2021 Dates: Monday July 19th – Saturday July 31st (Harrogate Ladies' College, Yorkshire)

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I absolutely loved Latin Camp. I’ve never had the opportunity to surround myself with so many people with the same passion for antiquity and I don’t know where else I can easily find one. I learned an insane amount and my grasp of the language improved by leaps and bounds. I also found a community of friends and scholars – the language work per se was incredible but so too is the whole experience which brought everyone together. The connections I have formed here are invaluable, the memories are unforgettable and that, for me, is what makes Castra Latina truly special – that the Latin takes on a face, a name, a smile; that it really does come alive for you.” (Elan Garfias, student at Camp 2019.)

Latin Camp 2021 will be, for the first time, in the quintessential historic spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire. (Click here for more information about the town.) Please see the dropdown menu above for full details on what we are all about. (Other than the move to Harrogate we are offering exactly the same service and setup as we always have.) Non-resident students are welcome to join us as always.

Usually our youngest students are age 15 but we will consider slightly younger students if they have studied Latin for at least three years or wish to join a complete beginners’ group. We have a lot of age 15-18 school students and age 19-25 university students but there is no age limit – we have had people as old as 80 study with us because they have acquired a love for Latin and the Classics later in life – so please do apply online no matter what your circumstances.

We were delighted with the success of the remote affair of Summer 2020 – students and staff alike made the very best of it – but it was not a patch on what the live version can deliver. The classes, grammar clinics and talks can be replicated remotely but that’s about it – so much learning happens in all the “in-between” moments, be they in small groups between lessons sat out in the sun, or at night in the boarding houses. That said, Latin Camp is about so much more than just reading Latin. It’s about the camaraderie of meeting like-minded people. It’s about bonding in the houses. It’s about witnessing the interaction of staff, students and speakers. It’s about the joy of the Hellenic Bookservice visiting and setting up their shop just for us. It’s about the quiz, the site visits, the staff play, the costume party. It’s about discovering, identifying with and joining a wider community of classicists, making contacts and friends for life.

In the event of a live Latin Camp still being impossible due to Covid we will revert to a remote version once again (price in the region of £350) and you will have the option to either switch to this or withdraw altogether with a full refund. There are no current plans to run live and remote concurrently but this will be reviewed when we have a better idea of numbers. So if you are sure you would not be able to join us live but would be interested in a remote option, please do not apply online but email Director David Stephenson – d.stephenson@warwickschool.org – who will get back to you should a remote option become available later.

Existing teachers or people about to enter the profession – Classics for All and the Roman Society may be able to provide partial funding. Please look in the information on teachers’ courses for more details.

Please email Director David Stephenson – d.stephenson@warwickschool.org – with any questions not covered on this website.

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Academic Excellence …

  • Intensive courses for all school levels from beginners up to A Level, focusing on fluency and diversity of Latin texts – good for anyone wanting to build up their reading experience (e. g. for Oxbridge preparation)
  • Highly qualified tutors, most of whom teach in well-established Classics departments at leading UK schools
  • Daily “clinics” to help consolidate key grammatical knowledge
  • A full programme of evening talks - chance to meet some leading university academics

… But A Lot of Fun Too!

  • Beautiful surroundings in the quintessential historic spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire
  • Trip to York and the option to visit Hadrian's Wall, as well as events on site (e. g. quiz night and a visit from the Hellenic Bookservice)
  • Two weeks with over 100 like-minded students – great friends, great memories!
  • All-in food and board and access to school facilities

Images from Latin Camp

Great Costumes / Great Pose! A Bathtub! dancing quiz-night Hail Caesar??? Students Poring Over Hellenic's Wares Hysterium Trying to Pass Off as a Corpse Strike the Pose 1_dancing Quiz Night - Big Prizes!