Camps for Age 11

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  • Aerospace Engineers Camp AM

    Rising Grades 4-6
    9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Half-Day)
    June 25-29
    Lower School Campus
    $265
     
    This is a great camp for children who enjoy aerospace-related activities. We will learn the proper construction techniques for building model rockets by building a few different rockets. Each rocket will have its own particular build sequence and will show students the different ways rockets can be built. We will also learn about the basic aerodynamics that make a rocket fly correctly. Safety is an important aspect of model rocketry, and we will learn about construction safety and flight safety. Each camper will be equipped with launch gear so they can fly their rockets with their parents' help.  This camp can be paired with Strategy Games for a full-day camp experience. Contact Lower School Teacher Matt Gehlhoff with your questions at mgehlhoff@sssas.org.
  • Alexandria Tennis Academy/SSSAS Tennis Camp

    Ages 5-15
    AM Session 9:00a.m. to 12 Noon
    Full-Day Session 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 11-15
    Session II - June 18-22
    Session III - June 25-29 
    Session IV - July 2-6 (No Camp Wed July 4)
    Session V - July 9-13
    Session VI - July 16-20 CANCELED
    Session VII - July 23-27
    Session VIII - July 30-August 3
    Session IX - August 6-10
    Session X - August 13-17
    Upper School Campus
    $255 per AM session
    $325 Holiday Week July 2-6
    $400 per Full-Day session

    We are pleased to announce the return of our Alexandria Tennis Academy- SSSAS Tennis Camp for Boys and Girls.  Sessions begin as early as June 11 and continue through August 17, 2018 and you can sign up for an AM or a Full-Day session.
    This camp is directed by our Boys Varsity Tennis Coach Mr. Kinde Taye. Players at all levels of experience are welcome as Coach Taye will personalize your tennis training experience while focusing on improving your fundamental knowledge and skill set of the game.  Coach Taye is the 2016 Washington Post All-Metropolitian Region Coach of the Year and he is a USPTA certified tennis professional with over 25 years experience coaching regionally and nationally ranked players from around the country.  Coach Taye is also the owner and director of the Alexandria Tennis Academy. Questions can be directed to Coach Taye at kindetaye@yahoo.com.
  • All-Sports Camp

    Ages 7-13
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I July 16-20
    Session II July 23-27
    Middle School Campus
    $310 per session

    All-Sports Camp is always a summer favorite! Under the direction of Coach Michael Carter, the Saints All-Sports Camp staff members return in July with a full day of activities for young sports enthusiasts. Soccer, basketball, wiffleball, dodge ball, kickball, ultimate frisbee, and capture the flag are just a few of the traditional activities planned for this fun-filled summer sports explosion. This coed camp is organized into older and younger groups. All campers who attend will receive a t-shirt. 
    Contact Dr. Michael Carter at mcarter@sssas.org with any questions you may have about this popular camp.
  • American Sign Language Camp

    Rising Grades 5-9
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 30-August 3
    Middle School Campus
    $400 per session

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, get your hands ready, your eyes open, and let’s learn about sign language!  The participants in this camp will partake in an enriching experience in the world of American Sign Language.  From building their foundation with the alphabet, to developing and maintaining a wide range of vocabulary, to even learning how to hold conversations with each other, campers will have fun while learning a tremendously valuable skill set. Our campers will also explore the Deaf world by learning about Deaf culture, interacting with people from the deaf community, and seeing their learning applied to the real world on a field trip to Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, a renowned deaf university! For more information about the American Sign Language Camp, contact Hanna Kidane at hannaki18@sssas.org. We hope to see you!

    Our director, Ms. Melina McCrary holds a Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Gallaudet University where she pursued her passion for working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Ms. McCrary's interest in the field of Deaf studies grew from an ASL class she took as a child to immersing herself in the Deaf culture by taking classes at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf to ultimately attending Gallaudet University. Ms. McCrary's enthusiasm only grows as she introduces others to the enrichment that the Deaf Community offers. You may also contact Ms. McCrary with your questions at mmccrary@sssas.org.
     
  • Aquatic Adventures Camp

    Rising Grades 4-7
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 9-13
    Middle School Campus
    $475

    Every day is a field trip with aquatic adventures! We will explore different aquatic ecosystems such as streams, ponds, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay in an exciting, hands-on science camp led by Saints Middle School Science Teacher Robert Davis. We will also do experiments and other lab work such as learning how to construct and care for aquariums and terrariums. Cruise our local waters on a lab boat with nature guides and scientists. Visit museums, aquariums, and nature centers. Warning: you may get wet!
     
    This camp is for young scientists who are serious about learning and ready for rugged expeditions into the field to gather information on our precious water resources. Mr. Davis runs this program in the spirit of adventure, exploration, and learning. If you love science and nature and have a taste for new experiences, this camp is for you. Contact Mr. Davis with your questions at rdavis@sssas.org.
  • Artistry of Books

    Rising Grades 5-12
    9:00am-12noon AM Only OR
    9:00-3:00pm Full-Day
    August 13-17
    Upper School Campus
    $225 Half-Day AM
    $440 Full-Day
     
    Explore the artistry of books!  SSSAS Upper School Librarian and School Archivist, Rachel Payne, offers students the opportunity to develop skills in the book arts. From bookbinding and storytelling to decorative covers, printing and recycled books, our goal is to bring out our creative selves as we create books and tell stories through small and large-scale projects throughout the week. We will also have a field trip into DC to see beautiful and creative books on display. 
    Contact camp director, Ms. Rachel Payne with any questions at rpayne@sssas.org
  • Arts & Ceramics Camp

    Rising Grades 5-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 25-29
    Session II - July 2-6 (No Camp Wednesday July 4)
    Session III - July 9-13
    Upper School Campus
    $400 per one-week session
    $325 for (Holiday Week) session July 2-6
    $365 per session if you sign up for more than 1 week (Please call the SSSAS Summer Programs Office at 703-212-2777 for your discount)

    Fire up your creative self and join the fun at SSSAS Arts & Ceramics Camp!  Campers will expand their imaginations and explore the exciting world of art with all sorts of materials and through a wide range of projects. Working with PMC, polymer clays, and high fire ceramics to coil, make sculptures, claymation videos, make pots using the pottery wheel. Students learn in a supportive, small class setting with plenty of individual instruction and inspiration. SSSAS high school campus has one of the best sculpture studios around and the students will enjoy learning their way around an art studio. Camp includes lots of games and breaks for exercise, field trips to local galleries and more! Parents are required to provide snacks and lunches. 

    On Fridays, parents and campers celebrate at pick up with an art exhibition, possible performances, and an ice cream party. Each camper receives a free camper designed T-shirt!  SSSAS Faculty member, Mr. Joey Wade, an award-winning artist, has been teaching art for over 20 years. Before moving to Virginia to teach ceramics, Mr. Wade taught design at the University of Illinois in Chicago.  Contact Mr. Wade with questions at jwade@sssas.org.
  • ASM Summer Tennis Camp

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    SSSAS Alumni Chris Moulin brings ASM Tennis Academy in (USA, France, Switzerland, Russia) for 8th year to St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School for Summer 2018: For Ages 5-15
    *All payment and registration for this auxiliary tennis camp are handled through ASM Tennis Academy.  If you have any questions please contact Chris Moulin at 703-505-5846 or e-mail programs@asmsport.net or website www.asmtennisacadmeny.com.  
     
    ASM Tennis Camp Sessions offering weekly full day and half day tennis camps. (Limited to 30 junior players per week) register fast limited availability.
    ASM’s Tennis Specialized camp programs for Children ages 5-15 enables players to learn and be grouped according to level and ability.  ASM Tennis Academy specialized programs are offered in USA, France, Switzerland, Russia .  We customize campers into fallowing training groups so players learn and develop together in a fun environment.  Campers will be grouped by age and skill level in Red Ball(5-8 years of age), Orange Ball(8-10 years of age), Green Ball  (10-12 years of age) or Development (ages 8-15). Development is for USTA team players or USTA individual players level intermediate through advanced.  Individual Master Classes (all ages) are for players to work one and one to develop proper technique, consistency, and strategy for players.

    The ASM tennis camp programs begin June 4 and runs weekly through August 24 and is located on the shaded updated tennis courts at the SSSAS Lower school campus. Program activities include weekly tennis, indoor activities, prizes, competitions, games and an end of the week pizza party.  Campers will be grouped according to age or ability level.  Quick-start courts and soft balls will be used for players ages 5-10 (36” red ball, 60” orange ball, and 78” green ball).  The cost of participation is listed below and payment needs to be submitted to ASM through our website www.asmtennisacademy.com.
    ALL ASM Camp Program options run Weekly sessions (M-F) from June 4 – August 24, 2018 at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Lower School located at 400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.

    Camp Dates:

    Session 1: June 4 – June 8           Session 2: June 11 – June 15
    Session 3: June 18 – June 22       Session 4: June 25 – June 29 
    Session 5: July 9- July 13              Session 6: July 16 – July 20 
    Session 7:  July 23 – July 27         Session 8:  July 30 – August 3
    Session 9:  August 6 - August 10  Session 10: August 13 – August 17
    Session 11: August 20 – August 24
                                                                           
    ASM Tennis Camp: 
    Hours: Full Day 9:00am - 3:00pm, Half Day 9:00am-12:00pm and 12:00pm-3:00pm
    Ages: 5-15 for boys and girls
    Cost:  Early Bird Price is $375 per full week, Half Day $240 per week, or One Day $90 per day. After May 16, 2018 price $399 per full week, Half Day $250 per week.   $50 non-refundable deposit due per session at time of registration to hold camper enrollment slot or full payment.  
    Camp balance due by May 16, 2018.
    Payment:  www.asmtennisacademy.com
     
    Individual (1hr) Master Classes: any level (1hr)
    Hours: Between 3:00pm-7:00pm
    Ages: any age (juniors, parents and community welcome)
    Cost:  $85 per hour.  
    Schedule Lesson:  Please e-mail programs@asmsport.net
    Payment: Due at the time of lesson pay online at www.asmtennisacademy.com

    *After-Care- available from 3-6pm cost is $150 for week or $45 per day

    Visit us on Facebook for previous photos of ASM Tennis Camps at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes
    School at www.asmtennisacademy.com and scroll down to the the Facebook icon.
     
    General Contact Information:
    Director: Chris Moulin
  • August Adventures Day Camp

    Rising Grades K-6
    8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - July 30-August 3
    Session II - August 6-10
    Session III - August 13-17 
    Lower School Campus
    $395 per session

    Like our traditional SummerTimes Day Camp program, these three, one-week sessions engage youngsters in a wide variety of exciting and enriching activities, including arts and crafts, sports, science exploration, puzzles, games, music, creative dance, and computer classes. Children are grouped by age, and the emphasis is on fun, exploration, and play in a safe and relaxed environment. We will go swimming most days in Alexandria, very close to our Lower School campus. As an added twist, each week's activities are built around a specific theme, with time devoted to an extended field trip on SSSAS school buses to destinations near the campus.
     
    Come join us for an exciting and fun-packed week (or two or three) of late-summer excitement! ENROLL EARLY! Day Camp spots fill-up quickly as the summer nears its end.
    Contact Camp Director, Ms. Libby Weith, with any questions you have eweith@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2939.
  • Beads, Cool Coloring and more Beads Camp with Mrs. Brindle

    Rising Grades K-5
    12:15pm to 3:00pm (Half-Day)
    Session I - June 25-29
    Session II - July 2-6 (No camp Wednesday July 4)
    Session III - July 9-13
    Session IV - July 16-20
    Session V - July 23-27
    Lower School Campus
    $250 per session
    $200 Holiday Week

    Back by popular demand!  Come join Mrs. Brindle for fun relaxing afternoon sessions of bead making and coloring. This camp is designed to provide a stress-free environment for participants who love to work with Perler beads and specialty coloring sheets. An abundant supply of beads in all colors will be provided and participants will have a chance to create bead book covers and keepsake boxes as well as individually designed projects. Nut-free snacks will also be provided along with happy, inspiring music.  Questions about this camp should be directed to Mrs. Brindle at cabrindle@gmail.com.
  • Boys Basketball Camp

    Rising Grades 3-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 25-29
    Session II - July 16-20
    Session III - August 13-17
    Session I Middle School Campus
    Sessions II & III Upper School Campus
    $315

    On behalf of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School we would like to welcome all young
    men to the Saint’s Boys Basketball Camp. SSSAS basketball day camp is
    specifically intended to prepare you for basketball and beyond. You’ll develop a
    foundation for playing strong, smart basketball through specially designed
    activities, competitions, and games that will help build habits that will lead you to
    successful play. You’ll learn new ways to improve your ball handling, control your
    body and beat your defender off the dribble to make the correct play.

    The goal of SSSAS Basketball Camp is to ensure, through detailed and efficient
    training, that each player learn the game of basketball and become a smart effective
    player. SSSAS Basketball Camp will focus on improving weakness, honing strengths,
    and giving athletes the tools to help them perform well in every aspect of their
    game.

    Head Coach Mike Jones played professionally for 11 years in France, Turkey,
    Poland and Iran, as well as in the CBA. Coach Jones also spent two years working on
    the Brooklyn Nets coaching staff. Contact Mike Jones with questions at

    A Few Of The Specific Things You’ll Learn On The Court:
    - How to show you’re coachable through eye contact and posture
    - How to celebrate the success of your teammates
    - Responding to mistakes with composure
    - Speaking to your team or class with confidence and poise
    - Being tough with the ball and owning your space
    - Learning how to be a play-maker without the ball
    - Passing out of pressure and traps
    - Beating full-court pressure and double teams
    - Minimizing unnecessary turnovers
    - Slowing down to be a good offensive player
    - Understanding timing and spacing on the court
    - Finishing strong at the rim
    - Using fakes to create advantage
    - Developing better body control, footwork, and balance
    - Developing hand-eye coordination and quickness
    - How to maximize your basketball training
    - And much more
  • Boys Basketball Camp with Marcus Ginyard

    Rising Grades 3-8
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    July 9-13
    Upper School Campus
    $315

    "Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp" is excited for another year of fun in Alexandria, VA.  Marcus Ginyard has played 8 seasons of professional basketball in Europe after winning a National Championship at the University of North Carolina.  Marcus Ginyard runs the camp with his brother, Ron Ginyard, a former D1 and High School basketball coach.  Come join them for a week of fun while working on your basketball skills.  Campers can expect to have one-on-one instruction with the Ginyards and other professional players.  Emphasis will be on basic fundamentals with an opportunity to play structured games and compete in skill contests.  The last day of camp features an award ceremony during which campers will receive trophies for winning contests and for excelling in specific basketball skills. North Carolina basketball jerseys and other cool UNC gear will be provided to campers with the best attitudes and work ethics.  Our motto is "Having Fun Getting Better" so prepare to hone your skills, but more importantly, prepare yourself to have a great time at camp!  Please contact Mr. Ron Ginyard with questions about this exciting offering at rginyard@sssas.org and keep up with Marcus Ginyard's career through his web site http://marcusginyard.com/.
  • Boys Lacrosse Camp

    Rising Grades 3-8
    AM Session 
    9:00 a.m.-12Noon OR
    Full-Day Session
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Friday  
    June 25-29
    Upper School Campus
    $235 AM Session
    $395 Full-Day Session
     
    New Saints Boys Varsity Head Coach Tim Dodds and his staff offer this camp for novice and experienced lacrosse players in rising grades 3-8. The program will focus on individual position work and fundamentals, team offense and defense concepts as well as full field situations. Drills used at the high school and college levels will be used to teach and simulate real game situations. Full-Day campers will go to the swimming pool from 1:00-2:00PM Monday-Thursday.  CAMPERS MUST SUPPLY ALL EQUIPMENT.
    Please note full day camp runs 9AM-3PM Monday through Thursday and 9AM-12noon on Friday.
    Contact Coach Tim Dodds with questions at tdodds@sssas.org.
  • Boys of Summer Baseball Camp

    Rising Grades 2-8
    9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    August 13-17
    Upper School Campus
    $335
     
    For many kids, summertime can only mean one thing – time to break out your bat and gloves, and let’s play ball! Saints Varsity Baseball Head Coach Jim Supple, a former four-year starter and team captain at Georgetown University, will host baseball players of all ages and skill levels in this week-long camp. Players will get a chance to work on all aspects of their game, including fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching and base running as they challenge themselves in games and competitions throughout the week. Led by current and former Saints players, campers will be grouped by age to ensure proper skill level and instruction. The week will include a trip to Nationals Park for a behind-the-scenes look at the team’s clubhouse, batting cages and bullpen – a true Major League experience. So lace up your cleats, put on your helmet, and let’s hit the field!

    Contact Coach Jim Supple with any questions at jsupple@sssas.org.
  • City Explorers Camp PM

    Rising Grades 6-8
    PM 12:15-3:00pm 
    JuIy 16-20
    Middle School Campus
    $185 AM Session
    $380 Full-Day when paired with (Number Crunchers Math Camp)

    How would you like to spend a week exploring The DC Metropolitan Area.  More details and information along with a list of destinations are in their final planning stages. More information about this camp will be available soon.  Questions can be directed to the SSSAS Summer Programs Office at summerprograms@sssas.org.
  • Club SciKidz NOVA



    Rising Grades K-2 & 3-5
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Session I - July 23-27 

    Grades K-2 - Jurassic Park
    Grades 3-5 - Special Effects
    Session II - July 30-August 3 
    Grades K-2 - Little Engineers
    Grades 3-5 - Adventures in Minecraft
    Session III - August 6-10 
    Grades K-2 - Grossology Camp
    Grades 3-5 - Emergency Medicine 
    Session IV - August 13-17
    Grades K-2 Junior Chemist
    Grades 3-5 CSI Camp
    Middle School Campus
    $400 per session

    SSSAS is excited about our new partnership with Club SciKidz NOVA. Please see below for a list of our new offerings this year.  Please contact ryan@krksouthriding.com for questions regarding camp and its curriculum.

    Session I July 23-27 Grades K-2 - Jurassic Park

    Museum Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they are very much alive in Camp Jurassic. Campers learn about a variety of dinosaurs and their habitats. Rocks, minerals, and fossils are studied along with a variety of related projects. Sample Projects: Dinosaur Model, Panning for Gems and Minerals, Building a Volcano, Casting a Sea Shell Fossil, and Dinosaur Dig. 

    Session I July 23-27 Grades 3-5 - Special Effects

    Special Effects This is the first camp ever offered by Club SciKidz! Newly revised and more exciting than ever, campers learn the science behind Hollywood’s special effects. Activities will demonstrate concepts related to light, sound, perception, illusion, and model building. One of the great features of this camp is that all campers will create (and take home!) a movie using techniques in Claymation and Stop-Motion Animation. Lessons include plot development, storyboarding, set building, filming, and sound effects. Campers will also learn various special effects makeup techniques working with the same materials used by professional makeup artists. They will simulate cuts, bruises, artificial blood, and old age. Is there a future movie director living in your house? This is a camp your child won’t want to miss! Please have your moviemaker bring a 4G Flash Drive to camp to save their movie.

    Session II July 30-August 3 Grades K-2 - Little Engineers
    Sir Isaac Newton never had this much fun! Campers will be immersed into our toymaker's workshop as they construct and take home several different toy projects during the week. Each project will teach an important physical property. Sample Projects: Pocket Rocket, Sponge Ball Slingshot, Marshmallow Shooter, Snap Circuit Board. 

    Session II July 30-August 3 Grades 3-5 - Adventures in Minecraft
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    Minecraft is a block-building sandbox game with no set rules, where you can build anything you can possibly imagine. Allowing players to build, explore, create, collaborate, and even survive, Minecraft has created a new type of gaming environment. For veteran gamers, this camp will assist your survival and creativity as you learn new strategies from the creators themselves.This camp is for those campers that have already been playing Minecraft. Campers learn how to make modifications and use Redstone to expand their creative abilities. All campers are required to have a Minecraft™ account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95)

    Session III August 6-10 Grades K-2 - Grossology Camp
    Grossology Campers will discover loads of horribly fantastic experiments! Projects focus on blood, bones, and body bits! This is science with the squishy bits left in it! Tons of chemistry and biology for the aspiring doctor or scientist! Sample Projects: Bulging Bag of Brains, Simulated Snot, Baby Diaper Dissection, Eyeball Acrobatics, Bird Barf, and we are only getting started! 

    Session III August 6-10 Grades 3-5 - Emergency Medicine

    Hospital Campers learn about the life of an Emergency Medical Technician and are exposed to the important life saving techniques of first aid and CPR. Numerous hands-on projects include using medical instruments, triage and diagnosis, and how to give a shot. We also explore the structures and physiology of the amazing human body.Sample Projects: Making herbal medicines, learning to stitch a wound, build a lung model, first aid techniques and splinting.

    Session IV August 13-17 Grades K-2 - Junior Chemist
    It is time for Glues, Brews and Goos! From our stockpile of hundreds of recipes and formulas, we have chosen our top favorite chemistry activities. Campers will love digging into and examining the results of these crazy chemical concoctions! Campers will create several other wacky, wild and crazy concoctions! Our Jr. Chemists will realize the importance of measurement and sequencing as they use a taco sauce creation to clean pennies and investigate candy chromatography. Sample Projects: Blob Explosions, Funny Putty, Magic Bubble Paint, Make Your Own Chewing Gum. 

    Session IV August 13-17 Grades 3-5 - CSI Camp

    CSI Campers will learn to become Crime Scene Investigators during actual crime scene setups! Campers will learn how law enforcement professionals solve crimes and meet real professional Crime Scene Investigators and K-9 Handlers. You’ll use the tools used in the field to collect evidence. Campers will learn how a crime is actually solved and learn how Biology, Chemistry, and Physics play a major role in the investigation!
  • Composition Skills I

    Rising Grades 6-8
    8:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
    June 18–July 6 (No class Wednesday July 4)
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $655

    This three-week course reviews the basic skills needed for clear, concise writing, emphasizing grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. Development of reading skills is also emphasized. No credit.
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org.
  • Doll House Camp

    Rising Grades 1-4
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - July 23-27
    Session II - July 30-Aug 3
    Lower School Campus
    $425 per session

    SSSAS is excited to offer a new camp this year!

    Dollhouse Camp

    Join us for one week of making everything you can imagine for your own very own dollhouse. This one-of-a-kind dollhouse will include your designs for paint colors, wallpaper, works of art, furniture, people, built-in cabinets, light fixtures, bathroom appointments, miniature food, and whatever else you envision!

    Campers will be immersed in painting, printmaking, stamping, and ceramics to bring their dream into reality. At the end of the week, campers will bring home their fully appointed wood dollhouse as well as any accessories/people they created. The camp Director is a former SSSAS faculty member and was an Art Teacher at Sidwell Friends School. She is currently a teacher at Emmanuel Preschool.

    Contact Camp Director Mrs. Jacquelyn Kittredge with any questions at dollhousecamp1@gmail.com
  • Drobots Drone Camp Grades 1-5

    Rising Grades 1-5
    9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
    Session I - July 23-27
    Middle School Campus
    $450 per session

    Drobots Company was originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself engineers. The mission was and still is to inspire students to reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment. Hence, the company trademark slogan, Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.
     
    The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors
     
    At Drobots we create flexible experiences that shift students between the excitement and hands-on activities of our indoor activities and the freedom and exploration of the outdoors. Participants utilize imagination, hand-eye coordination and STEM applications to conquer challenges and missions - all in a team-oriented environment. Under the umbrella of a friendly competitive and gamified teaching and learning methodology, participants collaborate in a team setting to deconstruct challenges and then solve them.
     
    The core foundation of our company and the programming we work diligently to develop is built upon creativity, exploration, technology and fun. Our commitment and passion is derived from the unlimited positive applications of innovative technology.  Throughout all of our kids camps and teen programs students thrive under the supervision of an adult-led staff committed to the development of the individual and team.
     
    Safety is our #1 priority and our rigorous hiring standards attract the best instructors in the country. At Drobots Company we understand that instructors with years of experience working with kids and teens is the key difference between a good experience and a GREAT experience. Our family of instructors embodies the passion and creativity that we strive to inspire in every participant.  Contact one of the directors with any questions you may have at fly@drobotscompany.com or by telephone at 844-516-2267.

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    Intro to Drone Flying Missions
    Rising Grades 1 to 2
    Session I - July 23-27

    Intro to Drone Flying Missions
    Description: Intro to Drone Flying Missions is specifically designed for campers with little to no experience flying drones. We use the safest and most reliable drone products on the market, including the Parrot™ drones for enhanced safety and most of all, fun. Campers will learn the basics of drone technology and safety before taking to the air. Through the use of iPad flight simulators and clear instructions on basic flying maneuvers, young Drobots’ pilots will experience a program filled with excitement, games, challenges, and learning. Campers work all week long to prepare for the most enjoyable part of the week: the Ultimate Drone Games that include events such as: Tic-Tac-Drone, Drone Darts, Duck-Duck-Drone, and more. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.


    Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge
    Rising Grades 3 to 5
    Session I - July 23-27

    Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge
    Description: Ultimate Drone Obstacle Challenge is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. This is week is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Obstacle Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Campers will use iPads and remote controls to navigate the drone through short and long obstacle courses. Participants will also create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activity and competition. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program.
  • Drobots Drone Camp Grades 3-8

    Rising Grades 3-8
    9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
    Session II - July 30-August 3
    Middle School Campus
    $450 per session

    Drobots Company was originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself engineers. The mission was and still is to inspire students to reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment. Hence, the company trademark slogan, Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.
     
    The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors
     
    At Drobots we create flexible experiences that shift students between the excitement and hands-on activities of our indoor activities and the freedom and exploration of the outdoors. Participants utilize imagination, hand-eye coordination and STEM applications to conquer challenges and missions - all in a team-oriented environment. Under the umbrella of a friendly competitive and gamified teaching and learning methodology, participants collaborate in a team setting to deconstruct challenges and then solve them.
     
    The core foundation of our company and the programming we work diligently to develop is built upon creativity, exploration, technology and fun. Our commitment and passion is derived from the unlimited positive applications of innovative technology.  Throughout all of our kids camps and teen programs students thrive under the supervision of an adult-led staff committed to the development of the individual and team.
     
    Safety is our #1 priority and our rigorous hiring standards attract the best instructors in the country. At Drobots Company we understand that instructors with years of experience working with kids and teens is the key difference between a good experience and a GREAT experience. Our family of instructors embodies the passion and creativity that we strive to inspire in every participant.  Contact one of the directors with any questions you may have at fly@drobotscompany.com or by telephone at 844-516-2267.

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    Drone Superhero Missions
    Rising Grades 3 to 5
    Session II - July 30-August 3

    Drone Superhero Missions
    Description: Superhero Missions is specifically designed for both the novice and experienced drone enthusiasts. Our instructors will open the creative minds of participants as campers attack and defend against Superheroes and Villains. Students will begin the week learning basic maneuvers before using their “Spidey-Sense” to conquer missions such as: Batman’s Drone-Mobile Escape, The Breakout of Iron Man and more. Participants will storyboard their own escape missions while other students attempt to outsmart them using the drone to locate and capture. Drone safety and the social responsibilities of flying drones are included in this program. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer.


    Drone Racing & Obstacle Course Challenge
    Rising Grades 6 to 8
    Session II - July 30-August 3

    Drone Racing & Obstacle Course Challenge
    Description: Drone Racing is filled with pure action as students enjoy one of the world’s fastest growing sports, Drone Racing. Campers will first learn about the basic safety of drone flying and the history behind drone racing as a sport. From there, campers will progress through various skill challenges and learn how to perform various exercises and maneuvers to become familiar with the drone’s speed and agility. Flight squads post up against one another in friendly competition when they race themselves and the clock. Students first maneuver the drone through creative obstacle courses before taking on the challenge of flying for speed. Participants contribute fully in this program as they create the design and help build the the obstacle course in preparation for the last day’s final activities and competition.. All campers go home with interactive workbooks and plenty of Drobots Company keepsakes and trinkets so the memories last long beyond the summer. Drone safety and social responsibilities of flying are included in this program.  
  • Eat, Bake, Blog! Camp

    Rising Grades 4-8
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    July 2-6 (No Camp Wednesday July 4)
    $315
    Middle Schoool Campus

    Are you a budding foodie? Love to create your own recipes and or try out the neighborhood restaurants. Spend a week with cuisine lover, weekend chef and SSSAS alum Eleanor Shaw as we taste the DC area on food related field trips, and restaurant visits. Campers will also try their hand at writing their own recipes, sample each others creations and act as food critics, all while developing their own food blog. Please contact camp director, Ms. Eleanor Shaw at ewshaw87@gmail.com with any questions.
  • Eco-Adventures Camp

    Rising Grades 3-5
    8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (or TBA depending on return trip/traffic)
    Session I June 18-22
    Session II June 25-29
    Lower School Campus
    $445 per session
     
    Experience...Investigate...Discover! If you love the outdoors and like to question, explore, and enjoy nature (and don’t mind getting a little wet!), come join Saints Lower School Teacher Beth Barrow as she leads young naturalists on a series of field trips to explore the various ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Highlights include exploring the ecosystems and wildlife of Huntley Meadows and Hidden Pond, a walk to cascading waterfalls for a swim in Fredericksburg, hiking the Billy Goat Trail in Great Falls, hiking and swimming in Calvert Cliffs Park, and a fun-filled day of swimming, finding sharks’ teeth, and enjoying a cookout at Breezy Point Beach. Repeat campers are always welcome.

    Do you have a love of adventure and a desire to learn more about the beautiful natural habitats in our region? Are you up to the challenge? Eco-Adventures is calling! 

    Contact Mrs. Barrow at bbarrow@sssas.org or at 703-212-2859 with your questions.
  • Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

    Rising grades 4-10
    Full Day 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - July 9-13
    Session II - July 16-20
    Session III - July 23-27
    Session IV - July 30-August 3
    Middle School Campus
    $530 per session

    Whether you are an aspiring fashion designer or a creative camper looking for new skills, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of machine sewing! Designed with older campers in mind, this program is all about choice and creative expression. Campers will be taught how to read and use a wide variety of Simplicity Creative Group patterns, our exclusive pattern partner. In addition to a catalog of over 20 patterns, campers get to choose from dozens and dozens of bolts of tempting fabrics to bring individual style and flare to every creation. There are more than enough options to keep you coming back week after week and year after year! 
     
    Please address any questions to the Handwork Studios at 610-660-9600 or at info@thehandworkstudio.com.
  • Fencing and Archery Camp

    Risng Grades 4-6
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
    July 2-6 No Camp Wednesday July 4
    Lower School Campus
    $315

    En garde! The morning portion of camp will give your child a great experience with fencing. Whether they have fenced before or are completely new to fencing, this camp has something for everyone. We will learn the basics of footwork, attacks, and parries and slowly put them together into a complete fencing match. Students will develop their own fencing style and will learn tactics and strategies to win a fencing match. We will work with all three fencing weapons, but we will concentrate on the saber. All fencing equipment will be provided. 

    In the afternoon camp is designed to introduce students to the basics of archery. The bow is one of the oldest tools in human history and has been used by almost every culture on the planet. In archery camp, students will learn and practice all the techniques need to be a good archer. Many things go into proper technique: how to hold the bowstring, how to notch the arrow, and where to look to accurately aim the shot. Safety will be a primary focus of the camp. All students will clearly understand all the safety procedures before anyone begins to shoot.  

    Please contact Mr. Matt Gehlhoff with questions at mgehlhoff@sssas.org.
  • Field Hockey Camp for Girls

    Rising Grades 3-7
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 9-13
    Upper School Campus
    $375

    The Saints field hockey camp is open to all skill levels in rising grades 3-7. Camp counselors include both Saints Varsity coaches and players. Each day will consist of stations, drills and small games designed around the fundamental skills of field hockey. We will touch on all aspects of the game including technique, strategy, and fitness all while having as much fun as possible.  Each day will also include a trip to a local pool for a much deserved break from the sun. Every camper should have their own equipment including mouth guard, shin guards, stick, and goggles. The registration fee includes a Saints Field Hockey reversible jersey. If you would like to purchase a stick at a discounted rate or have any questions about camp, please contact Coach Dionna Jordan at 
    djordan@sssas.org. Stick orders must be placed by May14th.
  • Filmworx Movie-Making Camp

    Rising Grades 3-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 25-29 
    Session II - July 16-20
    Lower School Campus
    $425 per session

    Lights...camera...action! Learn how to direct, star in, and produce your own movie, sports highlight tape, or rock video. Under the direction of former Saints Lower School Technology Educator Mike Engelberg, this camp will teach you all the things you need to know to be on your way to Hollywood stardom. Working with the latest in digital camera, laptop, and camcorder technology, campers are organized into younger and older groups to learn basic principles of movie-making and spend the week creating their own movies using iMovie and Final Cut Pro software. At the end of the week, you will go home with a copy of your finished product to cherish forever. Spaces are limited, so enroll now!
    Contact Mr. Engelberg with your questions at mengelberg@maret.org.
  • Fine Arts Studio Camp

    Rising Grades 6-10
    9:00am-3:00pm
    August 6-10
    Middle School
    $395

    This camp is for the blossoming visual artist! Those who love to draw and paint, who already have some full sketchbooks, and who are looking for dedicated time to dive deep into an artistic medium will enjoy this camp with visual arts teacher and artist, Kati Towle. Students may choose from pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor or acrylic paint, and collage for their specific art work. We will spend a week like “real” artists in the art studio, giving all our attention to creating a masterpiece! Contact Ms. Towle with questions you have about this camp experience at ktowle@sssas.org
  • Football Camp

    Rising Grades 3-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday
    June 18-22
    Upper School Campus
    $325

    Returning for his fifth year, Saints Faculty Member and Varsity Football Head Coach Bernard Joseph will direct this non-contact skills football camp with past and present football players from SSSAS. The camp is designed to teach the art of football to all skill levels, emphasizing safe play and skill development. Coach Joseph is an alumnus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he played alongside 2009 NFL Hall of Fame Inductee Bruce Smith. Mr. Joseph began his coaching career at Virginia Tech under the direction of Coach Bill Dooley and staff. He oversaw the special teams and assisted with coaching the defensive line unit. Mr. Joseph coached at Catholic University and later served as the Head Coach for Bishop McNamara High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Coach Joseph is known for his ability to teach and coach the game of football effectively and safely to players of all skill levels. Early registration is recommended for this camp due to its growing popularity.
    Contact Coach Joseph for further details at bjoseph@sssas.org. Down, set, hike!
  • Fossil Camp

    Rising Grades 4-7
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    June 25-29
    Upper School Campus
    Session I - $395

    Grab your rock-hammer and prepare to search for local fossils, crystals, petrified wood and other remnants of an earlier age.  In the early to middle Miocene (23 to 8 MYA), the lower Potomac River/Chesapeake Bay was the site of a shallow inland sea.  Marine fossils abound, and include shark teeth, sea turtle shell, whale bone, crocodile teeth and many kinds of fish vertebrae.  Mr. Ted Yoder (US Science) has just returned from a 2017 summer dig in Montana and has many stories to share about T. Rex and Triceratops.  Additionally, Paleontologist Dr. Peter Kranz (PhD University of Chicago, retired) will be a guest speaker to educate the campers on local fossil history.   There will be daily excursions to sites and museums across the metropolitan area.  Campers will get to keep any fossils they find.  Come join the adventure! Optimum age is rising 4th to 7th graders.

    Contact SSSAS Upper School faculty member Mr. Ted Yoder with your questions at tyoder@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2942.
  • French Camp

    Ages 5-11
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 30-August 3
    Lower School Campus
    $335
     
    Bonjour! Do you want to learn or expand your French vocabulary while exploring the French-speaking world? Under the direction of Upper School French Teacher Mrs. Kimberly Scott, campers will begin to build useful everyday vocabulary while developing basic listening, reading, writing, and conversational skills. After an initial exploration of France and its capital city (“The City of Lights”), campers will then “travel” through the French-speaking world and its many unique and colorful countries (Canada, Martinique, Senegal) to discover the rich diversity and esprit of their people and cultures.  French cooking, crafts, music, dance, games, and stories are incorporated into a kaleidoscope of daily activities that celebrate French culture, along with a special field trip to a French eatery in Old Town, Alexandria to highlight the week. Along the way, campers will create artifacts and journal entries that detail their experiences. Camp concludes on Friday with a special presentation for family and friends. Everyone knows that early childhood exposure can have a dramatic impact on later language acquisition. Come and join us this summer for a fun and exciting French adventure. Note:  No prior knowledge of French necessary! Contact Camp Director Madame Kim Scott at kscott@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2915.
  • Fun Arts Camp

    Rising Grades 3-7
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 30-August 3
    Middle School Campus
    $395 per session

    Explore and advance your fine art skills and creativity!
    SSSAS Middle School Art Teacher, Kati Towle, offers students the opportunity to develop drawing skills and practice painting techniques with a wide variety of materials, such as charcoal, color pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and more.  We will also explore collage, printmaking, and book arts.  We will do small and large-scale projects throughout the week. We will also have a field trip to meet artists at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria.
    Contact camp director, Ms. Kati Towle with any questions at ktowle@sssas.org.
  • Girls Basketball Camp

    Rising Grades 4-10
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 2-6 (No Camp Wednesday July 4)
    Middle School Campus
    $275

    Saints Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach Calvin Crenshaw returns to lead this year’s camp which features individual shooting instruction, ball-handling drills, individual and team defense, one-on-one and three-on-three play, as well as an eight-game league. There will be special emphasis placed on basketball fundamentals during drills and competitive play. Players will be organized according to age and/or experience in order to receive appropriate individual attention. Come join us for this summer hoops extravaganza!  
    Contact Coach Crenshaw at ccrenshaw@sssas.org or by telephone at 571-259-0199.
  • Girls Basketball Shooting Clinic Camp

    Rising Grades 4-10
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00noon (Half Day)
    August 13-17
    Middle School Campus
    $260
     
    Got a hot hand? Saints Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach Calvin Crenshaw will conduct a special half-day shooting clinic for girls who are ready to take their game to the next level. This clinic will focus on the mechanics of shooting with particular emphasis on lay-ups, free throws, jump shots, and the ever-popular three-point shot. Throughout the week, campers will participate in a variety of shooting drills and contests designed to promote fun and improve accuracy and consistency. Special prizes will be awarded each day. There will also be games of 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5.
    Contact Coach Crenshaw at ccrenshaw@sssas.org or by telephone at 571-259-0199.
  • Girls Lacrosse Camp 1

    Rising Grades K-5 & Grades 6-8
    9:00 a.m. to noon OR
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    June 25-29
    Upper School Campus
    $255 AM Session Only
    $450 Full-Day Session

    SSSAS Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach and former Ohio State University goalkeeper, Ms. Stacey Williams brings her knowledge and enthusiasm for lacrosse to any interested girls in rising grades K-8. This year, the camp will be divided into 2 groups: Red Saints Lacrosse Group (Grades K-5) and the Green Saints Lacrosse Group (Grades 6-8). The morning sessions for the Red group will focus on fundamentals, footwork, small game play, lots of skill based movement games  and having FUN! The morning session for the Green group will focus on fundamentals, individual and team offense and defense that will progress from 1v1's to full field scrimmages by the end of the week, improving their lax IQ and having FUN! If you're ready to learn lacrosse the SAINTS way, come and be coached by SSSAS alums playing in college and current SSSAS lacrosse players.  Players of all levels (including those playing for the first time) are welcome and skill groups will be formed based on age and ability.  There will be specialized GK instruction with both the Red and Green groups. Protective eye wear, mouth guard, water bottle and stick are required. Goalkeepers need to bring their own equipment.
    Full-Day campers will go to the swimming pool from 1:00-2:00pm each day and come back and finish the day off with afternoon games. Full day campers can also purchase lunch each day for $5 and additional snacks and drinks will be sold. In addition to your lacrosse gear, full day campers will also need to bring a swimming suit, towel, and water shoes.

    Please contact Coach Williams with any questions at 
    swilliams@sssas.org.
  • Girls Lacrosse Camp 2

    Rising Grades K-7
    9:00 a.m. to noon OR
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 16-20
    Upper School Campus
    $255 AM Session Only
    $450 Full-Day Session
     
    Saints alumna Jen Holden (’05) will return to SSSAS for her seventh year to share her Division I lacrosse skills with rising K-7 graders. This dynamic camp is open to any local players, beginners through advanced, who are looking to have a fun week while improving their lacrosse skills.

    We will have two fields of players in order to refine skills and work closely with individual players. Field one will consist of kindergartners through rising third graders, focusing on fundamental skills; catching, throwing, cradling, field positioning and team concepts. This field will house our youngest rising stars, cultivating an atmosphere of teamwork and love for the game. Hand/eye coordination and ball control will be practiced through interactive games and activities. Staff will include current SSSAS players and collegiate athletes.

    Field two will consist of rising 4-7 graders, focusing on specific skills, game concepts, game situations, body position, and refined ball control. Staff will include SSSAS varsity players and other collegiate athletes. On each field players will be divided into age and ability groups to further specialize and improve skills. Well-known Saints Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach Kathy Jenkins will be guest coaching a session during the week.

    Campers are responsible for supplying their own equipment, including protective eyewear, stick, and mouth guard. Campers are also responsible for providing their own lunch each day. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase during camp hours. This camp is being offered as a full- or half-day option July 6-10. Full day registration is highly recommended so campers can truly benefit from all the camp has to offer. Morning snack and lunch will be indoors each day, in an air-conditioned space. We look forward to another great year of camp - see you out on the field!

    You can reach the Camp Director: Jen Holden at jennifer.o.holden@gmail.com. Please visit Holdenlax.com for further information about camp!
  • Girls Lacrosse Camp 3

    Rising Grades K-4
    9:00 a.m. to noon OR
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 30-August 3
    Upper School Campus
    $255 AM Session Only
    $450 Full-Day Session
     
    SSSAS Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach and former Ohio State University goalkeeper, Ms. Stacey Williams brings her knowledge and enthusiasm for lacrosse to any interested girls in rising grades K-4. The morning sessions will focus on fundamentals, footwork, small game play, lots of skill based movement games and having FUN! If you're ready to learn lacrosse the SAINTS way, come and be coached by SSSAS alums playing in college and current SSSAS lacrosse players.  Players of all levels (including those playing for the first time) are welcome and skill groups will be formed based on age and ability.  There will be specialized GK instruction available at the camp. Protective eye wear, mouth guard, water bottle and stick are required. Goalkeepers need to bring their own equipment.
    Full-Day campers will go to the swimming pool from 1:00-2:00pm each day and come back and finish the day off with afternoon games. Full day campers can also purchase lunch each day for $5 and additional snacks and drinks will be sold. In addition to your lacrosse gear, full day campers will also need to bring a swimming suit, towel, and water shoes.

    Please contact Coach Williams with any questions at 
    swilliams@sssas.org.
     
    Girls Lacrosse/Speed Training Camp
    Rising Grades 5-8
    9:00 a.m. to noon OR
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 30-August 3
    Upper School Campus
    $255 AM Session Only
    $450 Full-Day Session
     
    Varsity Track and Field Head Coach Scott McLeod and Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach Stacey Williams team up for this unique camp to combine lacrosse and speed training into one camp! This is one camp, you don’t want to miss!
     
    During the speed training portion of camp, the athletes will focus on efficient movement, change of speed and direction, speed games and explosive movements. These focused skills will also be applied to lacrosse drills in the morning and small sided games in the afternoon.
     
    During the lacrosse portion of camp, the athletes will focus on individual stick skills and individual and team offense and defense concepts that will progress from 1v1's to full field scrimmages by the end of the week, improving their lax IQ and having FUN!
     
    Morning skill groups will be formed based on grade and ability.  There will also be specialized GK instruction available during the camp. Protective eye wear, mouth guard, water bottle, sneakers, turf shoes/cleats and stick are required. Goalkeepers need to bring their own equipment. In addition to your lacrosse gear, full day campers will also need to bring a swimming suit, towel, and water shoes.
     
    Full-Day campers will go to the swimming pool from 1:00-2:00pm each day and come back and finish the day off with afternoon lacrosse and speed games, core work, and a proper cool down. Full day campers can also purchase lunch each day for $5 and additional snacks and drinks will be sold.
     
    Coach McLeod and Coach Williams are known for their ability to teach and coach effectively and safely to athletes of all ages and skill levels. We hope that you will join us for a fun week where we will test your limits in both lacrosse and speed training while having a blast! Current SSSAS varsity lacrosse and track and field players will help coach the camp and will be joined by current college lacrosse players who excelled as both a Saints Lacrosse and Track and Field athlete too!
     
    Please contact Coach Williams with any questions at swilliams@sssas.org
  • Handwork Sewing/Fiber Arts Camp

    Rising grades K-6
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Session I - July 9-13
    Session II - July 16-20
    Session III - July 23-27
    Session IV - July 30-August 3
    Middle School Campus
    $480 per session

    Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of needle-arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique projects. Our goal is to teach useful skills such as hand-sewing, embroidery, knitting, weaving, needle-felting and much more! Campers are always free to express themselves and are enveloped in creativity and fun. Whether refining skills or learning brand new ones, our camp is sure to delight. Join the fun with this Summer's fresh new curriculum with different projects every week!
     
    Please direct any questions to the Handwork Studio at 610-660-9600 or at info@thehandworkstudio.com.
  • Harry Potter Camp

     
    Rising Grades 5-9
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    July 9-13
    Middle School Campus
    $435

    You've read the books written by J.K. Rowling, now it's time to head off to Hogwarts summer session! The Sorting Hat will assign campers to houses and the week will be filled with wand making, Quidditch, a variety of wizard treats, Harry Potter trivia, a Sorcerer's Stone challenge, a Horcrux scavenger hunt and much more. Enrollment is limited. Register now to ensure an owl delivers your acceptance letter.
    Please contact SSSAS Middle School librarian contact camp director, Ms. Alicia Blowers, at ablowers@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2766 with any questions.
  • Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth

    Rising Grades 3-6
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    July 23 - August 10
    Upper School Campus

    All registration for this auxiliary camp is handled by the university and JHU/CTY Program directors. You may contact them through their website at www.cty.jhu.edu or by telephone: General Information 410-735-6200 OR CTY Online 1-866-646-3816(toll free) OR 410-735-6186 OR 410-735-6182.
  • Junior Fashion Camp

    Rising Grades 1-5
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - June 25-29
    Middle School Campus
    $395 per session

    Do you love clothes and accessories? Love beautiful textiles and colors? Love to create and design? Then this camp is for you!  SSSAS Middle School Counselor, Karen Kunz brings her passion and experience to a fun camp designed to build the interest of younger campers in the exciting world of fashion and design. Throughout the week, campers will learn new skills such as sewing and embroidery and are encouraged to express their creativity through different projects such as making your own purse or designing your own tank top. Included is a field trip to JoAnn’s Fabric Store and the National Museum of American History to see the First Lady Dress Collection.  Campers will also learn how to make their own fashion accessories to take home at the end of the week. At the week’s end and as a grand finale, we’ll turn up the spotlights and music and show off our fabulous creations down the runway at the Friday afternoon Fashion Show for family and friends! Contact Mrs. Karen Kunz with your questions at kkunz@sssas.org.
  • Junior Musical Theater Camp

    Rising Grades 2-6
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - July 16-20
    Session II - July 23-27
    Session III - July 30-August 3
    Upper School Campus
    $395 per session

    Calling all Stars! Have you ever dreamed of seeing your name in lights? Come and train to be a triple threat.  Our goal is to develop your creative skills while exploring different aspects of theater through acting, singing, choreography, improve games, set and costume design. The best part of camp is not only the friends you will make, but the self-discovery and growth you will see throughout the five days.  Junior Musical Theater Camp provides the opportunity to put on a Broadway-style show under professional direction of DC native Marguerite Scully.   Ms. Scully has had the opportunity to direct many plays, as well as perform throughout Europe and New York City.  While the opera stage is where Ms. Scully trained she has always had a passion for musical theater.  This summer musical theater program is truly an immersive experience for aspiring musical theater artists with daily rehearsals that encourage creativity while having fun!  Each session culminates with a performance shared with friends and family. Everyone gets a part, beginners and advanced are welcome!  Campers can sign up for multiple sessions, but register early as these spots fill up fast! If you have any questions please contact camp Director Marguerite Scully at Margueritescully@hotmail.com.
  • Number Crunchers Math Camp AM

    Rising Grades 6-8
    AM 9:00AM-12Noon 
    July 16-20
    Middle School Campus
    $185 AM Session
    $380 Full-Day (when paired with City Explorers Camp)

    Wondering how decimals, fractions and percents are used outside the classroom?  Join us this week as we explore how math is used in everyday life and how fun it can be to play with numbers.  More information about this camp will be available soon.  Questions can be directed to the SSSAS Summer Programs Office at summerprograms@sssas.org.
     
  • Outdoor Adventures Camp

    Rising Grades 5-9
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Session I - July 23-27
    Session II July 30-August 3
    Middle School Campus
    $405

    Campers will learn outdoor skills which enable them to have fun while pursuing outdoor activities while at the same time emphasizing the need to protect the areas in which we spend time. Campers will learn "leave no trace" skills, basic plant and animal identification skills, how to read a topographical map, basic navigational skills, and will get to participate in a variety of outdoor activities. Potential activities include the following: rock climbing, white-water rafting, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and SUPing. Contact SSSAS Faculty member and alumna '11 Virginia Cady at vcady@sssas.org with your questions about this camp experience.
  • Physics is Fun! Camp

    Rising Grades 5-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    June 25-29
    Middle School Campus
    $395

    Why is physics so much fun? Because SSSAS Middle School Science Teacher Robert Davis teaches it with bikes, Hot Wheels cars, yoyos, bocce balls, gyroscopes, balloons, jump ropes, helicopter launchers, water blasters, boomerangs, Frisbees, skateboards, pogo sticks, gliders, see saws, marble runs, tops, pendulums, super balls, electronic toys, rockets, and hula hoops!
    This camp is about conceptual physics and involves learning through play. All the activities are designed to teach you the basic principles of physics. In addition to using toys and sports equipment, you will construct different models of real-life devices such as roller coasters and windmills to learn how they work. We’ll challenge you further with activities like having egg drops, designing marshmallow catapults, and building Rube Goldberg devices. Throw in a round of Mouse Trap, and the week is complete.

    Physics is Fun is an exciting science camp based on the philosophy that through the use of toys, games, and challenge activities, you can understand basic topics in physics such as energy, motion, heat, light, and Newton’s laws.  Contact Middle School Science Teacher Mr. Robert Davis with your questions at rdavis@sssas.org.
  • Public Radio/Broadcast Journalism Camp

    Rising Grades 6-9
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Session I - July 30-August 3
    Session II - August 13-17
    Middle School Campus
    $450
     
    Your camper will spend the week learning about audio recording and production along with concepts and principles based on broadcast journalism as practiced by NPR. Your young reporters will pitch and develop an idea, write a script, conduct their own interviews, record themselves and produce audio pieces for their very own podcast. At the end of the week, each camper will receive a CD with his or her audio productions - along with an online link to share with friends and family. The week will also include visits from active public radio producers, reporters, engineers or newscasters - as well as a tour of NPR headquarters in Washington DC (parents are welcome to meet us for the tour and lunch). Camp director Chad Campbell has worked for two decades in radio, mostly at NPR and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Feel free to contact Mr. Campbell at ccampbell@sssas.org with any questions you may have about the camp.
  • Quarterback Elite Training Camp

    Rising Grades 5-12
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00noon (Half-Day).
    July 16-20
    Upper School Campus
    $195

    SSSAS is proud to present our first football Quarterback Elite Training Camp. This QB Elite camp will focus on developing proper throwing mechanics, techniques & fundamentals of a Quarterback. The camp would be lead by former Delaware State University’s legendary Quarterback Vashon Winton. Coach Winton, a 2007 MEAC Champion & Delaware State University 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame inductee started his coaching career overseas in France where he played & coached the youth program for Aix en Provence Argo’s sports club organization. Coach Winton later coached at his alma mater Chicago,Illinois powerhouse Simeon H.S; where he served as Head Coach Track & Field & Offensive coordinator/QB Coach in which they won the 2016 Chicago Public League Football Championship. Coach Winton specializes in developing complete dynamic quarterbacks to be great leaders on the field and in the community. Contact SSSAS Football Coach Winton for further details at vwinton@sssas.org
  • Rocket & Space Science Camp

    Rising Grades 6-9
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    August 13-17
    Middle School Campus
    $485

    Three…two…one...blast off! This exciting camp offers students an opportunity to explore model rocketry and learn about past and present achievements in the field of space science. Led by Saints Middle School Science Teacher Robert Davis, this “make and take” camp promotes learning through hands-on experimentation as campers build and then launch their own model rockets. Special topics include the history of rockets, engineering problems, and the physics of flight. Highlights include a field trip to either Goddard Space Flight Center or the Air and Space Museum to learn more about large rockets and aeronautics. Space truly is the final frontier.

    Help your child reach for the stars by enrolling them in this enriching, action-oriented summer program. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why this camp is so popular… Don’t miss your launch date! Note: All rockets, engines, and supplies are included in the price, but due to ordering of supplies, registration must be received at least two weeks in advance of camp. Limit is 12 students, so enroll now!  Contact SSSAS Middle School Science Teacher, Mr. Robert Davis with your questions at rdavis@sssas.org.
  • Silver Knights Chess Camp

    Rising Grades K-6
    9:00 am- 3:00 pm
    August 6-10
    Lower School Campus
    $390 

    SSSAS is excited to announce our new partnership with Silver Knights Enrichment. Spend a week playing and learning about chess with the Silver Knights! We've taught tens of thousands of children including national champions, but most students are beginners looking to learn and have fun! Campers are broken up in groups by skill level. Each camper receives a T-shirt and a tournament-style chess set. Activities include learning the rules, openings, tactics, endgames, studying master games, and playing lots of games against other students. Campers will take breaks for snacks, lunch and fresh air. Check out their website at www.skenrichment.com
     
    Please direct questions to Emily Rogers at info@skenrichment.com
  • Sizzling Summer Band Camp AM

    Rising Grades 5-9
    9:00am-12:00noon
    Session I - June 18-22
    Upper School Campus
    $195

    The Sizzling Summer Band Camp is a program geared towards rising 5th—rising 9th grade students who currently play a band instrument. Students are taught level- appropriate skills to improve their playing— note reading and technique—in a fun-filled, relaxed environment.  Please contact Upper School Music Teacher Mr. Vaughn Ambrose at vambrose@sssas.org with your questions about this camp experience.

    Mr. Ambrose is a native of North Carolina and earned his BM in Music Education and MM in Jazz Studies at East Carolina University under the tutelage of his mentor, Carroll V Dashiell as well as artist and distinguished professor, Bob Mintzer. Mr. Ambrose has also been a featured conductor for the North Carolina Regional Honors jazz ensemble and is the Director of Jazz at SSSAS. As a highly sought after educator, he serves as guest clinician and soloist with various schools and ensembles nationally and internationally. Additionally, he is an adjudicator for Festivals of Music, an internationally recognized music festival series for middle and high school performance groups. Thanks to his unwavering dedication to the development of young artists, in 2005 Mr. Ambrose developed the District X all District Honors Jazz Band weekend, a program that has continued to thrive since inception. In recognition of his contributions to music education, he has been the recipient of numerous teaching honors: Yale University Teaching Award; Northern Virginia Educational Leadership Award; Veterans of Foreign Wars National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Recognition Award; Alexandria Education Partnership Excellence in Education Teacher Award; Alexandria City Alex Award for Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education Mr. Ambrose is a former Arts Education commissioner on the City Commission for the Arts and has served as guest conductor of the Alexandria Symphony's Children's concert series, featuring Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances (from West Side Story).  He was the featured guest soloist with the orchestra as they presented music from the legendary recordings "Charlie Parker with Strings." Mr. Ambrose has performed in concert with the following artists: Bob Mintzer and the Yellowjackets, Vanessa Ruben, Stephanie Jordan, Nnenna Freelon, Terell Stafford, Jon Faddis, Carl Allen, Little Anthony and The Imperials, the Dells, Ashford and Simpson, The Spinners, The Temptations, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and was recently featured as the featured soloist, performing John Williams’ Concerto for Saxophone. In addition to his celebrated career as an educator, and in demand soloist, Vaughn leads his own Jazz quartet in the DC metro area and freelances up and down the east coast. He has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the JVC Jazz Festival in New York City and the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention. In March 2009, as a member of the group Alvin Atkinson and the Sound Merchants, Mr. Ambrose participated in an inspiring US State Department tour, where they performed and Lectured in Afghanistan, Armenia, Iraq and Lebanon; the universality of music transcends all borders.
  • Soccer Camp for Boys & Girls with The Soccer Pros

    Ages 4-13 (AM, PM, or Full-Day sessions available)
    AM 9:00-11:45 a.m.
    PM 12:15-3:00 p.m.
    OR
    FULL DAY 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - June 25-29
    Session IV - July 16-20
    Session V - August 13-17
    Upper School Campus 

    All registrations this year will be handled by the Soccer Pros. Go to thesoccerpros.com for more information.  
    Please contact The Soccer Pros at info@thesoccerpros.com
    Please remember to bring SOCCER CLEATS, WATER BOTTLE, SNEAKERS AND SHINGUARDS!
     
    The Soccer Pros is a physical development program for boys and girls specializing in soccer instruction and games. Younger campers learn fundamental skills through dribbling, shooting, and passing games, all in a warm and friendly environment. The older age groups focus on developing skills and techniques through soccer games, challenges, and team-building competitions. The Soccer Pros will have special appearances from current and former professional soccer players to sign autographs and answer questions about becoming a real Soccer Pro!

    Mini Pros: Ages 4-6 
    This program is specialized for our youngest age groups and uses a variety of fun games to delight and engage kids in physical education. This camp is professionally designed to develop motor skills, promote physical fitness, and create self-confidence in kids. We stress a non-competitive environment and promote fun above all else. AM, PM, or Full-Day sessions available.
     
    Junior Pros: Ages 7-10
    In this program campers will be taught how to optimize tactics such as ball control, dribbling, shooting, and passing. The Soccer Pros puts emphasis on proper technique on the field. The Soccer Pros instructors will provide your child with fun and creative ways to play both individually and within a team environment. The Soccer Pros staff will conduct small-sided games, tournaments and other fun-related activities. AM, PM, or Full-Day sessions available.
     
    Soccer Pros Elites: Ages 11-13
    This program is designed to create a fun, yet challenging experience through individual and group instruction. Players learn to develop the skills necessary to play soccer correctly and at a fun and desired level. The Soccer Pros staff will conduct small-sided games, tournaments and other fun-related activities. AM, PM, or Full-Day sessions available.
     
    All registrations this year will be handled by the Soccer Pros. Go to thesoccerpros.com for more information.  
    Please contact The Soccer Pros at info@thesoccerpros.com
    Please remember to bring SOCCER CLEATS, WATER BOTTLE, SNEAKERS AND SHINGUARDS!
  • Speed & Games Camp

    Rising Grades 2-4 and 5-6
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 25-29
    Session II - July 9-13
    Upper School Campus
    Session III - August 6-10
    Middle School Campus
    $375 per Session

    Please note change of location for Session III to Middle School Campus

    Groups are divided by rising grades 2nd-4th and 5th-6th

    Speed, Sports and Fun!

    On the newly resurfaced track, SSSAS will be holding its third annual Speed, Sports and Fun Camp this summer! You will improve your speed, coordination and fitness and have a blast
    doing it. Camp Director, Scott McLeod, is the Saints Boys and Girls Head Coach for Cross Country/Track & Field. Coach McLeod and his staff will be holding this camp focusing on
    proper running mechanics which allow athletes to run efficiently and become faster. Coach McLeod competed in Division I track & field and coached track & field five years at his alma
    mater, Georgetown University. For the past ten seasons as the Head Coach at SSSAS, over 40 school records have been broken and he has coached 30 ISL Champions, 12 IAC Champions and 25 VISAA State champions. Coach McLeod is known for his ability to teach and coach all of the track & field events effectively and safely to athletes of all ages and skill levels.

    9:00-9:45 Dynamic Warmup/Warmup Games
    10:00-10:45 Running form, plyometric, mobility and coordination drills
    11:00-11:45 Fun and games session/Intro to Track & Field Events
    12:00-2:00 Lunch and go to the pool
    2:00-2:45 Body weight, core strength and flexibility stretching

    Make sure you bring comfortable running sneakers, a towel, change of clothes and any necessary pool gear.
    Contact Coach McLeod with your questions about Sessions I & II at smcleod@sssas.org.
    Contact Coach Milyna Phillips with your questions about Session III at milynaphillips@sssas.org
  • STEAM Technology & Tinkering Fun Camp

    Rising Grades 6-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - June 25-29
    Middle School Campus
    $425 per session

    STEAM challenges, coding lessons, tinkering, circuits and robots await your budding engineer during our week long STEAM, tinkering & technology camp. Campers will learn how to control and program robots, use LittleBits to combine creativity with circuits, design and print an original, usable project with 3D printers, and discover so much more using other games, robots and tools. Teamwork, curiosity and creativity will be put to the test as campers try to build towers, bridges and more during daily STEAM challenges. We will explore the worlds of stop animation and virtual reality (VR) and create some of our own!  Contraption Maker will allow your engineer to explore and use physics concepts as they design chain reactions and problem solve. Students will be introduced to coding languages and then apply what they have learned to problem solve and innovate.  Campers will be encouraged to combine their creativity with their STEAM skills to design, create, adjust and play! If you have a curious, tech-loving kid this camp is for them! If you have any questions please contact Faculty member, Mrs. Julie Riedy, Middle School Math Teacher, at jriedy@sssas.org.
     

  • Strategy Games Camp PM

    Rising Grades 4-6
    12:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Half-Day)
    June 25-29
    Lower School Campus
    $265

    This camp is designed to teach students to think and problem solve creatively using a series of up tempo team based games.  Students will utilize the Nerf line of dart projectors to play several variations of two games knows to generations of children; tag and capture the flag.  Resources and rules will vary from game to game as will the configuration of the gaming space.  Together, this will present students a unique challenge for each game.  Students will not only play in games but will learn to be a referee as well.   All equipment will be provided.
    Contact Lower School Faculty Member, Mr. Matt Gehlhoff at mgehlhoff@sssas.org with any questions.
  • Study Skills I

    Rising Grades 6-8
    9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
    August 13-17
    Mon-Fri
    Middle School Campus
    $335

    After a long summer, students’ study habits and skills are often rusty and in need of repair. This one-week course geared toward middle school students may be the perfect solution for refreshing these skills and helping students to gain confidence and enthusiasm for the upcoming school year. This course will cover many of the critical skills necessary for academic achievement: organization, time management, previewing and annotating texts, summarizing and producing different types of reading notes, techniques for taking notes on lectures and class discussions, and studying for and dealing with a variety of test formats. Come join us and get a jump on the new school year!
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org.
  • SummerTimes Day Camp

    Rising Grades K-6
    AM, PM & Full-Day Sessions available for Day Camp
    AM - 8:30 a.m. to noon
    PM - 12:30-3:00 p.m.
    Full Day - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Note: Each session is one week

    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - June 25-29
    Session III - July 2-6 (No Camp Wednesday, July 4)
    Session IV - July 9-13
    Session V - July 16-20
    Session VI - July 23-27

    Lower School Campus
    $235 per AM Half-Session
    $215 per PM Half-Session
    $190 for AM Half-Session for Session III (holiday week)
    $175 for PM Half-Session for Session III (holiday week)
    $395 per Full-Day Session
    $315 for Full-Day Session III (holiday week)

    Typical Daily Schedule
    8:30 a.m. Drop-off at “home base”
    8:45 a.m. Morning classes
    10:00 a.m. Swimming
    12:00 p.m. Lunch
    12:30 p.m. Afternoon classes
    2:45–2:55 p.m. Ice cream snack
    3:00 p.m. Dismissal

    At SummerTimes Day Camp we understand the importance of play. We are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment where the campers can explore new opportunities, make new friends, and create memories to last a lifetime. The Lower School’s 16 acre campus provides plenty of indoor and outdoor space for wonderful summer experiences. For rising kindergarteners through rising sixth graders, Day Camp offers a wide range of enriching activities each day, including arts and crafts, music and drama, science and technology, sports, and daily swimming. Campers are grouped by age into “home bases” according to grade level and assigned to a caring counselor who rotates with the group through the daily activities. The counselors will not only supervise activities, but act as role models as the campers are encouraged to act in a kind and responsible manner.  We believe that each camper is important and unique, and we strive to encourage these individual strengths each day.

    • Campers must bring their lunch every day.
    • Each camper is provided a fabulous Day Camp T-shirt.
    • Campers utilize the Lower School’s excellent facilities including music rooms, art studios, computer and science labs, and the tinkering space.
    • Each week of camp has a designated theme. Special events and field trips are designed around the theme.
    • Off-campus transportation is provided by school buses operated by our own team of professional SSSAS Transportation Department drivers.
    We look forward to welcoming your son or daughter to this very special group of SummerTimes Day Campers! 
    For questions or additional details, please contact the Summer Programs Office at summerprograms@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2777.
  • Tiny Chefs Camp

     
    Rising grades JK-6
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22 - Sweet & Savory Pies
    Session II - June 25-29 -Snack Attack
    Session III - July 2-6 - Kids Cook Off {TinyChefs Grades JK-2} & Chopped {Gourmet Chefs Grades 3-6}  (No Camp Wednesday July 4)
    Session IV - July 9-13 - Dips & Donuts
    Session V - July 16-20 - Cupcakes Wars I
    Session VI - July 23-27 - Cupcake Wars II
    Session VII - July 30-August 3 - Breakfast for Dinner
    Session VIII - August 6-10 - Superhero Adventure
    Lower School Campus Dining Hall
    $395 per Sessions I, II & IV-VIII
    $316 per Session III (Holiday Week)
     
    Creative Cooking with Tiny Chefs (Grades JK-2)
    Welcome to Tiny Chefs: A company dedicated to sharing the joy of cooking with kids. Kids of all ages love to get into the kitchen and help make treats and meals. At Tiny Chefs we tap into that love and make learning to cook fun, educational, nutritious, and did we mention fun? In each class we will introduce recipes that will enable your “Tiny Chef” to practice skills such as measuring, mixing, stirring, baking. and cooperating. As always your chefs will have plenty of good eats to sample and take home to share.

    Advanced Culinary Skills for Tiny Chefs (Grades 3-6)
    Welcome to Gourmet Chefs: A company dedicated to sharing the joy of cooking with kids. These days more and more kids are becoming interested in food and cooking. At Gourmet Chefs we aim to tap into that interest by creating an environment in which culinary exploration is balanced with important basic skills that students will use for the rest of their lives. In each completely interactive class, our Gourmet Chefs in training will prepare an entrée, healthy snack, or dessert. They will learn many of the basics of cooking, such as how to read and reference a recipe, proper measuring and knife skills and multiple cooking techniques including baking, grilling, and sautéing. As the students gain culinary knowledge they will also be expanding their vocabulary, reading comprehension, math and logic skills and their ability to work as a team. 

    Weekly Themes are described below:

    Sweet and Savory Pies - Session I June 18-22
    Who can resist warm, flaky pastry, fresh from the oven? It doesn’t matter if it is bursting with sweet, fruity, creamy deliciousness or flavorful, savory goodness, either way you just want to dive in! Tiny and Gourmet Chefs will learn techniques to create the classic pastry dough needed for such staples as Pies, Tarts and Quiche, plus the delicious fillings to go inside them. They will also work with puff pastry, pizza dough and phyllo as we explore recipes for Homemade Pop Tarts, Pizza Pie, Turnovers and Spanakopita. Pot Pies, Pie Pops and Empanadas…if there is pastry on it, under it or around it, we will probably be making it!

    Snack Attack - Session II June 25-29
    This week students will push the limits on the snack concept and prepare a variety of wholesome, delicious, and unique nibbles.  This is not your mother’s PB&J!  Chefs will prepare a variety of bite-sized munchies like chicken salad cups, homemade granola bars, veggie nachos, roasted red pepper hummus with homemade pita chips, and more.  No one will go hungry this week!

    Kids Cook-Off - Session III July 2-6 (Grades JK-2)
    Kid cooks, bakers and chefs have joined the ranks of elimination style cooking contests and here at Tiny Chefs we are getting in on the action! In this exciting session, classes will be separated into rotating teams and each team will create recipes that are judged by the instructors in a blind taste test.  Sometimes the teams will create the same item, and compete head to head, other times they will create different recipes within a theme such as Snack Attack or Sweet and Savory Pies. May the best team win!

    Chopped! - Session III July 2-6 (Grades 3-6)
    Never have food challenge reality shows been so popular and Chopped! is a favorite here at Tiny and Gourmet Chefs! We like it so much we decided to base a whole week long camp on the concept. Our version has the added twist of focusing on different cuisines every day of camp. So, each day the Tiny and Gourmet Chef campers will be presented with a basket with 3 or 4 ingredients, which reflect these different cuisines—French, Italian, Mexican, Asian and “All-American”. Using those ingredients and working within those cuisines, they will challenge themselves to make mouthwatering specialties, traditional favorites and explore new ingredients, tastes and combinations. 

    Dips and Donuts - Session IV July 9-13
    Does your kid love to dip their food? Chips in salsa, veggies in hummus, bread sticks in marinara sauce? How about dipping donuts in glazes and toppings?  In this fun, nutritious and delicious camp, the Tiny Chefs will do all of that! Savory recipes like Mexican Layered Dip or Spinach and Artichoke Dip in Wonton Wrappers will be made side-by side with Lemon Glazed Blueberry Donuts and Pumpkin Donut Holes with Cinnamon Topping. These are just a few of the types of recipes your Tiny Chef will enjoy as they dip and dunk (and bake and blend) their way through our newest camp!

    Cupcake Wars I - Session V July 16-20
    Cupcakes are all the rage and it’s a trend that’s clearly here to stay!  If you’ve ever been curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate, and if competition is your middle name, then this is the week for you!  We’ll spend three days on cupcake basics-measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finish the week with two days of baking battle!  Small teams will face off with one another to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake!”  May the best cupcake win!

    Cupcake Wars II - Session VI July 23-27
    Cupcakes are all the rage and it’s a trend that’s clearly here to stay!  If you’ve ever been curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate, and if competition is your middle name, then this is the week for you!  We’ll spend three days on cupcake basics-measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finish the week with two days of baking battle!  Small teams will face off with one another to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake!”  May the best cupcake win!

    Breakfast for Dinner! Session VII July 30-August 3
    Turn your favorite breakfast dishes into the main event as dinner options.  How about a cheddar-chive frittata with fresh salsa?  Or Brunch pasta with bacon and eggs?  Maybe you’d prefer a more traditional French toast, dressed up with bananas and blueberries?  Any way you slice it your little chef will love tucking into these comforting breakfast classics.

    Superhero Adventures - Session VIII August 6-10
    Superheroes have to eat too and we are going to let our Tiny and Gourmet Chefs figure out and make their favorite character’s meals! Does Spiderman like Make-your-Own Spider Web Pizza best? Does Hulk like our Smashing Mac and Cheese with Broccoli because it has green in it or would he & Iron Man share some Captain America’s Apple Pie?  After they have spent several weeks creating heroic menus, they will close out the session by designing their own superhero and deciding what their favorite food will be. Come join us for some superhero culinary adventures!
     
    Contact Ms. Katie Raguindin with any questions or dietary concerns at katie@tinychefs.com.
  • USA Chess

    Rising Grades K-11
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    AM, PM, or Full-Day
    June 25-29
    Upper School Campus
    See Pricing Below

    All registrations occur with USA Chess at www.chesscamp.com.  Questions should be directed to Lesley Jordan at ljordan@usachess.com.

    Chess Camp Ages 5 – 16, Introductory to Advanced This summer USA Chess is offering our exciting and entertaining chess camp at more than 100 locations nationwide. USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. The staff is comprised of the finest children’s chess instructors in North America. Registration options include mornings, afternoon and all­day sessions. Campers experience chess instruction and play in a fun filled environment designed to improve their skills whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more. Please visit: www.chesscamp.com for program details. Video Game Creation Camp Descriptions: Updated for 2017! Modding, Networking and Hosting with Minecraft Ages 8 – 16 Minecraft is hugely popular because it’s collaborative, open­ended and moddable. Our program preserves those qualities and adds a large dose of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes and a bit about hosting & networking. Next campers are connecting to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experimenting with character skins, mods and custom maps. By day three the kids are building in the Active Learning World that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat or even creating a chessboard the possibilities are nearly limitless. This is a half­day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp.

    Video Game Creation – Platform Style – Like Sonic & Mario Ages 8 ­ 16, Introductory to Intermediate In this camp children build a game described as a "platform" game like Sonic or Mario. Children have a blast as their characters do the impossible, overcome obstacles and opponents and then conquer the Big Boss. The character progresses on a long path (like a journey) with the background scrolling behind it and adversaries, prizes, obstacles, are encountered as it goes. Lessons on the basics will be similar to the Arcade course in the very beginning, but the class diverges and different programming techniques are taught in order to build this Platform game. This is a half­day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp.

    Kodu Video Game Creation – Adventure Ages 7 ­ 16, Introductory to Intermediate Children will have the option of learning how to program using a Microsoft Xbox controller! Students will create their own cool custom world and navigate through it. Within this world they will create tasks that need to be completed in order to progress to the next level. Some of those tasks include escaping a sewer maze, survival mode, outwitting rivals, creating decoys and collecting bonus items all while having fun! This is a half­day camp. Xbox controller is optional and supplied by the student. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp.

    Pricing Information:
    Chess Morning (9am­-12noon) $300.00
    Chess Afternoon (1-4pm ) $300.00
    Chess All­Day (9am­-4pm ) $470.00
    Video Game Creation Morning (9am­-12noon) $340.00
    Video Game Creation Afternoon (1-­4pm ) $340.00
    Chess/Video Game Creation All­Day (9am-­4pm) $510.00
    Video Game Creation All­Day (9am-­4pm ) $535.00
  • Washington Wonders Camp

    Rising Grades 6-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 9-13
    Upper School Campus
    $440

    Whether you are a bowler, an avid hiker, a museum buff, like to lay on the beach, or you’re a roller coaster enthusiast, there is something for you in this camp! This week-long camp offers excursions of all sorts – in the past five years, stops have included Harper’s Ferry, Great Falls, beaches on the Chesapeake Bay, water parks, Six Flags amusement park, D.C. museums, and the National Zoo, just to name a few. So are you ready to see all that this region has to offer? Bring your sense of adventure and get ready to make some great friends - it’s time to go exploring! Enrollment is limited, so sign up now! Note: Registration fee covers all rental and admission costs.  
    Contact camp directors, Ms. Stephanie Koroma, with your questions about this camp at skoroma@sssas.org.
  • Women in Leadership Development Camp (W.I.L.D.)

    Rising Grades 6-9
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    June 18-22
    Upper School Campus
    $375
     
    Camp W.I.L.D. (Women in Leadership Development)
     
    Who runs the world? GIRLS! This camp is a crash course in female empowerment for motivated young women who have aspirations for leadership. It is designed to inspire young women to explore attainable goals throughout middle and high school while making plans for college, value their achievements by looking at inspirational models in history and their communities, and instill confidence and courage to persevere in our society. 
     
    They will apply their personal passions to examples from pop culture, literature, Internet expression, and cinema to better discover their unique voices. Guest speakers and field trips will expand this experience beyond the classroom and prepare the girls to take on the world. Please note: each session is one week long. Contact Faculty member, Carrie Meyers at cmeyers@sssas.org with any questions.
  • Wrestling Camp For Boys

    Rising Grades 6-9 
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 9-13
    Upper School Campus
    $325
     
    Saints Wrestling Camp is led by SSSAS Varsity Head Wrestling Coach Trae Humphreys who is assisted by former All-State and current Division I Collegiate Wrestlers. This camp is designed to introduce many elements of the sport that will lead to success both on and off of the mat. Our staff will help wrestlers of all levels improve their skills and abilities by offering introduction to technique, hands-on instruction, live wrestling, and games. Participants will learn basic takedowns, moves from the bottom position, and pinning combinations, as well as ways to develop their own wrestling style. Off of the mat we focus on our team motto: “wrestling is training for life” and learn the many ways that our experiences in wrestling can help teach us life lessons. Coaches will also address important issues such as proper nutrition, hydration, and conditioning for wrestlers.
     
    Most importantly, this camp is designed to teach the sport of wrestling and encourage competition in a fun environment.
     
    Questions should be directed to Coach Humphreys at thumphreys@sssas.org   

    Please note: Every day of the week, this camp will take a trip to the pool. Please remember to bring a change of clothes, a towel, and swim gear each day.
     
  • Zoology Camp

    Rising Grades 4-7
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - July 16-20
    Middle School Campus
    $450 per session

    Do you love animals? Do you love field trips? If so, this camp is for you. A daily field trip format is combined with lab work so students can learn more about the amazing animal world. Students will explore all the branches of the animal kingdom: invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. We will see animals in the wild as well as in captivity, do animal crafts and animal habitat projects, and meet people who work with animals. As we learn about animals, we will also learn about their natural habitats in the air, water, and on land, and what people can do to help preserve natural environments. This camp is run by Saints Middle School Science Teacher Robert Davis and is for kids who want to mix a strong science course with lots of summertime fun and adventure. Come join us for a “wild” week of Zoology Camp! Contact SSSAS Middle School Science teacher, Mr. Robert Davis at rdavis@sssas.org with any questions you may have about this exciting camp.
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School is an independent, college-preparatory, coed, day, Episcopal Church School that educates students in junior kindergarten through grade 12. The school consists of three, age-appropriate campuses (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) in Alexandria, Virginia. SSSAS welcomes families of all faiths.
LOWER SCHOOL
Grades JK-5
400 Fontaine Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
MIDDLE SCHOOL
Grades 6-8
4401 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
UPPER SCHOOL
Grades 9-12
1000 St. Stephen's Road
Alexandria, VA 22304