates.

Day students must live within a 30-minute drive from campus and commute to campus each school day.


Full 4-Week Session - Monday, July 8, 2024 - Saturday, August 3, 2024

United States Boarding Students:  $5,750  (Current Cadets: $5,250)

International Boarding Students:  $6,675  (Current Cadets: $6,175)

Day Students:  $3,175  (Current Cadets: $2,925)


First 2-Week Session - Monday, July 8, 2024 - Saturday, July 20, 2024

United States Boarding Students:  $3,175  (Current Cadets: $2,925)

International Boarding Students:  $3,600  (Current Cadets: $3,350)

Day Students:  $1,825  (Current Cadets: $1,575)


Second 2-Week Session - Monday, July 22, 2024 - Saturday, August 3, 2024

United States Boarding Students:  $3,175  (Current Cadets: $2,925)

International Boarding Students:  $3,600  (Current Cadets: $3,350)

Day Students:  $1,825  (Current Cadets: $1,575)



Reservation Fee

The reservation fee is a deposit of a portion of the tuition amount, not an additional fee on top of tuition. The balance of the tuition, room and board fee is due before or during check-in. The reservation fee is due upon the student’s acceptance to the summer session and secures each student a place in the program.

Reservation Fee for US Students: $500.00 (included in tuition total)

Reservation Fee for International Students: $1,000.00 (included in tuition total)


Included in Tuition & Fees

Textbooks: Included

A copy of the course text and any required workbooks are issued at no cost. Replacement copies will be charged to the student’s account.

Classroom Supplies: Included

Each student will be given a notebook, paper, pens and pencils on the first day of class. Additional supplies may be purchased at the Quartermaster.

Field Trips: Included

Admission and transportation costs for school trips and events provided at no additional financial obligation to the parents.

Required Clothing Issued: Included

FUMA shirts with Academy logo and khaki shorts for class wear.

Athletic apparel for afternoon activities. 

Summer School Handbook

2024 Summer School Handbook

You can view and download the 2024 Summer School Handbook below.

Summer School "Things to Bring" List

Provided by FUMA

The cost for these items is included in the tuition charge:

  • FUMA shirts and khaki shorts will be issued to each student for class wear and weekend trips.
  • Athletic wear will also be given for afternoon play and activities.
  • Twin bed sheets and pillowcases are provided and laundered by the Academy.
  • Towels and washcloths are provided and laundered by the Academy.

Bring from Home

The following items should be brought for use during the summer session. These items should be marked by name or with some identifying symbol. The quantities listed are only the needed minimum amounts.

  • Gym shoes (may be worn to class) - (Qty 2)
  • Blanket
  • Under shorts - (Qty 8)
  • Shower shoes
  • Straight broom and/or dustpan
  • Calculator for math or science classes
  • Pillow - standard size to fit our pillowcases
  • Undershirts, white (Qty 8)
  • Socks, white (at least ankle height)
  • Phone Card – Required for all Outbound Calls (ONLY FOR INTERNATIONAL CADETS)
  • A basketball, baseball glove, lacrosse stick, racquetball or tennis racket may be brought
  • Swimsuit
  • Basic analog watch - no smart watches allowed
  • Reloadable VISA/Debit Card for personal use

Fork Union Summer Camps

Fork Union Summer Camps offers a variety of summer day and overnight camps including our annual Fork Union Basketball School, and our annual Football, Strength, and Speed summer camp.

Football, Strength & Speed Camp

June 14-16, 2024

Join us for an exhilarating Football, Strength & Speed Camp this summer at Fork Union Military Academy! Led by Coach Frank Arritt, head coach of our esteemed postgraduate football program, campers will receive top-notch training alongside FUMA football players. Delve into position-specific skills while uncovering strategies to enhance strength and speed. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your game with expert guidance in a dynamic and supportive environment!

Overnight Tuition: $375

Day Tuition: $300

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39th Annual Basketball School

July 15-19, 2024

Coach Bob Williams, the head coach of Fork Union's postgraduate basketball program, will lead his experienced camp staff in teaching the fundamentals of basketball in this overnight camp for boys & girls, ages 5 to 18 (rising senior).

Overnight Tuition: $499

Day Tuition: $399

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Band/Music Summer Program

July 8 - August 3, 2024
  • Boys in Grades 7-12
  • 4-week Summer School Program
  • Academic Credit Earned

The Music Director of Fork Union Military Academy, Petty Officer John Warren, will be teaching two music classes (Music Instrument Advancement & Music Theory) as part of Fork Union's Summer School session.

Tuition: See Summer School information for tuition amounts.

To register, submit an Application for Admission for Summer School.

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