Sign Language Camp!

Updated: Apr 5

What is it that makes summer special? For many of the millions of people who attend summer camps each year, it's means socialization and establishing new and valuable friendships, learning new skills, and building character.

The look, feel, and even smell of your child’s favorite camp comprises a lot of what it is that makes the camp experience unique for youth. It’s the activities and enjoyment together and the making of lasting memories that causes them to smile when they look back and keeps them excited as they look forward.

So, when it comes to Sign Language Camp, the goal isn’t to replace summer camp, or even to recreate it. Instead, we encourage families set out to provide the opportunity for their children to create new memories by trying new things, sparking interests, and potentially finding hobbies and talents they never even thought they would enjoy.

So, how does virtual camp work?

While many places are starting to open up again after covid, we are offering a highly accessible virtual language camp. Sure, there are a number of things kids and teens can do any typical day to pass the time this summer, but they - and you, parents - probably also want to be able to set sights on something bigger; something a bit more structured. Something that brings home that summer camp feeling, only virtually.

You might be wondering, "how can kids/teens gain language skills from home?"

Here are a few considerations to explore as we make our way into May, ahead towards June, and into the summer beyond.

Online Learning

Whether online or in-person, the undisputed best way to learn any language is by gaining skills through real-time interaction. That is exactly what we do at Sign Language Camp with our immersive lessons. Online language learning is an ever-growing and effective learning model that makes the process easy and convenient.

Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

Learning any foreign language can be a challenge. It's hard because it challenges both our mind (your brain has to construct new cognitive frameworks) and time (it requires sustained, consistent practice).

According to the ACTFL, here are just a handful of benefits that language learning has been shown to improve in a student’s cognitive function:

  • Enhanced Problem-Solving Skills

  • Improved Verbal and Spatial Abilities

  • Improved Memory Function (long & short-term)

  • Enhanced Creative Thinking Capacity

  • Better Memory

  • More Flexible and Creative Thinking

  • Improved Attitude Toward the Target Language and Culture

What's more, these cognitive benefits of language learning have been shown to enhance student performance producing:

  • Higher standardized test scores

  • Higher reading achievement

  • Expanded student vocabulary in native language (English)

  • Higher academic performance at the college level

Special Interest Camps:

  1. Story Telling

  2. Cooking/Baking

  3. Art

  4. Music

  5. and MORE!

All special interest camps are immersive (using only sign language), except music.

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