Summer Programs

2023 Summer Programs

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At Gettysburg College, we’re here, all of us, to do great work.  Join our community of passionate achievers this summer, on a campus where history and innovation meet to shape the future.

Rising high school students attending a Gettysburg College summer camp will experience an immersive learning environment, welcoming atmosphere, and historic yet contemporary campus setting.  Each program is led by subject-matter experts – Gettysburg College faculty, staff and students – and subjects for 2023 programs include psychology, creative writing, civic engagement, 3D printing, and Civil War studies.

On this page:

  • Summer Jazz Camp with Guest Artist Christian McBride — Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, June 23, 2023
  • Innovation and Creativity Camp — Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30, 2023
  • American Civil War Camp — Sunday, July 2 – Friday, July 7, 2023
  • Camp Psych — Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 14, 2023
  • Young Writers Workshop VIRTUAL — Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 14, 2023
  • Eisenhower Institute Civic Engagement Camp — Sunday, July 16 – Friday, July 21, 2023


Summer Jazz Camp with Guest Artist Christian McBride

Tuesday, June 20–Friday, June 23, 2023

Camp Type: Day camp with residential option
Camp Cost: $795 (day)/$1395 (residential) Early bird registration available before April 1.

Play or sing in a jazz combo, learn about improvisation and jazz theory, and develop your skills as a musician in a welcoming and engaging setting. We will be joined by DownBeat Magazine’s Bassist, Producer, and Jazz Artist of 2022, Christian McBride, for a day of masterclasses and a performance with his quintet in the Majestic Theater. The week will conclude with a showcase of student performances.

More details on registration for this camp to follow. Please contact AHeim@gettysburg.edu in the interim with any questions.


Camp PSYCH

Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 16, 2023

Camp Type: Residential (overnight)
Camp Cost: $1395

A window into how psychological science works. Get experience with psychology research in a fun, challenging, and engaging environment. Learn about cutting edge issues and research, while receiving an insider’s view of the field as well as preparation for college studies.

More details on registration for this camp to follow.  Please contact conferences@gettysburg.edu in the interim with any questions.


Young Writers Workshop VIRTUAL

Sunday, July 9 – Friday, July 16, 2023

Camp Type: Virtual
Camp Cost: $395

Develop your unique writing voice throughout the virtual camp. Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen. All sessions taught by actively-publishing Gettysburg College faculty.

More details on registration for this camp to follow.  Please contact conferences@gettysburg.edu in the interim with any questions.


Eisenhower Institute Civic Engagement Camp

Sunday, July 16 – Friday, July 21, 2023

Camp Type: Residential (overnight)
Camp Cost: $1395

This program is designed for motivated students with a passion for civic engagement within the American political system. Students will face challenging academic questions and real-world situations.

More details on registration for this camp to follow.  Please contact conferences@gettysburg.edu in the interim with any questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

Below are common, general camp FAQs to assist in planning for summer 2023.  For specific questions and information regarding a particular camp, please contact the camp director of the program(s) in question, as each camp has different scheduling, activities, etc. 

  • When does 2023 registration close?  Each camp registration will remain open until June 1, 2023, or until the program is filled.
  • What is included in the camp registration fee? The registration fee covers hard costs such as administrative and staffing expenses, meals in dining hall, lodging, etc., where applicable, i.e., virtual camps have different expenses than residential (overnight) camps.
  • Are scholarships or financial aid available to cover registration costs?  Scholarship/aid offerings vary by camp.  Please contact the camp director(s) for specific information and available opportunities.
  • COVID-19 Update.  All current Gettysburg College COVID-19 Guidelines must be followed during the time of your actual event.  Please see the College’s COVID-19 response page for additional information, or contact the camp director with any questions.

For any questions related to general camper experience, Gettysburg College campus, etc., please contact conferences@gettysburg.edu