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Jefferson Lab hosts science camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing students

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Jun 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-30 10:13:11-04

Norfolk, Va.- Jefferson Lab will soon host a science camp for deaf and hard of hearing students in Newport News. The camp will be held August 10-14 daily from 9am-2pm in the Jefferson Lab Support Service Center, Building 28, located at 628 Hofstadter Road.

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.

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. 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.

Click here to find out more information and register your student for Jefferson Lab.

-Ja’leta Hammond