How to Apply

Interested in attending Summer 2020?

Click here to fill out the Interest Form for LtW 2020!

When our 2020 application opens, it will be found below.

Application Process:

  1. Click here to apply online. Please note that you will need to create a username and password to do so. 
  2. Necessary Information:
    1. Youth Personal Information
    2. Preferred Summer Session
    3. Housing Requests
    4. Application Essay: How do you foresee your faith interacting with your dream career?
      (Please keep essays to 250-400 words)
  3. Pay Application Fee of $25 included in the application process. After the priority deadline of April 15th, a late fee of $50 will be applied.
  4.  Submit Application before May 15, 2020.
  5. A representative from Light the World! will be in contact via email within 14 business days to notify you regarding acceptance into the program.

Registration Process:

  1. All registration materials will be emailed once application has been accepted.
  2. Registration payment of $325 must be received no later than 14 days after acceptance is granted.
  3. For more information see the Light the World! 2020 Participant and Guardian Handbook.
  4. Complete the following forms by June 1, 2020:
      1. CUA Camp Rules
      2. CUA Summer Housing Rules
      3. Light the World Health Information Form
      4. Light the World Camp Agreement
      5. OPTIONAL: Medical Form (for students needing to bring medication to campus)


This program is funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. and additional donors generously contribute to our growth.

These sponsorships have allowed us to ensure that cost does not deter anyone from attending Light the World.

If you are in need of financial assistance, email to inquire.

Where to send completed materials?

Email scanned forms and materials to

Or Mail materials to:

Light the World!
106 Caldwell Hall
620 Michigan Ave. N.E.
Washington, DC 20064

Who to contact with questions?

For any remaining questions, call the Program Coordinator at (202) 319-6524 or email