Summer programs for deaf youth can provide a break from daily routines or an opportunity to participate in recreational activities, but also provide support as they prepare for life after high school.
Whether they are day camps focused on coding, virtual programs in the arts, or overnight outdoor adventures, research shows that summer programs can have a significant positive impact on the lives of deaf youth.
Summer programs are important for:
Strengthening social, academic, and employment skills.
Connecting with deaf peers and role models.
Summer Camp Resources
Are you looking for activities and resources to use in your summer camp? Take a look at what NDC has to offer!
- Deafverse: A choose-your-own-adventure online game created just for deaf teenagers, where they can learn important skills for success in high school and beyond. Players get to make their own choices, stand up for themselves, and build confidence and skills they can use in real life.
- Choose Your Future Activity Kit: Help deaf students set goals and continue to build self-determination skills through the summer. The activity kit is designed for high school students ready to start the next stage in their lives, but can work for anyone who is making a big change. The worksheet encourages self-determination development with questions about themselves, their identities, their interests, their strengths, and what they want to achieve in their lives.”
- #DeafSuccess media resources: Showcase role models for deaf youth and promote better understanding of the experiences of deaf people. We welcome you to use with campers and/or link to your websites or social media accounts with videos that provide a deeper look at each deaf person’s journey.