The inaugural Carolina Summer Academy took place at Palmetto Bluff resort in Bluffton, SC. After a competitive application process, selected participants were hosted free of charge for five days and four nights and  engaged in vigorous intellectual exchange with award-winning scholars and speakers from around the world and from right here in the Carolinas. In particular, we focused on thinking deeply about and strengthening the twin pillars of the American experiment in self-government: liberty and virtue. Cultural activities  also featured the history, art, music, and literature of the Carolinas!