Florida Humanities Council plans summer camp at Eckerd

March 4, 2015

The Florida Humanities Council will sponsor this summer at Eckerd College a weeklong residential experience for high school students called Becoming Human in a Connected World.

Students will work closely with full-time Eckerd College faculty in disciplines ranging from history and literature to French and Chinese.  Program co-directors are Professors Daniel Spoth and Amanda Hagood.  Other Eckerd faculty will lead a variety of sessions including hands-on workshops and field trips.

The program, which runs June 7-12 on the Eckerd College campus, will challenge students to question what we mean when we discuss our own humanity and what makes us human.

The humanities camp is limited to 30 rising high school juniors and seniors. The deadline to register is April 15. The cost is $420, including participation in all sessions, activities, field trips, entrance fees, program supplies, use of college recreational facilities, meals, lodging and snacks.

 Students will live in air-conditioned Eckerd College student residence halls, double room occupancy, reserved exclusively for participants in the program. Counselors will be present in each single-sex residence hall. Students will eat in the main cafeteria which can accommodate allergies and vegetarian diets.

For more information and to apply:  eckerd.edu/summer-humanities/

For questions or additional information, contact: summerconferences@eckerd.edu or 727-864-8058.