Frequently Asked Questions


I am an ASL student, is this a good fit for me?

Yes! The best way to learn and improve your ASL is to do it in a ASL environment! We have Deaf staff that will support you.

What do I do if I don’t know how to sign something?

Ask any of our staff. You can fingerspell, write, text, mime, or gesture.

Is there an age limit?

Yes, everyone that comes to Silent Camp’s ASL Immersion Weekend must be 18 years of age or older.

Can I have someone drop me off/ pick me up at the camp?

Yes, you can be dropped off and picked up. Drop off is between 5:30 to 7:30p on Friday. Pickup is no later than 11a on Sunday. People that are not registered for Silent Camp will be asked to leave after dropping off.

Are there cabins on the camp?

No, YMCA Camp Watchaug is a day camp. There are no cabins or beds.

Where will I sleep?

You are responsible for bringing your own tent, sleeping bag, cot, and anything else you need for camping. See our Items to Bring page for a list of recommendations.

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, you can. You are welcome to bring your own food to supple,emt what we are providing. However, there is limited refrigerator space, please bring a cooler.

Can I come for Saturday only?

Registration for Silent Camp lets you come and go when you want. We do not offer a Saturday only price at this time.

Is alcohol allowed?

Alcohol is strictly prohibited.

What is the refund policy?
In the event that Rhode Island Silent Camp is cancelled due to events beyond our control, Silent Camp will offer a full refund or hold your payment for the next Silent Camp. If not used within one year, it will be considered a donation.

If you need to cancel your registration, Silent Camp will not issue refunds. Silent Camp will hold your payment for one year (until the next Silent Camp) or we can consider it a donation. If not used within one year, it will be considered a donation.

Please email us if you plans change.
I am an interpreter. Does Silent Camp offer CEUs for workshops?

Yes, we do offer RID CEUs through MassRID. Please check our schedule to see what workshops and how many CEUs are provided.

Is there a charge for the workshops that provide CEUs?

Workshops and activities are included with Silent Camp registration. If you wish to attend any of the workshops, you will need to register and pay for the weekend.

Is there a charge to process CEUs?

There is no charge for CEUs during the Silent Camp Weekend. You will need to show up on time, sign into the activity, participate, and there will be a evaluation form to fill out.

Who do I contact if I have questions about CEUs?

For general questions, Contact Us
For CEU related questions after the event, contact cmp@massrid.org