Summer Academy Camps
American Sign Language 2
Summer Academy registration is ongoing, and spots are filling up!
American Sign Language (ASL) summer youth camp is designed for middle and high school students ready to build on their intermediate skills and understanding of ASL. Dive into an immersive environment where short phrases and sentences become second nature. This course is your gateway to a world where hands tell stories, designed exclusively for hearing youth eager to enhance their skill in a dynamic summer learning experience that seamlessly weaves excitement, education, and pure enjoyment into the fabric of this unique form of communication.
July 8 – 12, 2024
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9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
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 the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.
Day Camp – $500
To be successful in this camp, students should take American Sign Language 1 with Summer Academy before American Sign Language 2. If your student has prior ASL experience and would like to take American Sign Language 2 without American Sign Language 1, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss arrangements.
My name is Lynn Gossett and I’m Deaf. I’m married to John, and we are parents of two CODA sons. Our oldest son, Paul graduated from UGA and is currently at University of Texas law school. Our second son is in his second year at Georgia College State University. I work part time as a substitute teacher for Forsyth County school system.
I grew up in Albany, GA. I’m the only deaf person in my family and I attended a small private school where I was the only deaf student.
In March of 1988, I saw on the news about Gallaudet University students’ protest for a “Deaf President Now” for the university. That is when I decided to apply and attend Gallaudet University in the Fall of 1988. That summer I had to do a 3-week ASL “crash” course before attending classes. A couple of years later I became a counselor/teacher for that same ASL crash course for new signers. I proudly graduated from Gallaudet.
We are proud Georgians and a UGA family. Go Dawgs!
Sally Holbrook is an experienced instructor who communicates through American Sign Language as a deaf person. Working with various age groups, her students are toddlers through non-traditional university students. She is passionate about communication within the deaf community and making connections as a deaf mentor. She is a native Georgian who grew up in Avondale Estates and graduated from Gallaudet University. She is incredibly proud of her three CODA daughters, one of whom is a UGA alumnus currently earning her law degree at Georgia State University. Holbrook now resides in Athens with her husband, Philip, where she continues to substitute teach and work as a paraprofessional in the community, where she enjoys running in her spare time.