The Great Books Summer Program is offered for two age groups at Northwestern University, Stanford University and Amherst College: the Intermediate Program, for students entering grades 6-8, and the Senior Program, for students entering grades 9-12. One week and multi-week sessions are available.
Our programs at Oxford University, Trinity Dublin, Stanford Center at Peking University, and Tall Ship Adventure are offered for high school students.
The Writer's Workshop is available for both age groups at both Amherst College and Stanford University. It may be taken as a
Combine sessions, programs, and even campuses to create your own unique Great Books experience!
Please Note: Waitlisted programs may have Day Program spots open. See Day Program availability.
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Great Books offers a Day Program option at Amherst College, Stanford University, and Northwestern University. Our day camp experience fosters independence, skill building, and confidence. We also invite students in rising Grades 6-12 that live nearby to take advantage of this opportunity.
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.
A Teacher's Perspective
Hear our Writer's Workshop Academic Director Jonathan Volk share a typical day at our summer writing program held on the campuses of Amherst College and Stanford University.
Great Books Academic Director
Hear Spring Greeney, a four-year academic director at Great Book Summer Program, outline her week-long seminar, called Taming Nature. Students engaged in philosophical debate and deep discussions about the many aspects of nature.