World of Animals
American Sign Language
In this engaging and hands-on thematic unit, campers will be immersed in American Sign Language as they take a tour around the world exploring different animal habitats, such as desert, forest, ocean, savanna, Arctic tundra, rainforest and much more! Children will learn about the sea turtles you can spot in Costa Rica; iguanas and Gila monsters that inhabit the Mojave desert, that live jaguars that live in Mexico, Belize and Argentina; chinchillas that live in the Andes region; and many interesting species that inhabit Galapagos island.
This week, children will be introduced to American Sign Language symbols we use in everyday conversations.
Linguist Apprentices (Ages 3-5) – Through music and play, campers will develop a basic American Sign Language vocabulary. Children will engage in arts and crafts and hands-on projects while learning ASL.
Language Ambassadors (Ages 6-10) – Campers will participate in project-based learning activities that will help them connect the ASL they are learning to meaning, providing them the opportunity to develop their sign language skills while learning about fun and interesting topics.