Are you new to classical education? Our morning sessions will unpack the classical, Christian model and allow you to practice skills for learning alongside your children at home. Afternoon sessions will go in depth with particular subjects. In both sessions, parents will have opportunities to discuss new ideas and to practice their new-found skills.
What do parents do at Classical Conversations practicums?
1. Experienced homeschoolers model how to study and teach any subject
using the classical tools of learning.
2. Parents practice, practice, practice what they have learned so that they
will be able to implement their new skills at home.
Practicum is a Free 3-Day Conference for Parents on Classical, Christian Homeschooling
What is Classical Christian Education?
What are the benefits of Classical Christian Education?
How can I give my children a classical Christian education at home?
Join veteran homeschooling parents for three days of encouragement and inspiration as we seek to understand the classical model of education and learn how to apply it in Christian homeschooling. This year we will be digging deeper into understanding the art of rhetoric.
While you learn, your children learn, too! Economically-priced day camps are available for students of all ages. Your students are sure to enjoy the group learning environment, whether they are being cared for in our nursery; playing and singing in our play camps; memorizing and drawing God’s world in our geo-drawing camps; or learning about language, writing, science, logic, debate or public speaking in our academic camps for older students.
Nursery (ages 0-2) provided for $39. Parents are welcome to keep smaller children with them, but we offer a nursery for parents also. Snack will be provided. Please label everything belonging to your child and parents may bring a snack for their children if allergies are a concern.
Play Camp (ages 3-5) provided for $35. Designed for preschool students, play camps are a mixture of play, simple art activities, and memory work singing. Snacks are provided. Parents need to bring labeled water bottles (one for morning and one for afternoon) for their children participating.
Geo-Draw Camp (ages 6-8) provided for $35. Students will get a preview of Cycle 3 this year and learn about the geography of America as well as learn art lessons. Students should bring labeled water bottles and snacks (one for morning and one for afternoon) as well as colored pencils and regular pencils, two good erasers and a ruler for their camp.
IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Camp (ages 9-13) provided for $35. Students will learn the art of writing beginning with key words and outlines. Students should bring labeled water bottles and snacks (one for morning and one for afternoon) as well as regular pencils and paper for their camp. IEW Student Workbook B needed. This will be available for $19 the first day. Students may share.
Lost Tools of Writing Camp (ages 12-17) Camp facilitators will use materials from
CiRCE Institute The Lost Tools of Writing Level
One. Students will learn the first three canons
of classical rhetoric: invention (brainstorming),
arrangement (outlining), and elocution (style).
Students will read short literary selections together
and learn some amazing tools for critical thinking
and persuasive writing.
Required resource: Writing Camp Resource
(Based on The Lost Tools of Writing)
Advance registration for student camps is required. Please register online.