Where is the camp?
Youngstown Cultural Center, West Seattle, Seattle, WA
When is the camp?
July 15-19, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm
What is the camp about?
It is a visual arts camp for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and KODAs in age group: 8-13. The campers will learn about illustration, painting, photography, and ASL storytelling from Deaf professional artists.
How long is the camp?
This camp will be one week long between from July 15-19, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. Each day will focus on two subjects: Monday through Thursday will have sessions on illustration, painting, photography, and ASL storytelling, culminating in a public exhibition on Friday afternoon.
Who will be involved?
3-4 instructors, director, and two volunteers will be on site.
Who can apply?
This is open to Washington State youth who are Deaf, HoH, or KODA in the 8-13 year old age range.
When will you announce the accepted applicants?
We will inform the campers and parents on June 15th, 2019.
How much will the camp cost?
$150. This is the first year this will be a paid camp. We offer some limited scholarship slots for campers with financial hardships on a first-come, first-serve basis.
What is considered financial hardship?
Contact to discuss scholarship availability and qualifications.
How many campers will be accepted?
Up to 20 campers.
What is HoH?
HoH is an abbreviation for Hard of Hearing.
What is a CODA and KODA?
CODA is an abbreviation for Children of Deaf Adults, for those who are 18 years old or older. KODAs are those who are hearing children of deaf adults/parent and who are younger than 18 years of age.
Will you provide one on one supervision?
Not at this time.
What are the outcomes?
Our goal is for Deaf youth to interact, develop and embrace the world of visual arts. In the long run, this will encourage a dynamic, engaging, supportive arts community in the Puget Sound. They will learn from Deaf professional artists who will share their journeys in the arts and teach the youth applicable skills to their fields. Instructional sessions will happen daily in four different disciplines: illustration, painting, photography, and ASL storytelling. During the camp, the campers will have the opportunity to develop finished products in different mediums under the guidance of local Deaf instructors and volunteers, which will be displayed at an exhibition Friday afternoon.
Will parents participate?
Which communication modes will the camp be in?
The main communication mode will be in American Sign Language, but we welcome all signers of all styles and modes.
I would like to support the camp! How can I contribute?
You can make an online donation.
Is this an overnight camp?
No, this is a day camp.
Will Deaf Spotlight provide transportation to the camp?
No. You are responsible for your own lodgings and transportation.
Will meals be provided?
Yes. Deaf Spotlight will provide snacks and lunch.
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