Family Liaison

Summer Camps

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.)
Mid Hudson Valley Camp - Deaf Camp (Aug 16-20,2020) PDF (English and Spanish)
  • 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 (July 26-Aug 1, 2020) PDF (English and Spanish) Parent Resource Video (Spanish with English Translation)
  • 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.

Explorer Day Camp (June 29-July 17, 2020 - additional weeks available) PDF (English); PDF(Spanish)video
  • 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.

  • CM7 Family Week and ASL Family Week invites parents and children (ages 3 and up) - June 21-Jun 27, 2020
  • Deaf Film Camp (ages 13-16) Aug 2 - 14, 2020 Video
  • Deaf Stem Camps (ages 8-14) - Aug 16-28, 2020
  • KODA Children, Youth and Teen Camps  - between June 28-July 31, 2020
  • Cost: Family Package (2 adults and 2 kids) $675, Individual programs $750-1650 some scholarships are available (apply online by June 1)


  • 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
  • Ages 4-12, 
  • 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.

Camp Catch Them Young (July 12-25, 2020)
  • This  is a two-week, youth leadership and cultural immersion program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing high school students of color (grades 9-12).
  • $750 (includes housing, food and all activities)
  • Applications are due no later than June 15, 2020

Explore Your Future (July 11-16 and July 18-23, 2020) 
    • Apply by April 30
    • For high school sophomores and juniors.
    • Cost $700 with financial aid options
Health Care Careers Exploration Program (July 25-30, 2020)  
    • Apply by May 15
    • For students entering 10TH, 11TH or 12TH grade who are interested in a career in the healthcare field.
    • Cost $700 with financial aid options
techboyz/techgirlz(July 25-30, 2020) 
    • Apply by May 15
    • For girls and boys entering 7TH, 8TH, and 9TH grade who are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
    • Cost $700 with financial aid options