Look below for more information on summer camp opportunities for Deaf children and their families. (Please note there may be cancellations or changes in programing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check directly with the organization for their most up-to-date information.)
Many of our students and staff participate - this camp gives students an opportunity to socialize outside of the school environment while providing them with many new opportunities. They are exposed to a full week surrounded by sign language and peers. The cost is low and they work with families who are unable to pay the full amount.
Serves K-8th grade students.
Applications due in June
Cost $400 with some scholarships available.
High school students have an opportunity to volunteer.
Camp Sol of the Deaf, Inc offers a wide variety of summer camps for children ages 9-17. Located at YMCA Camp Linwood MacDonald, the camps emphasize each deaf and hard of hearing child's needs and personal development within a group setting, and offers exposure and opportunities to develop their own Deaf identity as well as increase their personal knowledge about intersectionality, colorism, leadership and self-esteem.
Serves ages 9-12 and 13-17
Cost $500 with some scholarships available for low income families.
It allows kids to choose what they want to do with their summer - you may add on additional weeks at a deeply discounted rate.
Serves ages 4-14
$125 for 3 weeks - they have a special scholarship through the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation for deaf and hard of hearing children and their siblings. Bussing available for Queens residents, though other borough residents may attend by meeting at the pick up locations in Queens.
Volunteer and paid opportunities are also available for high school students.
Loving, caring staff provide a safe environment where each child is nurtured. Activities offered: ASL instruction & storytelling, ropes course, rock climbing wall, swimming, dance, science, digital media, arts & crafts, dance, team building
Camp Discovery serves children who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Kids of Deaf Adults. ASL will be the preferred means of communication
Early Bird Special: $700 before February 14th. After February 14th: $750 - $300 partial financial scholarships are available.
Some dorm space is available for out of town families (for an added cost) and some parents have taken ASL classes on campus while their children are at camp.