Message from the Director

Welcome to Azusa Pacific University’s High Sierra Semester. The program began in fall 2001, and since then hundreds of APU students have lived and learned in a community unlike any other. Courses are taught in a highly interdisciplinary and interactive method that weaves together great works of literature, art, and philosophy. On-site faculty and staff enrich this innovative educational setting.

The campus is located in Bass Lake, California, 45 minutes north of Fresno. Bass Lake is a premier resort destination that houses the High Sierra Semester. The High Sierra Semester uses the Emerald Cove Camp during the academic year. The camp is located less than 15 miles from Yosemite National Park, and less than five minutes from a picturesque mountain lake, allowing students excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation and wilderness training.

So, inquire today about the High Sierra Semester, which I guarantee will be the college experience of a lifetime. I would love to share with you some of the other great aspects of the program. Feel free to email me at, or send me a letter at High Sierra Semester, PO Box 890, Bass Lake, California, 93604.


Rob Simpson
High Sierra Semester