Education of the Deaf Camp Experiences

Education of the Deaf Camp Experiences


Deaf Education

Our teacher preparation program in the Education of the Deaf is very unique when compared to other teacher preparation programs in any field because we offer two CAMP practicum experiences.

Preschool Mini-Camp for D/HH Children

The first camp experience is our Preschool Mini-Camp for Deaf and hard of hearing children ages 2 to 6 years. In the last summer of the undergraduate major or the first summer of graduate school, students take part in the Teaching Speech to the Deaf class and Practicum for the Deaf.

Deaf Education

These two courses incorporate the BU Preschool Mini-camp for Deaf/HH Children. This mini-camp is a great learning experience and opportunity for our students to interact with deaf and hard of hearing preschool children.

Students plan lessons for each day of this mini-camp for the children. These lessons are fun and interactive and are based around the central goal of providing the children with opportunities to gain new language and speech through rich, hands-on experiences. Children are presented with the opportunity to learn in an open environment that includes both signing and spoken English.

Camp HERO (Here Everyone Really is One)

Deaf Education

The second camp practicum experience is our Camp HERO (Here Everyone Really is One) for Deaf and hard of hearing children and youth ages 6 to 17 years. During the second last summer of the undergraduate program or the first semester of the graduate program, students take Teaching Language to the Deaf/HH.

Incorporated into this course is yet another opportunity to interact with older D/HH children, ages 6-17 at Camp HERO, a summer camp where 35 to 65 deaf and hard of hearing children and youth and 16 - 25 counselors are immersed in a fun, activities-filled 6-day camp experience at Camp Victory in Millville.

Undergraduate students, in the career concentration who are interested in becoming a Camp HERO Counselor must register for DEAFHH 325: Practicum at Camp HERO, a BU summer session III course. They must also download a counselor application from the camp website and submit the online application by April 15!