Sample Schedule for ESPR:


This is an example of an average day in ESPR, from the 2016 summer camp. (For a detailed class list, click here.)

9:00 - 9:30: Morning Meta

Students and staff gather. Plans for the day are highlighted and discussed. Covers the schedule, and staff recommendations for how to get the most of the day.

9:40 - 10:30: Class 1

Students participate in small classes with roughly four to five peers and one instructor. Classes cover a range of topics, including mathematics, computer science, economics, and modern psychology.

10:40-11:30: Class 2
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11:40-12:30: Class 3

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12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

Lunch is catered by the university at university dining halls, free of charge for participants. It’s a great time for staff and students to socialize over a meal.


14:00-15:30 Break

Students are allowed to pursue leisure activities of choice, and staff are available to answer questions about previous classes. Junior Counselors run optional activities including frisbee, board games, and visits to nearby museums and landmarks.

15:30 - 16:20: Class 4

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16:30 - 17:20: Class 5

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17:20 - 18:30: Class 6 and/or Lightning Talks

Depending on the day, students either participate in their sixth class, or attend lightning talks of length around 20 minutes by staff members and senior counselors.

18:30-19:30: Dinner

Dinner, catered by the university at the community dining halls.

21:30-22:00: (Optional) Evening Hands-on Activity

Evening events have included paradox parties, where students collectively a series of challenging paradoxes, and “Fermi-thons”, where students make mathematical estimations of various quantities (for instance, how much Kale is consumed by Africa each year). We believe these events are a fun way to apply the reasoning skills taught at ESPR.