Click, bid, and support Deaf Camps, Inc.!

The Deaf Camps, Inc. 2019 Online Auction is open for bids through May 15! Lots of cool stuff – including handmade items, gift certificates, event tickets, autographed books, manuscript and query critiques from agents Steven Malk, Hannah Mann, and Andrea Morrison of Writers House, and a 30-minute call with internationally bestselling author Bruce Coville!  All proceeds support Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2019 scholarship program.

Deaf Camps, Inc. is an organization close to my heart. I have been on the board for almost 20 years. It is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit whose mission is to create fun, safe, communication-rich camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and children learning American Sign Language. Please check it out, bid, and share widely!

Here are just a few of the items up for bid:

 

Bid now!

More about Deaf Camps, Inc.:

deaf camps inc logoDeaf Camps, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, safe, communication-rich camps that promote the physical, spiritual, and social development of Deaf/hard of hearing children and children learning American Sign Language.

 

Check out all the items for bid here and make your bids, knowing that every dollar raised goes straight to Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2019 Scholarship Fund. Thank you for helping us bring needy kids to camp!

The DCI Online Auction is run through CharityAuctionsToday.com. A credit card is required to register and bid.

 

In the Community: Upcoming Kids’ Events, ASL Classes, and More!

Here’s a roundup of some upcoming events and classes out in the area.  These are not Stories by Hands events, but I recommend them for anyone who wants more signing in their lives!

Deaf Camps, Inc. Easter Party

Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 4:00-6:30 PM at Christ Church of the Deaf, 1040 S. Beechfield Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229

All ages and all signing levels welcome!

Admission includes:
* Pancake supper
* pictures with the Signing Easter Bunny
* Easter egg hunt – begins at 4:45pm
* Crafts

Admission: $7 per person
Children under 12 will receive a FREE picture with the Easter Bunny. Additional pictures $3 each. All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2019 scholarship fund.

 


American Sign Language Classes at the Hearing and Speech Agency

April 9 – June 11, 2019

EVENING CLASSES (Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1 | ASL 2 | ASL 3 |Children’s ASL

DAYTIME CLASSES
ASL 1 | TUESDAYS | 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2 | FRIDAYS | 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Location: 5900 Metro Drive,  Baltimore, MD 21215

  • ASL 1, 2, 3 and 4: $150 per student | Textbook $85
  • CHILDREN’S ASL: Child only $100 | Parent & Child $150

For more information, click here.

 


A Celebration of Deaf History

April 11 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the HASA Auditorium | 5900 Metro Drive | Baltimore, MD 21215

Featuring Master Storyteller Amy Bopp
ASL Storytelling is a community tradition and one that HASA is honored to continue. Join us for an evening of laughter and a unique ASL immersion experience. Audience members will be invited to share their own themed short story.

Suggested donation: $5 per person. Please note: this event is an ASL immersion activity. No voice interpretation will be provided. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

In the Community: ASL Classes for Children and Adults at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED SPRING 2019

APRIL 9-JUNE 11 (10 weeks)

EVENING CLASSES (Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1 | ASL 2 | ASL 3 |Children’s ASL

DAYTIME CLASSES
ASL 1 | TUESDAYS | 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2 | WEDNESDAY| 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Class $150
Textbook* $85 (Textbook only needs to purchased once to cover ASL 1, 2, and 3.)

CHILDREN’S ASL
Tuesday Evenings |  6pm – 8pm | No text required.
Child Only $100
Parent & Child $150

For more information or to register, click here.


Program offerings featured in “In the Community” posts are not affiliated with Stories by Hand and are shared to spread the word about other ASL learning opportunities.

In the Community: Free ASL Performances at MD Libraries

Check out these exciting FREE upcoming library programs sponsored by the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library!

Sunshine 2.0., a nationally known theatre touring company based at RIT/NTID in Rochester, NY, will present “Life on Earth,” an interactive play fully accessible in American Sign Language and spoken English, at three Maryland public libraries during the month of February. Sunshine 2.0 is a professional traveling theater troupe based at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in Rochester, NY. The troupe provides performances and activities for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and adults that highlight the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) as well as educational topics pertaining to the Deaf experience.

Showtimes and locations:

Spauldings branch of Prince George’s County Public Libraries: Saturday, February 2 at 2:15 PM.

C. Burr Artz Library branch of the Frederick County Public Libraries: Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 PM.

Owings Mills Branch Library of Baltimore County Public Libraries: Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 PM.

In addition, Sunshine 2.0 will give a workshop called “Express Yourself: Movement/Creative Expression through American Sign Language and Gestures” at the Silver Spring Library branch of Montgomery County Public Libraries on Saturday, February 2 at 10:30 AM. For ages 7 and older. Registration required: bit.ly/2R5enFU
ASL signers and non-signers welcome.

For more information, contact the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library at MarylandDCDL@montgomerycountymd.gov


Program offerings featured in “In the Community” posts are not affiliated with Stories by Hand and are shared to spread the word about other ASL learning opportunities.

In the Community: ASL / English Children’s Storytime at the Germantown Library

ASL / English Children’s Storytime
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 10:30 AM – For all ages – at the Germantown Library
Join guest Deaf Storyteller Roberta Mather Brown and Children’s Librarian for a special bilingual story time in both American Sign Language and English. They will also introduce color signs through games, rhymes, and stories.

This storytime is for all ages and is sponsored by MCPL and the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library.

Program offerings featured in “In the Community” posts are not affiliated with Stories by Hand and are shared to spread the word about other ASL learning opportunities.

In the Community: ASL Classes for Children and Adults at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED WINTER 2019

JANUARY 8 – MARCH 12 (10 weeks)

Evening Classes:

ASL 1, 2, 3 & 4
Tuesday Evenings | 6pm – 8pm
Class $150
Textbook* $85

CHILDREN’S ASL
Tuesday Evenings |  6pm – 8pm
Child Only $100
Parent & Child $150

Daytime Classes:

ASL 1
Tuesday Mornings | 10am – 12 noon
Class $150
Textbook* $85

ASL 2
Friday Mornings | 10am – 12 noon
Class $150
Textbook* $85

*Textbook only needs to purchased once to cover ASL 1, 2, and 3.

For more information or to register, click here.

In the Community: Holiday and Crafty Fun with Deaf Camps, Inc.

Saturday, December 8th from 2pm-5pm
Christ Deaf Church
1040 South Beechfield Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21229

Join Deaf Camps, Inc. to get into the holiday spirit! All signing levels are welcome to the fun! Admission is $5.00 and caregivers are free with their child’s admission fee!

Our Christmas Party includes:
-a visit with Signing Santa
-ASL Storytelling
-Snacks
-Crafts
-One free picture with Santa per child. (Additional pictures available for a small fee.)

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2019 scholarship fund.


Sip, Craft, and Sign with DCI!

 

Thursday, December 13, 6:30pm at Made Me Mine, 3101 Emmorton Rd #A6, Abingdon, MD 21009

Join us for a night of crafting that holds endless possibilities, to support Deaf Camps, Inc.! At this workshop, we will be creating a one-of-a-kind custom sign out of pallet planks designed by YOU! Customize your stencil at checkout with your quote, and whatever cheery holiday image you’d like. We will prepare a personalized stencil just for you to ensure that your project turns out perfectly. Bring a bottle of wine or something to turn our complimentary hot cocoa bar from nice to naughty!

DCI will provide American Sign Language interpretation for this event.

$45 per person. You MUST reserve tickets ahead of time for this event. Buy tickets HERE.

Deaf Camps, Inc. is a volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, safe, communication-rich camps that promote the physical, spiritual, and social development of Deaf/hard of hearing children and children learning American Sign Language. Learn more about the organization at DeafCampsInc.org.

In the Community: Free ASL Classes at Germantown Library

American Sign Language for Beginners

Sundays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Libraries, Germantown Library

19840 Century Blvd
Germantown, MD 20874

Register online on the library website on or after September 20.

Five sessions (FREE) for individuals who wish to learn basic American Sign Language. For ages 14 and over.

The emphasis of this class will be on vocabulary development, conversation and practice. These sessions are appropriate for family members, teachers, child care providers, students 14 and older, and anyone who wishes to learn sign language.

To request deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email MCPL.DeafAccess@montgomerycountymd.gov, preferably with three business days’ notice. To request other accommodations, contact the Germantown Library.

Sponsored by Montgomery County Association of Hearing Impaired Children (MCAHIC), Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library.

Note: This is not a Stories By Hand program. “In the Community” items are shared on this site in the interest of getting the word out about great ASL programs in the area.

In the Community: ASL Classes for Adults & Children at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED FALL 2018

SEPTEMBER 11 – NOVEMBER 13

EVENING CLASSES (Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1 | ASL 2 | ASL 3 | Children’s ASL

DAYTIME CLASSES
ASL 1 | TUESDAYS | 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2 | WEDNESDAYS | 10:00 a.m. – Noon

For more information, click here.

Note: This is not a Stories By Hand program. “In the Community” items are shared on this site in the interest of getting the word out about great ASL programs in the area.

In the Community: NAOBI-DC BBQ

The National Alliance of Black Interpreters – DC (NAOBI-DC) will be hosting a family-friendly cookout on July 7th, from 1-5pm in Takoma Piney Branch Park (2 Darwin Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20910). The charge for attendance is either one side dish, or $10 per family. Contact NAOBIDCBBQ@gmail.com with questions.

Program offerings featured in “In the Community” posts are not affiliated with Stories by Hand and are shared to spread the word about other ASL learning opportunities.