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Explore The Outdoors!

August 3 - 6, 2014

A special four-day program for teens with hearing loss entering grades 9-12!

Participants will explore nature through camping, hiking, swimming and outdoor rock climbing in beautiful Western Massachusetts. This program is designed for teenagers with hearing loss who communicate using listening and spoken language and provides an excellent opportunity for teens in the mainstream to connect. Exploring will be led by experienced Teachers of the Deaf and young adult role models.

See what teen participants had to say about the program:

This year's activities include:

  • Camping at DAR State Forest
  • Hiking to a waterfall
  • Swimming
  • Outdoor rock climbing
  • Sharing stories around the campfire

The early registration rate is $350 per participant. After June 19, 2014, the program cost is $395.

For more information, contact Kaitlyn Millen at or 413-582-1155. Transportation from Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT to the camp area may be arranged through Clarke.

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Payment Information

The early registration rate is $350 per participant. After June 19, 2014, the program cost is $395.

A $100 deposit is required with this application. This deposit is applied to the tuition if the child is accepted. If a child is unable to attend our program, a full refund can be made if we are notified in writing of his/her withdrawal at least four weeks prior to the starting date.

You can make this $100 deposit by CHECK or by CREDIT CARD or PAYPAL.


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