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Specialty Camps

American Sign Language Camp

Rising Grades 6-12
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
July 29-August 2
Middle School Campus
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!

Co-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.

Co-Director Hanna Kidane is a 2018 graduate from St. Stephen’s and St Agnes Upper School and her interest in ASL and Deaf Studies stems from her experiences as a  child of two deaf parents. As American Sign is Hanna’s first and native language, she finds extreme passion for connecting both the Hearing world and the Deaf worlds since she grew up with a foot in each one. She fuels this passion with a hope and drive to bring more awareness, education, and interest in this field to all walks of life! For more information, contact Ms.Kidane at handav09@gmail.com

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  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
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    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304