Great Books Summer Program

In beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado

February 11th, 2022 Update: Due to two of our Summer Program directors’ serious bouts with COVID-19, we will be postponing the GBSP until 2023 in order to facilitate their full recovery.  Please feel free to join the mailing list below and we will keep you informed as we move forward with plans for 2023.  We will be opening enrollment this fall.

We are delighted to announce the 2023 Great Books Summer Program! It will be held in Colorado Springs, CO. Our 2019 Summer Program sold out quickly. We anticipate the 2023 Summer Program to sell out as well. Please register early to reserve your spot! Registration is on a first come, first serve basis for students 13 and up. Registration fee is $295 per student plus the cost of any additional group activity fees the student would like to join. Registration is now open at the link below.

Summer 2021 Readings
Summer 2021 Schedule
Transportation and Housing. Because the Angelicum Academy has mostly high-school-age students, many of whom cannot drive and are too young to come here alone, we are not providing any transportation or housing for this Summer Program. It is the sole responsibility of their parents or guardians to bring them or arrange to bring them here and to arrange suitable housing and supervision for them while here, except while actually present at the specific events, times and locations on the program schedule. This is how we operated last time as well, without mishap.
Parents and Siblings. What this typically means is that their parents or people authorized by their parents (such as trusted family friends) accompany them to Colorado Springs, and arrange stays at hotels, with friends, relatives or airbnbs, and stay with them, and drive them to the various events on time, and pick them up immediately afterwards. Most parents last time took the time when the students are at the events, to do some private vacation touring of the Pikes Peak region. If there is room, parents and siblings may make their own private arrangements to attend the same events, even at the same times, as the students. We can provide the details for them to do so, but we do not make arrangements for any but the students and faculty. There is some extra room at the Socratic seminars for a limited number of parents or siblings to observe, available on a first-come-first-served basis, but it is very limited and should not be expected or planned upon.
Meals. Everyone with the students will be welcome to the concluding the Dinner and Shakespeare production on Friday evening, however the two lunches provided (Wednesday and Thursday) are for students only. No other meals are included. Students should be provided with some money to buy snacks, soft drinks or memorabilia at Pikes Peak, the Cliff Dwellings and Cave of the Winds. if you have any questions, please email us at Thank you!

Please click on the images below to view the optional group activities in Colorado Springs. 

 St. John Henry Newman Catholic Student Center

St. John Henry Newman Catholic Student Center in Colorado Springs, CO
(where our daily discussions will take place)

Recommended hotels, cabins, or cottages in the Colorado Springs area.

Map and addresses of the St. John Henry Newman Student Center and the various activities around Colorado Springs.