How to Apply

Applications for Summer 2018 will open in January!

Fill out an interest form here!

Application Process:

  1. When application opens on January 22, 2018, check back here to apply online.
  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 $50 included in the application process. After the priority deadline of April 15th, a late fee of $25 will be applied.
  4.  Submit Application before May 25, 2018.
  5. A representative from Light the World! will be in contact via email within 10 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 $300 must be received no later than 14 days after acceptance is granted.
  3. For more information see the Light the World! 2017 Participant and Guardian Handbook.
  4. Complete the following forms by June 1, 2018:
      1. CUA Camp Rules
      2. CUA Summer Housing Rules
      3. Light the World Health Information Form
      4. Light the World Camp Agreement


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:

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

Who to contact with questions?

For any remaining questions call Rylee at (202) 319-6524 or email