Camp HERO – July 28 to Aug. 2, 2013
Camp HERO (Here Everyone Really is One) is an annual week-long summer experience at Camp Victory, Millville, for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Led by Jamie Galgoci, director, the interactive outdoor camp includes a water front staff, on-site nurse and numerous counselors.
The counselors are mainly Bloomsburg University students who have a background in working with and teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing. There are also a number of graduate students in the Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program who will be working with the children. The grounds include a medical facility, nine summer cabins with beds, a bath house, two dining halls, four winterized cabins, in-ground swimming pool and many other camping experiences. The camp also has electricity and running water.
Camp HERO can accommodate a maximum of 65 campers each year. The campers are grouped according to age and gender and each group is assigned to a cabin. Counselors sleep in each cabin to prevent any foreseeable difficulties. It's required that all food and drink be given to the nurse upon arrival to prevent animals from entering the cabins.
Camp HERO has six cabins:
- Three female cabins (ages 6-9; 10-12; 13-17)
- Three male cabins (ages 6-9; 10-12; 13-17)
The above ages are approximate and subject to change depending on the number of campers accepted to camp for a given summer. Check-in is 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 29 and check out is 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.
- blowing bubbles
- arts and crafts
- climbing wall
- making a mess!
- trips to the theatre
- Native American pictographs
- making cupcakes
- Native American paints
... and much, much more!
Consider volunteering to be an "Assistant to the Director!"