Discover Your Future

DYF Campers at National Association of the Deaf

June 23-30, 2018


Designed for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 10-12 who are ready to work on developing their transition plans; identify their interests and skills; and explore different potential careers during classes and Career Seminars. Students will also explore what vibrant Washington, D.C. has to offer.

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 Vocational Rehabilitation/Department of Rehabilitation (VR/DOR) counselors learn more about your strengths, areas of improvement, values, interests, and potential careers.
  • Development a transition portfolio with our support for you to bring home to your families, 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, and many other world-famous museums and monuments.
  • Ride until you drop at Six Flags where one of America's best amusement parks awaits you.

Date of program: June 23-30, 2018
Program fee: $750 (limited scholarships available for families in need, contact us at youthprograms@gallaudet.edu)
Who can attend: Deaf and hard of hearing college–bound students currently who will be in the 10th-12th grades in the fall of 2017. 

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. A screening interview with the Youth Programs office will also be required.

Note: This camp is limited to 24 participants to give more personal attention to each camper. A limit of 4 students from each school will be accepted into the program. 

Justification Letter for VR counselors

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