Resource Guide: SUMMER CAMPS

Last Updated; August 17, 2021

Austine Green Mountain Lions Camp

130 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Bradley Hammond, Director
802-258-9513 (V/TTY)
802-254-3921 (FAX)

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.

Camp Horizons

P.O. Box 323
South Windham, CT 06266
Scott Lambeck, Camp Director
860-456-1032 (V/TTY)
860-456-4721 (FAX)

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; masters program for mature campers.

Camp Mark Seven

Dr. Andrew Brinks, Executive Director
Email: execdir@campmark7.org
Website: Camp Mark Seven

(September - May)
8100 Glendale Drive
Frederick, MD 21707

(June August)
144 Mohawk Hotel Road
Old Forge, NY 13420
315-357-6089 (V)
315-207-5707 (VP)
866-572-9102 (VP)
315-357-6087 (FAX)

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.

Sign Tree Camp, a Program at Pine Tree Camp

114 Pine Tree Camp Road
Rome, Maine 04963
Contact Lori Chesley
207-386-5990 (V)
207-510-4647 (VP)
Email: lchesley@pinetreesociety.org
Website: pinetreesociety

Sign Tree Camp is a unique retreat designed for adults who are Deaf and have an intellectual disability. Sign Tree Camp offers a fun, language-accessible camp experience in a barrier-free environment at Pine Tree Camp.

Pine Tree Camp is set on 285 acres of woods and fields and has more than a mile of waterfront on North Pond in Rome, Maine. During their stay, campers have the opportunity to connect with a peer group and benefit from a full range of recreational activities all adapted to meet their needs. Campers stay in beautiful, new, fully accessible cabins with breathtaking views of North Pond and surrounding hills.

Hearing staff, who work with and support the campers, also benefit from opportunities designed to build skills in Visual Gestural Communication with a goal of supporting individuals long after Sign Tree Camp has ended.

Camp Discover

Held in Maine annually in October
Contact: Nicole Dobson
Email: access.dobson@gmail.com
207-602-0770 (V)

The Cued Speech Association of Maine, together with Maine Hands & Voices, presents Camp Discover, an educational and fun camp experience for families with kids who are D/deaf and hard of hearing held at Pine Tree Camp in Rome, Maine. Our program offers: instruction and immersion for parents and children in each modality; spoken language, cued language (Cued Speech) and American Sign Language (ASL); parent-to-parent support D/deaf and Hard of Hearing role models; professional support; speech-language-listening therapy and modality-specific training for campers who are D/HH; literacy block, a time for reading our favorite books or shared stories presented in various modalities; and whole-group fun camp activities. We provide sign language interpreting and cued language transliteration services to ensure access to all programming for all participants. Also, as part of our program, we offer intern learning experiences for students or professionals in interpreting/transliterating, speech-language pathology, and deaf education fields of study.