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: Students 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


Academic Courses (available as repeat courses)

English: Middle School English, English I, 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, Chemistry

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


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.

HS Career Readiness (.5 credit Enhancement Course)

This course will give students the tools to transition them in their chosen direction after high school. Students examine activities important for success in employment and postsecondary education. Students will learn essential skills necessary to find, acquire, maintain, and grow within a job. Topics will include finding a career match, how to search for a job, applying to a job, resume-writing, interview skills, and professionalism in the workplace. Students will engage in written case studies, research papers, portfolio development, presentation and speaking activities, business writing and telephone skills.

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.


Summer School Tuition & Fees

New Students Tuition, Room & Board - Summer 2022

New United States Boarding Students: $4,995.00

New International Boarding Students: $5,195.00

New Day Students: $2,730.00

Currently Enrolled Cadets Tuition, Room & Board - Summer 2022

Current Enrolled Boarding Cadets: $3,995.00

Current Enrolled International Cadets:$4,195.00

Current Enrolled Day Cadets: $1,730.00

NOTE: 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 "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.

Blue Devil Adventures

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.

Charlie Coulter

Deputy Chief of Staff
Director of Summer Programs

Phillip Hernandez

Phillip Hernandez

Associate Director of Summer School
TAC Officer - Alpha Company

William York

William York

Associate Director of Summer Camps
Activities Coordinator

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