What to Expect


A Day at Camp

The PACT Summer Camp will explore our core theme — Freedom & Flourishing — through a weeklong series of fun, engaging activities. Each day will include creative projects and learning activities around our beautiful campus, including our lecture halls, virtual reality studio, and the Oval. Throughout the week, campers will have the opportunity to discuss the issues that matter most to them. In several sessions, campers will hear lively and interactive presentations from Ohio State professors on core philosophical questions. Still other sessions will explore our topic through examining media and participating in debates. 

A typical day will be split into several sessions, each lasting 1-2 hours. Campers are expected to arrive at camp every day by 9:00 a.m. at the latest. Campers will depart Monday-Thursday between 4 and 4:30pm. On Friday, parents/guardians are invited to a showcase featuring the week’s highlights, with precise time TBD. Please note that lunches are included every day, and we do our absolute best to accommodate campers with dietary restrictions.


2020 Camp Focus: Freedom & Flourishing

Questions we will explore through examination of media, guest lectures, discussions, and debates:

  • Do we have free will?
  • Is happiness more important than freedom?
  • Can too much freedom be bad for you?
  • How should we think about the good or virtuous life?
  • What can we learn about freedom and the good life from diverse philosophical traditions?
  • Is it ever OK to restrict someone's freedom?