University of Minnesota
Philosophy Camp
pcamp@umn.edu
612-626-2044
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Join us in 2014! Spaces are filling up – apply today!

Philosophy Camp is the affectionate nickname given by students to the courses
Phil 4326/5326—Lives Worth Living: Questions of Self, Vocation, and Community (4 credits, 3 weeks) and Phil 4350/5350—Catching Lives Worth Living: Participation in the Growth of a Living-Learning Community (2 credits, 1 week). Students and instructors meet daily and create a residential living-learning community experience.

Read about Philosophy Camp in the Minneapolis StarTribune article from July 10, 2013.

Asking questions is central to the practice of philosophy. Participants gain a fresh perspective on questions of self, vocation, and community while enjoying simple living on the prairie of southwestern Minnesota. Students and instructors form a community for living and learning to investigate their own and others responses to questions such as these: What is an authentic self? Who am I? What is vocation? What is my work in the world? What kind of community do I want to have around me? What do I bring to my relationships and community? What makes communities resilient, able to flourish through change and conflict? Students and instructors also meet local residents to learn how they are living the answers to life's important questions and creating lives worth living.

To Apply:

Download, fiil out, and submit an application to reserve your spot in this year's course:

PHIL 4326/5326 Application

For more information, contact the Philosophy Camp coordinator in the University's Office for Off-Campus Study Programs at 612-626-2044, pcamp@umn.edu, 240 Appleby Hall.

SCHOLARSHIPS

A limited number of diversity scholarships are available. If interested, download and fill out the form and return it by Tuesday, April 22, 2014, to the Office for Off-Campus Study Programs.

Diversity Scholarship Application

Hear about Philosophy Camp from former students:

Philosophy Camp Video