Summer is already knocking on our doors! We are excited to coordinate our 8th Annual Kidz Kamp. Our signature weekend event will take place at Camp Istrouma in Greenwell Springs, LA on June 14-16, 2019, and this will be our 5thyear at this location. This year’s theme is “To Infinity and Beyond!”, a take from the upcoming Toy Story movie coming out later this summer. Kampers will participate in a variety of unique and typical camp activities such as swimming, human foosball, archery, jumping on the famous blob, rock climbing, canoeing, watch kid-friendly movies, storytelling, and more! Are you ready!?
“What’s special about this camp,” says Paula Rodriguez, Executive Director, “is that communication is open to everyone. Many of our kids have deaf parents so they know sign language and can communicate with the kampers who are Deaf. Also, those parents who are Deaf can register, drop off their children, and communicate with staff without any communication barriers. Parents and kids love the easy access to communication and information.” Many of our adult volunteers are Deaf or have Deaf parents. Almost all volunteers are fluent in sign language including our camp nurse, Amanda Lewis.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available! National and local businesses help to support the camp so costs can remain reasonable for parents. Some students are attending because of scholarships funded by individuals and businesses. Several deaf professionals from the Greater Baton Rouge Area are volunteering for the day as well. Join us for a fully-inclusive, fun-filled weekend without any communication barriers!
Kamper Registration is $125. Ages 5-14.
Junior Volunteer Registration is $100. Ages 15-17.
All of our staff are on a volunteer basis, hand-selected, and must pass a background check.