2017: 50th Anniversary
We’re going all out in 2017. We’re excited to celebrate our 50th anniversary of changing lives one Deaf* child at a time. Thank YOU for your support!
2015: New Logo Revealed
Our current logo was revealed to the community, bringing back the nostalgia and heart of the camp from its hey days.
2014: Aspen Camp Grows
2014 saw a nearly 200% growth with over 2,000 guests that year.
2013: Deaf Camp Benefit Is Back!
With renewed energy and support from the community, we brought back Deaf Camp Benefit in Snowmass.
2003: Pavilion Added
The beautiful open pavilion was built with the support of the camp’s National Council at the time.
2001: Deaf Camp Picnic's Last Year
Due to John Denver’s passing and changes within the organization, Deaf Camp Picnic had one last summer.
1997: Staff House Added
A beautiful three story staff house was added to accommodate the growing numbers of staff needed to run Aspen Camp year round.
1984: Pabst Family Donates Property
The Pabst family, our neighbors at the time, donated more property to Aspen Camp.
1978: Art Center, Bathhouse, Nature Center Added
At last! A separate bathhouse was built so we didn’t have to brave the elements between the cabins and the Main Lodge any more. The new art center and nature center allowed us to improve our guest experience.
1976: John Denver Joins Family
John Denver adopted Aspen Camp as one of his many causes. This caused a rapid growth of community support and financial health for years thanks to his contributions and community ties.
1975: New Cabin & Pottery Studio
The two-story cabin was built along with a sparkling new pottery studio, kiln and all!
1974: Cabins Added
Hurray! We got cabins so now lodging was separate from the Main Lodge at this time. But there were no bathrooms in there so we still had to go back and forth to the main lodge.
1972: Name Changed
The name was changed to Aspen Camp School for the Deaf to indicate the programs we had at the time.
1971: Main Lodge Built
The Main Lodge was built on campus. We still are not 100% sure but either the building was relocated from an old grocery store or a barn. At this time, the main lodge was the only building on campus and where everything was done from lodging, meals, activities, and office work.
1967: Aspen Camp Established
Aspen Summer Camp for the Deaf was established by Mr. Reed Harris, Lt. Gen. William K. Martin, and Tom Sardy in Carbondale on October 2, 1967