Samford To Host National Classics Summer Program
by Sean Flynt
Samford's Department of Classics and Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute will offer a LatinSummer camp for three hours per day July 16-27. Starting Feb. 1, students in grades 2-7 can register to attend the camp to learn about life as the ancient Romans knew it and see how the Romans shaped the modern world. No prior knowledge of Latin or Classics is required.
LatinSummer, the oldest and largest program of its type in the nation, has been offered throughout the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast but this is the first time it has come to Alabama.
During the two-week program students will have classes in mythology, various aspects of Roman culture and the Latin language, all taught by high school and college Latin students selected from across the region.
LatinSummer students also will take part in a wide range of hands-on activities such as carving inscriptions, building models, playing language games and creating Roman clothing.
Teachers from across the nation are invited to visit LatinSummer as observers to discover ways to incorporate Latin and Classical Studies into their classrooms and to learn from the program.
Registration fees range from $65-$250 depending on financial need. For more information and registration, visit the Youth Classics Institute’s LatinSummer Birmingham website at http://www.ascaniusyci.org/latinsummer/birmingham.htm or call (866) 933-9466.