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Registration is Open for Camp 2014!

Deaf Camp

For ages 7-19; August 3-8, 2014 at Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center   $440

Get ready for the most fun week of the summer! Campers will participate in swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and other great camp activities, and will learn about God’s love through daily religious education lessons and chapel. All activities will be conducted in American Sign Language. Campers will be grouped by age based on enrollment.

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Financial aid information


American Sign Language Camp

For ages 7-18; August 3-8, 2014 at Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center   $440

Ready, set, sign! Campers will participate in swimming, hiking, religious education, and chapel, as well as learning the basics of American Sign Language through informal daily lessons, and then using what they learn through shared activities with Deaf campers! Campers will be grouped by age based on enrollment. Older ASL campers will share lodging and all daily activities with Deaf campers.

Register Online 

Print registration form

Financial aid information


Young Adult Deaf Camp

For ages 18 and up; June 15-20, 2014 at West River Camping Center     $445

Swimming, boating, and other fun camp activities in ASL.  For developmentally delayed deaf adults.

Register online

For financial aid information, contact Lisa Jordan at gordoner1@aol.com.

Thanks to our donors & sponsors!

Deaf Camps, Inc would like to thank all of our 2014 donors and sponsors – we could not reach so many campers without your help and generosity!

Mr. & Mrs. Berg
Emmanuel Baptist Church
Magothy UMC Church of the Deaf
Quince Orchard High School ASL Club
Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City
Glen Burnie UMC Men’s Club
Thomas S.Wootton High School ASL Club
Sheila Parrott
Kerry Avant
Sugar Prints
Lisa Trolian
Christ UMC Church of the Deaf
Russell Brammer Photography
Maryland School for the Deaf – Columbia campus
Chris Shaw
Shakirra Thomas
Glenelg High School Key Club

Come to the Deaf Camps, Inc. Easter Party!

Saturday, April 12 from 5:00-7:30 PM

Location: Christ Church of the Deaf, 1040 S. Beechfield Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229

All ages and all signing levels welcome!

Admission includes:
* Pancake supper
* Signing Easter Bunny
* Easter egg hunt – begins at 5:45pm
* Crafts

Also for sale:
* Deep discounts on limited Thirty One items.
* Sugar Prints ceramic hand & foot impressions.

Admission: $6 per person
Children under 12 will receive a FREE picture with the Easter Bunny.  Additional pictures $3 each. All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2014 scholarship fund.


Support our friends at Deaf-Blind Camp of MD!

Benefit Dinner and Auction to Support Deaf-Blind Camp

Saturday, April 5, 2014      5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Arbutus United Methodist Church     1201 Maple Avenue, Halethorpe, MD 21227

Bid on quality gifts, theme baskets, gift cards, and sports memorabilia.

Have fun and enjoy a delicious Italian meal (including vegetarian options) by TaylorMaid Caterers

  •  Ticket deadline is March 28. Click here to download flier and order form.
  •  To donate items for the auction, contact Kim at KimBest@longandfoster.com.
  • If you need an SSP or wish to volunteer, contact Cay at dbcmdsspcoord@gmail.com.


Support Service Providers Needed at Deaf-Blind Camp

The deadline for applying to be a Support Service Provider, SSP at the DeafBlind Camp of Maryland is March 31, 2014. Camp will be held June 8 – 13, 2014 at West River Center in CHurchton, MD.   We prefer that individuals stay the full week, however, we also will accept those who can work part of the week. Also, we need certified interpreters who can mentor students. Final selection will be made the end of April. Click here to apply.


Deaf-Blind Camp of MD is not affiliated with Deaf Camps, Inc., though we applaud and support their work!  Find out more about Deaf-Blind Camp of MD at http://www.deafblindcampofmd.org/


Now Accepting Applications for DCI’s Interpreter Intern Program

To help develop the skills of student interpreters, Deaf Camps, Inc.’s Interpreter Intern program matches qualified interns with a nationally certified interpreter mentor who guides the intern and provides feedback during the week of camp.  Interpreter interns have the opportunity to gain experience interpreting in a variety of settings, including Bible Study lessons, training, outdoor activities, stage, and one-on-one interactions.  Camp will take place August 3-8, 2014 at Manidokan Camp & Retreat Center in Knoxville, MD.  The summer staff at Manidokan run the camp activities, while signing volunteer counselors provided by Deaf Camps, Inc. supervise campers and provide communication access.

Please click here for more information and application procedure.  Complete applications must be received by May 1.

Spring 2014 Silent Weekend

Silent Weekend

March 7-9, 2014

Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center

UPDATE: All spots for the full weekend have now been FILLED. We still have several Saturday-only spots available, but they are going fast! To register, please scan and email your registration form to deafcampsinc@gmail.com.  (If you do not feel comfortable sending your credit card information through email, please call 443-739-0716 to pay over the phone.)

Silent Weekend flyer & registration form

Full weekend: $250
Saturday only: $140
Registration fee includes:

  • A safe and supportive voice-off environment to practice your ASL skills
  • Vocabulary and skill-building workshops
  • Opportunities to participate in fun camp activities (climbing wall, hiking, games) in the beautiful Manidokan surroundings
  • 5 meals—Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch
  • Accommodations in the lodge: Bunk beds or single beds for 3-5 people per room.  Each room has its own bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower.  The lodge has heat, AC, and a kitchenette.
  • Activities begin 7pm Friday, (arrive when you can!).  Check out is 1pm Sunday.

Small group sessions on Saturday will feature workshops on the following topics:

For beginning/intermediate signers:

  • Growing Up Deaf
  • Silent Tour/Campsite Vocabulary
  • ASL Vocab-a-rama
  • ASL Grammarpalooza
  • Receptive Fingerspelling Practice

For intermediate/advanced signers:

  • ASL Grammarpalooza
  • Growing Up Deaf 
  • Navigating the Deaf Community
  • Life as an Interpreter
  • Receptive Fingerspelling Practice
  • Classifiers

Signers of all levels welcome.  All participants please respect the voice-off policy for the entire weekend.

* This event is designed for adult ASL students.  High school students may attend with a parent or guardian. *

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2014 scholarship fund.

Please note that refunds will only be issued for cancellations made 14 days in advance (by February 21, 2014). For payments made by credit card, a 5% processing fee will be deducted.