Camps for Age 13

List of 47 items.

  • 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 12-18
    Session II - June 19-23
    Session III - June 26-30 
    Session IV - July 3-7 (No Camp Tues 7/4)
    Session V - July 10-14
    Session VI - July 17-21
    Session VII - July 24-28
    Session VIII - July 31-August 4
    Session IX - August 7-11
    Session X - August 14-18
    Upper School Campus
    $250 per AM session
    $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 12 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 17-21
    Session II July 24-28
    Middle School Campus
    $305 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 late 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.
  • Aquatic Adventures Camp

    Rising Grades 4-7
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 24-28
    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.
  • Arabic & Middle Eastern Cultures Camp

    Rising Grades 5-10
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - July 10-14
    Session II - July 17-21
    Session III - July 24-28
    Middle School Campus
    $375 per session

    Beginning Arabic and Exploring Middle Eastern Cultures Camp will provide campers with the skills they need to be able to hold basic conversations in Arabic, and will explore the cultures of the different parts of the Middle East, from the Ottoman Empire to the modern day states of North Africa and beyond. Campers will learn vocabulary for the following: basic greetings, numbers, months and days of the week, weather, feelings, giving directions, and ordering in a restaurant. We will explore the different cultures of the Middle East through film, music, literature, travel, and food. An exciting week will be capped off with lunch from Roro’s Lebanese, run by SSSAS Class of 2010 alum Robert Asmar.
     
    About the Director:
     
    Ginny Cady (SSSAS Class of 2011) graduated from Dickinson College with a double major in International Studies and Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in Arabic. She lived in Morocco for 5 months, and is currently pursuing a dual degree program at American University for an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and an M.A.T. in Secondary Education. 

    Please contact SSSAS alumna Virginia Cady at vcady@sssas.org with any questions.
  • Archaeology Camp: So You Want to be Indiana Jones?

    Rising Grades 6-9
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 19-23
    Middle School Campus
    $350

    Parents, prepare your washing machines. Campers, prepare your trusty fedoras, whips, and trowels. Over the course of the week, campers will be introduced to the intriguing world of archaeology. We'll cover what archaeologists do and why the field matters (especially today), problems of looting and repatriation, and, of course, whether or not Indiana Jones is the ultimate archaeologist. Our young Dr. Jones' and Lara Croft's will participate in their very own dig, a field trip, a mock debate over the Parthenon marbles, and, finally, will have the chance to showcase their knowledge and critique archaeology as seen on TV and in the movies. By the end of the week they will also be able to answer the ever-present question posed by archaeologists in the field: dirt or tan? Contact camp director Sarah Mathiesen at smathiesen@sssas.org
  • ASM Summer Tennis Camp

    SSSAS Alumni Chris Moulin brings ASM International Tennis Academy (USA, Russia, Kazakhstan) to St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School for Summer 2017: For Ages 5-14
     
    ASM Tennis Red, Orange, and Green Ball Camp (Limited to 30 junior players per week) register fast limited availability.
    ASM’s Tennis Specialized camp programs for Children ages 5-14 enables players to learn and be grouped according to level and ability.  ASM International Tennis Academy are located in USA, Russia, and Kazakhstan.  Players 5-12 can register for a weekly tennis Red (5-8 years of age), Orange (8-10 years of age) and Green Ball Camp (10-12 years of age). Development Camp (ages 8-14) 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 5 and runs weekly through August 25 and is located on the shaded 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 5-12 (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.  To complete registration a non-refundable deposit of $50 is due at time of registration.  Non-refundable deposit is paid at registration at www.asmsport.net. Remaining balance is due June 1, 2017 payable by Check made out to ASM.
    ALL ASM Camp Program options run Weekly sessions (M-F) from June 5 – August 25, 2017 at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Lower School located at 400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.

    Camp Dates:

    Session 1: June 5 – June 9                                       Session 7:  July 17 – July 21                                      
    Session 2: June 12 – June 16                                   Session 8:  July 31 – August 4
    Session 3: June 19 – June 23                                   Session 9:  August 7 – August 11
    Session 4: June 26 – June 30                                   Session 10: August 14 – August 18
    *Session 5: July 3 – July 7 (no camp July 4)             Session 11: August 21 – August 25
    Session 6:  July 10 – July 14                                                                       
    Day Red, Orange, and Green Ball Camp: Red, Orange and Green Ball Camp (Beginners and Intermediates)     
    Hours: Full Day 9:00am - 3:00pm, Half Day 9:00am-12:00pm and 12:00pm-3:00pm
    Ages: 5-12
    Cost:  $325 per full week, Half Day $225 per week, or One Day $80 per day.  $50 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration to hold camper enrollment slot.  
    Camp balance due by check on June 1, 2017.
    Payment:  Checks payable to ASM.
    Day Development Camp: Intermediate players through Advanced Tournament Players using Orange, Green, and Standard Yellow Tennis Balls.
    Hours:  Full Day 8:30am - 3:00pm, Half Day 08:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:00pm
    Ages: 8-14
    Cost:  $375 per full week, Half Day $250 per week, or One Day $90 per day.  $50 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration to hold camper enrollment slot.  Camp balance due by check on June 1, 2017.
    Payment:  Checks payable to ASM.
    Individual 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 (Checks payable to ASM)
    *After-Care- available from 3-6pm cost is $150 for week or $45 per day

    To register for ASM Tennis Camps in Alexandria, VA at St. Stephen’s and Agnes School please visit our website http://www.asmsport.net/shop.
    Please Contact Camp Director Chris Moulin by e-mail (programs@asmsport.net) or phone (703.505.5846) if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to working with all campers on the court in 2017.

    All registration for this auxiliary tennis camp is handled by ASM program directors.
    For more information and registration for ASM Summer Programs at SSSAS please visit us at http://www.asmsport.net/shop.
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    School.

    General Contact Information:
    Director: Chris Moulin
    Phone: (703) 505-5846
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  • Athletic Training Camp

    Rising Grades 6-12
    June 19 - August 18
    By Appointment Only
    Upper School Campus
    $550 for packages of ten 45-minute sessions

    Led by Saints Strength and Conditioning Coach Carl Johnson, this personalized traing program is geared toward players seeking strength, conditioning, and overall sports performance improvement.  With a demanding pace, this camp will allow althletes private training time with Coach Johnson.  The week will include personalized strength and speed assessments including customized workouts geared toward achieving one's optimal athletic performance.  Sessions are purchased in groups of ten(10) 45-minute sessions that must be scheduled by appointment only with Coach Johnson.  
    Contact Coach Johnson at cjohnson@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2909 with session/appointment requests and any questions about this program.
  • Babysitting & First Aid Training & Certification Camp

    Rising Grades 7-9
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    June 26-30
    Upper School Campus
    $425

    Do you love playing with little kids? Want to make some extra spending money? Start your own business? Or maybe you already babysit, but you want to become more
    marketable and prepared by getting your CPR certification. At babysitting camp, you will learn practical skills that will help you on the job. You’ll gather an arsenal of ways to
    entertain children of all ages and gain knowledge about how to handle multiple situations.
     
    Topics will include:
    -          American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Certification
    -          Making healthy
    -          Making safe and fun
    -          Playing with age appropriate toys
    -          Taking charge responsibly
    -          Handling emergency situations
    -          Talking with parents
    -          Discipline and conflict resolution
    -          Negotiating a salary
    -          Creating a personalized babysitting kit
    -          Marketing yourself to safely bring in new
    -          Over 25 hours of babysitting training covering these topics and many more!
     
    Please contact SSSAS Upper School faculty member and coach Shannon Fusina at sfusina@sssas.org or Fairfax County Public Schools middle school teacher and coach
    Kelly Choplin at klchoplin@fcps.edu with your questions about this week-long course.  Both Directors, Ms. Shannon Fusina and Mrs. Kelly Choplin are First Aid, AED, and CPR certified and licensed
    educators in the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia.
  • Boys Basketball Camp

    Rising Grades 3-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    June 26-30
    Upper School Campus
    $305

    On behalf of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School we would like to welcome all young men to the Saint’s Boys Basketball Camp June 26-30. During this basketball day camp we will be teaching young men the fundamentals of basketball through individual skill work, individual contest, team contest, and team building. The day camp will be about young men learning to develop pride and leadership through this great game of basketball and develop skills that will improve their game.  Campers will receive coaching from our boys’ basketball staff and guest speakers who will range from current high school players, division one collegiate players, and professional basketball players. Head Coach Ron Ginyard and Assistant Coach Isaac McNeil will be providing a great experience for the young men through team settings that will help them excel on competitive basketball teams.  Camp coaches will include our boys’ basketball players and coaches.  Head Coach Ron Ginyard has division one coaching experience from Niagara University, The United States Naval Academy, The Citadel, and Columbia University.  Coach Isaac McNeil has experience at the high school level from coaching at South Granville High School in Creedmoor, North Carolina. He has coached Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball in Durham, North Carolina with One-on-One, and he is currently the 16 and under head coach for Virginia Elite AAU in Chantilly, Virginia.

    As we work hard to develop the skills of the campers, we will introduce them to the qualities we believe make for a cohesive team that competes at a high level.  It is our strong believe that to be ONE a team must work hard, display mental toughness, work with discipline, become a family, lead one another, get better every day, and have pride in their team.  Come be ONE with St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School Boys’ Basketball.  
    Contact Coach Ginyard with questions at rginyard@sssas.org.

  • Boys Basketball Camp with Marcus Ginyard

    Rising Grades 3-8
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    July 10-14
    Upper School Campus
    $305

    "Marcus Ginyard Basketball Camp" makes its way home to Alexandria, VA.  Come join us for a week of fun while working on your game.  Campers can expect to have one-on-one instruction with Marcus Ginayrd and other professional players. We will also have a counselor that has coaching experience at the high school and collegiate level, including SSSAS's own Varsity Head Coach and Faculty Member Mr. Ron Ginyard.  We also hope to have a few special guests drop by to spend some time with the campers as well.  Emphasis will be on basic fundamentals with an opportunity to play structured games as well as compete in contests such as 'Knock Out' & 'Hot Shot' for a chance to win cool prizes.  Our motto is "Having Fun Getting Better" so prepare to hone your skills, but more importantly, and prepare yourself to have a good time doing it!  
    Contact Coach Ron Ginyard with questions about this exciting new offering at rginyard@sssas.org.

  • 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 26-30
    Upper School Campus
    $225 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 Assistant Coach, Chip Phillips, with questions at cphillips@sssas.org.
  • Boys of Summer Baseball Camp

    Rising Grades 2-8
    9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    August 14-18
    Upper School Campus
    $325
     
    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.
  • Community Activism Camp

    Rising Grades 7-9
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    June 19-23
    Middle School Campus
    $375

    Do you have a passion for social justice and want to help the community? This camp will explore community activism and how we can effect change. We will meet with local government and activists in our area, take field trips to community organizations, research our areas of interest, and develop a proposal for a special project. Contact Lower School teacher Erin Lee at elee@sssas.org.
  • Composition Skills I

    Rising Grades 6-8
    9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    June 19–June 30
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $650

    Please note date and time change.  This is now a two-week course for three hours per day. 

    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.
  • Counselor-In-Training (CIT) for Day Camp

    Ages 12-15
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    June 26-30
    Lower School Campus
    $395

    Feeling too old for summer camp, but not old enough to work? Under the direction of Saints alumna, Summer Programs veteran and Kindergarten teacher Eleanor Shaw (returning for her fourth year), campers will learn what it takes to be a camp counselor. This interactive Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is a full-day course.

    Are you ready to learn to take on a leadership role with team-building activities? As a CIT, you will learn the skills it takes to work with children in a camp setting, and then use those skills in actual camp classes. In addition, you will spend time writing cover letters, resumes, and participating in mock interviews. Campers are counseled on how to apply to a variety of programs. First Aid and CPR certifications are included in the program and look great on a resume! The content will be differentiated so that returning campers build on their skills from previous years.  Contact the Summer Programs Office with any questions you may have at ewshaw87@gmail.com or 703-624-4762.
  • Crafting & Coasters Camp

    Rising Grades 3-7
    Session I - July 10-14
    AM 9:00AM-12Noon OR
    PM 12:15-3:00PM
    Session II - July 17-21
    PM Only 12:15-3:00PM
    Lower School Campus
    $275 per session

    Does your child have a desire to always create something with their hands? Are they always making you something in their spare time? For children like this, the ideal summer is best spent creating, growing and discovering themselves. This non-tech art group will experience their inner artist with crafting materials to create sharable art.  Each participant will leave the program with several completed coaster sets. We will experiment with drawings, alcohol ink, crafting papers and photo collages.  The participants will work in a very relaxed environment where we will collaborate, share ideas, offer feedback to one another, and laugh together.  Students will work with crafting materials to create gift coaster sets.
    Contact Camp Director Janelle Spalding with any questions you may have at jsoul99@hotmail.com.
  • CSI Camp

    Rising Grades 6-9
    9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
    June 19-23
    Upper School Campus
    $425
     
    The real CSI: what happens at a crime scene? From the investigator who finds traces of evidence to the forensic specialist who identifies flecks of paint on a victim, come learn the details to look for as you solve the mystery. Saints Lower School Teacher and Football Coach Bernard Joseph captivates campers with his 20 year police experience in this camp. Campers will learn investigative skills and forensic techniques while visiting local Forensic Labs and Law Enforcement facilities. Remember to bring your imagination as we tackle some of our community’s most interesting cases. Contact Coach Joseph at bjoseph@sssas.org with questions. 
     
  • Drobots Drone Camp

    Rising Grades 4-9
    9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
    Session I - July 10-14
    Session II - July 17-21
    Session III - July 24-28
    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 240-440-0448.

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  • Eat, Bake, Blog! Camp

    Rising Grades 4-8
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    June 19-23
    Middle School Campus
    $375

    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.
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction Miniature Battles Gaming Camp

    Rising Grades 6-9
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 31-August 4
    Lower School Campus
    $385

    Would you like to be Master of the World? Would you like to be ruler of the Universe? Better yet-- Would you like to create your own universe!? Would you like to compete with enemies more intelligent, cunning, crafty, unscrupulous, and dangerous  than you meet on any computer or computer game?  Table-top Fantasy Battle Gaming is a fascinating, colorful hobby that challenges participants to use all of their luck, all of their skill, all of their creativity, and ALL of their imagination in fantasy warfare games to "vanquish" their foes and emerge victorious on the field of battle.  Success in tabletop games derives not from quick reflexes and trigger hands, but from planning, strategy, and tactics-- games that will challenge the mind first and reflexes last.  Each day is structured around a big fantasy or science fiction gaming event, which changes from year to year.  Last year's 'Massive Fantasy Naval Slugfest' where ratmen on an armored cheese squared off against dwarven submarines which were engaged in sinking a dead god's foot! There's no telling where we will go this year....but one thing is for certain and guaranteed...there will be a NEW game every camp that has never been seen before.  It's not all about gaming...campers will be given their own miniatures to paint up in a color scheme and fantasy theme of their choice, as well as materials to design and create their own individually decorated fantasy terrains. Tabletop gaming is an artisan's hobby!  Campers are free to spend more time on individual figure painting or fantasy game playing, according to their particular interests.  We also run similarly themed boardgames while the big event of the day is setting up-- in the past we have played GET BIT, COSMIC ENCOUNTERS, FLUXX and ARE YOU A WEREWOLF? (Check out Wil Wheaton's TABLETOP web series on Youtube for an idea about the boardgames we run during setup).  

    Down time is a hard thing to find at this camp! This camp is offered by longtime camp director, Mr. Walter O’Hara, a modeler and hobby enthusiast for nearly 20 years who has extensive experience teaching concepts of gaming. Mr. O'Hara, an operational analyst for the U.S. Army Night Vision Lab, has written for various gaming publications and was also the convention director for the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society (HMGS) and is an editor for GAMES magazine.  
    Questions?  Please call Mr.O’Hara at hotspur@rocketmail.com.  

    Please note: 
    If you have attended the camp before and have a request for a game to be run, be sure to get in touch with Mr. O'Hara so he can help plan the week.  This game camp is kid-tested and is a very popular offering. Reservation spots go real fast so SIGN UP NOW!
  • Fashion & Machine Sewing Camp

    Rising grades 4-10
    Full Day 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - July 10-14
    Session II - July 17-21
    Session III - July 24-28
    Middle School Campus
    $515 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 with The Handwork Studio!  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 as well as pick projects from our favorite book “Sewing In A Straight Line” by Brett Bara.  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. Campers will produce a Fashion Show on the last day of each session. New on-trend pattern selection added for Summer 2017.
     
    Please address any questions to the Handwork Studios at 610-660-9600 or at info@thehandworkstudio.com.
  • Fashion Design Camp

     
    Ages 12-Adult
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 19-23 - Fashion Design Portfolio 
    Session II - June 26-30 - Fashion Design & Creation Sewing & Construction
    Upper School Campus
    Session 1 - $515
    Session 2 - $515
    Both Sessions I & II = $1,000

    Unleash your passion for Fashion!  Spend a week in an authentic design studio atmosphere.  Come learn how to design great fashion!  Learn to shop for styles for you!   Learn the foundations to draw, design, and sew your ideas that are as good as those in the store!
     
    The former SSSAS French teacher and Paris trained couturière Catherine Lochtefeld Sirianni from the Chambre Syndicale de la couture parisienne (google it!!) is back with Fashion Camp I and II for anyone aged 12 to adult!
     
    Each week is independent and will focus on Design or Creation but it is best to sign up for both! The skills of Session I: Portfolio can flow right into Session II: Sewing and Constructsion to give a complete snapshot of the industry. Check it out! 
     
    The first week: Fashion Camp I: Fashion Design Portfolio
     
    This is the creative process in two dimension.   The inspirational sources include runway videos and fashion magazines translated by visual design into croquis drawing and storyboarding.  Learn or perfect perspective, shape, form, color, texture, textile design, figure drawing, live model drawing, and exploration of famous designers to create a portfolio.  The week would include morning and afternoon sessions exploring these aspects, viewing fashion show runway videos, visits to the leading area fabric store to discover and enjoy couture materials and the Museum of Women in the Arts to view fashions from other eras. The week will provide the tools and inspiration to create an impressive portfolio and skills to continue drawing and designing for life. Should a student be considering a career in the Arts or in Design, these would be a strong beginning for a Design School portfolio.
     
    The second week: Fashion Camp II: Fashion Design Sewing & Construction.
     
    This week is more technical but just as fun!  Beginners and experienced stitchers welcome!  We will view and discuss runway show videos by accomplished designers.   Then, from a wide selection of inspiring fashion magazines, available fabric and notions, design and make an outfit that fits you perfectly using traditional methods of couture including drawing, design, pattern making, transformation, and sewing.  (We begin with an easy bag project for practice!)  Work at your own pace; each part is taught and guided step by step.  All materials are included.  Join us for the basics, and take your skills to the next level!  Come sew with us! 

    Contact camp director , Catherine Lochtefeld Sirianni at crlochtefeld@hotmail.com with any questions.
  • Filmworx Movie-Making Camp

    Rising Grades 3-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 26-30 
    Session II - July 10-14
    Lower School Campus
    $415 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.
  • Fit Girls! Camp

    Rising grades 6-9
    9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
    July 3-7 No Camp Tuesday, July 4
    Upper School Campus
    $290

    Calling all girls!

    Fit Girls is all about developing healthy habits, giving girls tools to become the best version of themselves, and fighting against today’s stereotypes.  We will learn about and
    practice different ways to be active - yoga, pilates, circuit training, plyometrics, running, swimming (we will go to the pool!), and talk about healthy eating, building strong
    relationships with friends, goal-setting, and developing a positive self-image.  All girls should feel good about themselves – physically and mentally!

    The camp will be run by Shannon Fusina and Kelly Choplin. Ms. Fusina is the St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School middle school head track and field coach and a varsity
    assistant coach.  Mrs. Choplin is an assistant track coach at West Springfield High School in Fairfax County and ran Division 1 track at the University of Notre Dame where she
    was the team captain her senior year. Both Ms. Fusina and Mrs. Choplin are certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Ms. Fusina and Mrs. Choplin are also both licensed educators
    for secondary and middle school respectively.

    All campers will receive a custom Fit Girls Camp dry-fit t-shirt. Please indicate your camper’s t-shirt size in the ‘Additional Comments’ section of your camper’s registration
    profile (on the 4th screen of registration).

    Make sure to wear athletic shoes and comfortable, weather appropriate clothes and bring a swimsuit and towel for the pool each day!

    Contact Camp Director Shannon Fusina with any questions you may have at sfusina@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
    July 17-21
    Upper School Campus
    $305

    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.
    Session I - June 26-30
    Session II - July 3-7 No Camp Tuesday, July 4
    Upper School Campus
    Session I - $395
    Session II - $300 Holiday Week

    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 sharks, sea turtles, whales, porpoises, crocodiles and many kinds of fish.  Paleontologist Dr. Peter Kranz (PhD University of Chicago, retired) and Mr. Ted Yoder (US Science) co-lead this adventure.  There will be daily field trips to sites and museums across the metropolitan area.  Campers will get to keep any fossils they find. Each camper will receive their own copy of a local dinosaur guide (Dinosaurs of Maryland) that is included in the registration fee. 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.
  • Fun Arts Camp

    Rising Grades 3-7
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - July 31-August 4
    Session II - August 7-11
    Middle School Campus
    $385 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 3-7 No Camp Tuesday July 4
    Upper School Campus
    $265

    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 noon (Half Day)
    July 31-August 4
    Middle School Campus
    $255
     
    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 1-5 & Grades 6-8
    9:00 a.m. to noon OR
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 26-30
    Session II - August 14-18
    Upper School Campus
    $250 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 1-8. This year, the camp will be divided into 2 groups: Red Saints Lacrosse Group  (Grades 1-5) and the Green Saints  Lacrosse Group (Grades 6-8). Both groups will have their own field too! 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 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. 
    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 10-14
    Upper School Campus
    $250 AM Session Only
    $450 Full-Day Session
     
    Saints alumna Jen Holden (’05) will return to SSSAS for her sixth 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 Volleyball Camp

    Rising Grades 6-9
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Half-day)
    August 14-18
    Middle School Campus
    $275

    Dig, set, and spike! Saints volleyball coach Kelley Gorman will conduct this popular camp for girls who are new to the sport or have minimal experience. Current and former Saints Varsity players will teach and reinforce the fundamental skills of passing, setting, serving, spiking, and blocking. This camp is designed to help beginners who want to learn the game, refine their skill set, and gain more experience with court play. Campers will enjoy playing both 4-on-4 and 6-on-6 games each day. Though not required, campers are strongly encouraged to provide and wear kneepads throughout the week. Contact Coach Gorman at kgorman@sssas.org.
  • Harry Potter Camp

     
    Rising Grades 5-9
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    July 10-14
    Upper School Campus
    $425

    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.
  • Physics is Fun! Camp

    Rising Grades 5-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    August 7-11
    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.
  • Rocket & Space Science Camp

    Rising Grades 6-9
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    July 17-21
    Middle School Campus
    $475

    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.
  • 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 26-30
    Session II - July 3-7 (No Camp Tuesday July 4)
    Session III - July 10-14
    Session IV - July 17-21
    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 1-4, 5-6, & 7-8
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 26-30 
    Session II - July 10-14
    Upper School Campus
    Session III - August 7-11 
    Middle School Campus
    $355 per Session

    Session I June 26-30 is now Full and has a Waiting List

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

    Groups are divided by grades 1-4, 5-6, & 7-8.

    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 eight seasons as the Head Coach at SSSAS, over 40 school records have been broken and he has coached 30 ISL Champions, 10 IAC Champions and
    22 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 Fun running form 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 at smcleod@sssas.org.
  • SSSAS Step Camp

    Rising grades 4-8
    9:00 a.m.-12noon (Half-day AM)
    Session I - June 19-23
    Session II - June 26-30
    Middle School Campus
    $250 per Session
     
    SSSAS Step! is a program designed to introduce students to the art of stepping. Stepping or step-dancing is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. At the end of the program, students will not only have mastered intense discipline, focus, and precision, but they will have a few step routines under their belt as well! Contact Middle School History Teacher Candace Gregg at cgregg@sssas.org with questions.
  • Star Wars© Jedi Training Camp

    Rising Grades 4-9
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    June 26-30
    Upper School Campus
    $425
     
    The Empire is under attack! Travel to a galaxy far, far away and complete your Jedi training.This week-long camp will feature a variety of Star Wars© themed activities including physical and mental challenges.   If you have any questions, please contact SSSAS Middle School librarian, Ms. Alicia Blowers, by email at ablowers@sssas.org.
  • STEAM Technology & Tinkering Fun Camp

    Rising Grades 6-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 19-23
    Session II - June 26-30
    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 a Sphero, use LittleBits to combine creativity with circuits, design and print an original, useable 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 Julie Riedy, Middle School Math Teacher, at jriedy@sssas.org.
  • Study Skills I

    Rising Grades 6-8
    9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
    August 14-18
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $325

    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.
  • Summer Creative Clay Arts Camp

    Rising Grades 5-8
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    June 19 - August 18
    Upper School Campus
    $395 per one-week session
    $320 for (Holiday Week) session July 3-7
    $360 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 St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School Saints summer creative clay arts camp!  At this t
    wo-week long ceramic arts camp, campers expand their imaginations and explore the exciting world of clay through a wide range of projects and building techniques. Whether working with coil, sculpture, claymation, or wheel-thrown pottery, students learn in a supportive, small class setting with plenty of individual instruction and inspiration. SSSAS high school campus has one of the best ceramics studios in the region. Sessions are provided all summer to allow us more time to work on the potter’s wheel and develop our wheel throwing skills.  Throwing, trimming, glazing, embellishing and firing will be covered. 

    Full day camp includes a supervised lunch, lots of games and breaks for exercise, field trips to local galleries and historical sites, and more! meet for 7 hours each day (from 9 am - 4 pm) and include the hour-long supervised break for lunch. Parents should provide snacks and lunches. 

    Every other Friday, parents and campers celebrate with an exhibition of works in progress, performances, and ice cream party. Each camper receives a free camper designed T-shirt!
    Joey WadeJoey, an award-winning artist, has 15 years of art education experience. Previously, Mr. Wade taught design at the University of Illinois in Chicago and is presently our Upper School ceramics teacher here at SSSAS.  Contact Mr. Wade with questions at jwade@sssas.org
  • USA Chess

    Rising Grades K-11
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    AM, PM, or Full-Day
    June 26-30
    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 10-14
    Upper School Campus
    $425

    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 6-8
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 19-23 
    Session II - June 26-30 
    Upper School Campus
    $375 per session
     
    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 contact 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.
    June 19-23
    Upper School Campus
    $315
     
    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 19-23
    Session II - August 14-18
    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 & 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