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 non-military summer school program combines academic study, leadership development, athletic activities, and fun for an unforgettable summer.

Summer School

When: July 10, 2023 - August 5, 2023
Who: Boys in Grades 7-12

Fork Union's Summer School is a four-week summer term in July that offers 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.

We've been doing summer school for many decades at Fork Union Military Academy and we know best how to build a summer school program that will engage boys' minds in achieving their best academic performance, while also engaging their bodies and spirits in a full, holistic approach to education and personal development.

Parents and students choose Fork Union Military Academy’s Summer School because the program is based on the same character-building standards as the Academy’s academic year with opportunities and resources tailored to fit the 4-week summer 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. 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.

Academic Courses (available as future credit)

Social Studies: United States History

Mathematics: Geometry, Algebra II

World Languages: Spanish I, Spanish II


Academic Courses (available as repeat courses)

English: Middle School English, English I (9th grade), English II, English III

Social Studies:  United States History

World Languages: Spanish I, Spanish II

Mathematics: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II

Science:  Earth Science, Biology


Elective Courses (available as enrichment courses)

Leadership (.5 credit Enhancement Course)

This course in leadership will focus on leadership both as a science (or concept) and as a service to others that models Christ. In focusing on leadership as a science, students will learn how to effectively lead in their respective environments (both present and future), while simultaneously bringing out the best in those around them. In the servant-leadership portion of the course, students will learn that leadership is not simply a science: it is an act done in service to others in a Christ-like manner.

Study Skills (.5 Credit Enhancement Course)

Students will practice different studying and testing techniques to better prepare for future classes. Techniques will focus on skills such as time and task management, organization, effective professional communication, test taking skills, etc.

Music Instrument (.5 Credit Enhancement Course)

This course offers instruction on building tone, breathing techniques, sight reading, and exploration of reading up to grade 4 music. Pieces of music each student plays are individually selected based on playing capabilities at the start of the class.

Music Theory (.5 Credit Enhancement Course)

Music theory is the written language of music. Music theory is an integral part of musicianship. Being able to read music, determine dynamics, and break down rhythms is a requirement to play higher level music both as soloist and in an ensemble. This course introduces students to music theory starting at the beginning level and moving to an intermediate level by the end of the course. By the end of the course, students will be able to evaluate pieces of music to identify aspects like time signatures, key signatures, and varying types of dynamics used in classical and contemporary pieces of music.


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

New Students Tuition, Room & Board - Summer 2023

Tuition amount includes the $150 Infrastructure Fee.

New United States Boarding Students: $5,495.00

New International Boarding Students: $5,995.00

New Day Students: $3,100.00

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

Currently Enrolled Cadets Tuition, Room & Board - Summer 2023

Tuition amount includes the $150 Infrastructure Fee.

Current Enrolled Boarding Cadets: $4,495.00

Current Enrolled International Cadets:$4,995.00

Current Enrolled Day Cadets: $2,100.00

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


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

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

2023 Summer School Handbook

You can view and download the 2023 Summer School Handbook below.

2023 Summer School Handbook - Revised 14 March 2023_Page_01
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.
  • Face masks (if required) 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 pillow cases
  • Undershirts, white (Qty 8)
  • Socks, white (at least ankle height)
  • Phone Card – Required for all Outbound Calls
  • A baseball glove, lacrosse stick, racquetball or tennis racket may be brought
  • Swimsuit

Blue Devil Camps

Blue Devil Camps

Blue Devil Sports & Academic Camps

The Academy offers a variety of summer day and overnight camps on campus, including our popular Father-Son Weekend, our annual Fork Union Basketball Day School, overnight basketball camps for both boys and girls, academics camps, and our annual Football, Strength, and Speed summer camp.

Basketball Day Camp

June 12 – 16, 2023
  • for boys and girls, ages 5 to 12
  • 9am - 5pm Mon-Fri
  • Lunch provided

This is a day camp for boys and girls. Camp participants will be separated into “conferences” by age. They will learn basic basketball skills (dribbling, passing, shooting), as well as some fundamental basketball plays.

Tuition: $500

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Football, Strength & Speed Camp

June 16 – 18, 2023
  • Boys, ages 7 to 18
  • Day and overnight camp; Fri-Sun
  • Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast

Campers will work with Coach Frank Arritt, the head coach of Fork Union's postgraduate football program, and FUMA football players, developing their positions and learning about ways to grow stronger and faster.

Tuition: $375.00 (overnight), $300.00 (day)

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Father-Son Weekend

June 23 – 25, 2023
  • For boys of all ages, and their fathers (or other adult male family member).
  • This camp is perfect for boys ages from 5 to 14 years old.
  • Overnight camp

The Father-Son Weekend is a weekend for fathers and sons to spend quality time together in a variety of recreational activities, relax, and have fun!

Tuition: $499.00 (1 adult & 1 child)

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38th Annual Basketball School

July 16 - 20, 2023
  • Boys & Girls, ages 5 to 18 (rising senior)
  • Day and overnight camp; Sun-Thur
  • Sunday dinner through Thursday breakfast

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).

Tuition: $650.00 overnight; $550.00 day

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Band/Music Summer Program

July 10 - August 5, 2023
  • 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.


Blue Devil Adventures



             Coming in Summer 2024!

Blue Devil Adventures

Blue Devil Adventure Trips

The Academy offers a range of adventure experiences from one-week & two-week adventure trips involving outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, and more, up to four-week adventure trips that include a full leadership development curriculum.
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