Although it can take many forms, a summer project always contains these elements:
Summer -- Last year the projects began as early as May 8 and lasted as late as August 20, ranging from 1 to 11 weeks in length.
Evangelism -- Students on summer projects personally explained the gospel 39,443 times last year -- 2,148 people indicated decisions for Christ.
Christian students living in community with campus crusade staff members -- Last summer 3,669 students went on 234 projects, with groups ranging in size from 8 students to 130.
A populated location -- Whether students live at a beach, a national park or in the middle of a crowded city, the aim of the summer is to help students interact with people on a regular basis. Projects took place in 26 states and 51 countries last summer, with students also visiting orphanages, villages, prisons, military bases or hospitals.
Training and bible study -- Students are mentored in their faith continuously on a project, and participate in Bible studies and evangelistic trainings. They sometimes get jobs on U.S. projects, or focus on a specific area of society with one of Campus Crusade's unique ministries like the Medical Strategic Network or Destino (Hispanic ministry). Whatever the day-to-day looks like, everything is done with the intention of building relationships and giving students opportunities to communicate their faith.
For more information, visit www.gosummerproject.com.