Camps for Age 14

List of 54 items.

  • 2-Dimensional Studio Art

    Rising Grade 9-12
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    August 13-17
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $405


    This course for high school students will explore various art materials (drawing, painting, collage, and digital media) emphasizing the value of art as a means of communication. Students will be introduced to strategies for articulating concepts through visual means. Experimentation with new materials and techniques will be encouraged. Ultimately, students will come away with a new vocabulary of mixed media techniques and several pieces for their developing portfolios. 

    Contact SSSAS faculty member and 2D visual arts teacher, Mrs. Kate Elkins with your questions at 
    kelkins@sssas.org. This course provides one semester credit toward graduation requirements.

    Please note: This is a one-week full-day course.
  • African American Experience Camp

    Rising Grades 5-10
    9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
    June 25-29
    Middle School Campus
    $400

    Experience the rich and unique history of the African American culture in this one week camp. Campers will visit various historical sites in the Washington DC metro area. Some noted sites, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Martin Luther King Memorial, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Anacostia Community Museum, African American Civil War Memorial & Museum and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Dorchester Maryland.
    Contact Bernard Joseph at bjoseph@sssas.org with questions. 
     
  • 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
    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.
  • Algebra I

    Rising Grades 9-12
    8:15–10:15 a.m. (Mon-Fri)
    June 18-July 6 (3 weeks) No Class Wednesday, July 4
    Upper School Campus
    $655

    This course is for students who have completed Algebra I and would like a refresher course before Algebra II, Geometry, or Algebra II/Trig. The class reviews all Algebra I topics. The concentrated nature of the course requires daily homework and perfect attendance. Topics covered include number systems, solving equations and inequalities, graphing, operations with polynomials, rational and irrational expressions and equations, factoring, linear, and quadratic functions. No credit.
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org
  • 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.
     
  • Application Development (APP) Camp

    Rising Grades 7-10
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    Session I - June 25-29
    Session II - July 2-6 (No Camp Wednesday July 4)
    $400 for Session I
    $320 for Session II (Holiday Week)

    Do you ever play games on your phone or tablet? Have you ever had a great idea for an app, or thought of a way to improve one that you use? It may be time to stop spending money in the app store, and start creating mobile apps yourself! The participants in app development camp will do just that. Campers will learn the basics of computer programming, interface design, and mobile hardware. All campers will be provided with an iPad, and will use Apple’ SWIFT programming language to create several apps over the course of the week. These apps can then be loaded onto a camper’s personal iPhone, or even licensed to be put on the app store. For more information contact Philip Tang at ptang@sssas.org. Jumpstart a software engineering career this summer! We hope to see you there!

    The director of the camp, Philip Tang, holds a B.S. in Interactive Media/Game Development and Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic University. Mr. Tang’s interest in software development began as a young child exploring some of the earliest personal computers available. Mr. Tang has developed applications for Android, iPhone, Mac and PC, ranging from productivity tools to video games. Professionally, Mr. Tang has previously worked for school technology departments, as well as teaching technology courses on robotics, computer programming, game modding, photo and video editing, and 3D printing. Feel free to contact Mr. Tang at ptang@sssas.org.
  • Arabic & Middle Eastern Cultures Camp

    Rising Grades 5-10
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - July 9-13
    Session II - July 16-20
    Middle School Campus
    $385 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 '11 Virginia Cady at vcady@sssas.org with any questions.
  • Art of Science and Science of Art Camp

    Rising Grades 5-8
    9:00am-3:00pm
    July 23-27
    Middle School Campus
    $495

    Join SSSAS art teacher Kati Towle and science teacher Robert Davis as they put their minds together for this innovative camp that focuses on invention and design.  We will be learning, building, and creating scientific art. This open-ended camp uses a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) approach to building beautiful works of art that work based on scientific principles such as mobiles and solar cars. Projects will be done to learn more about electronics, alternative energy, nature and the environment, physics, chemistry, and space with a strong art component. Think Leonardo da Vinci and you will know what these two unique teachers are up to. This camp is for mixed ages and allows for a “one room school-house” approach with older students helping younger students while the two instructors are helping each student do their best work. Questions about this camp experience can be directed to ktowle@sssas.org and/or rdavis@sssas.org
  • Artistry of Books

    Rising Grades 5-12
    9:00am-12noon AM Only OR
    9:00-3:00pm Full-Day
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - 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
  • Automotive Basics and Repair Camp

    Grades 9 - 12
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    August 13-17
    Upper School Campus
    $400

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rev up your engines and let’s learn about cars! This one-week camp aims to teach its participants automotive basics such as checking a vehicle’s fluids, changing tires, registering a vehicle in the DMV, negotiating with car salespeople, and other practical knowledge that anyone who drives a vehicle would need to have. Through hands-on activities and visits to a local garage, the participants in this camp will be able to put their learning into practice right away! For more information about Automotive Basics, contact Upper School Faculty Member, Jayson Gilbert at jgilbert@sssas.org. We hope to see you in August!
     
     
  • 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
    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 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 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.
  • Composition Skills I

    Rising Grades 6-8
    8:15 a.m.–10:15 p.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.
  • Composition Skills II

    Rising Grades 9-10
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    June 18–July 6 (3 weeks) No Class Wednesday July 4
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $650

    This session includes enrichment or remedial work in advanced reading and writing techniques with an emphasis on writing the critical essay: devising a thesis, organizing arguments, gathering textual support, and editing. 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 25-29
    Lower School Campus
    $405

    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.
  • Digital Media Camp

    Rising Grades 5-9
    9:00am-3:00pm
    June 25-29
    Upper School Campus
    $405

    Campers will develop their knowledge of new media and the tools used to produce it, while designing and producing their own video, photography, and other digital projects. Throughout the course participants will explore the issues that are driving change in the digital world, and what it means to be a good digital citizen. Campers will understand digital storytelling by becoming skilled in the creation of various digital media content formats. Collaborate as a team in development from original concepts to production of innovative digital media. Contact Upper School Faculty member and Boys Athletic Director, Jeff Walrich at jwalrich@sssas.org with your questions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fashion Design Camp

     
    Ages 12-Adult
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22 - Fashion Design Portfolio 
    Session II - June 25-29 - Fashion Design Sewing & Construction
    Upper School Campus
    Session 1 - $450
    Session 2 - $450
    Both Sessions I & II = $825

    Spend a week in an authentic design studio atmosphere!  Learn how to design your own great fashion and styles for you!   Gain knowledge of the foundations to draw, design, and sew your ideas that are as good as those in stores!  Become skilled at reading and transforming patterns that will fit you to a ‘T”!
     
    In her twentieth year, former SSSAS French teacher, Paris trained couturière, and experienced instructor, Catherine Lochtefeld Sirianni, is back with Fashion Camp I and II for anyone age 12 and up. Adults are welcome.
     
    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 Construction to give a complete snapshot of the industry.  Great for any art portfolio as well.  Come join this fast-paced workshop!
     
    The First Week: Fashion Camp I: Fashion Design: Portfolio
     
    This is the creative process in two-dimension.   The inspiration includes runway videos and fashion magazines translated into figurine 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 collection.  The week includes morning and afternoon sessions exploring fashion history, viewing runway videos, visits to the leading area fabric store to discover and delight in couture materials, the Textile Museum and the Museum of Women in the Arts to view fashions from other eras. The week will provide the all tools and inspiration to create an impressive portfolio and skills to continue 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 sewists welcome!  We view and discuss runway videos by accomplished designers, then, inspired by fashion trends, available fabric and notions, design and make an outfit that fits you perfectly using traditional methods of couture.  Draw, design, create a pattern, transform, and sew it.  We begin with an easy project to learn basic skills and to practice!  Work at your own pace; each element is taught and guided step by step.  All materials are included.  Join us for the basics or 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 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
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - July 9-13
    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!
  • Girls Basketball Camp

    Rising Grades 4-10
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 2-6 (No Camp Wednesday July 4)
    Upper 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.
    Session I - June 25-29
    Session II - 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-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 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
  • Girls Volleyball Camp

    Rising Grades 6-9
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Half-day)
    June 25-29
    Middle School Campus
    $255

    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 9-13
    Upper 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.
  • Introduction to Sports Performance for All Athletes of All Sports

    Rising Grades 5-9
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    8:15am – 9:00am OR 2:00pm – 2:45pm
    Session I - June 18 – July 13 (no session the week of July 2-6)
    Session II - July 16 – August 3
    $500 per three-week session
     
    This camp is designed for young athletes (grades 5-9) to learn the principles and movements of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program. It is meant to enforce “form before load”; our focus will be teaching the athletes perfect technique before we add weight to the bars. Sessions will be conducted in a small group setting to allow athletes the ability to learn in a team setting while having the advantage of personal attention. Movements will include a dynamic warm up, core stability, plyometrics and weight training. The athletes will walk away with the skills necessary to be a successful high school athlete including weight room etiquette, coachability, proper movement patterns and the enjoyment of hard work for a common goal. Contact Strength and Conditioning Coach Mr. Carl Johnson with your questions at cjohnson@sssas.org 
  • Jazz Summer Workshop PM

    Rising Grades 7-12
    12:30pm-3:00pm
    Session I - June 25-29
    Session II - July 9-13
    Upper School
    $195

    Objective: To increase jazz technique, jazz awareness and jazz performance ability through the study of proper jazz pedagogy, and the historical aspect of traditional jazz, it’s artists and it’s influence on music worldwide. Workshop focus: Development of jazz technique through the study of major and minor scales, and major and minor scale technique patterns. The group will focus on functional jazz harmony through the study of ii-V-I progressions and various ii-V-I jazz patterns. In addition to reading jazz, students will be exposed to recordings of some of the most influential jazz artists of all time. Students will be introduced to solo transcriptions, and how to get the most out of listening to jazz. Please contact Upper School Music Teacher, Mr. Vaughn Ambrose with your questions at vambrose@sssas.org.

    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.
  • 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.
  • P.E.: Care & Prevention

    Rising Grades 9-12
    9:00-11:00 a.m.
    June 18-22
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $465

    This unique one-week camp is an American Red Cross certification course. It is designed to introduce first-aid techniques in the prevention and care of athletic injuries and illnesses. Emphasis is placed upon skills necessary to manage and prevent common injuries, including acute and chronic overuse injuries. This camp will provide students with a laboratory experience in which skills relative to injury prevention are practiced. This course is great for parents, babysitters, or anyone interested in health issues and/or peace of mind. One semester of P.E. credit. This course fulfills one of the nine SSSAS P.E. credits required for graduation.
    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger with your questions at jwenger@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2932.
  • 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.
  • Self-Defense Camp AM

    Rising Grades 10-12
    9:00am-12noon
    Session I - July 16-20
    Session II - July 30-August 3
    Session III - August 6-10
    Session IV - August 13-17
    Upper School Campus
    $215 per session 

    99% of self-defense is being smart and staying safe, but unfortunately we cannot have safe surroundings all the time. The good news, however, is that knowing a few simple defensive techniques can make the difference between becoming a victim and turning back an aggressor. By using games, pair, and group activities, this camp will make learning defense moves fun, while also increasing your confidence to handle a variety of self-defense scenarios!  No prior martial arts or self-defense experience expected. High degree of maturity required. Contact Upper School faculty member Mr. Daniel Lowinger at dlowinger@sssas.org with your questions about this camp experience.
  • Sizzling Summer Band Camp AM

    Rising Grades 5-9
    9:00am-12:00noon
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - July 16-20
    Upper School Campus
    $195 per session

    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.
  • 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.
     

  • 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.
  • Study Skills II

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

    This one-week course geared toward upper 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 Class

    Rising Grades 9-12
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    July 17-21
    Upper School Campus
    $400

    Please note: This course fulfills 1/2 arts credit.
     
    Students will learn the art and science of ceramics in this course. They will explore clay sources and the accessibility of clay as a resource both locally, on our campus, and globally. Students will be introduced to basic construction processes of working with clay through hand building, slab construction and ceramic glazing techniques. Projects will expose students to a range of creative and fine craftsmanship skills. Led by Mr. Joey Wade, an award-winning artist who has over 15 years of art-education experience. Previously, Mr. wade has taught design at the University of Illinois in Chicago and presently teaches at our Upper School.
     
    Contact Mr. Wade with any questions you may have about this course for credit at jwade@sssas.org
  • Summer Spanish Refresher

    Rising Grades 9-12
    Session I(A) 8:15–10:15 a.m. (Mon-Fri)
    Session I(B) 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
    June 19-July 7 (3 weeks) No Class Tuesday July 4
    Upper School Campus
    $650 per session

    Summertime Spanish will help you review and master the material and topics to help you be successful in Upper Spanish levels 1, 2 and 3. Emphasis will be on individual attention, speaking, listening and reviewing basic structures. We will also explore the cultural richness of Latin America and Spain!

    Please note: There is no academic credit for this course
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    Contact Mr. Joe Wenger at jwenger@sssas.org with any questions you amy have about this course.
  • Summer Spanish Refresher

    Rising Grades 9-12
    Session I: 8:15-10:15am
    Session II: 10:30am-12:30pm
    June 18-July 6 (No class Wednesday July 4)
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $650 per session

    This Spanish refresher course will help you review and master the material and topics to help you be successful in Upper Spanish levels 1, 2 and 3. Emphasis will be on individual attention, speaking, listening and reviewing basic structures. We will also explore the cultural richness of Latin America and Spain! There is no academic credit for this course.  Questions should be directed to SSSAS Faculty Member Mrs. Fay Slattery at fslattery@sssas.org.
  • Textile Design Camp AM

    Ages 12-Adult
    9:00am-12:00noon
    August 13-17
    Middle School Campus
    $325
     
    Explore and amuse yourself with textile design!  Spend a week producing a variety of patterns on paper and fabrics using paint, dyes, embellishment, felting, fleece, tracing, stamps, stitching and repeated motifs!  Delve into color and texture! Discover your own way to combine these methods and materials to create surprising and beautiful objects to keep or give as gifts.  Each day will focus on a different medium, but with your choice of how you wish to use it.
     
    Former SSSAS French teacher, Paris-trained textile designer and experienced teacher Catherine Lochtefeld Sirianni is offering this new hands on creative camp for anyone aged 12 to adult!  Come join the fun!  Attention all art students!  This is also an excellent base course for a college art or design portfolio
     
    Contact camp director , Catherine Lochtefeld Sirianni at crlochtefeld@hotmail.com with any questions.
  • 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.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - June 25-29 
    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 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.
     
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