COMPASS Summer Experience

Develop your passion. Embrace your future.

June 23-28, 2024

COMPASS is a week-long summer immersion program for high school students and rising college freshmen who would like to explore an academic field of interest through hands-on experiences. Students can choose from a variety of on-campus learning opportunities that fit best with their busy summer schedules. Taught by college-level instructors, COMPASS is a great way to experience life on a college campus and discover a potential career pathway.


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Students who attend COMPASS will receive a $2,000 Montreat College scholarship.

Outdoor Recreation Studies

Discover the thrilling outdoor recreation field through hands-on outdoor activities and explore the natural areas surrounding Montreat College and the Western North Carolina mountains.

Graphic Design

Discover the world of visual communication and unleash your creativity and make your mark.

Literature and Creative Writing

Explore genres of literature to draw inspiration for your own stories and characters.


Take a deeper look at the driving force of life – the human mind. Discover why people think and behave the way they do.


Learn the importance of cyber safety and how to protect your personal devices from outside threats.

Exercise Science

Get your body and your brain moving as we study the essentials of healthy living. Master the techniques used in wellness testing to identify and treat diseases.


Get up close and personal with WNC’s wildlife! Learn how to take care of natural environments in your own backyard!

Audio Production

Behind every concert production, song recording, film, or TV show is a crew of skilled professionals that bring it all to life. The Audio Production program encourages entrepreneurial thinking as students learn the essentials of the music industry. Leave camp with a new understanding of audio engineering, song writing, and sound editing!

Criminal Justice

Inspired by real police academy topics and activities, this immersion program will highlight key components of Basic Law Enforcement Training.


Please contact COMPASS Program Director Taylor Jimenez-Robertson via email at or via phone at 828.554.1520. Or click the link below.