Ancient Academy

Ancient Academy

Completing Grades 3-8

Session 2 – June 27 – July 8, 2022IMG_1670

Greek Social Life: City States, Sculptures & Socrates
Celebrate the Greek tradition! Explore the Iliad, with its epic characters Agamemnon and Achilles: a king vs. a hero, a bully vs. a thinker?

Create the giant protective shield of Achilles with its universal mythology. Will you consult the Oracle of Delphi about the battle for your polis or social plans?

Reason with Plato, argue ethics with Aristotle, or challenge Socrates to a battle of wits. Try your hand at Greek architecture or sculpture, and design drinking vessels or other Grecian treasures!

Untangle the family tree and hierarchy of the Greek gods, as we explore the influences and intrigues of this ancient world! (No camp on July 4.)


Session 3 – July 11 – 22, 2022

Greek Party Life: Festivals and Philosophy
Live the Greek high life as we recreate the Festival of Dionysius! Join the thespians or be crowned a patron of the arts. Make masks, costumes and props for Greek tragedy and comedy — perform a traditional scene or write one of your own!

Explore the original sci-fi epic, the Odyssey, with strange monsters and weird situations facing our hero Odysseus! It’s the “eating-est” epic in history!

Did Alexander the Great follow Homer’s battle strategies? Can you write using the Greek alphabet? There’s always time for mayhem among the gods! Slave, free, stoic, cynic? Claim your role and experience the textures of everyday life in ancient Greece!


For information about GRC Summer Academies or to request a brochure, please call 314.962.5920.