Family Camp in California for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Their Families

June 12, 2012 in Education & Outreach
By Cheryl Heppner, 4/26/2012

 
Thanks to the Consortium for Communication Access via Captioning (CCAC) we learned about the DHH Family Camp (Camp Marston) in San Diego, California.  It’s a place where families with deaf or hard of hearing children get together to play and learn from each other.
 
There’s a YouTube video approximately 2 ½ minutes long that is captioned.  In this video, parent Melanie Doyle talks about her son, who was going to a school where he was the only child with hearing loss.  She shares her realization that he needed a network of support from others – and that she needed one from other parents as well.
 
Joan Denney, who used free captioning software for the video from Overstream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRmsZ25W3SE),
told me that some of the teenagers at the camp did a lot of interviews with each other and with the parents.  Joan is the mother of a deaf child, and she hopes to release a longer version of the video soon.  She and her daughter have attended the camp for 12 years, and this year her daughter will be a counselor there.
 
Here’s the video of the DHH Family Camp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-R-LkFvUPk&feature=youtu.be