Every summer ACSD hosts over 100 children who are deaf, ages eight through high school, from throughout the United States. All sessions (except the one-week Teen Arts & Innovations Session) include outdoor education, creative arts, drama, photography, horseback riding, river rafting, swimming, communication skill development, computer experience and opportunities for personal growth.
Campers who want to go river rafting need to weigh at least 50 pounds and must be age ten or older.
The Discovery & Fun Session is the perfect experience for the younger camper in elementary school or 5th or 6th grade.
The Exploration & Cooperation Session is designed to stimulate the interest of middle school and young high school age students with two weeks of programming including a three-day backpacking trip.
The Adventure & Leadership Session is a three-week program for older teens, with more time for outdoor adventure programming, as well as time to focus on leadership and career development skills. The third week of this session includes a week-long backpacking and team building experience.
The Mini Sessions 'Friends & Fun or Teens and Teambuilding are one-week programs for campers who are interested in nature, making friends, team building, creative, technical, visual, performing arts as well as some exciting field trips including swimming and more.
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