Summer Academy Camps
American Sign Language 1
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American Sign Language (ASL) summer youth camp is designed for middle and high school students with hearing ability who want to learn how to communicate with hearing impaired people. Unleash the power of ASL, fostering a connection not just to a new language but to a vibrant community of learners. This unique camp provides a stimulating summer learning opportunity that blends excitement, education, and enjoyment in a safe learning environment to lay the foundation for this kind of communication. Develop signing skills by learning the ABCs, numbers, and basic signs.
June 10 – 14, 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
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!
Ellen Fleming attended the Clarke School for the Deaf in Massachusetts, which provided oral instruction for the deaf and hard of hearing. Growing up deaf in Boston to hearing parents and then receiving this education inspired her to learn American Sign Language later in her teen years. She attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work. Earning her master’s degree at Gallaudet University, she is wholly invested in service to people in her community. She is passionate about working with young learners through summer camp experiences and has often stepped in at schools as a professional social worker. Education for the deaf is a lifelong pursuit for her, and when called upon, she is always there to substitute for schools like the Georgia School for the Deaf.