Sign-Ups Needed for Deaf Children’s Camp

Deaf children and their hearing brothers and sisters will have a chance to attend camp this summer if enough children sign up for the three-day event organized by a local advocacy group for the deaf together with the city of Ventura.

But so far too few have registered, organizers said. As of Tuesday, only one child had signed up for the camp, which will be held Aug. 16 through 18 at the Rancho del Rey Center in Oak View.

Organizers at the Tri-Counties Greater Los Angeles Area Assn. for the Deaf said they will cancel the camp unless at least five more children register by the Thursday afternoon deadline.

The association is sponsoring the camp with the city of Ventura’s Community Services Department.


Registration is open to all children ages 8 to 16 who are either deaf or who have a deaf parent or sibling. Adults at the camp will know sign language.

The camp, which will cost $30 for deaf children and $20 for hearing siblings, will offer nature hikes, crafts and sports.

The camp for children ages 8 to 12 will run from 8 to 11:30 a.m., while the session for youths ages 13 to 16 will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Free bus transportation will be provided, with the buses leaving from Ventura City Hall.


To register for the camp or for more information, call the Tri-Counties Greater Los Angeles Area Assn. for the Deaf in Ventura at 648-4523.