Messiah launches partnership with Compass Gap Year Program

Messiah University launches partnership with Camp Cho-Yeh’s Compass Gap Year Program

Messiah University is excited to launch a new partnership with Camp Cho-Yeh’s Compass Gap Year Program, an intensive 9-month discipleship program, uniquely created to equip students for the challenges of life. Through an integration of spiritual development, leadership activities and community living, Compass students will deepen their faith, forge character and learn what it means to passionately follow Christ.

This program will allow students to earn 12 transferable college credits during their 9-month gap year at Cho-Yeh. Each semester, the group will participate in two online courses, receiving instruction in Communication, Biblical Survey, Biblical Theology, and Family Dynamics. When students complete the Compass program, they will have a strong start to their college career.

If Compass students continue their education at Messiah University, they will receive a $2,500 scholarship each year. The program offers this benefit with a goal to encourage students to continue in biblical education, provide Christian colleges with quality students and advance discipleship. In addition to leadership training and their academic studies, students participating in Compass’s Gap Year Program will also develop skills like resume building, conflict resolution, public speaking, budgeting and personal finance, and more.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer college courses and scholarships for Compass students as they explore their calling,” said John Chopka, vice president for enrollment management at Messiah University. “Our hope is that a number of them will feel poised to become degree-seeking students upon completion of the program and see Messiah University as a natural next step!”

“We are thrilled to partner with Messiah University, and we strongly believe that this partnership will deeply enrich our Compass students’ experience.” added Garret Larsen ’00, president and CEO of Camp Cho-Yeh and current member of Messiah’s Board of Trustees. 

The gap-year program is based out of Livingston, Texas. Learn more about the partnership here: