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Alabama

ASD Summer Camp
Alabama School for the Deaf holds a weeklong summer camp for students with hearing loss ages 6-15 who live in Alabama. It is an opportunity for deaf or hard-of-hearing students to interact with each other while also enjoying activities like swimming, horseback riding, and arts and crafts. No charge for Alabama residents.

Camp Shocco for the Deaf
This is a religious summer camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing children ages 8 to 12. Children will work on teambuilding activities and partake in recreational activities. The cost is $210.00.

Space Camp
This program offers a chance to learn more about working in the space industry through a presentation by deaf NASA professionals.



Alaska

Camp Aurora
This is a 10 day summer camp sponsored by the Arc of Anchorage, which provides services for children in Alaska. The camp is for children from ages 8 to 18 and stresses teambuilding and leadership activities. Cost is $450.00.



Arizona

Lyons Camp Tatiyee
This camp is not especially for deaf children, but is open to any child with special needs. Programs include swimming, archery, and cooking.



Arkansas

Camp Aldersgate
This is a resident or respite camp for children with medical, physical, or developmental challenges. They have a program for deaf and hard-of-hearing children from 6 to 18 years of age. The camp provides different programs depending on the children's needs; they offer outdoor activities like hiking as well as swimming and canoeing. The camp is located in Little Rock, Arkansas.



California

Camp Grizzly
A camp run by deaf and hard-of-hearing staff or counselors fluent in sign language, it accepts children from 7 to 15 years of age. The camp includes sports like soccer and basketball, recreation like arts and crafts, and educational programs like water safety. Price ranges from $425 to $475 depending on when you register. Located in Portola, California.

Camp Hapitok
This is a four week residential summer camp for students living in San Luis Obispo County who are referred by speech and language pathologists at their schools. It's located in San Luis Obispo, California. Campers are paired with a Therapy Individual Goal Reinforcer (TIGR) who participate together in a number of activities, including speech/language therapy, P.E., and arts and crafts.

CEID Family Camp
This is for families with deaf, hard-of-hearing or KODA (Kid of Deaf Adults) children from birth to eight years old. A one-day camp, its primary goal is to provide an opportunity for families to socialize. This is open for children who attend CEID (Center for Early Intervention on Deafness), other intervention programs in the San Francisco Bay Area, or families not affiliated with any programs. The cost in $10 a person for Saturday camp. The camp takes place in Livermore, California.

Lions Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children
This camp is for children from 7 to 15. They can learn outdoor skills and appreciate nature. Camps are held in two locations: Camp Teresita Pines at Wrightwood and Camp Ross Relles at Nevada City. There is no fee for children from California.



Colorado

Aspen Camp
This camp provides adventure and exposure to nature and wildlife. Located in Snowmass, Colorado, the camp costs $350.00.

Campus Connection
Hosted by the Marion Downs Hearing Center in Aurora, Colorado, this is the first overnight summer camp they are offering. It will be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, Colorado, and it is a two-day camp for college-bound teens. Campers will also have the opportunity to compete for a $500 dollar scholarship.



Connecticut

Camp Isola Bella
Campers have the opportunity to challenge themselves and build self-esteem. It is located in Taconic, Connecticut. There are youth sessions (for children ages 8 to 12) as well as teen sessions (for children ages 13 to 17); both sessions are $900.



Delaware

Children's Beach House
This nonprofit organization offers summer and weekend camps for children with special needs. Activities include swimming, sailing, kayaking, crafts, and more.



Florida

Murray Child Development Center
Serving children from six weeks to six years, the Murray Child Development Center provides care, education, early intervention, support, and therapy evaluation to children of all abilities and their families. This is an inclusive, developmental preschool where many children have special needs and/or disabilities. The Murray Child Development Center is located in Tampa, Florida.

Igoe-Amar Child Development Center
This center provides child care for children of all abilities. The early childhood program offers early intervention services for children from birth to 36 months. The center also offers physical, speech, occupational, and behavioral therapy treatments to children from birth to six years old. It is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Hear 4 Kidz, Inc.
Easter Seals in the Keys will be providing audiology/hearing/speech therapy services to clients in Key West (Southern Monroe County).



Georgia

Camp Juliena
This is a residential summer camp for deaf and hard of hearing teens and children. Campers can learn social and communication skills through team-oriented activities. Activities include swimming, boating, and fishing. Teen Camp Juliena is in Rising Fawn, Georgia at Camp Lookout. This camp has 30 available spaces and is for teens ages 13-17. Youth Camp Juliena is in LaGrange, Georgia at Camp Viola. This is for children ages 6-12 and there are 40 spaces available.

Camp D.O.V.E.
D.O.V.E. stands for Deaf Outreach through Visual Effects. The camp provides an opportunity for deaf or hard of hearing children to share experiences in a Christian environment. For children ages 8 to seniors in high school, campers can partake in a number of activities like swimming, karate, and games. The non-profit organization began as a performing arts company in 1991. It costs $200 and is located at Camp Twin Lakes in Winder, Georgia.



Hawaii

Camp Imua
This camp brings children with special needs together for a free weeklong camp. Fifty children attend. Activities include crafts, games, swimming, helicopter rides, and more.



Idaho

Camp Sawtooth
Located in Ketchum, Idaho, Camp Sawtooth is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church. Campers experience a variety activities including swimming, hiking, crafts in and a Christian environment.



Illinois

Camp Lions of Illinois for Blind and Deaf Youth
Campers must be between the ages of 7 and 17 and is free but does require a $15 "store deposit." Camp Lions has sites located in Northern Illinois (Camp Henry Horner - Ingleside), Central Illinois (near Bloomington), and Southern Illinois (Camp Manitowa - Benton).

Illinois School for the Deaf
The Illinois School for the Deaf, located in Jacksonville, Illinois, hosts a sports camp, a creative arts camp, and a Tiger Kids Day.

Summer Hockey Camp
This camp for deaf and hard of hearing hockey players in Woodridge, Illinois. The camp is open to boys and girls of all ages and skill levels.



Indiana

Deaf Youth Sports Festival
Children will enjoy a full week of sports training, competitions, and enriching activities.

Indiana Deaf Camp Foundation
Offered to individuals with a hearing loss, or those who are related to individuals with a hearing loss and is held at Camp Mack in Milford, Indiana. The camp costs $300.



Iowa

Camp High Hopes
This camp offers year-round recreation programs for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses. It offers a variety of activities, including archery, canoeing, and outdoor education. It offers a variety of options, including week long summer camps, day camps, and weekends.



Kansas

St. Joseph Sertoma Clubs Summer Camp
Deaf or hard of hearing campers ages 7 through 14 can enjoy swimming, horseback riding, and more. Cost is $150.



Kentucky

Lions Youth Camp
Camp is offered to deaf and hard of hearing boys and girls ages 6 through 15 who are residents of Kentucky.



Louisiana

Louisiana Lions Camp
This is a non-profit residential summer camp free for children of Louisiana with special needs. Week long sessions are offered during June and July.



Maine

Cue Camp New England
This camp provides the opportunity to learn Cued Speech or to improving Cueing skills. Deaf and hard of hearing children and their families can attend. Classes are offered for a variety of age groups and fun activities are offered as well. The camp lasts four days.



Maryland

Lions Camp Merrick
Offers non-stop fun for deaf children between the ages of 6-16. Campers participate in a "traditional camp" experience supervised by trained and caring counselors. The cost is $350.

Deaf Camps, Inc.
Campers aged 7 through 19 will participate in swimming, hiking, arts and crafts and will learn about god's love through daily religious education lessons and chapel. All activities will be conducted in American Sign Language. The cost is $440. Young Adult Deaf Camp is also offered.



Massachusetts

Summer Adventure
This is a two week program for kids 9- 14 who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is an opportunity to make new friends and have fun. Total cost is $1200.



Michigan

A.C.O.R.N. Theatre Camp
This is a week long camp for deaf and hard of hearing middle school and high school students. Participants will learn about theatre while also developing pride, self-esteem, and independence. Total cost is $275.



Minnesota

Camps for Courage & Friendship
Campers of all ages can enjoy activities including canoeing, boating, nature activities, fishing and more. This camp is unique in its ability to serve people with a wide range of developmental and/or physical disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, ADD/ADHD, epilepsy, hearing or vision impairments, physical challenges or a combination of disabilities. Camp is daily or weekly and is held at one of five camps in Minnesota.

Camp Sertoma
This camp provides growth oriented to outdoor experiences within a peer environment for youth who are deaf or hard of hearing. Camp activities include nature study, canoeing, astronomy, story telling and more. The youth session is for campers who just completed 1st - 7th grade. A teenage session is offered for campers who just completed 8th - 10th grade.



Mississippi

Elizabeth Gwin Session at Camp Tik-a-Witha
This camp is available to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 21 who have special needs. The camp lasts 6 days and includes activities like games, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and more. Total cost is $175, and partial financial assistance is available.



Missouri

Camp Barnabas
This camp provides life-changing opportunities to people with special needs in a Christian Camp setting. Week long camping sessions run throughout the whole summer.



Montana

Montana School for the Deaf & Blind
This school offers a summer camp for students and children who attend school in their home communities to come together for a week to socialize and build communication, independent living, and technology skills. One camp is offered specifically for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Recreational activities include trips to the water park, baseball games, and art and children's museums as well as activities like swimming and bowling. Ages range from nine to fourteen years old.



Nebraska

Camp Hope at Norwesca Camp & Retreat Center
This camp is available for adults and children over the age of ten who have disabilities. The camp lasts for four days and includes a wide variety of activities, including Bible study. Cost is $325, and financial assistance may be available.



Nevada

Camp SignShine
Campers 7-19 enjoy a comfortable and safe environment focused on the development of social skills and communication enhancement. Cost is $375. Camp is hosted at the facilities of Camp Ronald McDonald in Eagle Lake, California.



New Hampshire

Windsor Mountain International Summer Camp ASL Program
This camp offers participants the opportunity to choose their own activities with staff guidance. Each year the camp welcomes 8-12 deaf campers between the ages of 7 and 16. Traditional sessions last between three to four weeks, while Mini and Extended sessions are also available.



New Jersey

Happy Hands Camp
Day camp specifically for deaf and hard of hearing children ages 4-12.



New Mexico

Apache Creek Deaf and Youth Ranch
All deaf young people ages 8-19 who are still in school are invited to attend. Bible classes, gospel preaching and singing highlight the week. Everything is done with total communication. Activities include horseback riding, hiking, crafts and more.



New York

Camped Up
Day camp program located in Manhattan for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid users. Campers 3 years old and up are welcome to enjoy martial arts, yoga, music and drama, group games, and more. Cost is $750 per week.

Deaf Film Camp at Camp Mark 7
Deaf Film Camp offers the skills to learn and understand how to make videos using techniques that will hold audiences' attention. They will learn how to write scripts and other aspects of the production process. Camp is offered to 13 - 16 year olds. Program fee is $1150.

Camp Mark 7
Youth camp offers swimming, arts and crafts, and more for children with limited or no hearing ability. The program is designed to provide a sense of caring for one another, honesty, and respect while enhancing self confidence and social skills while have FUN. Camp is offered to 9 - 12 year olds. Program fee is $1150.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
A six-day exploration program for college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students who will begin their junior or senior year. This program, offered by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), focuses on personal growth and career awareness for students as they begin to think about college.

Steps to Success
Weekend summer camp program offered to African-American, Native American or Latino students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and are entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. Students learn about technology - camp offers hands-on experience working with robots, using lab equipment to do experiments, and more. Cost is $50 for weekend session.

TechGirlz
A week-long summer camp for deaf or hard-of-hearing girls entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Program fee is $650.

TechBoyz
A week-long summer camp for deaf or hard-of-hearing boys entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Program fee is $650.



North Carolina

Camp Woodbine
This is a free, one day event for hearing impaired children and their families. The camp will provide socialization, language stimulation, and communication opportunities. Parents attend classes while their children participate in activities. Children with disabilities and children facing illnesses can also attend this camp.

Sertoma Deaf Camp
This camp is for children between 8 and 16 who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a family member who is deaf or hard of hearing. The camp lasts for one week.



North Dakota

North Dakota School for the Deaf
This school offers summer camps for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.



Ohio

Akron Rotary Camp
This camp is targeted towards children with special needs between the ages of 6 and 17. Both overnight and day camps are offered.



Oklahoma

OSD Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Camp
This is a summer camp for children between the ages of 6 and 11 and a camp for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17. Camps last four days for elementary school students and five days for high school students. There is no cost.



Oregon

Camp Taloali
This camp is for deaf, hard-of-hearing, CODA's, siblings and signing friends ages 6-18. Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains on 111 acres. Activities include swimming, archery, ropes course, nature study, rock wall climbing, and more.

Camp Meadowood Springs
This camp is for children with social learning and communications challenges and their peers and siblings.



Pennsylvania

WPSD Summer Camps
List of activities not provided. Day camp for grades 1st through 7th.



Rhode Island

Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett
This camp is open to children of all abilities. The Trailblazer Program is fully integrated into the camp and is designed for children with special needs from preschool to eighth grade. The camp has hiking trails, ropes courses, a sportsfield, playground equipment, and more.



South Carolina

Camp Wonderhands
A special time and place for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. Five day/four night camp for children ages 7-15.



South Dakota

Augustana College
This school offers a Summer Enrichment Program that is available for deaf and hard of hearing children from the Soiux Falls area. Communication using ASL is encouraged. The program lasts for four weeks. (For information, contact Carmen Steen-carmen.steen@augie.edu)



Tennessee

Bill Rice Ranch Camp
Weeklong deaf ministries camp for deaf children ages 9-19. Activities include sports competition, swimming and more.

Green Mountain Lions Camp
Camp opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing children, hearing siblings, and children with deaf parents. American Sign Language is utilized by all and taught as primary mode of communication. Days are filled with swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and more.



Texas

Texas School for the Deaf
This school offers summer programs for students between 3 and 22. Programs run for three weeks and include a variety of activities.



Utah

Camp Kostopulos
This is a residential summer camp for kids and teens with disabilities. The camp lasts for five days and includes activities such as fishing, horse riding, swimming, camp outs, and more. Travel trips are also available to places such as Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Yellowstone Park.



Vermont

Sign Language Units at Brethren Woods Camp
This camp includes deaf or hard of hearing campers and hearing campers. The hearing campers will learn some ASL, and the camp will include both special and traditional camp activities, including crafts, swimming, and Bible study. This camp is a week long and is available for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders or 6th through 8th graders.



Virginia

Camp Easter Seals UCP
This camp is available to children ages 6 and up with disabilities or special needs. Activities include swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, archery, and more. The camp offers 6 day and 12 day overnight programs as well as a performing arts camp and a family week. Weekends are offered during the spring and fall.



Washington

Washington
This camp is available to children of any age with disabilities. Activities include boating, swimming, horseback riding, crafts, and more. Sessions are targeted to specific age groups and are available for six days or eight days.



Washington, DC

Camp Sharp
A summer camp for deaf and hard of hearing preschoolers. Children have fun while developing their spoken language and listening skills. Summer camp will be held at Gallaudet University. Cost for the entire program is $1000.

Immerse into ASL
For students entering 10th - 12th grade (14-18 year olds). The program offers three courses: ASL I, ASL II, and ASL III. ASL I introduces ASL basics and information about Deaf community and culture to students with little to no previous knowledge of ASL. ASL II is continues to build on the basics of ASL, focusing primarily on mastering basic ASL sentences types. ASL III adds more complexity through ASL grammatical features, vocabulary, short stories, and dialogues. The cost of this program is $1200 which includes meals and housing. Deaf or hard of hearing students wishing to attend must show that they are working toward a high school diploma and are asked to submit an unofficial transcript or a letter from a guidance counselor.

Discover Your Future
This camp is for deaf and hard of hearing students entering into 10th - 12th grade. During this time, students will participate in self-discovery activities and outdoor activities that will build teamwork, leadership, and self-confidence. Students will also take assessments to learn more about strengths, values, interests, and possible careers as well as create a mini portfolio to take home. The program also includes tours of Washington, D.C. and a few other field trips. The cost of the program is $750 which includes meals and housing. Deaf or hard of hearing students wishing to attend must show that they are working toward a high school diploma and are asked to submit an unofficial transcript or a letter from a guidance counselor.



West Virginia

Camp Gizmo
This is a camp where parents, professionals, and students can learn how assistive technology can help young children with developmental needs. Children attending the camp will participate in Kids Camp educational and recreational activities.



Wisconsin

Wisconsin Lions Camp
Free of charge to eligible Wisconsin residents who are Blind or visually impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing children, youth with mild cognitive disabilities, and youth with diabetes. Camp sessions are for ages 6-17.



Wyoming

Camp Grace
This is a Christian camp for special needs children from 7 to 16. Four nine-day sessions are offered. Total cost is $400.

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