Earlham College presents

Earlham Summer

A weeklong college immersion summer camp experience for US high schoolers.

Real college experience   •    Real college credit   •    Real college campus

A college immersion summer camp for high schoolers

What’s life like as a college student? Have you started envisioning your first days on campus—walking to class, introducing yourself to your professors and sleeping in a dorm?

What if you could experience all of that now, before you send in your application?

Earlham College is making that wish a possibility, through Earlham Summer, a weeklong experience where you will be immersed in college life, earn a college credit and learn more about applying to college and for financial aid.

Students will live their week like a true Earlhamite, with class offerings covering a variety of different topics. But college isn’t just about learning and preparing for your future career—it’s also about the social atmosphere and making lifelong friendships. Earlham Summer will offer structured social events and opportunities to bond with your new classmates.

You’ll leave Earlham’s campus more prepared for college and the journey you’re about to embark on.

You’ll start building your future, while helping us build the future.

H2Oh! The Chemistry of Water

Taught by Professor Kalani Seu, this course will focus on the chemistry of water as it relates to the environment.

Power and Politics

In this course, Professor Peng Yu tackles some of the big questions: what is power? How is it related to politics?

The Power of Jewelry

Professor Lauren Darrouzet will explore how art and adornment come together to communicate ideas and tell stories.

Sustainability 101

Professor Jamey Pavey explores the topic of sustainability through hands-on activities investigating water quality in Richmond and examining waste generated on campus.

The Psychology of Food

Professor Maggie Thomas leads a class about how food is an essential component of the lives of every living thing.

In this course, Professor Ferit Güven will investigate various images and narratives of the returning dead in popular culture, and try to understand the social, cultural and psychoanalytical bases of our obsession with these images and narratives.

Program overview

If you have any questions about the program not answered below, please contact us at [email protected].


A weeklong immersive college experience


Session 1: July 7-12, 2024
Session 2: July 14-19, 2024


Earlham College Campus in Richmond, Indiana (see below for more information)

Who is eligible

Any current U.S. high school rising sophomore, junior or senior students


Tuition is $2,000, however, up to 90% financial aid will be available for qualifying students. If you are an employee of Earlham College or the Earlham School of Religion, ask about our employee discounts.

Earlham Summer Info Session

What you’ll get

  • immersive college experience on a real college campus
  • one Earlham college credit
  • classes taught by college professors
  • structured social activities
  • information and training on how to apply for college and find financial aid

Our donors

Our generous donors and partners make Earlham Summer possible.

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Interested in visiting Earlham?

We believe that our community is a special place and would love to have you be a part of it, even just for a visit! Plan your visit to campus today or request more information about Earlham College.

Who we are

The mission of Earlham College, an independent, residential college, is to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Our mission and Principles & Practices

Earlham was founded by Quakers, and their purpose-driven heritage remains with us to this day through our Principles and Practices.

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A rich history

Earlham has always been a community committed to doing good and pursuing truth, and Earlhamites have never shied away from doing what’s right.

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Sustainability at Earlham

Earlham College is engaged in multiple efforts to balance the environmental, economic and social impacts of campus operations.

Our location

801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana

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Next steps

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.