The Signing ACEs
The Signing ACEs (Advocacy, Community, Empowerment) are the wonderful children and students in our youth programs.
Camp Sign Me Up
A weekly, summer camp in which our hearing friends and family learn American Sign Language (ASL) and practice during field trips and special activities.
Campers are welcome to attend more than one week. Activities will change each week. Camp is $90 per week for your first child, and there is a $10 discount for additional siblings.
Camps starts at 9:00am and ends at 3:30pm. Before and after care, 8:30am to 4:45pm, are offered for $40.00 per week.
If you have more than one camper, please complete a separate form for each child.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays until 5:45pm.
Students from 1st through 12th grades are picked up from local schools with Deaf education programs, or parents may bring them. School Days focuses on language acquisition--developing fluency in students' first language (American Sign Language) and then literacy in their second language (English). This focus as well as social-emotional support and community building equip students for success in all endeavors.
This program is free of charge and offers limited transportation options.
Little ACEs is an early intervention program designed to prevent the language deprivation that can be common for Deaf children, ensuring they have access to American Sign Language from birth. Parents and children attend class together where they are supported in learning language and bonding and communication techniques. Families attend weekly classes, and a Deaf Mentor travels to the family's home once a month. FREE.
Club Sign Me Up
Club Sign Me Up is an after-school, American Sign Language club designed for hearing kids, from elementary school through high school, to learn about Deaf culture and language. Filled with fun and innovative learning tools, the club promotes community building and language acquisition through weekly meetings. Your child can be bilingual through learning American Sign Language and be more welcoming and inclusive of the Deaf and hard of hearing, a cultural and linguistic minority in our community.
Camp Rise & Sign
May 10th-12th, 2019
An annual sleep-away just for our Deaf and hard of hearing students, it's an adventure filled with all the great camp traditions--sleeping bags, campfires, arts & crafts, and fireflies. FREE.
We are happy to attend IEP or other meetings to help parents be strong advocates for their children and to help students learn to be strong advocates for themselves. Our Empowerment & Advocacy program manager also works with our high school students as they develop transitional and independent living plans for college and beyond.
Parent ASL Classes
Offered Year Round
Partnering with Adult Education & Outreach, we offer FREE ASL classes for parents of Deaf children and their children, enhancing and improving family communication and dynamics.