The Rhode Island Silent Camp, Incorporated, is a non-profit organization that was started in July 2002. The vision of its founders was to create an organization that would preserve, enhance, and promote the awareness of Deaf culture. Through various educational activities and outreach programs, their goal has been accomplished. Today, we are an Educational Outreach Program designed for the introduction, immersion, and education of the hearing community regarding the world of the Deaf, its language, and its culture.
Campers must be 18 or older and know at least some sign language. The weekend costs $75 and includes meals and a t-shirt. This is non-refundable; however, payments may be credited towards future events. You are responsible for your own tent and other camping needs. There are multiple bathrooms and one shower available.
While we try to accommodate a variety of disabilities we are limited by the conditions of the camp. There is a lodge with a ramp and accessible bathrooms on the main floor but the camping area is a good walk away from it. In addition it is a “bring your own tent/camping supplies” experience – there are no beds. While we have staff certified in first aid and CPR we cannot be responsible for any additional medical care while at camp.
Also, while we attempt to accommodate food allergies and preferences, you may wish to bring your own food / drinks if you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, but be aware we have limited space for storing food.