Summer 2023 Programs in Philosophy for High School Students

Please use the comments section on this post to share information about 2023 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
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– contact information
– application deadline
– a description of the program
– link to further information

Summer 2023 Programs in Philosophy for Graduate Students and/or PhDs
Summer 2023 Programs for Undergraduates

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Daniel Propson
1 year ago

Oakland University is holding a Philosophy Camp that will be happening July 11th-14th, focusing on the theme Turtles All the Way Down. We’ll be talking about the attempt to find a fundamental basis for all sorts of things — knowledge, ethics, cosmology, science, law, and more. You are welcome to attend and learn with our faculty and undergraduates!

*** Note: this year, for the first time, we have an overnight option ***

Dates: July 11-14
Location: Oakland University campus, Rochester MI
Ages: all students in grades 9-12, including incoming 9th graders and outgoing 12th graders

Applications will open in January. To join our mailing list, go to

Our website can be found at:

Questions can be addressed to me at [email protected]

James Fritz
1 year ago

Come join us at the VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy!

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. It’s held entirely in person, on VCU’s beautiful campus in downtown Richmond, Virginia.

Our theme for 2023 is Art and Beauty. We’ll spend each day at camp digging into a diverse array of engaging activities that help them to dig into tricky and interesting philosophical questions about the nature and the value of art. 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.

We’ll meet from June 26 – 30, 2023; students should plan to apply by April 17, 2023.

For more information, visit or contact James Fritz at [email protected].

Landon Elkind
Reply to  James Fritz
1 year ago

Your link takes users to a 404 page. I think you meant this link:

Landon Elkind
1 year ago

Western Kentucky University will host its second annual summer camp for Kentucky students grades 7-12, the Hilltopper Philosophy Academy. This year’s theme will focus on science and mind, including topics like:

What distinguishes science and philosophy?What distinguishes science and pseudo-science?What is the mind? What are mental states?Can machines think? Can animals think?
The summer camp will run this August 1st-5th, 2023. Details about the program, instructors, and how to apply will be found here:

– Hilltopper Philosophy Academy
– August 1st-5th (Tuesday-Saturday), 2023
– Downing Student Union (Room TBA), Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
– contact Landon Elkind (Director) landon.elkind[at] with any questions
– apply by June 2nd, 2023 at

Last edited 1 year ago by Landon Elkind
Owain Griffin
1 year ago

The Ohio State University will once again host the Philosophy and Critical Thinking (PACT) summer camp in June at our Columbus campus. This weeklong summer learning program for high school students is organized and led by the Department of Philosophy at The Ohio State University. It’s designed to introduce students to philosophy through learning experiences that are rigorous, engaging, and fun. 

This year our topic is Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence, addressing important questions such as: Can a computer system be “intelligent” or “conscious”?
How and why can “artificial intelligence” improve on human decision-making? How and why can the use of algorithms or machine learning improve the fairness of decision-making? How and why can it enshrine bias or other forms of injustice?

There will be two, week-long sessions. Session I: June 12-16, 9:00am-4:00pm (plus additional after-camp programming until 6:30pm)
Session II: June 19-23, 9:00am-4:00pm (plus additional after-camp programming until 6:30pm). Each session will present identical content.

For further details including application information, please see the following link:

Angela Barnes
1 year ago

Arizona State University is holding its second annual High School Philosophy Summer Camp, The Dialectic, this June!

Our focus this year is on Technology: Friend or Foe? We will be investigating the connection between technology (broadly construed) and well-being. What does technology add to our lives, and what does it take away? What are the hidden influences in our lives that shape the way we think about ourselves and others?

This program is for any student leaving grades 8-11 (any student that will be in high school the following Autumn).

The Dialectic is a day-camp on ASU’s Tempe Campus June 5-9th, 8:30AM -4PM.

More information can be found on our website at and any questions can be directed to me at [email protected]

Our registration is now open! Deadline to apply is May 1st.