Philosophy Summer Programs for High School Students – 2024

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Tyler Hruby
6 months ago

The Organic Metaphor in Politics

Dates: January 15 – February 22, 2024

Location: Viroqua, Wisconsin

Contact: Jacob Hundt – [email protected]

Deadline: December 1, 2023 (deadline may be extended, inquire if interested)

Description: The Organic Metaphor in Politics integrates a rigorous academic study of political thought with Thoreau College’s embodied rhythm of craft, self-governance, labor, shared meals, and encounters with nature. The current multi-dimensional ecological crisis reveals to what extent human life is enmeshed in the natural world. To the extent that politics, the study of living together, must now include all living forms, this crisis demands a reevaluation of the political-economic order that engendered it. This course will critically examine this order by analyzing the motivations, implications, and consequences of various instances in which political thinkers have borrowed language from the natural world.

Classes will be structured seminar-style with objects of study including:
·      Major texts in the history of European political thought (Plato, Hobbes, Marx)
·      Black and Indigenous studies (Fanon, Kopenawa, Yusoff)
·      Contemporary activist scholarship (Donna Haraway, Adrienne Maree Brown, LaDuke)
·      Policy documents
·      Archaeological records

Further Information:

James Fritz
4 months ago

Come join us at the VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy! This weeklong day camp for high schoolers will be held in person at VCU’s beautiful campus in downtown Richmond from June 24 – 28, 2024.

Students will spend each day at camp digging into a diverse array of engaging activities that introduce them to the exciting world of philosophy. We’ll 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.

This year’s theme is The Meaning of Life.

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis; we encourage interested students to apply soon, since seats filled up quickly last year.

For more information, email James Fritz at [email protected], or click here:

Chaeyeon Lee
Chaeyeon Lee
2 months ago

Please join us for the 2024 Iowa Lyceum!

The Iowa Lyceum is a free, week-long, pre-college philosophy summer camp hosted by the University of Iowa. This year’s Lyceum is focused on Paradoxes and Philosophical Puzzles. Each day, a University of Iowa philosophy professor introduces a paradox or phillosophical puzzle and then leads discussion and answers questions. The rest of the day is facilitated by graduate students, using games, videos, and other media to explore philosophical questions. The week culminates in student presentations on questions of their choosing!

The 2024 Iowa Lyceum will be held over Zoom this year, so we are opening applications to students ages 13 to 18 across the United States!

Dates: July 22nd-26th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CDT
Mode: Online (Zoom)
Fee: No Cost!
Deadline to Apply: April 21st, 2024
To apply or find out more, visit
Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Angela Barnes
2 months ago

The Dialectic, Philosophy High School Summer Camp
Dates: June 10-14th, 2024
Location: ASU, Tempe Campus
Contact: [email protected]
Application deadline: May 6th

Our program is a day camp where students get to explore questions related to a philosophical theme with PhD students and professors on ASU’s Tempe Campus through interactive learning.
Our 2024 Theme is The Nature of the Self, and some some questions we will be exploring are

What does the self consist of? Who, or what are you? Are you separate from others? Are you unique?Do you make your own decisions? What does it mean to be a self among other selves? What benefits or harms come from focusing on the self? Are people inherently good or bad? Can the self survive change? Death? 
For more information, visit our website:

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Mary Rose Stark
1 month ago

Meaning of Life
June 3-7, 2024
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Las Vegas, Nevada

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
College of Liberal Arts; Department of English, Department of Philosophy

What is the meaning of life? This is a question many have asked and many have tried to answer. Socrates said that the unexamined life, the kind of life that lacks meaning, is not worth living. What does it mean to live a life of meaning? Meaning of Life asks students to consider how these philosophical ideas connect to how we lead our own lives. Throughout the week, connections will be made between leading a meaningful life and preparation for the journey of college.

This summer camp is open to any student who will be in grades 8 through grade 10 the 2024-2025 academic/school year.

Registration link!

Contact the Student Recruitment Specialist for UNLV’S College of Liberal Arts with any questions!
[email protected]