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.
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.
Ghosts and Vampires in Popular Culture
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.
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 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. Check back soon for application and additional financial aid information.
What you’ll get
• Immersive college experience on a real college campus
• 1 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 800-acre campus is nestled in the heart of Richmond, in Wayne County, Indiana. Richmond and Earlham share a mutually beneficial connection, and our location allows for the best of both worlds—big city amenities aren’t far away, and outdoor activities abound.
We are committed to the health and safety of our students
At Earlham College, we are committed to providing an environment that ensures safety, equality, peace and justice for all community members.
It is our foremost priority to provide a safe and healthy environment for our community, and our campus health protocols reflect that.
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).
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.
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.
Sustainability at Earlham
Earlham College is engaged in multiple efforts to balance the environmental, economic and social impacts of campus operations.
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.