Welcome to the Great Books Summer Program! We invite you to come in and look around to see how Great Books can be a part of your summer. If you are interested in literature, debate, discussing ideas and having fun with other like-minded people then this is the camp for you.
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 luminary. 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 49 states and 28 countries.
- Make friends and have fun!
We look forward to seeing you at Amherst, Stanford, Oxford or Dublin 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.