Please see here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This list will grow over time as we organise this camp.

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When and Where is Camp 2020

Camp 2020 is at Camp Adair - Hunua Ranges - South Auckland.

It is on the 17th to 21st of January 2020

How much will the camp cost?


Thanks to the NZSL Board, this camp is fully paid for. Fees and Transport are covered.

How do I register?

Register Online here

Who can go?

Anyone who is Deaf, Hard of Hearing (It does not matter if you have Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants or none). You also do not have to be receiving support from van Asch or Kelston Deaf Education Centres. If you are still unsure, email us and we can let you know. You just need to be enrolled in a High School for 2020.

If you are not enrolled at Van Asch or Kelston Deaf Education Centres, or their satellite schools, nor are you receiving RTD/Assist services, we may request an audiogram or letter that is no older than 12 months that demonstrates the hearing loss levels of the camper. If this could be an concern/issue for you, please contact us.

Can my friends come?

If they are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and enrolled in a High school in 2020, they can register to attend. However, we cannot guarantee that your friends will come with you - but do not panic, this camp will be a great opportunity for you to meet new friends too.

What do I need to bring?

This information will be supplied later, once our full programme has been confirmed

How can I communicate if I do not know NZ Sign Language (NZSL)?

You have the opportunity to learn NZSL before you arrive, and this camp will be an opportunity for you to learn to communicate. We will have Interpreters on-site as well to ensure that communication is not a barrier.

Learn NZSL @ http://www.learnnzsl.nz/ and nzsl.vuw.ac.nz

There is also a game called Sign Ninja - Great for you to learn and have fun http://www.nzslsignninja.co.nz/

Who is on the organising committee?

The organising committee is made up of staff from both Deaf Education Centres.

Does the camp have the support of van Asch and Kelston Deaf Education Centres?

Yes, this camp is fully endorsed and supported by both Deaf Education Centres.

Who can be a leader at camp

Anyone over the age of 21 years can email nzdeafcamp@gmail.com to express an interest in volunteering as a Camp Leader. You will need to be of good character (character reference will be required), fluent in NZSL, actively involved in the Deaf Community and have some leadership experience.

How do I register?

Register Online here