New dates for Latin and logic camps! Incoming students who have not previously studied Latin (grades 4-7) or Logic (grades 8-9) will have the opportunity to participate in what many students consider one of their favorite summer activities: Camps!
Plus, the camps are open to the homeschooling community. What a great opportunity to expose your students to two of the most recognized, time-tested, and thorough approaches to instruction in critical thinking and language development. Contact Gideon’s administrator, Mrs. Becky Moyer, for more information about participating in these exciting activities!
During the week of August 9-13, 2010, Gideon Study Center will offer Summer Logic Camp and Summer Latin Camp. Latin Camp, led by Gideon Latin tutor, Mrs. Ann Holmes, will cover the Latin for Children Book A, the text that precedes what the 4th-5th grade class will use in 2010-2011. For those 6th-7th grade students entering Gideon without a Latin background, the Latin Camp will provide an adequate introduction to the material. For any returning Gideon students, Days 4 and 5 will be available for you to attend to review your vocabulary and join in the fun! (For more information on the relationship between Latin and learning, see Why Latin?.)
Running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-12:30p.m., all campers will enjoy learning games, activities, songs and fun. Students may come dressed in theme for each day of camp:
Day 1: Pittsburgh Sports Day
Day 2: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Day 3: Pajama Day
Day 4: Safari Day
Day 5: Latin Rocks!
The cost of the camp will be $125. Prior to camp beginning, it will be necessary to purchase the following: Latin for Children Primer A student text and activity book (available through Amazon.com), 3 x 5 index cards in 5 colors.
Taught by Logic tutor, Mrs. Nancy Van Sickel, Logic Camp will cover the material in the Introductory Logic text, which precedes the Intermediate Logic text the 8th-9th grade class will use in 2010-2011. More details regarding cost, text requirements and hours will be posted soon, so keep checking back!