National Association of the Deaf

Children's Camp

2012 NAD Conference, Louisville, KY, July 3-7 - DeaFestival Kentucky July 7

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Children looking at a skeletonThe NAD is pleased to announce it will provide activities, entertainment and field trips for children aged 3 to 17. Three-to 4-year-olds must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian. The program will be held during the 51st Biennial NAD Conference from July 4–6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Registration for the 2012 NAD Conference Children's Camp is CLOSED.

The program will take place on-site at the Hyatt Regency Louisville Hotel. Activities will include icebreakers, crafts and games. Scheduled entertainers are cartoonist Matt Daigle, dance professional Wawa Snipes, puppeteer Tammy Ellis, juggler Pinky Aiello, ASL storyteller Peter Cook, comedians Anderson Twins, and magician Matt “Magic” Morgan. Trips to the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and The Louisville Science Center will take place on Thursday and Friday afternoon, respectively. 


Pre-registration is required for the Children’s  Camp and must be received by May 31, 2012.  There will be no on-site registration.  Because of the structured program and prior arrangements for field trips, one-day registrations cannot be accommodated.

Lunch and snacks will be provided each day (three days). Parents may indicate on the camp registration form of any dietary restrictions and/or allergies for each child that is registered for the Children’s Camp. A parent or guardian must administer any medications requiring adult assistance, as a camp nurse is not provided.  All children must be potty trained.

The events are limited to the first 100 children. Be sure to register your child (ren) for this exciting week of events!

Fees: $100.00 per child (age 3–17) for the full 3 days.

Deadline: Extended to June 15, 2012

Registration is available on a first come, first served basis.

There will be no on-site registration.

Camp Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 4: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 5: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, July 6: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, one of the city's most popular attractions, is also housed with the corporate headquarters.  The location is well marked by the World's Biggest Baseball Bat that casually leans against the side of the building.  Guests are invited to learn about the Official Bat of Major League Baseball – Louisville Slugger.  Today, over 2 million people have enjoyed the museum and factory tour experience. For more information, visit:

The Louisville Science Center has a rich history, from its founding as a “cabinet of curiosities” in the Public Library System of Kentucky in 1871 to its current status as the region’s leading resource for informal science education. Boasting at one time little more than an Egyptian mummy and a 16,000-piece mineral collection, the Science Center is now the largest hands-on science center in Kentucky, with about 150 interactive exhibits and activity stations, a four-story IMAX Theatre, teaching laboratories, educational programs, and distance learning capabilities. Designated the “State Science Center of Kentucky” by the 2002 Kentucky General Assembly, the Louisville Science Center features interactive exhibits and engaging programs for children, families and adults. The Louisville Science Center is committed to growing a scientifically literate community that investigates, questions, and challenges. For more information visit:

Dawnmarie Caggiano, Children’s Camp Coordinator

Kristy Arney Griffin, Children’s Camp Assistant Coordinator 


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