Philosophy & Critical Thinking Summer Camp

2024 Camp Dates: June 3 – 7

The Butler University Philosophy and Critical Thinking (BUPACT) Summer Camp will explore philosophical questions related to freedom throughout a week of fun, engaging activities. Campers will have the opportunity to discuss the issues that matter most to them. During this time they will be supported by Butler philosophy faculty in understanding and critically reflecting on philosophical issues, as well as developing and articulating their own perspectives. Each day will include activities around our beautiful campus, and one day we’ll be visiting the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

A typical day is split into several sessions, each lasting 1–2 hours. Campers are expected to arrive at camp every day at 9:00 AM, and will depart Monday–Thursday at 3:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. On Friday, parents/guardians are invited to a showcase featuring the camper’s research projects, 3:30-4:15 PM.

Those that fully participate in and complete BUPACT are eligible to receive 1 credit at Butler University upon acceptance and enrollment in an undergraduate program.

This camp is generously supported by grants from the Butler Giving Circle and Butler BOOST, as well as the Butler University Department of Philosophy &  Religious Studies.