A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
Ready to take the next step toward a college education?
Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Jesse SaundersDirector, Youth ProgramsEmail
Casey Johnson-PasquaSpecialist, Youth ProgramsEmail
Alison O'HaraSpecialist, Youth Programs OperationsEmail
Our Summer Youth Camps/Webinars are designed for middle and high school students up to the age of 19. Our programs provide stimulating summer learning and experiential opportunities that blend excitement, education, and enjoyment in a bilingual environment rich in cultural diversity and located just minutes away from the U.S. Capitol.
Summer Youth Webinars: Designed for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students entering Grades 7-12. We offer various webinars of different lengths. Please see the page for more information.
Below are our in-person camps which are on hold until 2022.
Discover Your Future: Designed for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 10-12 who want to learn more about themselves, their skills, and potential careers. Students will also explore what vibrant Washington, D.C. has to offer. ON HOLD until 2022
Immerse Into ASL: A great opportunity for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 10-12 to expand their American Sign Language (ASL) skills and learn more about Deaf culture and history. Beginner and Intermediate course levels are offered. Webinar offered for Summer 2021
Bison Brainiacs: Designed for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 10-12 who want to explore science and technology during the camp. A grant from the Northrup Grumann Foundation has made it possible for us to grant full scholarships to campers for this camp only. ON HOLD until 2022
Got Skills?(Middle School Leadership and Sports camp): A design-your-own camp for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 7-9 who want to enhance their team building, leadership, and sports skills. Webinar offered for Summer 2021
Deaf Youth Pride Camp: A camp for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 9-12 who identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and want to learn new skills to become an advocate for themselves and others. Webinar offered for Summer 2021
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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