Resource Guide: SUMMER CAMPS
Last Updated; August 17, 2016
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.
Camp Sign formerly "Camp-Sign-A-Watha"
Pine Tree Camp
114 Pine Tree Camp Road
Contact: Maura Nolin
Website: Pine Tree Society
September 20, 21 & 22, 2016
Camp Sign at Pine Tree Camp is a unique retreat designed for adults who are deaf or use sign or gesture and have an intellectual disability.
Many of our “campers” live in communication isolation as the only deaf person living in group homes scattered throughout Maine and beyond. Camp Sign offers a fun, language-accessible camp experience in a barrier-free environment.
Pine Tree Camp is set on 285 fully accessible acres of woods, fields and more than a mile of waterfront on North Pond in Rome, Maine. During their stay, campers will have the opportunity to connect with a peer group and benefit from participating in a full range of recreational activities all adapted to meet their needs. Campers will stay in beautiful new fully accessible camper cabins with breathtaking views of North Pond.
Hearing staff who work with and support campers will benefit from workshops and training opportunities designed to build skills in Visual Gestural Communication to better support individuals long after Camp Sign has ended.
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.