Summer Camps 2023

You might be thinking it’s too early to talk about summer camps, but enrollment is happening now! Summer camps for deaf youth are often hard to find or have limited capacity, but the impact of these programs on their development is astronomical. Whether you are a parent, guardian, or educator seeking programs for your youth or are a program developer, NDC (National Deaf Center) has some amazing resources for you!

Feel free to add or look at the current listing –

NDC News Site

DAD Note: There are other camps not listed yet.  Last year, Mary Hicks, DSD, shared a list of camps as well which can be found at

ASL Camping Crew: PA Outdoor Corps in Partnership with CorpsTHAT

Laurel Hill Park Complex in Rockwood, PA

Paid opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing 15-18 year olds to join a crew that will camp, learn, and work together on a small team to complete conservation projects during one of two ~3 week sessions, and Deaf and Hard of Hearing 21+ year olds to lead crews during both sessions.

Session 1: July 5-23

Session 2: July 26-August 13

Prospective crew members view here

Prospective crew leaders view here

Deaf/Hard of Hearing SUMMER CAMPS

May 27 – 30: Camp Belong for middle schoolers (Michigan)

May 28 – 29: ASL Weekend for parents, teens 16+, and teachers (Michigan)

June 20 – 27: Summer Youth Camps Session 1 (Washington, DC)

June 29 – July 6: Summer Youth Camps Session 2 (Washington, DC)

July 9 – 14: Explore Your Future session 1 (Rochester, NY)

June 12 – July 2: Summer Transition Program (STP) (Huntsville, AL)

June 12 – 18: MarineLab Camp (Key Largo, FL)

June 19 – 25: STEM in Agriculture (Huntsville, AL)

June 26 – July 2: GenCyber Camp (Huntsville, AL)

June 26 : Deaf CamActive Deaf Adults 50+ Week (Camp Mark Seven, Old Forge, NY)

July 10 : KODA Teen Camp (Camp Mark Seven, Old Forge, NY)

July 11 – 15: Signs of Fun Camp (Virginia)

July 16 – 21: Explore Your Future session 2 (Rochester, NY)

July 17 – 23: OYO Camp Summer of Adventure (Ohio)

July 24 : KODA Youth Camp (Camp Mark Seven, Old Forge, NY)

July 24 – 29: Deaf Camps, Inc. (Maryland)

July 24 – 30: Camp Sol of the Deaf (New Jersey)

July 24 – 28 (session 1) and July 30 – Aug. 3 (session 2): AG Bell Leadership Opportunities for Teens (LOFT) (Washington, DC)

August 7 : KODA Children Week (Camp Mark Seven, Old Forge, NY)

August 14 : ASL/Deaf Culture Immersion Week for Adults (Camp Mark Seven, Old Forge, NY)

August 28 : Active Deaf Adults 50+ Week (Camp Mark Seven, Old Forge, NY)


– Thanks to Mary Hicks, DSD Bilingual Literacy Specialist.

Signs of Fun Summer Camp

Signs of Fun Summer Camp logo showing 2 hands doing the I Love You sign facing each other to create a heart shape in center along with a campfire in center.

Signs of Fun offers enriching day camps in Virginia and Hawaii. Deaf, hard of hearing children, and their siblings, ages 3 to 18 years old, are welcome to join the fun! Campers will have the opportunity to go swimming, fishing, and many more fun experiences with old and new friends. They will also enjoy hands-on art, games, and sports. Our day camp is rich with experiences that encourage and promote communication. We hope you choose to come and play with us this summer!

For more information, go to

Asian Pacific Islander Deaf Youth Camp: Registration OPENS

Flyer description:  Background: blue sky with two different shades of blue mountain-shaped with thick navy blue frame  From top to bottom:  Asian Signers logo, BAADA logo, GWADA logo, MSADA logo, NamBi Foundation logo, SCADA logo 1st Asian Pacific Islander Deaf Youth Camp (larger capitalized bold cream font) (Macbook) laptop symbol  Deaf: July 12th- July 16th (regular bold white font) CODA: July 12th-30th (tentative selected dates) (regular bold white font) Deadline: July 9th (blue background in a rectangle box on the right middle with large bold dark yellow font) Registration: (regular bold white font) QR Code For inquiries, contact (regular bold cream font) Sorenson VRS Logo

API Deaf Organizations are hosting the first time Asian Pacific Islander (API) Deaf Youth Camp! The registration OPENS now until July 9th at 11:59 PM (Your time zone) (Deadline). 
Flyer description below
Youth: 2nd graders to 12th graders only (upcoming Fall 2021). 
Registration: Free
Virtual via zoom
July 12th to 16th for the Deaf Youth group 
July 12th to 30th (tentative selected dates) for the CODA group
  • July 12th and July 16th
  • July 14th, July 22nd
  • More Sessions coming soon
For further information, Registration and Liability Form:
For inquires, please contact
Truly yours,
API Deaf Organizations
Asian Signers

Bay Area Asian Deaf Association (BAADA),

Greater Washington Asian Deaf Association (GWADA),

Metro South Asian Deaf Association (MSADA),

NamBi Foundation,

National Asian Pacific Islander Deaf Coalition (NAPIDC),

Southern California Asian Deaf Association (SCADA)