When will the camp be held?

Our camp will run from Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2024 through Saturday afternoon, July 6, 2024.

Where is the camp?

Camp Manidokian in Knoxville, 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 7-13. If the child is 7 years old, the child must be starting 2nd grade in the Fall. Siblings of Deaf Adults (SODAs) and Grandchildren of Deaf Adults (GODAs) are also welcome.

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 May 2024.

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 CODA camp counselors as well as other staff positions. These counselors will work closely with the hearing specialty counselors provided by the camp site. Interpreters are provided onsite.

What is the age requirement for a CIT?

The CIT must be at least 16 years old and will be starting their junior year in high school.

What is the cost of the camp?

The cost for each camper is $850 if paid before February 29th, 2024; and $900 before May 31st, 2024. The cost for each CIT is $770.

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes, contact our Treasurer Charles “Pike” Sterling at treasurer@bhcamps.org to arrange a payment plan.

What is your refund policy?

100% for the early bird registrants if canceled by February 29, 2024. 50% for the regular registrants by April 30, 2024 and 0% thereafter.

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.

Still have questions? Email us at info@bhcamps.org