ABOUT CAMP JULIENA
Camp Juliena is a week-long residential summer camp for youths who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Through challenging, team-oriented activities, campers form lasting friendships and acquire valuable leadership, team-building, social and communication skills in a signing environment.
WHERE IS CAMP JULIENA?
Camp Viola in LaGrange, GA
WHEN IS CAMP JULIENA?
July 19-25, 2020
WHO CAN COME TO
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youths Ages 6-13
CAMPER INFO & REGISTRATION
Most years we are able to offer financial support to qualified applicants. To apply, you must write a letter to the camp director explaining your need for financial assistance. Within a few weeks, you will receive a response from the director regarding your request.
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WHO ARE THE COUNSELORS?
With the exception of our Camp Youth Juliena junior staff members, all of our carefully selected counselors are aged 18 years or older. They are committed to helping campers discover their potential and learn new skills. More importantly, they serve as positive role models who lead by example.
JUNIOR COUNSELOR PROGRAM
Teen Camp Juliena attendees who possess exceptional leadership and creative skills also have the chance to participate in our Youth Camp Juliena Junior Counselor Program. The program offers a wonderful opportunity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing teenagers to share their knowledge and skills with younger campers. To apply, individuals must complete and submit an application form and questionnaire.
Volunteers are required to attend trainings and may be asked to participate in additional training before any Camp Juliena sessions begin.
The Director will notify volunteers with instructions and materials. Volunteer applicants will be contacted to set up an interview at the director’s discretion. Volunteers accepted for Camp Juliena are required to attend a half day training at Camp Viola.
Volunteers are not allowed to leave camp facilities without permission from the Director during the camp week.
NOTE: ALL Volunteers must pass a background check to be considered. Applying gives Camp Juliena permission to obtain your legal records.
Camp Juliena has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy on child abuse and bullying.
CAMP JULIENA'S HISTORY
Eleanor Foshee and Pat Ford established Camp Juliena in 1992 as a way to promote meaningful social interaction among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children. While supportive of mainstream education for students with hearing loss, both women felt strongly about giving these students the opportunity to socialize exclusively with their Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing peers. When it was founded, Camp Juliena became the first summer program in Georgia for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children. Today, Camp Juliena continues to inspire hundreds of campers each year with positive Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing role models (counselors) and equip them with valuable leadership, communication and social skills.
Eleanor Foshee and Pat Ford, 2017