Resource Guide: SUMMER CAMPS
Last Updated; February 19, 2014
Austine Green Mountain Lions Camp
130 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Bradley Hammond, Director
Outdoor education, adventure programming, and opportunities for personal growth all provided in the beautiful hills of southern Vermont. Camp Age: One week day camp for 3-5 year olds. One week sleep over camp for 6-9 year olds. Two week sleep over camps for 10-13 year olds and 14-18 year olds. This is an excellent opportunity for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their siblings to be together and have a great time during the summer. Children are immersed in a communication rich-environment supported by caring and well trained staff. The campers live and learn in the natural environment, sleeping in cabins, hiking, swimming, climbing on the ropes course and taking many field trips to science museums, baseball games and wildlife centers.
P.O. Box 323
South Windham, CT 06266
Scott Lambeck, Camp Director
Camp Horizons is a private, residential camp in South Windham, Conn., for youth with intellectual disabilities and deafness as a secondary disability. Camp Horizon’s philosophy is to assist each camper in reaching their fullest potential in a supportive, recreational environment. Ages 8 and up; master’s program for mature campers.
Camp Mark Seven
Dr. Andrew Brinks, Executive Director
Website: Camp Mark Seven
(September – May)
8100 Glendale Drive
Frederick, MD 21707
(June – August)
144 Mohawk Hotel Road
Old Forge, NY 13420
Camp Mark Seven is a lakefront recreational, educational and leadership camp in the Adirondack Mountains of Old Forge, NY. Diverse programs are offered for hearing, deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals of all ages.
Lutheran Social Services
39 Mechanic Street, Suite 300
Westbrook, ME 04092
Contact: Julie Novack
Camp Sign-A-Watha, affiliated to Lutheran Social Services-Deaf Services is a 5-day residential camping program for Deaf adults with intellectual disabilities. Our program is designed to provide recreation, personal adjustment and respite-care for individuals who, because of their physical or mental limitations, would be unable or profit from an alternate camping experience. Camp Sign-A-Watha accepts a wide range of campers, from the independent to those needing assistance in many aspects of daily living. Camp Sign-A-Watha goals:
- to help each camper develop a realistic and positive attitude about themselves.
- to help each camper develop socially acceptable behaviors.
- to help each camper have fun and develop new skills.
- to help each camper develop an appreciation for nature, conservation and the outdoors.
- to help each camper develop and build physical, social and leisure time skills that represent reasonable expectations for that person.
- to help each camper achieve growth in independence and self-confidence.
- to help each camper achieve recognition for his or her achievements.
- to help provide a period of respite-care for the family members of each camper and for the campers themselves.
Cue Camp New England
Held in Maine every summer!
Contact: Nicole Dobson
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or NiCueSSS@gmail.com
Cue Camp New England(CCNE) provides a fun and supportive learning environment for new cuers and those wishing to improve their cueing skills. Families, friends, professionals, children and adults enjoy recreation, relaxation, learning and lots of laughs! Deaf and hard of hearing teens/young adults are counselors. Speech language therapy is provided for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Beginner and advanced instruction in Cued Speech, teen and adult panels, a variety of speakers and campfire chats are also an important part of the experience. For the children, there are cue classes, arts and crafts, swimming, games and much more.