Jefferson Lab to Hold Science Camp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Youth, Aug. 15-19

  • Science Camp for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Brita Hampton, Jefferson Lab Science Education administrator, signs "Science Camp" in these two photos. She will be conducting a Science Camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing students Aug. 15-19.  The registration deadline is Aug. 5.

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- Science Education staff at Jefferson Lab will conduct a Science Camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing youth Aug. 15-19. The program is for rising fourth- through rising eighth-grade students.

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 as little as one day or for the entire week.

The program will run daily, Aug. 15-19, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at Jefferson Lab.

American Sign Language (ASL) (no voice) will be used exclusively on Aug. 15, 16 and 17 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). ASL interpreters will use voice and ASL for activities on Aug.18 and 19 (Thursday and Friday).

The program is free to participants; however, advance registration is required. To register, and for additional information, contact Brita Hampton at no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 5. Information that must be in the emailed registration request includes:

- Student’s name
- Age
- Grade level
- School currently attending
- Desired attendance dates for Jefferson Lab’ Science Camp: specific dates or entire week
- Primary mode of communication (ASL and/or spoken English)
- Special accommodations needed

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. Information is available on request.

This is the third year that Jefferson Lab is offering this program geared toward the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing youth.


Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. JSA is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. (SURA).

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