Northwest Christian Camp for the Deaf
The Northwest Christian Camp for the Deaf is a week long summer camp for the deaf and their families. It was begun in the summer of 1974. In the summer of 1981 the camp was moved to Twin Rocks Friends Camp at Rockaway Beach Oregon, where it continues today.
Deaf children are exposed to the gospel through nightly gatherings and a camp speaker who is proficient in American Sign Language. Additionally the staffs are volunteers drawn from various deaf ministries throughout the northwest.
Any deaf child eight years of age to High School may attend camp alone. These campers live in dorms or cabins with counselors. Parents with a deaf child 3 to 7 years may attend the camp with their family. To many of these parents of young deaf children, this Camp is their first experience in meeting successful deaf adults who are role models for their child as he/she grows. Many of the children return year after year. For some, camp becomes one of the few times during the year the kids have a chance to be around other kids that are deaf and use American Sign Language.
- American Sign Language
- Sign Language