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Deaf Education Advancement Foundation

Summer Camps 2006


Information from the Clerc Center at Gallaudet

800 Florida Ave. NE, Washington DC 20002     





The following list identifies camps, family learning vacations, and remedial clinics for deaf and hard of hearing children. Some programs are designed for the entire family. Most camp programs require a small application fee to accompany the completed application. Contact the camp sponsor directly for more information about their program.

TTY is a common acronym for text telephones, devices that enable deaf and hard of hearing people to type conversations over the phone. This publication uses the code T for text telephone, V for standard voice phone, VP for videophone and F for facsimile (fax).

If you are aware of other camp programs for deaf and hard of hearing children that are not on the list, please e-mail


Updated: April 26, 2006



Gallaudet University Sports Camp

800 Florida Avenue, NE

Washington, DC  20002-3695

202-651-5047 T

202-651-5603 T/V

Contact:  Lynn Boren


Web site:

Dates: July 9-14, 2006 – Elite Boys Basketball Camp

July 16-21, 2006 – Girls Volleyball Camp

July 23-28, 2006 – Girls Basketball Camp

June 25-30, 2006 – Girls Volleyball Camp at New Mexico School for the Deaf

Clientele:  Deaf/Hard of Hearing, ages 10-18

Fees:  $200 – 6-day, 5-night camp, $500 – two 6-day, 5-night camp, $50 – weekend stay, $200 – girls volleyball camp at New Mexico School for the Deaf

Activities: Gallaudet Sports Camps provide campers with instruction to improve their playing skills and better understand the dynamics of each sport.


The Clerc Center Honors Program Summit 2006: Learn. Lead. Achieve.

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Honors Program

Gallaudet University

800 Florida Avenue, NE

Washington, DC  20002

202-448-7161 V

Contact: Daniel Dukes, Coordinator


Web site:

Dates:  June 19-30, 2006

Clientele: Highly-motivated Deaf/Hard of Hearing students currently in ninth, tenth and eleventh grades – open to 50 students only

Fees: Non-refundable $150 – students need to bring additional money for souvenirs, snacks, and a few meals out. If 50 spots are filled and you submitted your payment, you will get full refund.

Activities: Advanced Placement (AP) preview classes (English, Biology, and U.S. History, and Psychology), leadership discussions and simulations, a journey through Deaf history, and a weekend tour of Washington, D.C. Returning students who participated in last summer’s Summit 2005 will also have the opportunity during the two weeks to participate in special Summit: Extreme activities, which build upon lessons and experiences from last year’s program.


Young Scholar's Programs
                                    Summer 2006
Summer & Saturday @ Gallaudet
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC  20002
202-448-6930 T/V
800-383-9931 (toll free) T/V
202-448-6930 T/V
Web site:
Dates:  July
                                    9-21, 2006 – Camp Media
July 11-16, 2006 – LEADAmerica: Leadership
July 16-28, 2006 – Crimes and Clues!
July 16-28, 2006 – Camp Gallaudet
Clientele:  Talented and gifted Deaf/Hard of
                                    Hearing teenagers
Fees: $1,200 per program, scholarship
Activities:  Camp Media
                                    – Students will produce a digital media documentary based on visits to historical sites and museums in the Washington, DC metro area. LEADAmerica:
                                    Leadership University
                                    is an in-depth, intensive conference for young leaders who want to challenge themselves to excel and realize their full potential.
                                    Crimes and Clues! – Designed for students with a keen interest in the sciences
                                    with a focus on forensic science. Camp Gallaudet – for non-signing deaf and hard of hearing high school students who
                                    want to learn about Deaf Culture and the basics of American Sign Language. 




CueSign Camp

Towson, MD

Contact: Amy Crumrine


Web site:

Dates: July 15-20, 2006

Note: Contact National Cued Speech Association under Ohio for more information.


Lion’s Camp Merrick, Inc.

P.O. Box 56

Nanjemoy, MD  20662

301-870-5858 V

301-246-9108 F

Contact:  Robert Rainey, Camp Administrator


Web site: after end of February

Dates:  June 25-30, 2006 – Session 1 ages 6-12

July 2-7, 2006 – Session 2 ages 6-16

July 9-14, 2006 – Session 3 ages 6-16

Clientele:  Deaf/Hard of Hearing & KODA children

Fees:  $425 each session and a $25 non-refundable registration fee, sponsorship available – go to about scholarship after February. Payment in full or confirmation of sponsorship must be received at least ten days prior to arrival at camp.

Activities:  Arts & crafts, swimming, ropes course, overnight in the woods, and many more.


West River United Methodist Center

P.O. Box 429

Churchton, MD  20733

800-922-6795 T/V

410-867-0991 V

410-867-3741 V

Contact:  Peggy Johnson

E-mail: or

Web site:

Dates:  July 23-28, 2006

Clientele:  Deaf/Hard of Hearing youth/children, ages 7-18, three groups – Elementary ages 7-10, Middle High ages 11-13 and Senior High ages 14-18

Fees:  $300 and $100 non-refundable registration fee. $100 deposit required with registration fee. Balance is due one month prior to camp. Registrations not paid in full by the due date will be cancelled, and their space will be allocated to those on the waiting list.

Activities:  Swimming, tubing, arts & crafts, hiking, campfires, Bible lessons, indoor and outdoor games, worship, archery, team building, the climbing Wall and new friends.


Camp HERO (Here Everyone Really is One)

Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Theme: The Talent Show
Bloomsburg University
Navy Hall Office 16B
Bloomsburg, PA  17815
Contact:  Jamie Galgoci, Director
                                       P.O. Box
                  Lansford, PA  18232
Web site:
Dates:  July 30-August 4, 2006
Clientele:  Deaf/Hard of Hearing ages 6-17
Fees:  $200, early payment postmarked on or before April 15, 2006 - $150 – send payment
                                    to Jamie Galgoci’s address above
Activities:  Activities planned by undergraduates and graduate students from Bloomsburg University – arts
                                    and crafts, climbing wall, making a mess, collages, trip to the theatre, Native American photographs, making cupcakes, Native American paints
Camp Overbrook: IN SIGN 2006

Deaf Arcdiocese

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

222 North 17th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19103

215-587-3913 T/V/VP

215-587-3561 F

Contact: Sister Kathleen Schipani


Web site:

Dates:  July 17-28, 2006

Clientele: Deaf/Hard of Hearing ages 6-14

Fees:  $75, scholarship available

Activities: Religion class, arts/crafts, swimming, liturgies in sign language, field games, and drama

Lions Camp Kirby

1735 Narrows Hill Road

Uppber Black Eddy, PA  18972


Contact: Katherine Geroni

    215-249-3710 V

    215-249-1239 F

Web site:

Dates: June 18, June 25, July 2, & July 9, 2006 (four sessions – 4 weeks)

Clientele:  Deaf/Hard of Hearing youth and siblings, ages 8-15

Fees:  To be announced

Activities:  Camp Kirby offers a number of activities to bring out the artist, athlete or nature lover in every child – arts & crafts, scrap-booking, journal writing, baseball, soccer, kick ball, archery, campfires, swimming, hiking, canoeing, cooking, computers, drama, tree planting, storytelling, nature studies, fishing, talent shows and more.




Cue Camp Virginia

Williamsburg, VA

Web site:

Dates:  September 28- October 1, 2006

Note: Contact National Cued Speech Association under Ohio for more information.


Summer Enrichment Camp

VSDB CSI and Basketball Camp 2006

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind

P.O. Box 2069

Staunton, VA  24402



Contact: Tanya Faidley, Educational Coordinator


Web site:

Dates: June 25-30, 2006

Clientele: Deaf/Hard of Hearing children ages 11-17, Virginia campers only

Fees: Campers are encouraged to bring spending money.

Activities: Morning academics with CSI investigations, ASL, field trips, afternoon basketball instruction, evening movies, swimming, trips, picnics, games, and more.



Find A Camp!

American Camping Association

5000 State Road 67 North

Martinsville, IN  46151-7902

765-342-8456 V

765-342-2065 F

Web site:

Speech/Hearing Impairments Camps

2500 North Military Trail, Suite 350

Boca Raton, FL  33431

877-242-9330 (Toll Free)

561-443-2924 V

866-665-2904 F


Web site:

The Summer Camp Handbook

Christopher Thurber, PhD

20 Main Street

Exeter, NH  03833

603-557-8100 V


Web site:


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