June 26 - July 30, 2022

The Best Five Weeks of your Summer

Whether you’re looking for a taste of what Fishburne is like or you want to get a head start on Fall Classes or you just can’t get enough of what’s awesome about Fishburne, our Summer Session is perfect for you. Come do something you’ve never done and make friends—and acquire skills—that will last a lifetime.

  • Get required courses out of the way
  • Improve your study skills
  • Be better prepared for SATs
  • Awesome weekend activities
  • Sports every afternoon
  • Wednesday afternoon adventures

Now Accepting Summer Program Applications Here



Each of the following military programs for youth are offered as a half-day course (70 hours) or as a full-day course (140 hours). Half-day courses are reserved for repeat classes or elective courses. Students taking an Academic Course for the FIRST TIME must take them as a full-day course in order to receive credit.

FMS reserves the right to cancel any class or activity with fewer than five cadets enrolled during Summer School.

English 7 Physical Science General Math World History Spanish I
English 8 Earth Science Algebra I US History Spanish II
English 9 Biology Algebra II Spanish III
English 10 Chemistry Algebra II
English 11 Geometry
English 12

Elective Courses You’ll Want to Take

At Fishburne, we see Elective Courses as a way to expand your educational horizons and strengthen your academic confidence (or, as we like to say, discover what’s great in you.) Our Summer electives will help you with everything from personal finance to military fitness—and everything in between. All Summer courses are “standard” level military programs for youth. No honors level/advanced/AP/Dual Enrollment courses are offered over the summer.

Students may take up to two half-day elective courses.
** High School Students Only
* Middle School Students Only

Personal Finance & Professional Skills** SAT Prep
3D Modeling and Design Study Skills
Tech Skills* Outdoor Adventure ( + $150)
Introduction to Coding

Summer Sports Every Afternoon

Fishburne Summer Cadets must participate in daily afternoon sports time and can select from the following.

Click Links Below for Youth Summer Program Applications

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Running
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
  • Baseball

Wednesday Afternoon Adventures

Each Wednesday, all of our students come together for an adventure or confidence building activity.


Summer students are trained descend in a controlled manner from a height, such as a cliff or wall, sliding down down an anchored rope while appling friction to control their speed.


The object is to run to a series of points shown on the map, choosing routes—both on and off trail—that will help you find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time.


Teams must cross an obstacle using one rope. Only the first and last are allowed to touch the obstacle. The rest must traverse on the rope bridge.

Weekend Fun

We offer a variety of weekend programs for youth each year that range from paintball and Airsoft to hiking and field trips throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

Required Items for Summer Session Students

Bedding and Clothes items

  • Twin Sets of Fitted and Pillowcase (x2) (white only \ single bed size)
  • Twin Mattress Cover (x1)
  • Pillow (20 x 26 inches \ any firmness)
  • Extra Blanket, Comforter, or Sleeping Bag
  • Khaki Cargo Shorts (6-8 pairs) (with belt loops)
  • Underwear (15 pairs)
  • Undershirts (x10) (crew neck, white only) (No V-Neck, No Tank Tops)
  • White Athletic Socks (12 pair) (mid-calf length, no anklets, no knee-high)
  • Bathrobe (white or red)
  • Long Pants and Shirt (for paintball)
  • Swim Trunks (any color, any style)
  • Athletic Shoes (2 pair: one running pair \ other may be sport specific)
  • Shower Slippers

Room Items

  • Hangers (x6) (plastic, white)
  • Power Strip (for extra outlets in the room \ 1 only)
  • Clorox Wipes only (no sprays)
  • Dust clothes
  • Broom \ Mop
  • Bucket & Scrub Brush (students will be required to wipe down their rooms daily)
  • Trash Can (13-gallon, tall, kitchen-style with a supply of trash bags)
  • Desk Lamp
  • Alarm Clock
  • Combination Master Lock (for locking the storage under his bed or footlocker)
  • Resealable snack bags

Hygiene Items

  • Towels (x8) and Face Cloths (white only)
  • Tooth Brush \ Toothpaste
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissue
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Cream and Razor (electronic razor preferred)
  • Body Cleansing Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Personal Face Mask (black, grey or medical)
  • Water Bottle (BPA Safe)

Academic Items

  • Spiral Notebooks (one for each subject)
  • A package of pens (10 – 12)(any style, black ink only)
  • A package of pencils (10 – 12)(any style or color)
  • Bookbag or Backpack
  • Laptop if taking academic classes
  • Texas Instruments Scientific Calculator (TI 84 or above) for those students taking Geometry or higher level math

Unauthorized Items

  • No Heat producing items (i.e.: coffee pots, hot plates etc.)
  • No Aerosol Cans (i.e.: hair spray, deodorant, or air fresheners). Bug Spray and Sunscreen provided.
  • No Pre-Workout Supplements
  • No Chewing Gum
  • No Sunglasses (FMS hat provided)
  • New cadets are not permitted cell phones for the first 2 weeks

Things to Note

Lost or Stolen Items

Fishburne does not claim any responsibility for lost or stolen items, high value items are brought at your own risk and should be locked in the storage compartment under the bed (students must provide their own lock).

Last-minute Shopping

If you need to do any last-minute shopping, we suggest retail/grocery stores in the Waynesboro area, Wal-Mart Supercenter or Walmart Neighborhood Grocery, Martin’s Grocery, Target, Ace Hardware, and Kroger Grocery.


Before leaving campus, please make sure you write down your son’s room phone number and extension so you may communicate him. All phones have voicemail capability. It is up to your son to set up his own voicemail message (Operations Office Personnel are available to assist). This may take a few days.

How to Contact Us

The Operations Department contact number (24 hours a day) is 540-946-7700 ext. 117. If you need to speak to our school’s medical staff, they can be reached at 540-946-7700 ext. 180.

Students Love Mail!

All packages are opened in the presence of FMS staff. All mail and packages may be sent to:

Cadet Full Name and Cadet # FMS
225 South Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Mrs. Kathy Berrang is the Director of Student Services. You may contact her for any concerns that you may have regarding your son while he is attending FMS, including questions about public transportation and/or student travel. She can be reached at 540-946-7700 ext. 115 or kberrang@fishburne.org.

Picking Up Your Son for the Open Weekend

If you intend to pick up your son for the open weekend, you will need to notify the Director of Student Services, Kathy Berrang by 1700 (5:00pm) the Thursday prior to his departure. The Operation’s Office requires an email request (from the parent or legal guardian) to the Director of Student Services, Kathy Berrang.

The email must state your son’s name, the day and time you intend to pick him up, the name of the person authorized to pick him up, and where he will be staying while on leave. All students are required to return to campus by 1900 (7:00pm) on Sunday.