Unique Camp Offers Getaway for Kids with Hearing Loss

Published 07/09 2013 07:12PM

Updated 07/09 2013 09:01PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Dozens of kids enjoyed a dip in the pool Tuesday as part of the St. Joseph Sertoma Club's annual summer camp for the deaf or hard of hearing.

This is the 31st for the camp, which takes place at the Marvin Hillyard camp grounds.

This year's theme is Mexican fiesta. Nearly 70 kids who are deaf or hard of hearing attend the camp each year. Aside from a trip to the pool, they get to hike, kayak, horseback ride and more.

"Wednesday night is our Mexican fiesta night," said Janice Eaton, Sertoma Club. "We'll have Mexican dinner. We will have dancers come out and dance perform for the kids. The actual campers will perform for us and we judge their skits and we have a big party and it's going to be a lot of fun."

The camp - which includes interpreters for the kids with hearing loss - is held each summer and ends this year on July 12th.

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