Summer Camp Program
- The collaboration between the Vermont Lions and Austine School for the Deaf provides a wonderful summer camp opportunity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, hearing siblings, and children with deaf parents.
- American Sign Language (ASL) is utilized by all and taught as our primary mode of communication, although communication access for all is an essential cornerstone of our program.
Our days are filled with swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, games, scavenger hunts, and fireside chats.
- Austine collaborates with High 5 Adventure Learning to foster leadership development through team buiding activities and participation on a low/high ropes course.
Highlights of our program include (but are not limited to) a fishing derby, fireworks on the 4th of July, trip to the beach, wilderness skills training, and river excursions, depending on the session you attend.
- Clint Woosley is our new Camp Director!! Clint is a native of Maryland, but comes our way from a long stint in the wilderness of the west. His lifelong passion of working with deaf and hard of hearing children is a perfect complement to his experience with directing summer camps in Colorado. He enjoys rock climbing, ropes courses, backpacking and reading. Clint is very excited about bringing his outdoor experience to our program this summer and looks forward to introducing our campers to the wide range of outdoor recreation activities in our great state of Vermont.
- Kris Lemire continues to be a part of camp this year- this will be her 14th season involved as camp staff and, as some of you know, she was a camper herself back in the 1990s. Kris has a passion for working with deaf youth and giving them positive experience and leadership opportunities. She is eager to help Clint make this our best camp yet!
Session I: ages 13-18 (2 weeks) June 30-July 12 $705 (includes field trip fees)
Session II: ages 6-12 (1 week) July 14- July 19 $360
Session III: ages 3-5 (1 week day camp) July 15- July 19 $360
WCAX Channel 3 Burlington, VT visits Camp - Summer 2011
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