Camp Psych - Summer Camp in Psychology

Camp Psych provides rising high school Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors a window into how psychological science works.

Registration for our 2022 program is now closed. However, please complete the form below to be added to our contact list. You will be emailed promptly should any new spots become available for this summer’s camp. We will also use this list to send out information about our 2023 program as soon as it becomes available! Feel free to contact us at camppsych@gettysburg.edu with any additional questions.

Camp Psych Contact List

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Camp overview and goals

Students The goal of Camp Psych is to provide a window into how psychological science works . What are some of the major questions investigated by psychologists? Campers will get experiences that introduce them to research in psychology in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment. Perfect for students interested in psychology, this camp gives students an insider view of the field as well as preparation for college studies .

Camp directors

Erin Clark and Abigail A. Scholer, psychologists with extensive experience in psychological research and teaching, are the directors of Camp Psych.

Abigail Scholer Dr. Abigail Scholer, an alumna of Gettysburg College (’00), went on to receive her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is now an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Scholer has published over 50 research papers in prestigious journals in psychology (e.g., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Science), regularly presents at major psychological conferences (e.g., Association for Psychological Science), and has received grants, awards and fellowships for both teaching (e.g., Columbia University Outstanding Teaching Award) and research (e.g., Canada Foundation for Innovation, National Science Foundation).

Erin Clark Erin Clark is also a proud Gettysburg College graduate (’99). After studying both psychology and education, Erin went on to join Teach for America (Los Angeles Corps, ’99) and spent two years teaching in a Los Angeles elementary school. This experience shaped her lifelong passions for issues of educational quality and social justice. Her graduate work in Educational Psychology (Temple University, M.Ed.) focussed on topics related to cognitive science, child development, and instructional design. Erin currently teaches in Gettysburg’s Department of Psychology and Department of Education. Abby and Erin are thrilled to team up to direct Camp Psych at Gettysburg College. Their passion for psychology is infectious. Their classes are structured so that students are not only introduced to the fundamentals of psychological research methods but also get hands-on experience and opportunities to apply skills to real-world issues.

Details at a glance

  • Virtual Camp Psych will take place across five days — July 11-15, 2022. While registration for 2022 is now closed, you may add yourself to our contact list here. Learn more about additional summer camps at Gettysburg College.
  • Virtual Camp Psych is designed for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
  • The camp will involve approximately 17.5 hours of live sessions via Zoom.
  • The total number of students is limited to 120. Students will spend most of the week in small groups, complemented with a few larger whole camp sessions.

Cost, payment, and registration

  • The cost is $350 per student.
  • We are not able to offer scholarships for the online camp.
  • Gettysburg Conference Refund Policy: Refund requests received up to 60 days prior to the start of the camp will be given a full refund. No refunds will be issued less than 60 days from start of camp.

Topics and schedule

Students will rotate through four topics:

  • Introduction to Psychology and Research Methods
  • Social Influence and Persuasion
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognition and Memory

Each session will involve lectures, discussions, activities, and demonstrations. Professors Clark and Scholer will hold an optional drop-in session on Wednesday in which they will answer questions about Graduate School, careers in Psychology, etc.

Day Time
Monday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

All times are Eastern Standard Time

Camp Psych faculty

  • Professor Kathy Cain
  • Professor Erin Clark (Director)
  • Professor Abby Scholer (Director)