Published: June 18, 2017
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Latin Summer Enrichment Program

June 18 - 22, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Eaton Humanities Building, CU Boulder

Who: Students entering the 5th through 8th grade

Cost: $160.00 (scholarships available)


The Latin Summer Enrichment Program is a week-long day camp that introduces elementary and middle school students to the language and culture of ancient Rome. Rising 5th through 8th graders will communicate in Latin and engage in exciting activities, from performing plays to competing in a mini-Olympics, on the campus of CU Boulder.

From June 18-22, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm campers will:

  • Converse and play games in Latin
  • Reenact stories from Roman history
  • Invent their own myths, assemble mosaics, and recreate items from the ancient world
  • Examine artifacts at the CU Art Museum
  • Throw the javelin, discus, and shot put in an outdoor mini-Olympics
  • Build catapults to launch marshmallows
  • Feast at a Roman banquet

Through the program campers will gain an appreciation for ancient cultures and learn to identify and decode Latin where they see it in their communities.

The camp will take place in the Eaton Humanities building and on the neighboring Sewell Field. Campers will also visit the CU Art Museum.

Originally proposed by an alumnus of the MA program, our camp is organized and run by graduate students of the Department of Classics who want to reach out to younger community members in Boulder and the surrounding areas. Our program works with elementary and middle schools in Colorado, whose students do not necessarily have a clear and direct path to college, to introduce them to some of the ways in which the university could enrich their lives. Another of our goals is to make the study of the ancient world more inviting and accessible to marginalized groups in Colorado. In addition to partnering with teachers in public schools with low-income students, our program offers several full scholarships to students in need.

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This program is supported by the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement