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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Various Recreational Activities
Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: counselors who are deaf and hard-of-hearing

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 8 to 14

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Chris Williams (CCW) is a unique summer camp experience for Michigan's deaf and hard of hearing children, their siblings and also children of Deaf Adults (CODA). This is a summer youth camp about fun times and great friends, where communication access is not an issue. Some fun events at Camp Chris is swimming at the lake front, the horse ranch, YMCA's two rock climbing walls and playaking at the water font. Arts and Crafts is always looked forward to by all campers! MADHH's Healthy Choices! program offers classroom opportunitites to discuss healthy choices in today's word. Everything at Camp Chris is offered in American Sign Language - even the staff at Camp Chris offers opportunities for campers to find role models. New friends are made and experience can be shared by the camp fires or during meal times in the Sherman Lake Great Hall.

Camp Chris Williams is a partnership with Lions District 11-B2 and with the help of Lionesses, Lions and other Michigan's communities - campers will enjoy a full camping experience that includes camp fire snacks, entertainment, art supplies and life-long memories.Camp Chris Williams is designed to provide opportunities to:

  • Meet youth who are deaf and hard of hearing from throughout Michigan
  • Benefit from mentoring relationships with counselors who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • Learn appropriate life skills
  • Develop a sense of social awareness
  • Motivate self-discovery pursuits important for the development as future self-respecting American cititzens who are deaf
  • Participate in fun and exciting camp activities and discussions
  • HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!

To have applications or forms mailed to you please call Dave Coyne at (517) 487-0066 Ext. 16 or email