A summer camp alternative where your child will learn

Expanse is an all-virtual program that helps your teen discover their genius and crank it up!

Expanse Summer 2021 is an all-virtual interdisciplinary exploration into one of six subjects. The program is broken up into two three-week sessions, and parents may choose one or both sessions.

Each day, the first two hours consist of Expanse’s magnificent Socratic discussions where students grapple deeply with a given subject among their peers and with themselves. Our program Guides select challenging texts and facilitate valuable conversations by suggesting provocative questions. What follows is an amazing bonding process among classmates as they individually develop critical thinking and decision-making skills.

Following morning Socratic discussions, the next two hours are a sprint through a particular skill that each student selects. Specifically, we offer the opportunity to develop a skill in:

  • Python Coding
  • Sign Language
  • Personal Branding
  • Digital Animation
  • Business Startups
  • World Building

By the end of the program, students will have completed a project they can use to jumpstart their passion in that field.

Classes are Monday through Friday, from 10 AM CT to 3 PM CT, with a one-hour break for lunch. Students will be given channels to connect with one another, and other Expanse Summer participants, in perpetuity through an Expanse-sponsored Slack channel.

We’re ready to find your student’s genius and crank it up!

Who should attend

The programs are particularly appropriate for students ages 12-16, though others are welcome to join. All it takes is an internet connection (camera on, please!), a quiet place to brainstorm and a desire to learn.


We offer a sibling discount of $200. You can also refer a friend and receive a $200 credit!




Simply claim your early bird discount below, and you will be redirected to the registration page. We will email your early bird discount code, and you may enter it during registration to receive 10% off your selections.

Yes, we offer 10 percent off if you enroll by March 31, 2021. We offer $200 off for each sibling. Also, if you refer another family, we will credit your account for $200.

Your child needs a reliable internet connection, and a computer or other device with camera and microphone. A notebook or sketch pad is also recommended.

A limited amount of need-based financial aid is available. Please contact us if you have questions.

We welcome your child for both three-week sessions, but they won’t be able to switch between courses within the same session once enrolled.

Your child requires only a desire to learn.

Our summer programs all feature the Expanse Core, which means that students will benefit from guided discussion related to readings on the subject. The combination of Socratic reading, discussion and practicum will provide every student with a memorable summer learning experience.

Some instructors may have session-ending presentations that are open to parents. Otherwise, the programs are exclusively for our intellectually curious students.

Claim your Early Bird Discount!

Enter your information to instantly receive the early bird discount code for 10% off your selections before April 15th!

Want to meet with a summer program Talent Coach first?