“Meet the Greeks” summer camp introduces kids to ancient Greek civilization. Learn about Greek mythology, the Olympic games, Greek warfare & daily life, and what happens to a Greek hero when he doesn’t listen to an oracle. Try wearing Greek clothing and check out ancient toys. You will create your own Greek arts and crafts and learn a little language too. You do not have to be Percy Jackson to write your name in Greek letters and read simple stories in ancient Greek. Attention parents: Greek roots abound in English, especially in technical vocabulary. They are not hard to identify, once you know the basics, for an English vocabulary boost. Afternoons (1:00-5:00) June 5-9 and 12-16, 2017.
“Meet the Romans” summer camp introduces kids to ancient Roman civilization. Learn about gods, heroes, and monsters, gladiators and chariot-racing, and real Roman artifacts here on campus. Put on your toga and armor as you create your own Roman arts and crafts, excavate artifacts, engineer (chocolate) roads, play Roman games and sports, throw a Roman banquet, and learn some Latin, too. (Attention parents: Latin is a great way to boost advanced English vocabulary: over 90% of English words of more than two syllables come from Latin.) Carpe diem! Mornings (8:30-12:30) June 5-9 and 12-16, 2017.
Dates: June 5-9 and 12-16 (2017), 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (“Meet the Romans”), 1:00-5:00 pm (“Meet the Greeks”). Lunch supervision provided for children who register for the full day.
Ages: 9-12 (class size: seven to fifteen, one to two instructors, depending on exact enrollment).
Instructors: Instructors hold or are completing an MA/PhD in Classics. Lead instructors also hold or are completing an Illinois State Educator’s License.
Location: On the University of Illinois main campus (Bevier Hall, Room 108)
Questions: Contact Classics Camps Director, Ariana Traill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cost: $130/week plus $50 materials and registration processing fee. Sibling discount available. Minimum registration is one week. Registration form and full policy details: www.languageacademy.illinois.edu/programs/summer-camps/