More than 26,000 guests visit George Fox University campus this summer for events

July 11th, 2018

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School hosts sports camps, high school graduations, competitions and national meetings

NEWBERG, Ore. – More than 26,000 guests are expected to visit the George Fox University campus in Newberg, Ore., this summer, participating in a wide range of activities that include everything from music and sports camps to church conferences and commencement ceremonies.

In July, the school will host basketball, volleyball and football camps the duration of the month, as well as the annual Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Conference July 25-28. A Newberg Christian Church soccer day camp – an outreach to young people – will take place July 17-21, and a Chinese Evangelical Church retreat meets on campus July 29-31, drawing members from several Chinese churches throughout Oregon and Washington.

Also ahead, the school plays host to a softball camp (July 30 to Aug. 3) and a lacrosse camp for high school students (July 30 to Aug. 2). And, once again, George Fox is partnering with the Chehalem Parks and Recreation District to host a free Bruin Sports Day (Aug. 22), giving second- through eighth-graders the opportunity to learn from George Fox student-athletes in 10 sports.

Already this summer, George Fox hosted the annual Oregon State Activities Association’s state choir competition, drawing nearly 7,000 to campus; the high school graduation ceremony for Gaston High School; a band festival featuring 17 middle school bands; a national pastoral leadership conference featuring alumnus and nationally renowned author Richard Foster; and a Class of the Field basketball tournament that drew 1,000 people.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Regional University.” Money magazine ranked it the No. 1 school in Oregon in its 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.


Rob Felton
George Fox University

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