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Recreation For Families: Disability Specific: Deafness and Hard of Hearing

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New Sign World Recreation Association of the Deaf (WRAD) is a non-profit recreational, educational and cultural organization for deaf, hearing impaired and hearing people. Local chapters and membership fee, gives you notice to many activities or events.

State Listings

Washington D.C.

New Sign Maryland Metro KODA (Kids of Deaf Adults) (MMKODA) offers fun activities for the children of deaf parents and their families living in the Washington DC metro area (Maryland, Virginia, and DC). MMKODA also offers workshops for deaf parents to learn how to help their hearing children live in two worlds, the world of the hearing and the world of the deaf. The KODA activities give KODA children a chance to meet other KODA children. Activities include picnics, ice skating parties, and holiday parties. Click on "KODA Events" to see a list of current activities and a long list of activities held in the past. To contact KODA, send e-mail to KODApride@aol.com or contact Thomas Bull, CODA National Outreach Coordinator, 8112 Russell Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22309, or Phone: (703) 799-2239 (Voice & TTY)

New York

New Sign Camp Mark Seven is a camp on a lake in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State founded by a priest and the Deaf Catholic Community. It offers a variety of programs for deaf and hearing individuals of all faiths and beliefs. The programs it offers include Deaf Camps for children and for teenagers, KODA Camps for hearing children of deaf parents and for hearing teenagers of deaf parents, a CODA camp for hearing adult children of deaf parents, a Bible Camp for deaf adults, an Elder Camp for deaf senior citizens, and a Sober Camp for deaf adults in recovery and their families. Children's camps are for children ages 9 to 12. Check the website for age ranges for other camps. There is also a KODA camp listed for children and teenagers (ages 9-16) located at Camp Lakodia, Madison, South Dakota. Activities available at Camp Mark 7 for children and teenagers include swimming, waterskiing, tubing, canoeing, hiking, and arts and crafts. For more information contact Camp Mark Seven is located at Mark Seven Deaf Foundation, Inc., 144 Mohawk Hotel Road, Old Forge, New York 13420 or Phone: 315-357-6089 (voice/TTY)or contact the camp's executive director for the Elder Camp by e-mail at ExecDir@campmark7.org.

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