Discover Your Future
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June 25-July 3, 2016

Do you want the opportunity to discover your future possibilities while grabbing the opportunity to see Gallaudet and vibrant Washington, D.C.? Come to this exciting summer program for deaf and hard of hearing students who are currently in the 9th through 11th grades.

Here's what you'll be doing:

  • Self-discovery activities designed to help you learn more about yourself.
  • Outdoor activities including ropes course planned to help you develop leadership, teamwork, and self-confidence.
  • Take assessments designed to help you, your parents, and your VR counselors learn more about your strengths, areas of improvement, values, interests, and potential careers.
  • Development of a mini portfolio with our support for you to bring home to your parents, schools, and VR counselors.
  • Several field trips to explore Washington, D.C. attractions including the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian, Holocaust Museum, Union Station, Pentagon City Mall, and many other world-famous museums and monuments.
  • Swimming and shopping until you drop at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware where one of America’s best boardwalks awaits you during an all-day outing.

Group Discussion

Evening Activities

White House

Date of program: June 25-July 3, 2016
Program fee: $750
Who can attend: Deaf and hard of hearing college–bound students currently who will be in the 10th-12th grades in the fall of 2016. 
Must show evidence that you are enrolled in a standard, local, or general high school diploma – track program. Please submit an unofficial transcript and/or letter from guidance/school counselor. Incomplete applications will not be processed.


    "My Discover Your Future experience at Gallaudet was wonderful! I loved each and every minute of it! If I had any questions, I was never afraid to ask. [The camp] was just amazing overall!"  (Career Exploration)
    "I learned how to interact with people that you first meet because you never know about a person." (Diversity Training)
    "Excellent! I learned what personal qualities could affect me in my future jobs"  (Career Exploration)
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