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Great Books in California - Summer 2022!

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Great Books & Writer’s Workshop

One & Two-Week Programs

June/July 2022

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

Great Books is excited to once again bring our summer 2022 program to California. This western U.S. state stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert. The city of Los Angeles is the seat of the Hollywood entertainment industry. Hilly San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and cable cars.

Stay tuned for an announcement on our CA location!

Tuition and Fees

  • One-week Tuition: TBD
  • Two-week Tuition: TBD

Materials & Events fees of $225 for one week and $475 for two. All on-campus programs have a registration fee of $250.

Join us for the summer of a lifetime with Great Books in California!


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 Amherst College and Haverford College, 

Learn More:

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


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GBSP is independent of ASmherst College and Haverford College, who are owners of their trademarks.


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