Summer Camps for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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. Some camps are directed toward children who use sign language, others who use spoken language and a few for children who use cued speech. There are some listings of camp experiences for children with typical hearing who have a track record for adapting/accommodating for the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

For the Volta Voices Apr-Jun 2017 issue on How to Navigate Summer Camp with Hearing Loss read here for the magazine.

For information for parents describing what they can do when sending their child away to camp (a non – DHH specialty camp) go to http://www.listeningandspokenlanguage.org/SummerCamp/

ALABAMA

ASD Summer Camp
Camp Shocco for the Deaf
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Space Camp & Aviation Challenge For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

ARIZONA

Lions Camp Tatiyee

CALIFORNIA

California Hands & Voices Deaf and Hard of Hearing Family Camp
Camp Grizzly for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth
Camp Hapitok
Camp SignShine
CEID Family Camp
Deaf Camp at Camp Pacifica
Deaf – Blind Grizzly Bear Camp
DCS San Diego 1st Annual Literacy Camp
Deaf Kid’s Kamp
John Tracy Clinic Family Summer Programs
Lions Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children

COLORADO

Adaptive Sports Center
Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
CNI Cochlear Kids Camp
Rosie’s Ranch

CONNECTICUT

Camp Isola Bella

INDIANA Contd

continued Hear Indiana Listening and Spoken Language Camp
MDO-The Deaf Youth Sports Festival

IOWA

Camp Albrecht Acres of the Midwest
Y Camp

KANSAS

Fantasy Sports Camp
St. Joseph Sertoma Clubs Summer Camp

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Lions Youth Camp

MAINE

Hidden Valley Camp
Cue Camp New England

MARYLAND

Cue Camp Friendship
Lions Camp Merrick
Maryland Cued Speech Association
National Cued Speech Association
Deaf Camps, Inc.

Youth Leadership CampNational Assn of the Deaf

LOUISIANA

Kidz Kamp

MASSACHUSETTES

Clarke Summer Adventure

MICHIGAN

Bay Cliff Health Camp
Lions Bear LakeCamp
Camp Chris Williams
De Sales Center – Holley Ear Institute
Michigan Chapter of AG Bell Summer Camp Program

MINNESOTA

Courage North
Camp Sertoma Minnesota Conservation Corps

MISSOURI

Camp Barnabas
Central Institute for the Deaf–Summer School/Camp

PENNSYLVANIA

Camp HERO (Here Everyone Really is One)

PENNSYLVANIA continued

Hare Soccer Camps
Lions Camp Kirby
PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp
The Scranton School Summer Camp
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Summer Camp

SOUTH CAROLINA

William W. All Adventure Camp
Camp Wonder Hands

SOUTH DAKOTA

National Leadership & Literacy Camp

TENNESSEE

Camp Rise and Sign
Camp Summer Sign
Deaf Camps at the Bill Rice Ranch

TEXAS

Camp Summit
Life Deaf Youth Camp
Summer Listening Camp
Texas School for the Deaf Summer Programs

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Camp SHARP 2014
High School Youth Programs and Sports Camps

FLORIDA

Camp Challenge
Camp Endeavor
Camp Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Camp Indian Springs
Deaf Spiritual Leadership Camp

GEORGIA

Camp DOVE
Camp Juliena
High Meadows Camp

ILLINOIS

Camp Chi-Cue-Go
Camp Lions of Illinois
Career Exploration Camp
Illinois School for the Deaf Summer Camps
International Creative Arts Camp (ICAC)
Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Hearing Impaired
Summer Hockey Camp

INDIANA

Camp Crosley
Camp Willard
Deaf Children’s Camp
Happiness Bag

The St. Joseph SERTOMA Clubs Summer Camp for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Happy Hands Camp

NEW JERSEY

Signs of Fun

NEVADA

Camp SignShine

NEW MEXICO

Apache Creek Deaf and Youth Ranch

NEW YORK

Camp Mark 7
Camped Up

Camp Sisol
(RocCity Signers LLC and JCC Camp Sisol partnering this summer on day camp)

Cradle Beach Camp
Cue Camp New York
NTID Explore Your Future
Steps to Success Program
TechGirlz Camp(RIT/NTID)
TechBoyz Camp(RIT/NTID)

NORTH CAROLINA

CampUS: Positively Influencing Transition for Teens with Hearing Loss 2-day camp in June

Camp Woodbine
Cue Camp Cheerio
Sertoma Deaf Camp

OHIO

Daybreak Summer ESY Program
Nature and Art An ASL Immersion Day Camp
Ohio School for the Deaf
O-Y-O at Camp Nuhop
St Augustine’s Rainbow Camp

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Summer Camp

OREGON

Camp Taloali
Meadowood Springs Speech & Hearing Camp
The Northwest Christian Camp for the Deaf (NWCCD)
Youth Leadership Camp

VERMONT

Austine Green Mountain Lions Camp

VIRGINIA

Brethern Woods Summer Camp
Camp Loud and Clear
Cue Camp Virginia

WASHINGTON DC

Summer Youth Programs (Gallaudet Univ)

WASHINGTON

Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Computing
Camp “Hands Up”
Washington State Association of the Deaf-Deaf Teen Leadership

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Lions Camp
Wisconsin School for the Deaf

OTHER RESOURCES

Choice Camps
Find A Camp!
KidsCamp.com
Camp Spirit
Communication Connections

This list was compiled from lists provided by Gallaudet University and the AG Bell Association.

Fidelity of hyperlink connections to specific websites cannot be guaranteed.

Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss http://successforkidswithhearingloss.com Updated July
2017. If you know of any other summer camps or needed changes to this list please email info@successforkidswithhearingloss.com.