Summer Programs

2023 Summer Programs



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.

Camps with Open Registration for Summer 2023:

  • American Civil War Camp — Sunday, July 2 – Friday, July 7, 2023
  • Eisenhower Institute Civic Engagement Camp — Sunday, July 16 – Friday, July 21, 2023

American Civil War Camp

Sunday, July 2 – Friday, July 7, 2023

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

Study American Civil War history through lectures, hands-on field trips, and unique learning experiences.  Delve into the circumstances leading up to the war, investigate significant battles during the war – including the Battle of Gettysburg – and explore the condition of the United States after the war.

For questions and more information on the camp, please contact

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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 in the interim with any questions.

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Camp PSYCH - Cancelled for 2023

Camp Psych is unfortunately cancelled for 2023. The good news is that we will be back in 2024 with our on-campus, in-person Camp Psych program.  Planning is already underway!  We look forward to working with you then – and to spending an amazing week together learning more about psychological science. 

As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions about our program:

Innovation Camp - Cancelled for 2023

The Innovation and Creativity Camp, hosted by our IT Department, is unfortunately cancelled for 2023. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the program or future opportunities:

Sunderman Jazz Camp - Cancelled for 2023

Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, June 23, 2023

The Sunderman Conservatory's Jazz Camp has been cancelled.  For information regarding the masterclass and/or future camp or education opportunities, please contact Amanda Heim with any questions:

Young Writers Workshop VIRTUAL - Cancelled for 2023

Young Writers virtual Workshop has been cancelled for 2023.

For questions and information on future camps and/or other Young Writers' opportunities, please contact the Workshop Co-Director, Fred Leebron:

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.
  • For any questions related to general camper experience, Gettysburg College campus, etc., please contact