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2018 Classics Camp

 Meet the Ancient Greeks and Romans

Classics Youth Camp on the UW-Madison campus
August 5-16, 2019

(8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday)

A day camp experience for students entering 5th-8th grades in the 2019-20 school year. Students must be at least 10 years old at the start of the camp.

Are you fascinated by the mythology of ancient Greece and gladiators of ancient Rome? Percy Jackson and the Olympians? Latin spells in Harry Potter? 

Explore the rich and fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire in this Classics Camp on the UW-Madison campus. Through interactive activities, students will learn about everyday life in ancient Greece and Rome, including myth, history, drama, art and architecture, clothing, and food. Students will also learn a bit of Ancient Greek and Latin (don’t worry, it’s not that hard!) and find out about their roots in the English language we speak today (impress your friends and family when you write their names in ancient Greek!). Students also explore how classical civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome are foundational points of reference for modern fiction like J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson.

Join us to delve into the ancient world of the Greeks and Romans through stories, archaeology, monuments, language, and arts and crafts! Campers will paint their own Greek vase and make their own toga. They will also learn about the fabled city of Troy and the saga of the Trojan War, stories of the Olympians and the birth of tragedy in ancient Greece, the wonders of the Parthenon in Athens and the foundations of democracy, the gladiators of the Colosseum in Rome and the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Campers will also explore reflections of classical civilization right here on campus at places like Camp Randall, the Memorial Union, and the Chazen Museum of Art.

The 2019 Classics Youth Camp is a program of the Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES), with support from the Language Institute.

Cost: $450 for the two-week, full-day day camp (August 5-16, Monday-Friday)

To Register (deadline: May 1, 2019):

Please fill out the forms below and return with a check to:
CANES Classics Camp
902 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

Classics Camp 2019 Registration Form
Pickup and Drop-Off Consent Form
Health Form
Asthma Action Plan (if needed)
Diabetes Action Plan (if needed)

Director: Professor William Aylward, Department of Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies (CANES), UW-Madison

Program Coordinator: Wendy Johnson, Language Institute, UW-Madison