Welcome to the Great Books Summer Program! If you are interested in literature, debate, discussing ideas and having fun with other like-minded people then this is the camp for you. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about this unique program, our campus locations, how it prepares you for college and more.
While at Great Books you will have the opportunity to:
- Work with college professors and top educators.
- Take part in an art elective: visual art, creative writing, music or theater. You can choose a different elective each week that you are with the program.
- Be a part of a "pod" - a group of 6 - 8 students led by a Program Assistant who read and spend time together in serious pursuit of fun!
- Experience life on a college campus. You will live in the dorms, eat in the cafeteria, learn in lecture halls, and become familiar with these iconic institutions.
- Meet a Guest Speaker - each week we host a visit by a guest author, poet or other literary luminaries. You will have a chance to hear them speak, ask questions and even meet them afterward.
- Take part in a very diverse learning community. Last summer we welcomed students from 50 states and 28 countries.
- Make friends and have fun!
We look forward to seeing you at Amherst, Northwestern, Stanford, Edinburgh, Oxford, Beijing, or the Tall Ship this summer.
If you have any questions about what it's like to be a student at Great Books, check out our Frequently Asked Questions for Students.