Camp SIGN 2011

Camp SIGN 2011

YOU DO DO DURING SUMMER? APPLY FOR CAMP SIGN. IT HAS OPENING SLOTS
APPLICATION IS ATTACHED. (see below)

CAMP SIGN-FUN AND ENJOY
DATE: AUGUST 7-12, 2011
AGES; 10-15 YEARS OLD.
DEADLINE: JUNE 10, NOW EXTEND TO JUNE 24, 2011.

Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Camp SIGN 2011
Camper Application Information

About Camp SIGN

Thank you for your interest in Camp SIGN, a communication barrier-free
environment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Camp SIGN
mission is to have all deaf or hard of hearing students from around the
state participate in the program regardless of their communication mode. The
philosophy of the camp is to provide an environment of acceptance and
encouragement. This program operates under Office for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Services (DHHS) under DARS-DRS.

Camp SIGN is for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 15 who are deaf
or hard of hearing can benefit the outdoor training program.
Counselor-in-Training (CIT) is a program for developing leadership skills
and preparing boys and girls aged 16 and 17 to become future camp counselors
and leaders. Participants are former campers who meet the CIT program
criteria established by the Camp SIGN committee.

The camp staff is chosen to accomodate the variety of communication needs of
the campers. Most of the counselors are professionals who work with
individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Many of the counselors
themselves are deaf or hard of hearing had served as excellent role models
for the campers. Many counselors are former campers and CITs and return year
after year to work with the program.

Camp SIGN continues to use a wonderful campsite in the woodlands of Conroe,
Texas just 35 miles north of Houston. Camp Misty Meadows is owned and
operated by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto. The date for camp this year is
Sunday, August 7, 2011 – Friday, August 12, 2011.

Registering your child

Complete DARS3930, Camp SIGN Application for Camper, and return with a check
or money order for $35 to cover application fee required for each child on
or before June 10, 2011 as the deadline date. (This will reserve a space for
your child.) These should be mailed to

Camp SIGN, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
P.O. Box 12306
Austin, Texas 78711

Once the application is processed, DHHS will send out a pre-acceptance
letter by June 13, 2011. The letter indicates the total cost for your child
to attend. At that time, you will also receive the required medical and
release forms. Please note that a doctor must examine your child and sign
the medical form. No child will be admitted without the required paperwork.

The cost of the medical examination and transportation of the child to and
from Camp SIGN are the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

Camp SIGN depends on donations to keep the program running. Donations do not
cover the entire cost of the camp. Parents or guardians will be asked to
fill out income information located on the application form to determine the
cost for their child. There are two separate fees: application fee and camp
fee. The total cost ranges from $35 to $235 (both application and camp
fees) depending on the income of the parent(s) or guardian(s). Medical exams
and transportation are not included in this price.

Tax deductible gifts and grants may be sent to Camp SIGN, c/o Office for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, P.O. Box 12306; Austin, Texas 78711. For
more information, please contact Ann Horn at (512) 410-1387 or by email
[email protected]

We cannot accept any applications after the June 10, 2011 deadline date due
to the overwhelming response for enrollment. We encourage you to send your
child’s applilcation and fees as soon as possible. All slots are filled
first-come first-served.

To learn more about DARS and Camp SIGN, go to
http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/trnganded.shtml?utm_source=Deaf+Network+of+Texas&utm_campaign=517e80b75f-Camp_Sign_2011&utm_medium=email

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