HCU Embark

July 15 – 19, 2024

HCU Embark strives to equip college-bound students to defend their faith and grow in their personal, spiritual, and social lives. The program is open to all college-bound students, regardless of institution.

Why Attend Embark?

College freshmen today have their beliefs tested more intensely than ever before. Many do not remain faithful. The Bible teaches that Christians will face many trials and should be able to give reasons for the faith they profess. Join us and acquire the tools to build Christian community on your campus and answer objections to your faith – while exploring the exciting city of Houston.

See some of our 2023 highlights!

Registration and Cost

  • Registration Opens Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • Cost:  $175 ($400 value)
    • March 20 – April 30, 2024:  $100 (Early-Bird Pricing)
    • May 1 – 31, 2024:  $150
    • Beginning June 1, 2024:  $175
  • Partial and full scholarships to the program available below
  • Dates: July 15 – 19, 2024
  • See the refund schedule

Registration for Embark

Apply for a Scholarship

Opens March 20, 2024. If awarded, this scholarship is applied towards the cost of attending HCU Embark.

Program Elements

Dining & Housing

  • 4 nights in HCU residence halls
  • Meals in HCU Baugh Center


  • Daily small groups with HCU upperclassmen mentors
  • Sessions compiled of Christian Worldview and College Essentials sessions
  • 3 off-campus excursions

Sample Topics

Christian Worldview

  • Theistic Arguments
  • Exclusivity of the Gospel
  • Problem of Evil
  • Faith and Science
  • Faith and Film
  • Culture and Controversy
  • Archaeology and the Bible

College Essentials

  • Financial Literacy
  • Mental Health
  • Conflict Management
  • Calling and Vocation