join our Classical Conversations communities of the Triangle region
as they host this free 3-day practicum for families interested in
classical education and learning how it can encourage and bless home
Join us for timely conversations about timeless ideas. In our morning sessions, we will learn more about how to implement a classical, Christian education at home. We will delve into Latin and history . . . the whole story of the human endeavor. Morning sessions will include rich discussions and teaching practice. Afternoon facilitators will guide you through the challenge of homeschooling through high school. We will catch the high school vision as well as discussing practical matters like Latin, language, testing, and credits.
Camps will be offered for students ages 0-14 for a small fee.
Camps available -
Nursery (0–2 years)
Classical Conversations commits to providing quality nursery care for your infants and toddlers so you can enjoy your Parent Practicum. Before dropping off your child, please label all personal belongings. Parents are welcome to pick up and drop off infants as needed.
PLEASE BRING: Any needed baby items in a labeled bag and a bottle and/or cup with your child’s name clearly marked. A snack will be provided daily.
Play Camp (3–5 years)
Designed for preschool students, our play camps are a mixture of play, simple art activities, and memory work chanting. Your children will enjoy this time and may learn a few grammar pegs in the process!
PLEASE BRING: Any needed items in a labeled bag and a water bottle and/or cup with your child’s name clearly marked. A snack will be provided daily.
Geo-Drawing Camp (6–8 years)
During our popular Geo-Drawing Camp, your children will spend three days drawing and mastering the geography of the earth, including the major features and political boundaries of the continents. Facilitators will teach the classical model and drawing skills in order to help your students complete their projects. We use techniques from Mona Brooks Drawing with Children; your child is sure to love attending this camp!
STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: Two good erasers, a ruler or straight edge, two pencils, and a daily snack with water bottle.
Writing: Student Intensive B
Writing Camp facilitators will use materials from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). Children will have an excellent time honing their writing skills and learning new writing techniques. These intensive camps cover more structures and styles as students improve their writing and prepare for more advanced writing assignments. (Bring your favorite thesaurus.)
REQUIRED RESOURCES: IEW’s Student Intensive Notebook B (available at the onesite practicum bookstore or from the online CC bookstore: http://www.classicalconversationsbooks.com/iewstwo1.html
STUDENTS SHOULD BRING: pencils, paper, daily snack with water bottle
Teen helpers are also needed. If your teen is too old for our academic camps, we would love to have him or her help out. Just register under teen helper and we will be in touch.
Please note that we plan our staffing needs according to registrations in order to provide a safe, structured learning atmosphere for our students. You may cancel your registration up to one month before the event and receive a full refund. Should you not be able to attend for any reason after that time, your registration is transferable to another practicum this summer, but is not refundable.
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.