Camp Schedule 2023

2023’s schedule

Deafblind Camp of Maryland, Inc.
June 11 – 16, 2023
West River Retreat Center
“Welcome Back Pajama Party”


SUNDAY, JUNE 11th
1:00 – Registration (Retreat Center)
5:30 – Dinner (Dining Hall)
6:30 – 7:30 – Motorcycle Rides (Parking Lot)
*LONG PANTS REQUIRED & NO OPEN-TOED SHOES
7:30 – 8:15 – Introductions, West River & Camp Rules, Roll Call (Meeting Hall)
8:30 – 9:30 – Socialize

MONDAY, JUNE 12th
8:00 – Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 – 9:30 – Camp Group Photo (Back of Meeting Hall)
9:45 – 10:30 – Morning Worship Christian Service (Meeting Hall)
9:45 – 10:30 – Morning Worship Jewish Service (Retreat Center Lounge)
9:30 – 12:00 – West River Activities (Multiple Locations)
10:00 – 12:00 – Crafting w/Karen (Retreat Center)
10:30 – 11:00 – Morning Walk w/Hillary
12:00 – Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00 – 3:00 – ICanConnect Tech Presentation & Demo (Meeting Hall)
1:00 – 4:00 – Crafting w/Karen (Retreat Center)
1:00 – 4:30 – West River Activities
4:30 – 5:30 – Daily Cool Down (Mandatory SSP Break)
5:30 – Dinner (Dining Hall)
6:30 – 7:30 – Decorate Your Door & Sleep Mask Design Hour!
7:30 – 8:30 – Campfire & S’mores (Retreat Center Side)
8:30 – 9:45 – Meet & Greet (find new friends or old ones)!

TUESDAY, JUNE 13th
8:00 – Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 – Prep for Trip & Meet in Parking Lot
**9:30 – Board Buses for Washington, DC Trip (Parking Lot)
9:30 – 3:30 – Trip to Gallaudet Univ. & Deaf Starbucks
**3:15 – Board Buses to Return to West River
4:30 – 5:30 – Daily Cool Down (Mandatory SSP Break)
5:30 – Dinner (Dining Hall)
6:30 -7:15 – Celebration of Thanks & 25th Anniversary Ceremony (Meeting Hall)
7:30 – 8:30 – BINGO!
8:45 – 9:45 – Socialize & Snacks

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th
8:00 – Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:30 – 10:00 – Morning Stretch w/AJ (Waterfront by Retreat Center)
9:30 – 10:15 – Morning Worship Christian Service (Meeting Hall)
9:30 – 10:15 – Morning Worship Jewish Service (Retreat Center Lounge)
9:30 – 12:00 – West River Activities
10:00 – 11:00 – Chair Exercises w/Liz (Meeting Hall)
10:00 – 11:00 – Cooking FUN-damentals w/AJ (Retreat Center Kitchen)
10:00 – 12:00 – Crafting w/Karen (Retreat Center)
12:00 – Lunch (Dining Hall)
1:00 – 1:45 – Let’s Braille with Jon G.  (Location TBD)
1:00 – 4:00 – Crafting w/Karen (Retreat Center)
1:00 – 4:00 – Tech Time Presentation & Demos (Meeting Hall)
1:00 – 4:30 – West River Activities (including swimming)
4:30 – 5:30 – Daily Cool Down (Mandatory SSP Break)
5:30 – Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:00 – 8:30 – Game Night
8:45 – 9:45 – Socialize & Snacks

THURSDAY, JUNE 15th
8:00 – Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 – 9:30 – Prep for Bus Trip to the Mall
**9:30 – Meet in Parking Lot to Board Buses
10:00 – 3:00 – Shopping Trip to the Mall
**3:00 – Board Buses to Return to West River
4:00 – 5:00 – Daily Cool Down (Mandatory SSP Break)
5:00 – 5:30 – Door Decorating Contest Judging (winners announced after dinner)
5:30 – Dinner (Dining Hall)
6:30 – 7:30 – Party Prep: Put on Your Best Party PJs & Accessories!
7:30 – PAJAMA PARTY!!! Featuring DJ Nico
8:00 – Party Snacks

FRIDAY, JUNE 16th
8:00 – Breakfast (Dining Hall)
9:00 – 10:30 – Pack, Clean-up, Fond Farewells!

(Schedules, changes, and sign-ups will be posted in the Retreat Center Lounge)

Actives to do on your own
Arts and Crafts, Bike, Nature walk, and visit turtle.

Actives led by camp staffs
(We will Announce Daily)
Climbing Wall, Giant Swing, Boating – Two boat, paddle boat, and Swimming.

Reminders for check out Friday

If you rented linens, bring them to the Retreat Center as early as possible on Friday morning.

Do not leave anything in your cabin.  

Pick up your artwork from the Retreat Center. Artwork left will NOT be sent to you.

If you can help with transportation on Friday, please see Robyn/John, Transportation Coordinator.  Campers, please ensure Robyn/John has your departure schedule.

Campers and SSPs must NOT leave Camp until you check out at the Registration Desk.

***THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED MAKE CAMP 2023 POSSIBLE! SAFE TRAVELS & SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! ***

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