Frequently Asked Questions



When will the camp be held?

Our camp will run from Sunday afternoon, July 22, 2018 through Saturday morning, July 28, 2018.

Where is the camp?

Lions Camp Merrick in Nanjemoy, MD.

Is it a day camp?

No, it is an overnight, week-long camp.

Who is the camp for?

It is solely for Deaf/Hard-of- Hearing children and Kids of Deaf Adults (KODAs), aged 8-13. Siblings of Deaf Adults (SODAs) and Grandchildren of Deaf Adults (GODAs) are also welcome.

My child will be almost 8 years old by the time camp rolls around. Can I register my child?

If your child is entering 3rd grade, and you feel she/he is prepared to be away from home for a week, then you may register your child. Please communicate any questions or concerns with our camp director, JB Begue, at campdirector@bhcamps.org.

We live outside of the Washington D.C. Metro area, can I register my Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing child or KODA for the camp?

Out-of- town residents are welcome to register,however the parents or caregivers are responsible for transporting their children. Information about pickups and drop offs in addition to other pertinent information will be sent to all parents by the end of April 2018.

Can I register my hearing but non-KODA camper?

No, it is our mission to provide a fully accessible and inclusive communication and fun for all Deaf, Hard-of- Hearing children and KODAs.

Are your camp counselors hearing or deaf?

With assistance from our Camp Director, who is Deaf, we hire only Deaf, hard of hearing, and KODA camp counselors as well as other staff positions. These counselors will work closely with the hearing specialty counselors provided by Adventure Links. Interpreters are provided onsite.

What is the cost of the camp?

$650 for the early bird registration, which ends on January 31st, 2018. $700 for the regular registration ending April 30, 2018, and $750 for late registration ending June 15, 2018.

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes, contact our Treasurer Kari Hansen at treasurer@bhcamps.org to arrange a payment plan.

What is your refund policy?

100% for the early bird registrants if canceled by January 31st, 2018. 50% for the regular registrants by April 30, 2018 and 0% for the late registrants.

What does your overnight camp schedule look like?

We offer a combination of team-building skills; hiking; swimming and tubing in the lake; ropes course; arts and crafts and outdoors skills during the day followed by evening activities, group discussions and presentations by local Deaf/HoH or KODA celebrities. We will have a talent show from the campers on the last day of camp.