Camps for Age 15

List of 31 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.
  • Alexandria Tennis Academy/SSSAS Tennis Camp

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

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

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

    Rising Grades 9-12
    8:15-10:15a.m. OR 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.
  • Composition Skills III

    Rising Grades 9-12
    8:15-10:15 a.m. OR 10:30-12:30 p.m.
    June 18–July 6 (3 weeks) No Class Wednesday July 4
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $650

    This session offers enrichment or remedial work in critical writing, emphasizing effective construction of the critical essay and editing a rough draft. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Girls Basketball Camp

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

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

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

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

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

    Rising Grades 10-12
    11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    June 18-22
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $465

    This one-week introductory summer course is for students interested in sports medicine and any other health-related field or concentration. The course provides instruction on muscles, the actions of those muscles, movements of muscles with different sports activities, and the human skeletal system. 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.
  • 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
  • Religion: Christian Themes in Films

    New Testament 8 Course #548
    Rising Grades 10-12
    9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - August 13-17
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $435 per session

    This one-week course focuses on recognizing Christian themes that appear in films, such as sin, redemption, repentance, love, and faith. Films range from “Cry, the Beloved Country,” to “The Terminator.” One quarter credit. Each individual session fulfills part of the SSSAS graduation requirement in religion. Students may NOT take both sessions for multiple religion credits. Contact Chaplain Father Sean Cavanaugh with your questions at scavanaugh@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2770.
  • Religion: New Testament Survey

    New Testament Survey Religion Course #562
    Rising Grades 10-12
    8:30 a.m. to 12noon
    June 18-July 6 (No class Wednesday, July 4)
    Mon-Fri
    Upper School Campus
    $675

    This course leads students through a survey of the writings and themes of the New Testament, including a consideration of how these themes are portrayed in music and art. This summer course fulfills the semester requirement that all freshmen and sophomores must complete for SSSAS graduation. It is an intensive course that will meet from 8:30 a.m. until noon, with a mid-morning break. Students and families should be mindful of the intensity of the class hours required. Please note that students must attend all three weeks of this course to obtain academic credit. One semester credit. This course fulfills part of the SSSAS graduation requirement in religion.
    Contact summer studies director Mr. Joe Wenger at jwenger@sssas.org with any questions.


  • 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.
  • Sizzling Summer Band Camp AM

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

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

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

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

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

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