In 1967, Mr. Reed Harris saw that his deaf son was lonely despite being around hearing friends. He decided to develop a camp to bring together other deaf and hard of hearing individuals so they could play and grow together without barriers. Since then, Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has grown to provide year-round programming for Deaf* youth and adults in various educational and experiential adventures.
We are honoring Mr. Harris by recognizing volunteers like him that greatly contributed to Aspen Camp’s success with the Harris Award. The Harris Award first began in 2012 and recognizes a volunteer of the year. This recipient has made positive changes for Aspen Camp and the community we serve.
Minimum qualifications include serving more than 100 hours with us, showing a genuine heart for children, promoting an understanding of Deaf Culture. The recipient also must have been involved with programs, operations, or donations. This volunteer helps promote the mission and values of Aspen Camp.
The community is welcome to nominate candidates by contacting us here.