Sign Language Camp

Sign Language Camp for Hearing Kids in July 2014

Sign Language Camp

Mill Neck Foundation’s Sign Language Camp for Hearing Kids holds two week-long sessions in July for children ages 8 to 16 who want to learn American Sign Language. This year Session I will be held from July 14-18 and Session II will be held from July 21-25.

Located on the campus of Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf on Long Island’s North Shore, campers learn sign language while participating in typical camp activities like water games and theme dress-up days. The program is open to children with and without previous sign language knowledge. To ensure an optimal learning experience for each child, placements for campers will be determined by teachers on the first day of camp.

Through a number of activities, games, and arts and crafts, children learn the sign language alphabet and numbers, as well as how to sign various animals, foods, colors, and more. Classes are led by Deaf instructors with hearing teacher assistants. At the end of each week, parents, school staff and Mill Neck students are treated to a special performance where the campers get to show off their new language skills through songs and skits.

Campers will get plenty of practice using their newly-acquired language from their daily interaction with Mill Neck’s Deaf students during games, storytelling and lunch breaks. This interaction with Deaf children, as well as with Deaf adults, is an important part of the Sign Camp experience, and often, many campers and Mill Neck students form friendships that extend beyond the summer.

The weeklong camp is held daily from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and costs $375 per week for each child. The camp fee includes lunch, tee shirt, arts and crafts and more. Enrollment for this unique learning experience is limited, so reserve a spot today! The deadline for enrollment is June 20. Sign Camp Brochure. For more information, please contact Tracey Urzi at turzi@millneck.org or call (516) 628-4295 about this fun, enriching summer experience.

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