The Coming of Age:
Adult Great Books Readings
Simone de Beauvoir: The Coming of Age
Willa Cather:The Professor's House
Anton Chekhov:Uncle Vanya
Vita Sackville-West:All Passion Spent
Lucius Annaeus Seneca:Letters from a Stoic
Junior Great Books Readings:
Grades 6 and Older: Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch; Nothing But The Truth by Avi; Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman; and The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield.
Grades 1-5: The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo; Heidi by Johanna Spyri; The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden; and Classic Tales & Fables for Children by Leo Tolstoy, Part 1 - stories about Tolstoy's own childhood.
Registration fee covers accommodations in a dormitory room (single or double), meals, discussions and books, as well as swimming, tennis, a film, group social activities, and a real Maine lobster bake. The cost for commuters (participants who live off-campus) is $290 and includes lunches and the lobster bake. Scholarships are available on a need basis. We are also offering a $50 discount to Colby alumni! Please check the Colby alumni box on the registration form and we will reimburse you $50. The registration deadline is July 1. The following options are also available: Option One: Additional cost for field trip to Rockland, Maine and the Transportation Museum at Owl's Head is $35, which covers your admission, motor coach and boxed lunch. Early dinner at your own expense is in Rockland. Option Two: Additional cost to stay an extra night, Saturday, August 3rd, for the Atlantic Music Festival concert, is $70 which includes dinner, lodging and breakfast.
You may register online or click here to download a registration form.
Great Books Summer Institute at Colby
PO Box 8188
Radnor, PA 19087