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American Sign Language (ASL) summer youth camp is designed for middle and high school students up the age of 17 years old. This camp will provide a stimulating summer learning and experimental opportunity that blends excitement, education, and enjoyment in an environment to lay the foundation for bilingual communication. Designed to help adolescents learn ABCs, numbers and basic signs in American Sign Language and uses in a school and theatrical setting. Note: This course is primarily designed for hearing youth who want to learn American Sign Language.
Monday, July 6, 2020 to Friday, July 10, 2020
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp - $390
Overnight Camp - $870
This course is designed for all hearing youth interested in American Sign Language. Ideal for those who have members of their family, school, or community who are deaf; or those who may want to eventually expand their skills to interpreting or special needs education.
Michael Altman (Mickey) has been fully involved in the Deaf community for over 8 years. Putting in over 7,000 volunteer hours teaching ASL, helping Deaf / Hard of Hearing / Blind, and tutoring in the community. Mickey is TESOL, TASLSOL certified. He has been teaching basic to intermediate ASL since 2014 with the UGA Continuing Education Program. Mickey received his BA in teaching English and American Sign Language. This is Mickey’s third year as a Summer Academy instructor.
We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.
Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.