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Equip Program Details

“I made some of the most life-changing bonds during my time at Equip.”

Why Equip?

  • Deepen your relationship with Christ.
  • Equip yourself with biblical truth.
  • Discover your God-given strengths.
  • Explore your vocational calling.
  • Gain confidence to live out your faith in the world and thrive in college.
  • Discover Christianity through the lens of creation care, justice, social enterprise, the arts, and social media and technology.
  • Participate in outdoor adventure, improv workshops, whale watch, and fun on the beautiful North Shore.
  • Experience learning environments that foster character and leadership development.
  • Connect with other high school students, college mentors, faculty and staff in community.
  • Get a taste of campus life at New England’s only independent, evangelical four-year liberal arts college.
  • Enjoy beaches, campfires, water activities, challenge courses, rock climbing, and more with new friends!

Who is Equip for?
Equip is for any high school students who seek to deepen their Christian faith and prepare for thriving in life and college.

Where is Equip held?
Equip is hosted by Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. Gordon is just north of Boston and is minutes from the Atlantic Ocean on a beautiful 450-acre New England campus.

When is Equip 2018?
This year's Equip Program will take place June 24–30, 2018. Check-in time is 1–3 p.m. on Sunday and the program concludes at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

When is the Equip registration deadline?
June 15, 2018

How much does Equip cost?
The weeklong Equip experience costs $750. ($500 scholarship given for first year of tuition as a Gordon College student.)

What does the cost include?

  • Learning from and building friendships with Gordon faculty, staff and students
  • Housing
  • All meals
  • All activities, local excursions and social events
  • Equip T-shirt
  • Equip journal
  • Equip water bottle

If I cancel my Equip registration will my payment be refunded?
Yes, but your refund is contingent upon the date that you cancel. If you cancel before June 15, 2018, you will receive all of your money back except for $150 nonrefundable deposit. If you cancel after June 15, 2018, then none of your payment will be refunded.

Who are the Equip Summer Staff?
Equip Summer Staff are a carefully selected group of Gordon College students who love Jesus and are gifted student ministry leaders. In addition, Gordon’s Chaplain, Tom Haugen and Director of Discipleship, Lauren Becker will be present during the entire Equip experience.

How do I arrange transportation to and from Equip?
The Equip team will only provide transportation to and from Logan International Airport. Make sure you indicate this on the registration form. If you have already submitted your registration form, please email .

What is the best time to depart from Logan Airport after Equip concludes?
If students are traveling on a domestic flight, we recommend that you choose a flight that departs Logan at 11 a.m. or later. If you are traveling on an international flight, we recommend that you choose a flight that departs Logan Airport at 12 p.m. or later. 

How are students housed?
Students will be housed in Nyland Hall, an on-campus suite-style residence for underclassmen. Students will have one–two roommates. Floors are separated by gender, so there will be no co-ed floors.

What do I need to bring?

  • Sheets, blanket and towel will be provided
  • Casual dress (shorts and t-shirts)
  • Bathing suit and beach towel
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Raincoat
  • Sweatshirt or lightweight fleece
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Toiletries
  • Bible (you will be given a journal)
  • Pen
  • Optional spending money for Gordon College Bookstore (snacks, clothing, etc.)

Do you have rules regarding student conduct?
Gordon College is a community committed to biblical values and a Christ-centered lifestyle. It is for this reason that during their time at Gordon College, Equip expects all participants to abide by the Gordon College Behavioral Standards. For a deeper understanding of Gordon’s conduct expectations, please see the Gordon College statement on Life and Conduct.