As 2022 comes to an end, we wanted to say thank you for your support, volunteer hours, and contributions in talent and skills, which enabled us to have a successful year. Reflecting on all that Aspen Camp accomplished, we greatly appreciate and value all the connections we’ve made with the Roaring Fork Valley and the deaf / hard of hearing communities. There has been a lot of love and support given to the Camp. Here’s some of what we did together this year:
We hosted six programs in 2022, including a Winter Retreat and a brand new pilot program called the Job Skills Training Camp. We continued our Families in Nature camps for the second year, and added a Fall event- Children of Deaf Adults (CODA) retreat. We connected with our Snowmass Creek Caucus, the Roaring Fork Leadership program, and held a small concert featuring Laura Angelini under our pavilion.
Altogether, we’ve had over 180 participants joining us at Aspen Camp for 2022!
We’ve also taken critical steps to protect our campus and the local community by installing a new fire and safety alarm system, which are directly connected to the fire department to provide real-time notifications if needed. Other fire mitigation efforts include major ground vegetation clearing, some invasive weed removal and creating defensive spaces around our buildings.
We have beautified our Main Lodge, installed a new entrance sign and all new names & signs for our buildings.The beauty of our 17 acres nestled along Snowmass Creek continues to be the power of this place. If you haven’t had a chance to visit us this year, consider stopping by soon for a breathtaking experience of the campus, whether in its blanket of winter white or the fall’s brilliant gold colors.
We’re looking forward to making our plans a reality for 2023, and your support of Aspen Camp through Colorado Gives Day will go a long way in helping the families of deaf and hard of hearing children. The camp’s giving page is: ColoradoGives.org/organization/ACDHH.
We’d like to offer big bear hugs! Seeing the Momma bear and her cubs passing through our land was something we wish we could share even more. It’s a special place– be a part of it.
Big Bear Hugs from the Aspen Camp Board
Karen, Kaika, Zeph, Ana, Stefan, and Greg