Summer trips are available to currently enrolled Latin School students.Each summer, trips are offered based on faculty and staff proposals. The number and location of summer trips vary from year to year. Trips are available to Latin students in good standing that meet grade eligibility requirements. Trips are scheduled by grade as of the fall of the upcoming school year. Each trip offers students the opportunity to pursue their interests.
Early registration is recommended, due to limited space.
Do you love to golf? Do you like applying mathematics to the world around you? Does a road trip help you reconnect with your soul? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes, this trip is for you! We will be golfing, calculating, sightseeing, and unwinding after a fulfilling school year. Our trip begins early on Sunday morning, June 11th, 2017, and takes us on a road trip around Lake Michigan. We will be playing 5 rounds of golf, and capping off the trip enjoying a half-day spectating at the U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin!
Throughout the trip, Mr. McArthur and Mr. Newmark will share their passion for golf and math by employing a variety of math applications to the game. We will apply formulas to calculate handicaps based on the slope and rating for each course. All lodging, meals, tee times, and transportation are included in the price. Students will simply need to be dropped off and picked up at Latin. Students may bring their own clubs, or they may be rented. Previous golf experience and enthusiasm recommended.
Both Zach McArthur and Jeff Newmark are currently math teachers at Latin. Mr. Newmark annually chaperones a 5th grade trip to Laredo Taft, has led a summer trip to Paris, a summer camping trip to Kettle Moraine, and a few high school ski trips to Colorado. Mr. McArthur leads upper school Project Week trips. Mr. Newmark and Mr. McArthur have been on parts of this trip’s route, especially the western side of Michigan and Mackinac Island.
*Graduates will be required to complete an additional waiver after registration as they will no longer be covered by Latin School’s insurance.
This immersion experience in Classical Latin and Roman Studies is open to all rising upper school students interested in the ancient world. The trip will expose students to ancient Roman civilization through literature and architecture. We will spend our days visiting museums and archaeological sites, and reading ancient texts (in Latin or English, depending on the student) at the sites to which they apply. Some examples include Ovid’s Ars Amatoria on picking up dates at the Circus, which we read at the Circus Maximus, and Pliny’s letters about the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which we read at Pompeii. In addition to ancient Roman civilization, we also visit sites, especially architecture and artwork, from the Renaissance including numerous Berninis, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and a Caravaggio or two.
Our days are very full from breakfast until after dinner. Students should plan to walk a good deal each day as we travel to different sites and through museums, keeping in mind that Italy is hot and sunny in June. All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included and fantastic.
Students will be assigned a topic to research for a site report which they will deliver during the trip. Examples might include the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Ara Pacis, the Curia Julia, or the Temple of Hercules in the Forum Boarium.
Students will need a valid passport and should be up-to-date on all routine vaccinations.
Dates are tentative and subject to change based on weather, flight availability and other factors.
In case of a student's withdrawal from the program, the Summer at Latin Office must be notified in writing. Latin reserves the right to cancel a program if unforeseen circumstances occur. Notification of cancellation of a program will be done as early as possible. Each trip has a minimum and maximum enrollment. If the minimum is not met, families will be notified, and the price will either be increased, or the trip will be canceled.
Each trip will have at least one pre-departure meeting. Information regarding itinerary , student expectations, and packing list will be covered at these meetings. Students that plan on participating on international trips are encouraged to obtain a passport as soon as possible. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the expected return date.The cost of each trip includes meals, lodging, emergency medical insurance (international trips only), transportation, visas, and departure taxes. For trips departing from the airport, participants are responsible for getting to and from the airport on their own. The price of the trip does not include any luggage surcharges, immunizations, medications, trip cancellation insurance, or spending money. Additionally, Latin is not responsible if a student is denied a visa for travel.
- Registration deadline for international trips
- 50% non-refundable deposit due
- Registration deadline for domestic trips
- 50% non-refundable deposit due
- Full payment due
Please contact our office at 312.582.6080 for more information.