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"A Special time and place for children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing."
Wouldn't the world be a better place if every child got to go to camp?
Pick-up Date: Tuesday, June 18th
Pick-up Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Camp Wonder Hands originated in the Summer of 1996 as a vision of Mrs. Marolyn Amick, a Child Life Therapist at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands. Mrs. Amick, who is herself hearing impaired and has a child who is deaf, felt the need to provide an atmosphere where deaf and hard-of-hearing children would be able to identify with others and learn that they are not alone in their experience.
Camp Wonder Hands is a six-day, five-night, overnight camp held at Camp Kinard Lutheran Conference Center in the Batesburg-Leesville community of Lexington County South Carolina. This camp offers enriching activities and interaction with positive deaf and hard-of-hearing adult and college aged role models from our community. The Camp Wonder Hands summer camp is unique in that it is the first, and at present, the only opportunity of its kind for deaf and hard-of-hearing children in the Midlands.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
- To provide an environment where deaf and hard-of-hearing campers are the majority.
- To provide an arena for celebration of their unique culture and beautifully expressive language, thus cultivating a sense of belonging and confidence building.
- To provide the special opportunity for campers to make new friends with others of similar experiences, while receiving encouragement from adult deaf and hard-of-hearing role models from our community.
- TO HAVE A GREAT TIME!
Feel free to visit www.palmettohealthchildrens.org/programs/camp-wonder-hands for more information.