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DCI Yard Sale and Easter Party on April 8!

We’ve got 2 great ways for you to support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s scholarship fund on Saturday, April 8!

DCI Yard Sale, Saturday April 8 from 8 AM to 12 Noon

Location: Christ Deaf Church, 1040 S Beechfield Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21229

Come find a bargain!  We’ll have clothes, shoes, household goods, toys and more!  All proceeds go directly to our 2017 scholarship fund.

Got stuff to donate for the Yard Sale?  Contact to make arrangements!


DCI Easter Party, Saturday, April 8 from 4 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Christ Deaf Church, 1040 S Beechfield Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21229

Celebrate the season and have your picture taken with our signing Easter bunny!

Admission includes:
* Pancake supper
* Easter egg hunt – begins at 4:45pm
* Easter Bunny pictures
* Crafts

All ages and all families welcome!
Admission: $6 per person
Children under 12 will receive a FREE photo with the Easter Bunny. Additional photos $3 each.

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2017 scholarship fund.



Kiwanis Country Breakfast/DCI Flea Market April 1

The 2017 Kiwanis 16th Biannual Spring All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast & Flea Market!

Sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City

Saturday, April 1, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

thusq1taepAll-you-can-eat breakfast (pancakes, eggs, Boarman’s sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits and beverages) $8.00 for adults. Children under 8 eat free

Breakfast proceeds support Kiwanis Club service projects.

Flea market proceeds support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s Scholarship program.


Create a Masterpiece at the DCI Paint Party!

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 5-7:30 PM

Bowman Restaurant, 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville MD 21234

Registration deadline: April 22, 2017

Enjoy an evening out and paint a spring masterpiece to take home with you, led by Tina Young of Canvas Celebrations. No experience necessary – anyone can do it! All materials will be provided. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This event will be accessible in American Sign Language and English.

All proceeds support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2017 Scholarship Fund.

Purchase Tickets


Click. Bid. Support: DCI’s Online Auction March 1-31

picture1Support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2017 Scholarship Fund with our first-ever Online Auction!  From March 1 to March 31, bid on handmade items, travel packages, gift certificates, event tickets – even manuscript critiques from one of the top agents in the children’s publishing industry!

Check out the items here and make your bids, knowing that every dollar raised goes straight to Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2017 Scholarship Fund.  Thank you for helping us get needy kids to camp!

The DCI Online Auction is run through  A credit card is required to register and bid. 

Registration is Open for Camp 2017!

Deaf Camp and American Sign Language Camp

For ages 7-19; July 23-28, 2017 at Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center   $465

Deaf Camp  – Younger: Entering grades 2-6
Deaf Camp – Middle: Entering grades 6-9
American Sign Language Camp  – Younger: Entering grades 2-6
American Sign Language Camp – Middle: Entering grades 6-9
Deaf/ASL Camp – Older: Entering grades 9-12

Get ready for the most fun week of the summer!  Campers will participate in swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and more, and learn about God’s love through daily religious education lessons and chapel.

Deaf Camp is designed for Deaf and hard-of-hearing campers who communicate primarily in American Sign Language.

American Sign Language Camp features ASL immersion opportunities for signers at any level, from beginners to fluent signers.

The Deaf & ASL Camps share many activities throughout the day, including all meals and evening programs. Deaf and hearing campers in the Older Deaf/ASL Camp will share lodging and all daily activities.

Register Online

Printable registration form

Financial aid information


Young Adult Deaf Camp

For ages 18 and up; June 18-23, 2017 at West River Camping Center     $470

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

Register online

For financial aid information, contact Lisa Jordan at

Epic thanks!

Kathy MacMillan stands in front of a mantelpiece speaking into a microphone while a woman beside her interprets in American Sign Language.

Sharing the inspirations behind SWORD AND VERSE.

Thank you to everyone who came out Friday night for our Sword and Verse Gala to benefit Deaf Camps, Inc.  With your help, we raised over $2600 for the Deaf Camps, Inc. scholarship fund.

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard to pull this event off; to Elaine Benson and Joanne Westerman, who provided interpreting services for the evening; to the staff of Grey Rock Mansion and Simply Elegant Catering, who hosted us in style, and to the many donors who made this event possible:

Now Available: Deaf Camps, Inc. T-Shirts!

Show your DCI pride and support our scholarship fund by purchasing a Deaf Camps, Inc. T-shirt!

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Carolina Blue Gildan Cotton T-Shirt

Sizes available (all adult sizes): S, M, L, XL, XXL

Cost: $25.00 + $5.00 shipping

Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Order here.


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