This year the Willard Summer Program will be held
July 24nd- August 2nd, 2019 at Camp Belzer in Indianapolis, IN.
Registration for Camp Willard is available here: Register Closed!
WSP is a ten days camp with an emphasis on educational remediation & opportunities for social learning for Indiana Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in 3rd through 7th grade. After hosting WSP on the Indiana School for the Deaf campus for several summers, last year’s camp was held at beautiful Camp Belzer. Camp Belzer is a Boys Scout of America facility nestled on 200 acres surrounded by forest and adjacent to Fall Creek inside the city of Indianapolis. Camp Belzer has been in operation for almost 100 years!
Camp Willard Program Structure
In the mornings, licensed educators from ISD help prepare students who take ISTEP+ and IREAD3 tests in the areas of reading, writing and math. Educational remediation is instructed in a bilingual setting using American Sign Language (ASL). The Enrichment portion of the program includes hands-on activities, student-directed learning and outdoor education.
Outside the classroom, there are opportunities for social learning in the afternoons and beyond! Peers participate in team building, rope courses, swimming & other water activities, arts & crafts, outdoor recreation activities including archery, hiking, and camping. Everlasting friendships and memories of a lifetime are created while at camp!
If parents need transportation for WSP, they should contact their LEA/local school district.
For more information and/or payment arrangements, please contact the Student Life office at (317) 493.0508.