We could go on and on about how fun, great, exciting, super amazing Great Books is, but what could be better than letting our students, faculty, and visitors tell you instead?
A Q&A With Students
Hear alumni and first-time campers describe their favorite parts of the Great Books Summer Program. Learn why the program gives them an academic edge back in school, and how enhanced critical thinking and the skills of civil discourse positively impact their lives every day.
Emma from TX, Third Year Camper
Emma from TX says coming to Great Books Summer Program was “one of the best decisions I ever made.” Learn why this three-year camper calls Great Books her “second home” and how it has helped improve both her writing and critical thinking skills.
Mentors Drive Learning & Living Your Truth
Meet Spencer Lenfield, one of the many Program Assistants at Great Books camps. His goal is to create a welcoming place to communicate a love of ideas. Spencer is a standout role model, as both a Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford.
Exploring the Mystery of “Book People”
Great Books students showcase their film talents after a week-long movie elective. This memorable mockumentary explores the migration patterns, eating habits, and elusive behaviors displayed by a unique breed known as “Book People.”
How Literature Creates Dialogue
Great Books Co-Founder Dr. Peter Temes discusses how studying literary greats, like Walt Whitman, can help students aspire to be better versions of themselves. Students learn to appreciate different perspectives and create lasting connections.