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Mount Holyoke College - NEW for Summer 2021!

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South Hadley, MA

One-Week Program: July 11-17, 2021 

Two-Week Program: July 18-31, 2021

For students in the Intermediate Program (grades 6-8) and Senior Program (grades 9-12).


Great Books is excited to announce our new On-Campus summer program at Mount Holyoke College, an institution steeped in excellence, hope, and growth.

With the birth of Mary Lyon on February 28, 1797, higher education for women gained an impassioned champion whose revolutionary vision would help transform the world. Lyon firmly believed that women must be well educated to contribute significantly to society's greater good. This belief, fueled by her love of learning, inspired her to found Mount Holyoke Female Seminary.

The college's 800-acre campus includes the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the John Payson Williston Observatory, and a botanic garden. It awards the Glascock Prize annually. Alumni and affiliates include notable poets, authors, feminists, academics, entertainers, scientists, politicians, and civil rights activists, as well as recipients of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, Olympic Gold Medal, Rhodes Scholarship, Emmy Award, and Academy Award.

Academics

Mount Holyoke has led the way in women's education. A model upon which many other women's colleges were patterned, it quickly became synonymous with brilliant teaching and academic excellence. In 1861 the three-year curriculum was expanded to four, and in 1893 the seminary curriculum was phased out and the institution's name was changed to Mount Holyoke College.

Mount Holyoke's early history is one of triumph over tremendous odds. The country was in the grip of economic depression when Lyon set about gathering the means with which to establish her institution.

Mount Holyoke has shown itself to be an institution in motion—able to lead boldly, yet ever receptive to the constantly shifting currents of the times. After Mary Lyon's death in 1849, the principles she had labored so long to establish—high academic standards and commitment to service—remain vigorous and alive.

Tuition and Fees

  • One-week Tuition: $2495
  • Two-week Tuition: $4990

Materials & Events fees of $225 for one week and $425 for two. All on-campus programs have a registration fee of $250.

Join us for the summer of a lifetime at Mount Holyoke!


A Typical Day On-Campus

8:00 a.m.Breakfast
8:45 a.m.Poetry Cup & Camp Meeting
9:15 a.m.Seminar One: Shakespeare's Hamlet
10:00 a.m.Snack Break
10:15 a.m.Seminar Two: Langston Hughes' poems
11:15 a.m.Discussion Groups
12:15 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.Literature Elective (i.e. Hurston, Kafka, Plato, etc.)
2:00 p.m.Applied Arts Elective (Art, Music, Theatre, and Creative Writing)
4:00 p.m.Free Time (field games, swimming, etc.)
5:30 p.m.Dinner
6:15 p.m.Reading Time
7:00 p.m.Scavenger Hunt
8:00 p.m.Trivia Night
10:00 p.m.Pod Reading
11:00 p.m.Lights Out

Add More Literary Adventure:

You can add one or more of our online classes to your on-campus program. Just tell us the weeks you would like to attend. We also have on-campus programs at Haverford College, The University of Edinburgh, and University of Oxford. 

Learn More:

For further information on Great Books at Mounty Holyoke, please call or text 203-612-9470, or email info@greatbookssummer.com


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This camp must comply with the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local Board of Health.

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