A message from Jesse Stanley, RI Silent Camp President:

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well.

I’m sure many of you are wondering what will happen with Silent Camp this year, and I’ve received several messages asking. So let me put it out here so all can see.

First, Silent Camp is still planning to happen. As it’s just under 3 months away, a lot can change in that time, and we are keeping an eye on things as they develop.

For Silent Camp to happen, the quarantine, self isolation, and restrictive travel will need to lifted. Gatherings of more than 10 people will need to be allowed.

It will also depend on the Director of YMCA Camp Watchaug. She will make the final decision. Unfortunately, there’s nothing we can do at this time. Stay home, stay safe, wash your hands, and continue social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Hopefully, we’ll have a better answer for you by the end of May or early June.

If, for whatever reason, Camp is cancelled for this year, or postponed to a different date this summer, we will offer you the option of a full refund or defer your payment to a different camp date. If you can’t make it to a postponed date later in the summer, you will have the same option.

Thank you for your support of Silent Camp.


Deaf, DeafBlind, HOH & Hearing
Are invited to join us for our 18th year!

June 26th through June 28th, 2020

** Registration is now open! **

Bring your tent and leave your voice at home!
An entire weekend of silence for all participants

  • Explore Deaf and DeafBlind Culture through workshops, storytelling and jokes around the fire
  • Learn about Deaf History, Traditions and Culture
  • Enjoy swimming, ropes course, zip line, wall climbing, group games and much more!

Rhode Island Silent Camp is a non-profit organization that sponsors a weekend of Deaf activities, education and awareness. The weekend is a fun-filled experience of No Voice, where you will camp in the woods engage in activities and games with new friends, and be able to improve your ASL skills. Campers must be 18 or older and know at least some sign language.