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Summer Camps 2018

Summer camps for children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Tennessee!  The following is a listing of the camps we are aware of.  If you know of other camps, please contact the Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing and we will gladly add them to the listing! 

E-mail:  dhoh@nashville.gov
Phone:  800-342-3262 (Voice) or (615) 290-5211 (Videophone) 



Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church

Camp SummerSign 
June 5 – July 27, 2018 (No camp: July 2-6)
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ages:  6-15 
Cost:  $350
(Includes Field Trips, T-Shirts, Snacks/Games, Swimming Fees, and much more!)

Camp SummerSign Mini
June 5 - July 27, 2018 (No camp: July 2-6)
Monday - Friday:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Ages: 3-5
Cost:  $240
(Includes: summer yearbook, t-shirt, CSS bag, snacks, & supplies) 
Bring own lunch

For more information or to register, please visit http://brentwooddeaf.org/summersign/

Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Camp Rise and Sign
May 11-12, 2018 
FREE for children that are deaf and hard of hearing, their siblings, and CODAs ages 6-17.
An annual sleep-away just for our Deaf and hard of hearing students, it's an adventure filled with all the great camp traditions--sleeping bags, campfires, arts & crafts, and fireflies.

Camp Sign Me Up 
A weekly, summer camp in which hearing friends and family learn American Sign Language (ASL) and practice during field trips and special activities.

June 4th-8th (ages 13-17)  $70 *These campers also have the opportunity to apply to attend the following weeks as junior counselors
June 11th-15th (ages 6-8 and new to sign) $70
June 18th-22nd (ages 6-12)  $70 **SESSION FILLED
June 25th-29th (ages 6-12)  $70

Campers are welcome to attend more than one week.  Activities will change each week.  There is a $10 discount for siblings.

Monday - Friday:  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Before and after care, 8:30am to 4:45pm, are offered for $40.00 per week.

If you have more than one camper, please complete a separate form for each child

For more information or to register for Bridges Camps:  https://www.bridgesfordeafandhh.org/youth-education-services

Deaf Camps at the Bill Rice Ranch

FREE WEEK of Camp for Deaf ages 9-19:

Deaf Week I - June 11-15
Deaf Week II - June 25-29
Deaf Week III - July 9-13
Deaf Week IV - July 16-20

For detailed information, including registration, activities, services, meals, and ancillary fees please go to the website:  http://www.billriceranch.org/deaf-ministries/deaf-camp

Sign Club Co. Sign Camp 2018

June 4-8, 2018

Individual camper fee: $150  (Discount available for multiple children in the same family; A few scholarships may be available for students who qualify)
     (Camp space limited to the first 50 registrants)

Activities include kayaking, bird watching/helicopter exploring, fishing, messy twister, Adventure Science Center, Drama Time with Ms. Andrea and an end of camp performance.

Location:  First Baptist Church of Portland, 106 North Broadway, Portland, TN 37148
For more information:  Sign Club Co. Phone: (615) 838-3876; website: www.signclubco.org; Email:  signclubco@gmail.com



Tennessee School for the Deaf Summer Camps

Read To Be Ready 
June 4-29, 2018

Announcing a new summer literacy program for Tennessee's Deaf and Hard of hearing children who are in rising K-3 grades! The summer program will be held at the Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) in Knoxville Tennessee, and will be four weeks. The focus of this program is to improve and/or accelerate literacy skills in our Deaf and Hard of Hearing children. Transportation and lodging will be provided for those who are not local (in the Knoxville area).

Who can register: Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing children with an IEP, who are already enrolled in school and live in Tennessee

Purpose of Program: To ensure that Deaf and Hard of Hearing children have an early start or access to intervention that will develop, strengthen and promote strong English and reading skills (literacy). 

Afternoon program: Will be designed as a summer camp where the students will be given an opportunity to experience all of the finest outdoor activities, events and attractions that Knoxville has to offer.

Cost: There will be a nominal cost for after school activities. Stipends will be available.

Logistics: Students will stay from Sunday night to Friday noon and go home on weekends for those who do not live locally. Those who live locally will be welcome to stay on campus or go home every night if that is the parents/families' preferences.

For more Information, Please contact Lisa Collins via Email: lcollins@tsd.k12.tn.us or Phone: 865-579-2410

Website:  http://www.tsdeaf.org/


TSD will host three camps this summer for Deaf/hard of hearing students from TSD and other programs throughout the State of Tennessee. The camps are recreational in nature and offer a unique opportunity for students to share adventures while developing friendships, leadership skills, and self-esteem.

June 17 - 22, 2018

Website:  http://www.tsdeaf.org/summercamp/index.html 

Registration - downloadable application on the website. Application Deadline:  May 17, 2018

Cost:  $25

Junior Camp

The Junior Camp is for students entering grades 5 - 8. A variety of adventures and activities will be offered to make this year’s camp a memorable experience. We will be traveling to Gatlinburg for a day of fun-filled activities. Dollywood, tubing and canoe trips are also in the works. No camp is complete without lots of swimming, cookouts, and s’mores. If you are active and like to run, play, and swim, this camp is for you!

Senior Camp

The Senior Camp is for students entering grades 9 - 12. Whether by canoe, foot, or on two wheels, we will be exploring beautiful East Tennessee. We will travel to a state park, the Smoky Mountains, and Dollywood for several days of high adventure and maximum fun. We’ll camp in air conditioned cabins and have cookouts. If you enjoy adventure and are into the great outdoors, this camp is for you.

Camp Courage

Camp Courage is designed to meet the needs of those Deaf/hard of hearing students with one or more disabilities. Students entering grades 7 - 12 are accepted. The activities planned for this camp will be varied and entertaining, while remaining well within the students’ abilities. The staff selected to work this camp have experience working with special students.

For more information about all 3 camps:

Marty Marine, Camp Director
(865) 978-6032 (VP)
(865) 361-2133 (Voice)
(865) 579-2425 (Student Life Office)

E-mail:  martymarine@tsd.k12.tn.us


University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Volunteer Your Voice - Summer Program

June 4 - 8, 2018

Ages: 8 - 15 years old

A week-long summer camp for children with speech, language and/or hearing disorders.

Monday & Tuesday:  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM at the UT Hearing & Speech Center
Wednesday - Friday:  Drop off at UT Hearing and Speech Center at 8:30 AM.  Pick up at The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont on Friday at 11:30 AM.

Cost:  $360 (includes all food and lodging (Wed - Fri), clinical services, and 2 follow up sessions)

Registration Form Available on the website below (Scholarships Available)
Registration Deadline:  May 1, 2018

For more information:  Tricia Hedinger
Phone: 865-974-4641
Email: Tricia Hedinger, Camp Coordinator thedinge@uthsc.edu

For more information:  Website:  http://thedinge.wixsite.com/utsummer-camp