Jefferson Lab to Hold Science Camp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth, Aug. 10-14

* Registration has ended as of July 15, 2015, for Jefferson Lab’s 2015 Science Camp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students.  All openings have been filled.  If you would like to receive information about plans for next year's Science Camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, or if you would like to be put on a waiting list – in case there are cancellations before this year's session starts – please email Brita Hampton at


NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- Science Education staff at Jefferson Lab will conduct a Science Camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth from Aug. 10-14. The program is for rising fourth graders through rising eighth graders.

In addition to deaf and hard-of-hearing youth, the siblings of deaf children and children of deaf adults (CODA) may also participate. Youth may attend for a day or for the entire week.

The program will run daily, Monday through Friday, Aug. 10-14, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the classrooms located in Jefferson Lab’s Support Service Center, Bldg. 28, located at 628 Hofstadter Road.

American Sign Language (ASL) (no voice) will be used exclusively on Monday and Tuesday. ASL interpreters will use voice and ASL for activities on Wednesday through Friday.

The program is free to participants; however, advance registration is required and the class size is limited to 12 youth on Monday and Tuesday, and 20 youth for the Wednesday through Friday program. To register, and for additional information, contact Brita Hampton at no later than noon on Aug. 3. 

Participants may bring their lunch or buy lunch in the lab’s cafeteria. Lodging is available for purchase on campus for out-of-town families.


Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, a joint venture of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. and PAE, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

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