Schedule

EI Summer camp

EI Summer camp

Sample Schedule

Sunday

Intros, Founding Principles, and Ice Cream Social

12:00-1:00

Registration and Parents Depart

1:00-2:00

Box Lunch and Ernst Introduction

2:00-2:30

Break

2:30-3:30

Student Introductions, Forming Leadership Teams, Discuss Characteristics of “Great Leaders”

3:30-5:00

Tours of Campus

5:00-5:45

Dinner (Sit in Campaign Groups)

6:00-7:00

Ernst Lecture: State of Nature and the Origin of Politics

7:00-7:30

Break

7:30-8:30

Ernst Lecture: Criteria for Legitimate Decision Making System, Leadership Roles and Styles of Decision Making

8:30-10:00

Leadership Discussion 1: The Hard Work of Self Governance

10:00-10:30

Glatfelter Lounge Social (Ice Cream Social)

10:30

Dorm Time

 

10 Minute Check-Ins

11:00

Lights out

 

 

Monday

Campaign Strategy and Messaging (Student Stump Speeches), Gettysburg Ghost Tour

8:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:45-9:45

Ernst Lecture : What is a Campaign and Do They Matter? It is about Context and Message

9:45-10:15

Break

10:15-11:15

Ernst Lecture:  Empty Vessels v. Minimal Effects: Evaluating the Effect of Campaign Commercials

11:15-12:00

Ernst Lecture: Campaign Strategies and Tactics: Message Development, Message Delivery (Free v. Earned Media) and Message Amplification (Campaign Fundraising)

12:00-12:45

Lunch

1:00-2:00

Leadership Discussion 2, Start Why (Not How or What)

2:00-2:30

Break

2:30-4:00

Working Session, TAs Assist Campaign Groups as They Develop Their 5 Minute Stump Speeches.

4:00-5:00

Free Time (Swimming Option)

5:00-5:45

Dinner

6:00-6:30

Working Session, Practice Delivering Stump Speeches

6:30-8:00

Individual Stump Speeches

8:00-8:30

Walk to Ghost Tour Meeting Location

9:00-10:30

Gettysburg Ghost Tour

10:30-11:00

Dorm Downtime

 

10 Minute Check-Ins

11:00

Lights Out

 

 

Tuesday

Field Trips, (Student Political Debates)

8:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:30-11:30

Private Battlefield Tour

12:00-12:45

Lunch

1:00-3:00

President Eisenhower’s Home Private Tour

3:30-4:30

Leadership Discussion 3, Leadership Styles, What is Yours?

5:00-5:45

Dinner

7:00-8:00

Campaign Teams Plan for Debates

9:00-10:30

Student Campaign Debates

10:30-11:00

Dorm Time: Gettysburg Movie (preparation for battleground fieldtrip)

 

10 Minute Check-Ins

11:00

Lights Out

 

 

Wednesday

Assessing Democracy in America (Student Editorials), Fireworks and Picnic Dinner

8:00-8:30

Breakfast

8:30-9:30

Ernst Lecture: Assessing Democracy in America: Gerrymandering, Incumbency, Voter Participation

9:30-10:00

Break

 10:00-11:00

Leadership Discussion 4: Discuss Hidden Brain Pod Cast “Grit”

 11:00-12:00

Ernst Lecture: Writing to Persuade: The Art of Writing an Op/Ed, Students begin drafting Political Reform Op/Ed related to the morning lecture

 12:00-12:45

Lunch

1:00–2:30

Working Session: Students Receive Individual Instruction on their Editorials from Prof. E. and TAs

2:30-3:00

Break

3:00-4:00

Leadership Discussion 5: Assessing the Gender Gap, Roadblocks for Female Candidates, and Gender Related Wedge Issues

4:00-4:45pm

Break (Swimming Option)

4:45pm-5:30pm

Dinner (VIP tent of the Pop’s concert. Picnic style buffet ready at 5:00 p.m.)

6:00-7:00

Student Presentation Session: Top Op/Eds Shared

8:30-9:30

Fourth of July Events: Gala Pops Orchestra Concert On Campus (informal)

9:30-9:55

Fireworks

10:00-11:00

Dorm Time Gettysburg Movie (preparation for battleground fieldtrip)

 

10 Minute Check-Ins

11:00

Lights out

 

 

Thursday

Guest Speaker Professor Warshaw (Presidential Elections), Formal Dinner and Social in Glatfelter Lounge

8:00-8:30

Breakfast

9:00-10:00

Prof. Warshaw Lecture: Presidential Debates

10:00-10:30

Break

10:30-11:30

Prof. Warshaw Lecture: Pres. Elections & 3rd Party Candidates

12:00-12:45

Lunch with Prof. Warshaw

1:00-2:00

Professor Warshaw Lecture: The Presidential Electoral Map

2:00-3:00

Meeting with Gettysburg College Admission Staff (discuss college admissions process)  

3:00-4:00

Planning Session for Final Day Presentations

4:00-5:00

Leadership Discussion 6: Introduce “Johari Window”

5:00–6:30

Formal Dinner and Toasts (Formal Dress, Penn Lyceum)

7:00-8:00

Dorm Clean Up

8:00-10:00

Glatfelter Lounge Social (Games and Ice Cream)

10:00-11:00

Dorm Time

 

10 Minute Check-Ins

11:00

Lights Out

 

 

Friday

Final Presentations, Family Lunch, and Departures

8:00-8:30

Breakfast (Dining Center)

9:30-11:30

Student Presentations & Awards with Parents (Formal Dress, Science Center).

12:00-12:45

Lunch (Dining Center with parents, all TAs)

1:00

All participants depart