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“Latin Camp has been a fantastic experience for me. For the first time in my life I am with people who love Latin as much as I do and I have made friends for life who I can talk to about Classics. The tutors have been wonderful and my Latin has improved greatly, from the lessons and also the excellent grammar clinics on offer. I have also hugely enjoyed talks from some inspirational classicists and learned so much amazing stuff from them. I have also had the chance to visit places I never would have otherwise – not only Harrogate (which has been a fantastic base) but Hadrian’s Wall and a trip to York. The Camp has reinforced my genuine love of Classics and cemented my decision to study it at University. I feel so lucky to have been able to come – it has changed me and my life.” (Rose Stacy, student at Camp 2022)
Latin Camp 2023 will be, once again, in the quintessential historic spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire. (Click here for more information about the town.) Non-resident students are welcome to join us as always. Please see the dropdown menu above for full details on what we are all about and all our courses – in short we are here for anyone at any level, from complete beginners up to post A-Level standard and everyone else in between, with an interest in studying Latin.
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.
The classes, grammar clinics and talks are the academic backbone of what we offer but Camp is about so much more than that – it’s about all the “in-between” learning, be that in small groups between lessons sat out in the sun, or at night in the boarding houses. 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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org – with any questions not covered on this website.