After a program break, the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing recently reopened their doors to provide programming for deaf and hard of hearing children and their parents. The two July Family Camps served 19 adults, 15 children and nine families. Five volunteers at each Camp worked hard to run outdoor activities, prepared and served meals and brought back to life the hopes of the Camp’s 1967 founders and supporters.

Participants had opportunities to play, connect with one another and learn about the natural environment here on the camp property. Visits with animals at the Farm Collaborative and partnerships with educators from the Roaring Fork Conservancy and Aspen Art Museum were also highlights. Children and parents made new friends, found acceptance in developing caring relationships and advanced their signing skills for those who came with less confidence communicating between cultures.

We are so appreciative of everyone who has helped us reopen the Camp with supportive dollars and efforts these past two years. We’re excited to keep moving forward in a direction that does, in fact, serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Thank you for your continued support!

Photos from Forest Camp and Creekside Camp.

Big bear hugs,

Karen, Kaika, Zeph, Christy, Jan, and Mike
(Aspen Board)

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