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.