Conference offers Deaf Camp for adults with special needs

Deaf Camp at Camp Innabah

Innabah Camp and Retreat Center hosted Deaf Camp in July.  Camp closed with Holy Communion in American Sign Language led by Bishop Peggy Johnson. 

Tony, Deaf with severe Cerebral Palsy, leaned heavily for support and balance on A.J., Deaf-Blind, who used his cane and relied on Tony to navigate them around the obstacles as they walked the grounds of Camp Innabah.

A wild and touching week at Camp Innabah was enjoyed by the 26 campers and 10 staff from July 11 to July 17.

Of the campers, fifteen came from Deaf Independent Living Association in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference and eight came from the Deaf Service Center in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Right: Tony and AJ take part in a camp drama at Deaf Camp.

 

Some of the highlights included wild tube rides behind a motor boat, flaming marshmallows, archery, Deaf Bible lessons and dramas.  The closing very Holy Communion, which was led by Bishop Peggy Johnson in American Sign Language, was a first for some of the campers.

Left:  Tony enjoys a beautiful summer day at Camp Innabah.

If you would like more info about this camp or about Deaf Ministry in our conference, please contact Carol Stevens, Deaf Ministry Area Coordinator at carolstevens100@hotmail.comor 443-794-6499.