Camp HERO (Here Everyone Really is One) was founded on the idea of creating a camp where 35-65 children and youth with hearing loss can enjoy a traditional camp experience while having no communication barriers. Every year 15-25 counselors, mainly Bloomsburg University students, join our campers for the immersive, fun, activity filled 6 day camp located at Camp Victory in Millville, PA.
Camp HERO has a board of directors with experience working with Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, a camp director, who oversees the campers and the day-to-day running of the camp. We also have an on-site nurse and certified sign language interpreters available 24/7 during our time at camp.
What happens at Camp:
Campers arrive on Sunday afternoon and settle into their cabins and meet their counselors. There's time for a swim before dinner after saying their farewells to the folks.
Pie Ladies are loved by all, these amazing Ladies (and an occasional Gentleman) make pies for "Pie Night", a favorite of campers and counselors!
The Dance is a fun night, filled with awesome music provided by a DJ and his BIG speakers!
Every camper knows the campfire is a major feature of camp! Roasting marshmallows and hot dogs are a great late snack!
Crafts are always a hit, and many go along with the year's theme!
Games keep the Campers and Counselors hopping!
Trips to the Nature Center is a perfect way to learn about the beautiful surroundings while having fun!
Swimming is an every day activity!
Zip line and Rock Wall are perfect for those campers who like heights and excitement!
Camp HERO Board of Directors
David Alianiello, President
Dr. Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, Vice President
Tim Nebel, Treasurer
Brooklyn Walter, Secretary
Kylie Lerch, Camp Director
Dr. Deborah Stryker, Board Member
Dr. Leonard Granda, Board Member
Gary Phillips, Board Member
Jennifer Jones, Board Member
Brian Kohlman, Board Member