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Welcome to the 2010 NAD Youth Leadership Camp Blog!

The 2010 NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) has begun. The camp session runs from July 23rd until August 19th in Stayton, Oregon. Campers embark on a month-long journey - a journey of learning, personal growth, and empowerment. In addition, campers experience self-discovery, learn about self-identity, and understand various aspects about themselves.

The purpose of YLC is to guide deaf and hard of hearing high school students from diverse educational programs through the understanding of advocacy and leadership. The camp program aims to empower campers with various tools of knowledge and prepare them for action by "learning through active involvement.' Days filled with classes and workshops are designed to teach campers how to tap into their potential, how to effectively harness their skills, and use all available resources to contribute to their respective communities.

Learning through active involvement is like creating a new trail or pathway. Each camper is an investment in the future of the deaf and hard of hearing community. The 2010 NAD YLC slogan is 'Be the One, Together as One.' Daily blogs, vlogs, and photos can be found at





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