DBCTX Summer Camp Jr 2024

Hello from DBCTX!

Visual description: Sarah, a white woman with light brown hair pulled back in a ponytail. She is wearing a black T-shirt. Behind her is a navy-blue tarp as the background. (See full transcript below)

DeafBlind Community of Texas Presents:
Summer Camp Jr 2024!
When: June 2 – 7, 2024


Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat Center
19051 FM 2484
Killeen, Texas


Who can attend?


  • 14 – 22 years of age AND still in high school or post-secondary school
  • DeafBlind
  • Willing to have fun
  • Have open TWC case

Volunteers Needed!

Interpreters & Volunteers please register as a volunteer! CN training is provided.
* JUNE 1, 2024 is reserved for SSP/CN training!

Why attend DBCTX?
– Barrier-free and accessible
– Networking & making new friends
– Unforgettable bonds and experiences
– Prepares teens for the transition to adult life
– Making memories!

Volunteer Info:

6.0 CEUs (RID PPO & BEI Ethics, pending) awarded for those who attend the duration of Camp, June 2-7th. Our gift to you.

Volunteers will develop skills for working with DeafBlind Youth and Mentors through direct training and mentorship.

The training is presented in a mix of PTL, ASL and English by the team of DBCTX trainers, hosted by Heather Pavey, Camp Director. Accommodations provided.

DeafBlind Community of Texas is providing this training as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another’s comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, hearing status, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

Begin transcript:


My name is Sarah McMillen. (Sarah’s sign name looks like a twelve held sideways).

DB Community of TX (DBCTX)’s Summer Camp Junior 2024

DBCTX invites teens who are DeafBlind, 14-22 years old, and are still in high school or attending post-secondary school.

When??? Teens come to the camp June 2 – 7, 2024

We are looking for:

  1. More teens to join us!
  2. A few more co-navigators* to join us!

What is a co-navigator?

A person who works with a DB person to orient and navigate through their environment.

Why join us???

  1. You DB? Come and meet other teens who are the same as you.
  2. Meet new friends.
  3. Do you want to work with DeafBlind youth and adults?
  4. Take the opportunity to develop and practice CN skills.
  5. Volunteer with us, especially if you are interested in working with DDBHH youth, as a Deaf Support Specialist, and/or a grade-school ASL interpreter
  6. Gain new experience working with DB people.

Volunteer CN training is on June 1st and 2nd before the teens come!

Where? At Variety Peaceable Kingdom Retreat Center in Killeen

How can you sign up? Visit us at https://dbctx.org/event-5568862

DBCTX’s website: https://dbctx.org

Hope to meet you all over there at the camp!

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