Summer Camp Listings

The following is a list of camps and programs known to support children who are deaf and hard of hearing. AG Bell does not endorse any of the camps or programs listed and only provides this list as a reference. This list is reviewed and refreshed on a regular basis, if you find a link that is broken, please notify us.

Alabama

Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Description: The Discovery Hall programs are for students and offer a variety of programs for children during the summer ranging from single-day programs to residential camps and academic courses. Makes accommodations for kids who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Space Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, AL 35805-3399
Description: A program designed to introduce children, ages 9-18, to the wonders of space. Children participate in simulated space missions, hands-on science projects, IMAX motion picture entertainment, and lectures on the past, present, and future of space exploration.

Arizona

Lions Camp Tatiyee
P.O. Box 6910
Mesa, AZ 85216
Description: Lions Camp Tatiyee gives individuals with special needs aged 7 and older the opportunity to spend a week away from home in the White Mountains of Arizona enjoying activities and meeting new friends.

California

John Tracy Clinic Family Summer Programs
806 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA90007
Description: An international summer program is offered annually at the John Tracy Clinic for parents worldwide and their children with hearing loss ages 2½ through 5 years old. Two three-week sessions are conducted in English. Parents attend a specially designed family learning program focusing on childhood hearing loss, auditory-verbal techniques, language development, emotional support and educational services. They also participate with their children in a demonstration spoken language preschool. Specialists provide audiology, counseling and consultation services.

California Hands & Voices Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Family Camp
Held at Marston Camp in Julian, CA
Description: Parents attend workshops presented by a variety of professionals in the fields of education, assistive listening technology, child development and advocacy while children participate in their own age-appropriate activities.

Colorado

Adaptive Sports Center
P.O. Box 1639
Crested Butte, CO
Description: Offers year-round outdoor activities for people with disabilities and their families.

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
P.O. Box1494
Aspen, CO 81612
Description: Youth programs are designed to provide Deaf and hard of hearing youth ages 8-18 with fun activities in a safe environment without communication barriers. Screened and train team members oversee their activities and provide leadership and self-discovery opportunities. Camps available in both summer and winter. Programs are also available for adults who want to experience the outdoors in a beautiful environment.

CNI Cochlear Kids Camp
YMCA of the Rockies’ Estes Park Center 
Estes Park, CO
Description: This Camp gives families the opportunity to share the successes of cochlear implant children, from 3-year-olds through high school seniors.

Connecticut

Camp Isola Bella
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
Description: Camp sessions for students ages 8-17 who are deaf and hard of hearing. All modes of communication – sign language, oral, aural, lipreading or a mix – are welcome.

Florida

Camp Endeavor
Sertoma
1301 Camp Endeavor Blvd
Dundee, Florida 33838
Description: A privately supported, non-profit educational summer camp program designed and organized to serve the deaf, hard of hearing, their hearing brothers and sisters, and hearing children with deaf or hard of hearing family members.

Georgia

Camp Juliena
Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, Inc.
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 103-B
Decatur, GA 30032
Description: A week-long residential summer camp for youths and teens who are deaf or hard of hearing. Through challenging, team-oriented activities, campers form lasting friendships and acquire valuable leadership, social and communication skills. Two sessions are offered, one for ages 6-12 and another for ages 13-17.

High Meadows Camp
High Meadows School
1055 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075
Description: Summer day camp for girls and boys ages from pre-school through eighth grade. High Meadows recognizes the value of a camp experience for all children, and the importance of diversity, respect, and interaction with persons of different abilities.

Illinois

Camp Lions of Illinois
2814 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, IL 60178
Description: Provides children ages 7-17 who have vision and/or hearing impairments a summer camp experience with their peers.

Summer Hockey Camp
The American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association
4214 W. 77th Place
Chicago, IL  60652
Rink Location: Seven Bridges Ice Arena, Woodridge, Illinois
Description: One-week hockey camp open to boys and girls of all ages and skill levels. Youth will experience a week of hockey training and will learn from top level coaches from around the country and USA Deaf Hockey Team Olympians.

Indiana

Hear Indiana Listening and Spoken Language Camp
Description: Week-long residential camp for children ages 8-18 who are deaf and hard of hearing and primarily use spoken language to communicate. The programs promote open discussion on many topics unique to individuals with hearing loss who are mainstreamed. The use of positive coping skills is stressed in discussions as well as activities. Campers will participate in dialogue and outdoor activities specifically designed to provide them with opportunities to develop leadership skills and build self-confidence.

Camp Crosley
165 EMST2 Lane
North Webster, IN 46555
Description: Various camp experiences form boys and girls ages 6-15 and a leadership camp for ages 16 & 17.

Happiness Bag
3833 Union Road
Terre Haute, IN 47802
Description: The Summer Day Camp program is designed to keep at risk, school aged children with special needs active during their summer vacation. The program focuses on physical activities, daily living skill development, and follow-along support to encourage the continued development of educational needs.

Iowa

Camp Albrecht Acres of the Midwest
P.O. Box 50
Sherrill, IA 52073
Description: Summer camp for people with special needs.

Y Camp
Des Moines YMCA
1192 166th Drive
Boone, IA 50036
Description: Many camp experiences to choose from for children ages 6-17.

Maine

Hidden Valley Camp
RR1 Box 2360
Freedom, ME 04941
Description: Serves campers from all over the United States and international. More than 50 programs/activities for co-ed campers ages 8-14; teen programs also offered.

Cue Camp New England 
Cued Speech Association of Maine
P.O. Box 390
Wilton, ME 04294
Description: Cue Camp New England (CCNE) provides a fun and supportive learning environment for new cuers and those wishing to improve their cueing skills.

Maryland

Cue Camp Friendship
Maryland Cued Speech Association
Silver Spring, MD
Description: Cue Camp Friendship is for everybody – professionals, parents and children. Come learn how to CUE with us!

Lions Camp Merrick, Inc.
P.O. Box 56
Nanjemoy, MD 20662
Description: Offers a traditional overnight camp experience for children ages 6-16 who are deaf, blind or type 1 diabetic.

Youth Leadership Camp
National Association of the Deaf
8630 Fenton Street, Suite 820
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3819Clarke's Summer Adventure is especially designed for children with hearing loss. Activities are led by experienced teachers of the deaf and young adults with hearing loss, and encourage leadership and independence, while enhancing listening, communication and social skills. Children enjoy field trips, recreation, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming, and more! We have two tracks for our two week camp in July: ages 9 - 13 and ages 14 - 17 located at The Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA
Description: This four-week summer camp program for deaf and hard of hearing high school students helps campers develop their scholarship, leadership, and citizenship qualities and enhance their self-identity, confidence, and self-esteem. The camp selects 32 male and 32 female campers with a total of 64 campers from all over the USA and internationally.

Massachusetts

Summer Programs
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
Easthampton, MA
Description: Clarke's Summer Adventure is especially designed for children with hearing loss. Activities are led by experienced teachers of the deaf and young adults with hearing loss, and encourage leadership and independence, while enhancing listening, communication and social skills. Children enjoy field trips, recreation, arts and crafts, hiking, swimming, and more!  We have two tracks for our two week camp in July: ages 9 - 13 and ages 14 - 17 located at The Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA

Michigan

Bay Cliff Health Camp
N4175 County Road KCA
P.O. Box 310
Big Bay, MI 49808
Description: Bay Cliff is primarily a therapy camp for children ages 6-17, with physical, speech, hearing, and vision impairments who live in Michigan. Children receive therapy and participate in activities to learn independent living skills.

Camp Chris Williams
August 7-13, 2016
Camp Tutsmeheta
10500 Lincoln Lake Rd. NE Greenville, MI, 48838
Description: Interested in Exploring the Health Care field? Learn about all kinds of Health Occupations! Meet or learn about REAL Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Doctors, Nurses, Veterinarians, Medical & Veterinary Technicians, Nutritionist, Nurses Aids, Medical office managers, Radiologists, Medical Researchers, Psychologists and More! The camp is open to deaf and hard of hearing youth in the surrounding Great Lakes area.

Lions Bear Lake Camp
3409 N. Five Lakes Road
Lapeer, MI 48446
Description: Offers a one-week camp experience for youth ages 6-15 who are deaf and hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language. The program is developed and coordinated by teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Michigan Chapter of AG Bell Summer Camp Program
Camp location: YMCA Storer Camp near Jackson, MI
Description: AG Bell is accepting applications for our 29th annual summer camp program in conjunction with the YMCA Storer Camp program on Stony Lake within the Irish Hills of Jackson, Michigan.  This is a fully mainstreamed camp experience for students ages 8-18 with hearing loss who use listening and spoken language.  AG Bell provides full and partial scholarships for this two week camp (with a one-week option) with support from professionals in the field of hearing loss. Visit www.miagbell.org for more information and the campership application. For any questions, please contact Heather Van De Steene at (734) 218-5417 (voice or text) or email at [email protected].

Minnesota

Camp Sertoma
1620 Mary Fawcett Memorial Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401
Description: Camp Sertoma is a place where Deaf and Hard of Hearing children come and meet people just like them, without communication barriers. Counselors are Deaf or Hard of Hearing themselves, they are excited to work with deaf campers; they know how important camp is because of their backgrounds. Campers are from both rural and metro areas of the Great Plains regions -- Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Missouri

Central Institute for the Deaf – Summer School/Camp
825 South Taylor Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Description: A five-week extended school year summer camp for children ages 3-12 who are deaf and hard of hearing. The program is taught by experienced CID teachers and features morning speech, language and academic instruction and engaging afternoon field trips to great places in St. Louis. The day is filled with fun and language and lots of learning opportunities.

The St. Joseph SERTOMA Clubs
Summer Camp for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing
12807 S Edinburgh St
Olathe, KS 66062
Camp is held at Camp Marvin Hillyard in Easton, MO
Description: Overnight camp for children ages 7-14 who are deaf and hard of hearing. Activities include swimming, horseback riding, kayaking, archery, hiking, sports, games, arts and crafts and more. 

Nevada

Sound Beginnings
Utah State University
Summer Camp 2015
2620 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322
Sound Beginnings at Utah State University is an early education program that provides home and center-based services to children with hearing loss whose families want their children to learn to listen and talk.  

New York

Camp Mark Seven
144 Mohawk Hotel Road
Old Forge, NY 13420
Description: Camp Mark Seven offers many development and leadership activities for children (ages 8-12) who are deaf as well as youth (ages 13-16) who are deaf. These programs are available for everyone—children and youth from residential schools for the deaf, mainstreamed programs for the deaf and hard of hearing, public schools with interpreting services or special programs for deaf individuals with cochlear implants.

Camped Up
Lincoln Square Synagogue
180 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
Description: Camped Up is a day camp program located in Manhattan for Cochlear Implant and Hearing Aid users ages 3-18, including a CIT program for high school students. The program is designed to ensure each child will have six action packed weeks of summer fun in a listener friendly environment! Friends and siblings are welcome and encouraged.

Explore Your Future (EYF)
Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Description: A six-day career exploration program at Rochester Institute of Technology for college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students who will begin their junior or senior year in the upcoming Fall. The program focuses on personal growth and career awareness for students as they begin to think about college.

Lions Camp Badger: Home of Empire State Special Needs Experience, Inc.
725 LaRue Road
Spencer, NY 14883
Description: Lions Camp Badger offers week-long, inclusive summer programs where campers, with and without disabilities, build greater self-awareness, confidence and independent skills, while providing their families and caregivers a break from the demands of constant care. “Overnight Camp” is for youth (ages 12-21) and Leadership Experience “Community Connections” is for young adults (ages 18-26). Both camps promotes appropriate social skills, self-esteem and independence along with traditional summer camp experiences.

TechBoyz
Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Description: A week-long summer camp for deaf or hard-of-hearing boys entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the upcoming Fall who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math

TechGirlz
Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Description: A week-long summer camp for deaf or hard-of-hearing girls entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the upcoming Fall who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

North Carolina

Spring Camp Cheerio
Roaring Gap, NC
Description: A family camp for those interested in learning strategies for spoken language and sharing experiences as they relate to hearing impairment. Children are placed in age-appropriate classes where they participate in fun activities. While the children are in their classes, parents attend educational sessions such as Cued Speech classes, advocacy training, technology updates, and issues on raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

Camp Sertoma
Held at Millstone 4-H Center in Ellerbe, NC
Description: This camp serves children ages 8-16 who are deaf or use assistive technology, including cochlear implants, to hear. Applications are also accepted from children or a deaf adult (CODA) or siblings of a deaf child as long as the hearing camper is able to fluently communicate using American Sign Language (ASL).

Oregon

Camp Taloali
P.O. Box 32
Stayton, OR 97383
Description: Camp Taloali is for youth ages 6-18 who are deaf and hard of hearing. Hearing siblings, CODA's and signing friends may attend if space is available.

Pennsylvania

Lions Camp Kirby
1735 Narrows Hill Road
Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972
Description: Offers two 1-week camps for children ages 8-18 who are deaf and hard of hearing and their siblings. In addition to several special programs, the Deaf-trained counselors encourage personal growth, understanding and skill-building in an intimate group dynamic. The focus is on finding and developing unique abilities as well as shared traits and strengths in a fun, outdoors environment.

PA Lions Beacon Lodge Camp
114 SR103 South
Mt. Union, PA 17066
Description: Lions Beacon Lodge Camp is a beautiful 583-acre summer camp for children and adults with special needs including blindness, deafness, and many other physical and mental challenges.

Texas

Camp Summit
17210 Campbell Road, Suite 180-W
Dallas, TX 75252
The camp is located in Argyle, TX.
Description: “Sleep away” camp for children (age 6 and older) and adults with disabilities. With week-long camp sessions throughout the summer and into the fall with spring break and weekend sessions also available. One summer session is specifically for individuals who are deaf and/or blind.

LIFE Deaf Youth Camp
6917 Brentwood Stair Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76112
Description: A camp in Texas for Deaf students in middle school and high school. Everyone signs. Hearing students are welcome, but the main focus is deaf students. Have fun participating in traditional camp activities and learn about God.

Project T.A.L.K.
The Center for Hearing and Speech
Camp held at: Houston, TX 3636 West Dallas 77019
Description: Project T.A.L.K. is a summer camp for children ages 4-10 with hearing loss. The Center for Hearing and Speech created Project T.A.L.K. to enable hearing-impaired children to achieve the following goals: 

  • Make friends while you increase your social and conversational skills
  • Hang out with cool kids who have hearing loss, just like you
  • Sharpen your listening skills while you're having a blast with exciting activities.

Summer Listening Camp
Callier Center for Communication Disorders
The University of Texas at Dallas
Camp held at: Cross Creek Ranch, Parker, TX
Description: Campers receive listening and speech-language therapy throughout the week and participate in exciting camp activities such as fishing, arts and crafts and music. They also have the opportunity to be with other children who have cochlear implants, and family members have an opportunity to come together and share information.

Texas Lions Camp
P.O. Box 290247
Kerrville, TX 78029
Description: Serves children ages 7-16 from the state of Texas who have special needs. Programs are designed for campers to try new activities and create long lasting friendships while developing greater self-esteem, independence, and have fun.

Virginia

Camp Loud and Clear
Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center
1267 4-H Camp Road
Appomattox, VA 24522
Description: Programs for children with hearing loss ages 8-13. Staffed and equipped to accept children with hearing loss regardless of their communication means.

Signs of Fun Summer Camp
Spotsylvania, Virginia
(Wilderness Presidential Resort) 
Description: Signs of Fun Summer Camp theme: TREK! Come explore with us. We will be exploring letterboxing, geocaching, and once again, the Adventures Course! 

Washington, DC

Summer Youth Programs
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Description: Several programs designed for high school youth up through age 18 of all hearing abilities. Programs provide experiential learning opportunities blending excitement, education, and enjoyment in a bilingual environment rich in cultural diversity. All camps are held at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Lions Camp
3834 County Road A
Rosholt, WI 54473
Description: The camp serves youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, youth who function socially or educationally as having a mild cognitive disability and youth with diabetes.