Monday, May 31, 2010

Camp Mark Seven for HoH and CI users

Hard-of-Hearing and Cochlear Implant Camp Sessions

Youth Session: Hard-of-Hearing & Cochlear Implant users July 25 to August 6, 2010

Children’s Session: Hard-of-Hearing & Cochlear Implant users August 8 to August 20, 2010


CM7 is offering a new camp program this summer for children and youth who are hard of hearing or with a cochlear implant. Spoken English will be the primary mode of communication. CM7 counselors, themselves hard of hearing or with cochlear implants, will be employed, thus serving as excellent role models.

This program will occur at the same time as the Deaf Children’s and Youth programs; however, the majority of activities for each program will be separate, geared towards the needs of campers for each program. Campers enrolled in each session may use sign language with Deaf campers and staff during shared meal times and certain activities.

Each session runs for two weeks: Children’s session (ages 9-12), and Youth Session (ages 13-16). Campers will have many opportunities to participate in different activities, to discuss their unique identity, and develop own leadership skills.

Waterfront activities will include swimming and tubing. Hiking, canoeing and camping overnight in the wilderness will offer each camper the opportunity to learn to appreciate and embrace Mother Nature.

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