June 25-29

List of 37 items.

  • Aerospace Engineers Camp AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rising Grades 4-7
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 25-29
    Session II - July 2-6 No Camp Wednesday, July 4
    Upper School Campus
    Session I - $395
    Session II - $315 Holiday Week

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

    Contact SSSAS Upper School faculty member Mr. Ted Yoder with your questions at tyoder@sssas.org or by telephone at 703-212-2942.
  • Girls Lacrosse Camp 1

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

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

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

    Rising Grades 1-5
    9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - June 25-29
    Session III - July 9-13
    Middle School Campus
    $395 per session

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


  • Soccer Camp for Boys & Girls with The Soccer Pros

    Ages 4-13 (AM, PM, or Full-Day sessions available)
    AM 9:00-11:45 a.m.
    PM 12:15-3:00 p.m.
    OR
    FULL DAY 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Session I - June 18-22
    Session II - June 25-29
    Session III - July 2-6 (No Camp Wednesday July 4)
    Session IV - July 16-20
    Session V - August 13-17
    Upper School Campus 

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

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

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

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

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

    Speed, Sports and Fun!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Strategy Games Camp PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Ages 3-4
    8:30 a.m. to noon (Half-Day)
    Session I June 18-22
    Session II June 25-29
    Session III July 2-6 Holiday Week (No camp Wednesday July 4)
    Session IV July 9-13
    Note: Each session is one week
    Lower School Campus
    $215 Holiday-Week
    $270 per session

    This engaging half-day camp option for our youngest campers emphasizes fun and friendships and is staffed by responsible and experienced adults who have been trained and prepared for this summer’s fun! Each child enjoys a small, self-contained class with art activities, building, puzzles, stories, and singing. The groups have outdoor playground time, as well as water play.

    To provide the best possible experience for every child, Junior Day campers must be three years old and toilet trained before the start of camp. Please apply sunscreen each morning and bring a daily snack and suit/towel for water play. Space is limited, so sign up early!

    SSSAS would like to welcome our NEW CAMP DIRECTOR, Mrs. Anne Kelly, (formerly Ms. Choi), to our leadership team.  Mrs. Kelly brings many years of experience with her and we are excited to have her aboard!
    Contact Mrs. Kelly with your questions at achoi@sssas.org.

    Please note: There is NO Morning Care or Extended Day for Junior Day Camp.
  • Tiny Chefs Camp

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

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

    Weekly Themes are described below:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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