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Designed for deaf and hard of hearing middle school students who will be in the 7th-9th grades in the fall. Campers will design their own camp experience by choosing between blocks of programs. All campers will experience instruction in team building and leadership.
Here’s what you will be doing:
Choose specific activities to participate in, choices include the below:
Date of program: This camp will not be available during the summer of 2024.
Program fee: $600
Who can attend: Deaf and hard of hearing middle school students who are entering the 7th-9th grades in the fall.
Note: A limit of 32 campers will be accepted into Got Skills? A maximum of 5 students from each school will be accepted.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) support varies by state. You may ask your VR counselor for financial assistance in camp registration fee or transportation to/from DC. You may use this justification letter with your VR counselor.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) support varies by state. You may ask your VR counselor for financial assistance in camp registration fee or transportation to/from DC. You may use this justification letter with your VR counselor. Please contact us if you need further assistance obtaining VR support.
Campers can choose between volleyball, football, basketball, soccer, Academic Bowl, debate, and a D.C. Tour.
On Day 6, all campers will participate in the Bison Games, an Olympics-like competition with sports and academics events.
All campers will be able to participate in team-building and leadership development activities.
Volleyball: Campers will do volleyball drills and scrimmage under the supervision of Gallaudet’s volleyball coaches.
Football: Campers will do football drills and scrimmage (flag football-style) under Gallaudet’s football coaches’ supervision.
Basketball: Campers will do basketball drills and scrimmage under the supervision of Gallaudet’s basketball coaches.
Soccer: Campers will do soccer drills and scrimmage under the supervision of Gallaudet’s soccer coaches.
Academic Bowl: Campers will challenge each other in a trivia-style competition, testing them on their knowledge of math, science, social studies, current events, arts and entertainment, popular culture, and sports.
Debate: Campers will learn some debating techniques and debate each other on various topics.
Tour: Campers will visit well-known D.C. monuments, such as the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and Washington Monument; as well as the Smithsonian Museums, and National Zoo.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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