The Great Books Summer Program is an experience like no other in American education. For over sixteen years, GBSP has gathered exceptional middle and high school students from across the world to read, discuss and debate selections from the greatest works of literature.
Students experience college-level seminars, engage in lively discussion, and enjoy summer fun with other literary-minded students. We offer summer camps at the University of Oxford, Amherst College, Stanford University, and Dublin. We're especially pleased to return to the Chicago area at a new campus to be announced soon and to Beijing in 2019!
New this year is Tales of the Sea: a Tall Ship Adventure that combines the study of maritime literature and lore with living and learning to sail a tall ship on the beautiful coast of Maine.
Great Books students say it best! Watch and listen to Great Books students explain what makes the program so special. See more videos.