CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 18, 2013 – Carpe diem! This summer, elementary and middle school students in the Lowcountry will have a chance to do as the Romans did.
The School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs and the Department of Classics at the College of Charleston have teamed up with Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute to offer a LatinSummer camp to local students. LatinSummer, the oldest and largest program of its type in the nation, will introduce students to the language and culture of ancient Rome. Previous LatinSummer programs have taken place throughout the nation, and in 2013 LatinSummer will return to Charleston for its second summer!
LatinSummer Charleston will run on weekdays from July 15th through July 26th from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm daily. It is open to any student currently enrolled in grades one through seven. Registration fees range from $50-$275 depending on financial need. No prior knowledge of Latin or Classics is required!
During the LatinSummer Charleston program students will participate in exciting classes in mythology, various aspects of Roman culture, and even the Latin language. Students will engage in a wide range of fun, hands-on activities such as carving inscriptions, building models, playing language games, and creating Roman clothing. As the students learn about Latin and the Classics, they will also enhance their knowledge of other subject areas and explore how the ancient Roman world has shaped our modern world. The classes will be taught by creative, enthusiastic college and high school Latin students under the supervision of experienced teachers. For more information, please visit Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute’s LatinSummer website: www.ascaniusyci.org/charleston. Online registration for this popular program is underway now.
In addition, teachers are invited to visit LatinSummer Charleston as observers to discover ways to incorporate Latin and Classical Studies into their classrooms and to learn from the program.
For more information call (866) 933-9466.