The 2017 Aggie School of Athens Summer Camp is currently full! If you are a parent, please see below for pertinent info regarding camp drop-off/pick-up, the study we are conducting, and links to required forms.
June 5-9, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the Texas A&M University Campus.
Drop-Off Schedule: Campers need to be dropped off and signed in by a guardian between 8-8:30 a.m. in the location indicated on the camp schedule. If for some reason you will be later than this, please contact Dr. Claire Katz by phone.
Pick-Up Schedule: This year, pick-up takes place in different locations day to day. Please consult the schedule you received via email for this information.
If you need direction to and from the buildings where the camp is being held, please consult this campus map, which has all the buildings marked.
Philosophy Camp Study
A study assessing the positive impact of a week-long philosophy camp on teens and tweens:
In conjunction with the Philosophy Camp for Teens and Tweens Study, we are conducting a study in order to assess the positive impact of a week-long philosophy camp on middle and high school students. Participation in the study is limited to those enrolled in the camp. All campers are invited to participate in this study. The study will be conducted on the A&M campus (Rudder Tower, YMCA building, and the MSC)—as part of the regular camp week—by Dr. Claire Katz at Texas A&M University, Department of Philosophy. It will take place during the regular camp week hours, June 5-9, 8:30am-3:30pm. It will not involve any additional activities or time commitment other than those activities that are part of the camp experience itself. There will be a pre-post test on logical reasoning skills, a pre-post questionnaire involving a set of questions related to philosophical concepts, and a participant self-assessment on the impact of the camp. This study will be longitudinal—a set of self-assessment questions will be sent once a year until the camper turns 21 years of age.
The study involves participation in a one-week philosophy summer camp.
Initial Application Approval Date: 01/03/2017
Continuing Review Due: 12/01/2017
Expiration Date: 01/01/2018