The DeafBlind Camp of Maryland was established in 1998 by Deaf Interfaith to provide a safe, fun, barrier-free week for persons who have a significant hearing and vision loss. The camp has grown from six campers the first year to over forty campers currently. Campers have varying degrees of hearing and vision loss; many are totally deaf and blind.
There are many recreational activities at camp including climbing walls, hiking, boating, and canoeing. Also, there are educational opportunities such as a technology exhibit of new devices that will help individuals succeed in the world at work or home. Campers lead many of the programs including a cooking class, support group discussions, and worship services. All this is possible by hosting the camp in a barrier-free environment. Assistance is provided to meet the needs of the individual camper; Braille for those who can not read print, ramps for campers using wheelchairs, and sighted guides for those who need guiding. Communication is provided in whatever mode meets the need of the camper – American Sign Language including tactile, spoken English, amplified sound, or writing.
Everyone involved in the camp is a volunteer including the planning committee, the coordinators, and the SSPs. Volunteers at camp are called Support Service Providers (SSP). They are the eyes and ears for campers and give up their own vacation to make sure that each camper can experience the camp to its fullest.
The 2015 theme is Bollywood
The camp fee is $300 with a non-refundable $50 deposit required at time of registration to hold your place in the camp. The final payment is due by May 9, 2015.
Please mail your check made payable to Deaf Interfaith to
DeafBlind Camp of Maryland
911 Regina Drive
Baltimore, MD 21227
Visit www.deafblindcampofmd.org for complete information and to download an application.