Camp Chris Williams 2019
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Camp Chris Williams - August 4-10, 2019
Has a long tradition of being a week-long residential camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth going back to the late 1970’s. Started as Camp Amigo by Lion Chris Williams. Today the camp honors his commitment to D/HH youth, renaming the camp with his name.
Currently camp is reserved for ages 11-17. Recently, each year has a different annual theme, building on transitional activities to adulthood, along with typical camp activates enjoyed by campers. Mixed in with wall-climbing, boating, ropes course, swimming, arts and crafts, nature hikes are Leadership Training, mock interviews for jobs, meeting adult Deaf and hard of hearing role models, and getting to explore bits of their careers. In the past few years, we have met adult D/HH: nurse, Federal Government recruiter, veterinarian, engineer, scientist, filmmaker and woodworker. You’ll never know who you’ll meet at camp!
Available on-line. Parents will need to set up an account. Log in with your email address. Your child’s account will be good for future camp years. Just log-in and update information you already submitted. If you have forgotten your password, a password reset can be resent to the email you used to create the account. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance or more information.
A nominal deposit is required at the time of registration. Payment plans, credit cards and ongoing search for scholarships can be conducted after registering. All fees and paperwork are due July 15, 2019. $450 fee registration, until May 1st, or camp fills up. $500 late Registration after May 1, 2018, if space permits. All fees and paperwork must be submitted by July 15. If you are seeking an outside scholarship, make sure scholarship providers know this date. They may pay the balance direct to the Coalition, at PO Box 16234, Lansing, MI 48901-6234.
New Camper registration: https://app.campdoc.com/register/chriswilliams/camper
Returning campers can simply update their information:
Camp is held: at Camp Tuhsmeheta (Camp T), 10500 Lincoln Lake Rd. NE, Greenville, MI 48838
Dates of Camp: August 4- August 10, 2019
• Check in: 3 PM August 4, 2019
• Check out: 10 AM August 10, 2019
The search for scholarship opportunities:
Families needing financial assistance have a lot of opportunities if they are creative and look.
Typically, local community service clubs that have also provided many scholarship for campers:
• Lion an Lioness clubs: https://directory.lionsclubs.org/
• Kiwanis Clubs http://locator.kiwanis.org/
• The GoodFellows
• Rotary Clubs https://www.rotary.org/en/search/club-finder
• Optimist Clubs http://optimist.org/ClubLocMap.cfm
• Quota Club
• Personal donators
The past two years, the Family Center For Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Family Center) have offered Summer Camp Scholarship opportunities:
Families can to apply to receive a summer camp scholarship up to $250. The Summer Camp Scholarship is designed to assist families with sending their child with special health care needs to a summer camp of their choosing. Applications are typically accepted January through the end of March. Families will be required to submit a completed application along with the Registration Confirmation Form, which will need to be filled out by the Camp Director. Please feel free to share this with families within your network or families may request the forms through the Family Phone Line at 800-359-3722. Funding is limited, so please encourage families to apply as soon as possible.
Director of Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Children’s Special Health Care Services
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Office Phone: 517-241-7197
Office Fax: 517-241-8970
Family Phone Line: 800-359-3722
Lewis Cass Bldg, 6th Flr.
320 S. Walnut St.
Lansing, MI 48913
Camp Chris Facebook pages:
Camp Staff opportunities:
Want to be part of Camp Chris staff? Leader in Training applicants need to be 18. Regular staff must be 21.
Staff application Deadline: April 26, 2019
Staff apps: https://app.campdoc.com/register/chriswilliams/staff
Staff applicants who applied the last few years can just update their information at this link: https://app.campdoc.com/register/chriswilliams
Staff are notified by first week of May, when regular camp registration ends. However, late camper registrations, staff changes, reassignments may offer additional opportunities after that date.
All Staff report 3 PM August 3, 2019 for Mandatory Orientation & Training.