|1967 – Incorporated in the State of Colorado as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by Reed Harris, Tom Sardy, and General William Martin providing companionship, mentoring, opportunity, and adventures equal to hearing peers for deaf youth.
1973 – First summer session with 31 campers providing outdoor adventure and learning
1974- First Deaf Camp Picnic hosted.
1976 – John Denver adopts the camp as benefactor creating significant annual fundraisers
1979- B cabins built and camp is for Deaf* boys only
1979- Jimmy Buffet plays at Deaf Camp Picnic
1980 – First winter camp for the Deaf* ever offered in the U.S., AC now programming year-round
1980- Mayor Herman Edel signs proclamation making June 8 – 14 Deaf Camp week with Glennis Beck
1981- Jimmy Buffet attends Deaf Camp Picnic
1982- Campers play tennis with Dave Boon, assistant pro at Highlands Inn courts
1984- 10th anniversary of Deaf Camp Benefit on June 28
1984- Twirp Anderson plays fiddle at Deaf Camp Picnic
1985- Campers ski in Winternational Subaru World Cup Races in Aspen
1987- Campers ski in Winternational in Aspen. Jill St. John and Robert Wagner join the event.
1988 – Introduced first National Advisory Council including members throughout the nation
1990 – Begin volunteer weekends increasing maintenance and local community involvement
1992- Group of campers marched in Winterskol parade
1997- Crystal Palace hosted fundraising event for camp
1998- Deaf Camp Dinner hosted somewhere? and attended by Hal Thau and Annie Denver
2002 – Endowment emergency fund established by supporting citizens ensuring Camp sustainability.
2005- Elk Mountain Lodge sts fundraising event for Deaf Camp
2006 – Begin first Women’s Retreat
2007 – Begin hosting local elementary schools in Outdoor and Deaf Education programs
2008 – Introduced Deaf Chef Apprentice program
2009 – Rudolph Memorial Scholarship Fund established providing scholarships for low-income youth
2010 – Awarded Sertoma International Affiliate status. Also introduced Leadership Camp.
2011- Introduced Xtreme Retreat, Family Camp, ASL Boot Camp
2012 – Begin Advocacy Program and largest number of campers during summer session on record (157).
2013- Reintroduced Deaf Camp Picnic. Introduced Survivor’s Retreat and Men’s Retreat. Introduced Reed Harris Award
2014- First time AC had Deaf* directors and majority board officers; shut down sports garage due to mold; introduced Mike Adler Award
2015- Women’s Retreat was changed to Womxn’s Retreat to welcome more diversity in community
2017- Strategic Plan revised to move us into the next 50-year cycle.
|1967- Thomas Sardy
1970- Joe Fish
1973- Joseph Livingston
1985- BJ Blocker
2006- Judith Cross
2008- Sandy Johnson
2009- Lesa Thomas
2014- Katie Murch & DJ Monahan
2016- Dr. Thomas