American School for the Deaf: Camp Isola Bella
410 Twin Lakes Road, Salisbury, CT 06068
- Academic Enrichment
- Creative Writing
- Educational Activities
- Environmental Learning
- Field Trips
- Health and Wellness
- Recreational Swimming
- Science Activities
- Social Programming
- Social Science Activities
- Swim Lessons
- Wilderness Activities
Ages Served:6–18 years old
Areas Served:Avon ; Bloomfield ; East Hartford ; Farmington ; Glastonbury ; Hartford ; Newington ; West Hartford ; Wethersfield
Program Length:2 weeks 8-12 ;next 2 weeks 13-17
Hours of Operation:Overnight
Campers are required to attend either the 2-week session or the 1-week session (depending on their particular program). Should a camper be required to leave the camp session sooner than its scheduled end, that camper may do so and arrangements will be made to transport the student either home or to ASD's main campus in West Hartford.
Campers are required to attend either the 2-week session or the 1-week session (depending on their particular program). Should a camper be required to leave the camp session sooner than its scheduled end, that camper may do so and arrangements will be made to transport the student either home or to ASD's main campus in West Hartford. Camp Isola Bella is certified by the American Camping Association, is CPR/First Aid Certified, has Aquatic Equivalent Certifications, and is accredited by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and the Office of Early Childhood.
Director of Student Affairs
More about our camp:
Camp Isola Bella provides deaf and hard of hearing campers, ages 8-17, with a variety of recreational and educational activities fostering teamwork, enhanced communication, and cooperation. Campers participate in activities geared towards improving their communication skills while enhancing social interaction and experiential learning. Such activities include literacy development and recreational activities (archery, boating, swimming, hiking, camping, and arts and crafts).
The camp aims to help students (many of whom are first-time campers) to minimize the use of electronics and experience their natural surroundings while gaining confidence, self-esteem and independence. Camp Isola Bella aligns its learning activities with ASD’s Extended School Year program.
Camp Isola Bella strongly subscribes to the theory that students, particularly deaf and hard of hearing students, learn best through experience. Activities are designed to help campers achieve personal growth and success. In addition, direct learning and instruction in various areas (e.g. waterfront, archery, arts and crafts, camp studies and leadership skills), form an integral part of the program. We want our campers to learn about the deaf-signing community, as well as themselves.
Camp Isola Bella is Special Needs Accessible and Summer School Compatible.