Summer 2022 Programs in Philosophy for High School Students

Please use the comments section on this post to share information about 2022 Summer Programs in Philosophy for high school students.

If you are organizing such a program, please add a comment to this post that includes:
– program name
– dates
– location (is it currently planned as an online event, physical event, physical event with some online participation, physical event with an online contingency plan?)
– contact information
– application deadline
– a description of the program
– link to further information

Summer 2022 Philosophy Programs for Undergraduates
– Summer 2022 Philosophy Programs for Graduate Students and/or PhDs

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James Fritz
2 years ago

Come join us at the VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy!

Here are the basics about the program:

The VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy is a day camp for high school students interested in asking big questions, learning about new perspectives, and seeing the world in a new way. The camp is organized and led by faculty members from VCU’s Department of Philosophy.

We’ll meet from July 17-22; students should plan to apply by May 16, 2022. We currently plan to meet entirely in person, on VCU’s beautiful campus in downtown Richmond, Virginia. For more information, visit or contact James Fritz at [email protected].

Here’s a bit more detail about what to expect at camp:

Students will spend each day at camp digging into a diverse array of engaging activities that introduce them to the exciting world of philosophy. Students will play games, perform theatrical dialogues, create and share presentations, pose questions to expert guest speakers, race around VCU’s campus on a scavenger hunt, and make lifelong friends in deep conversations about timeless questions.

Daniel Propson
2 years ago

At Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, we are hosting a philosophy camp this coming July. Our topic will be “Thought Experiments”, and we will be having fun as we work through a set of intriguing thought experiments in the history of philosophy, selected by OU professors.

The dates for the camp are July 18th-21st at OU’s campus. (We hope to have another camp in the Detroit Public Schools, the following week, but details have not yet been worked out fully).

You can sign up for our mailing list here:

We will be sending application info in late February to those on our mailing list, and applications will be due by May 10th, 2022.

More information about our program is located here:

Brian J Collins
2 years ago

Name: SoCal Philosophy Academy’s Summer Institute
Dates: June 13-17, 2022
Location: California Lutheran University’s main campus (Thousand Oaks, CA)
The SoCal Philosophy Academy’s Summer Institute is a week-long program that introduces high school students to the field of philosophy, focusing on perennial and contemporary philosophical issues and questions (details about the theme for the 2022 Institute will be coming soon!). During the Institute, students are immersed into the practices of philosophy, wrestling with thought experiments, scenarios, and stories utilizing philosophical analysis, argumentation, and critical evaluation. The short-term goals of the institute are to introduce students to philosophical theory and skills and expose them to some of the central problems in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Students will also learn how to construct/reconstruct arguments and positions on issues and evaluate them. The long-term goals are to prepare high school students for the rigors of college and gather data on the effectiveness of pre-college philosophy instruction.


Contact Info: Brian J Collins [email protected]

Johann Klaassen
2 years ago

Philosophy and other stuff, in a Great Books context, at St. John’s College in Annapolis and/or Santa Fe:

St. John’s Summer Academy is a college summer program for high school students (ages 15 to 18), modeled after St. John’s discussion-based, interdisciplinary method of teaching great books. A genuine introduction to college life, Summer Academy helps students hone their reading, critical thinking, and discussion skills in classes led by St. John’s faculty. This summer, we are offering week-long programs on our campuses in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and online programs from your own home. Summer Academy is perfect for high school students who want to immerse themselves in books, ideas, and a community that loves learning as much as you do. And it is fun!”

Apply by June 1, 2022.

Landon Elkind
2 years ago
David Levy
David Levy
2 years ago

•SUNY Geneseo’s Summer Institute in Justice & Ethics in Modern America

•July 11-29, plus a research symposium on August 11

•Online, synchronous sessions (3:00-5:00, EDT)

•Program Directors: David Levy ([email protected]) and Carly Herold ([email protected])

•Apply by May 2

•It’s never too early to shape a more enlightened world view. Now in its second year, the Summer Institute in Justice and Ethics in Modern America can help you do that. It’s a three-week, remote study program that examines the ethical and political challenges that currently face American society.

High school juniors and seniors, as well as recent high school graduates, will earn college credit while previewing the expectations of the modern college classroom. You’ll read college-level material, engage in respectful discussion, explore different interests, and learn about college life from outstanding Geneseo faculty members and current student mentors. You will gain research experience and hone skills in critical thinking, reading, and oral communication, all while collaborating with your fellow participants.

This program is funded in part by the generous support of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO).


Jill Schenck
2 years ago

Graduate students at the University of Iowa are hosting the tenth-annual Iowa Lyceum summer camp for high school students. A virtual option is available and the camp is free of charge. Click here for more information:

Kristopher Gordon Phillips
2 years ago

Please join us for the 2022 Utah Lyceum!

We will host this year’s lyceum on SUU’s campus in Cedar City, Utah from June 13-17 but we are also offering a hybrid option for those who cannot attend in person.

Interested students can get more information about this year’s program at the Utah Lyceum webpage, or can email us at [email protected].

The deadline for enrollment is June 3.

The Utah Lyceum is a non-residential pre-college philosophy summer camp. It is free of cost to all participants, and we hope to welcome students (age 13-18) from across the country. The theme for this year is “Art and Soul.” We plan to invite participants to consider philosophical questions about aesthetics generally, how art and music contribute to a life well lived, and whether it’s okay to enjoy the work of morally problematic artists.

The application is available here.

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Cassie Finley
2 years ago

We are excited announce the 10th annual Iowa Lyceum, open to anyone in the world ages 13-18 for the virtual Lyceum and to anyone from the Iowa City area for the in-person Lyceum to be held on-campus at the University of Iowa. Participation is free for all applicants and every participant will receive a book connected with this year’s theme: “Happiness and the Good Life.”
Dates: July 25th – 29th, 2022
Location: One Lyceum will be held entirely virtually for students anywhere in the world. An entirely in-person Lyceum will be held at the University of Iowa for those students in the Iowa City area.
Deadline extended to June 1st, with rolling acceptances beginning in mid-May.
More information about the Iowa Lyceum can be found here:
Applications are available here.
Contact [email protected] with any questions.