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?
Deep discussion, debate, and critical thinking.
Hear students share what they love about the Great Books Summer Program and Great Books Online! Following our 20-year history of success, our new online program is in a class of its own, with programs for literary exploration and Writer's Workshops too.
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.
Great Books Writer's Workshop
Writer's Workshop is the perfect environment to spark the imagination of aspiring writers who want to hone their craft. Hear from students who worked with accomplished faculty and emerged with the ability to create new worlds, to effectively use the play and pause of time in pieces, and to develop authentic characters.
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.
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.
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.”