Camps for Age 17

List of 20 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
     
     
  • College Essay Writing

    Rising Grade 12
    Mon-Fri
    Session I June 11-15
    (A)1:30-3:30 p.m. or (B)7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Session II June 18-22
    (A)10:00 a.m. to 12Noon or (B)1:30-3:30 p.m.
    Session III August 20-23 No Class Friday August 24
    (A)9:30 a.m. to 12Noon
    Upper School Campus
    $265 per session

    To get the attention of a college admissions committee, the student essay must be interesting, provocative, and articulate! Led by SSSAS Director of College Counseling Dr. Michael Carter, this one-week course gives students the opportunity to discuss and choose suitable topics for future college application essays that reflect their individuality and their writing skills. Essays prepared in this class can be used in the fall to satisfy the requirement for a personal essay required by many college applications. No academic credit is provided.
    Contact Dr. Carter with your questions at mcarter@sssas.org.
  • 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.
  • Contemporary Issues in Health and Sexuality

    Rising Grades 12
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - August 13-17
    Upper School Campus
    $435 per session

    This one week summer class satisfies the Health & Sexuality Education requirement for rising 12th graders. Contemporary Issues in Health and Sexuality covers topics ranging from global health to parenting skills. Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness will be practiced daily. We will take two field trips, to Whole Foods for our nutrition lesson and to the Museum of Health and Medicine. Expect a healthy end to summer vacation and transition back into Senior year!
    Contact SSSAS Health Educator Mrs. Laura Bays with questions at lbays@sssas.org.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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