Camp Sertoma 2015

March 16th, 2015 by Nancy No comments »

CampSertoma_2015_adCamp Sertoma for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children invites kids ages 8-16 who are Deaf or hard of hearing to join us in the beautiful sandhills of North Carolina at Millstone 4-H Center for a week of fun and adventure from June 28-July 3, 2015.

Please download CampSertoma_2015_Brochure-Application, fill out the application and send it in. While you’re at it, please share it with your friends!

Camp Sertoma serves children ages 8-16 with any type of hearing loss, communication mode, or assistive listening technology. We also accept applications from CODA children (hearing Children of a Deaf Adult, or Siblings of a Deaf Child), as long as the hearing CODA camper is able to fluently communicate using American Sign Language.

Campers will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as long as space is available. A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 made payable to Camp Sertoma Club of NC, VA & MD is required with the initial application.

Camperships (camp scholarships) are available to qualified families who are unable to pay the total cost of a camp experience. Upon receipt of the camper’s application, we will send you a detailed questionnaire, which will help us determine if this specialty camp is a proper fit for your child. Please request a Campership Form on the Camper Application Questionnaire that you receive.

If you have questions about Camp Sertoma, please email Our Camp Registrar (Sandy Waterman) and/or our Camp Program Coordinator (Stef Gardiner-Walsh) are happy to answer your questions.

Early Bird Deadline Extended to May 15th

May 8th, 2014 by admin No comments »

Hi everyone! Our May 1st “early bird” registration deadline is being extended to May 15th! So if you haven’t gotten your application form and deposit payment in the mail to us yet, there is still time to do so before the late fee is applied. The camp is not yet full, and we welcome applications from children aged 8-16 who are deaf, hard of hearing, or signing CODA.

And don’t let the price tag scare you away … most of our campers receive at least partial camperships/scholarships to camp!

If you are deaf with a cochlear implant (or other similar assistive device) and do not use sign language to communicate (you are verbal), you are still eligible to attend! Some people assume they are not eligible and don’t even apply. Don’t let that person be you! we have a GREAT week of camp planned in June and we want you all to be part of it! We will be happy to answer any questions you have. Email us at today!

2014 Camp Staff Application

March 17th, 2014 by admin No comments »

hugThe moment you have waited for has now arrived! The 21014 Camp STAFF Application is now online. The forms are available in .doc and .pdf formats.
All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Email the completed form to

Staff Application Forms:

2014 Brochure Available

January 27th, 2014 by admin No comments »

camp_sertoma_brochure2014sNancy Voiland, our Camp Club President, has been hard at work tweaking the Camp Sertoma brochure. It is now available!! Please download it, Sertoma Deaf Camp 2014 Brochure-Application, fill it out and send it in. While you are at it, please share it with your friends!

2014 Sertoma Deaf Camp invites children ages 8-16 who are deaf, hard of hearing, or signing CODA’s to join us in the beautiful sandhills of North Carolina at Millstone 4-H Center for a week of fun and adventure from June 22-27, 2014.  Campers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis as long as space is available. A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 made payable to Camp Sertoma Club of NC, VA & MD is required with the initial application.  If you have questions about Deaf Camp, please email Our Deaf Camp Registrar (Sandy Waterman) and/or our Deaf Camp Program Coordinator (soon to be hired) are happy to answer your questions.

Millstone Tour

November 17th, 2013 by admin No comments »

Here are images from our tour of Millstone yesterday.

Sad News

October 23rd, 2013 by admin No comments »

NC State has decided to close four of the six 4-H camp locations in North Carolina as of January 1, 2014, and this includes our beloved Camp Sertoma. The closing of Camp Sertoma is beyond our control, but we know how important Sertoma Deaf Camp is to the children we serve. We just need some time to sort it out.

This is obviously upsetting to many of us, including you, our deaf camp family! Our committee took immediate action upon receipt of the announcement, and we are already working to find a solution so that we can continue our wonderful camp that supports children with hearing loss and their families.

We are doing everything we can to ensure there will be a deaf camp in 2014, it just will probably happen at a different location than where it has always been. We will let you know just as soon as we know how this will work out. We prefer to view this as just a setback, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that our camp program survives!

Please be patient, and we promise to give you status updates when they are available to us. Thanks for being such fans of Camp Sertoma and our Deaf Camp!

Regional Convention October 10-12

August 11th, 2013 by admin No comments »

Dear 2012 Regional Convention Attendee:

We hope you had a good time at last year’s event and we invite you to return for the 2013 edition and bring more of your club’s members. This year’s regional convention is just two short months away! We hope to see all of you in Raleigh the weekend of October 10-12 at the Embassy Suites Crabtree. Attached are the registration form, which includes information re how to reserve your room at the hotel, and a brochure which describes the hotel. The rate is only $99 per night and includes a hot buffet breakfast and manager’s reception each evening. Please reserve your room now as the room block is released on September 8. A word to the wise: please reserve ASAP because NCSU has a football game vs. new ACC member Syracuse that Saturday and the hotel is likely to sell out once the block is released.

And, yes, we will have a golf outing on Thursday afternoon, October 8. If all goes according to plan, we’ll be playing at a course voted the best new public golf course in N.C. in 2010. The course is designed by Arnold Palmer. Please write on the registration form that you’re interested in playing golf. When plans are confirmed, you’ll be contacted with further details.

Looking forward to seeing you in Raleigh!

John Kelly
Regional Director
Sertoma, Inc.
Atlantic Coast Region

Family Weekend Canceled

August 7th, 2013 by admin No comments »

We had originally scheduled our family weekend at camp for Aug. 23-25. However, several of our officers (me included) will not be able to be at camp that weekend. Our officers generally help us make up a quorum — and provide valuable input. Given that so few can make it, we would not be able to properly conduct club (or committee) business.

Our next meeting will be in October — both as a club and as a committee.

Thanks for your continuing support of Sertoma Deaf Camp!

Nancy Voiland

Save the Date – August 23-25, 2013

July 4th, 2013 by admin No comments »

Family weekend is coming up so save the date. I am sure Keith Russell and Rob Banks are planning some exciting activities for us to do along with our beloved president Nancy Voiland. Look at your email for an update and keep your eye on this blog!

What a Week!!

July 4th, 2013 by admin No comments »

Deaf Camp 2013 is over. Over 60 campers had a great time in the out-of-doors.  This was Brad Hardin’s first year as director and he did an amazing job. Stef Walsh was the assistant director and Sean Batman was the adventure camp coordinator. Many Sertoma Club volunteers stayed the entire week and  supported the administration team this year including: Geneva Britt, Janis Henderson-Hunsucker, Jim Womble. We were blessed to also have Sandy Waterman, John Kelly, Randy Mercer, Colette Newman and the ladies from the Old Salem Sertoma Club visit the camp for part of the week. And let us not forget the amazing transportation team that helped move campers all the way across the state: Larry Shealey, George and Jean Bridger, Vernon Royster and Colette Newman to name a few. A big shout out goes to the 4-H administrative team of Keith Russell, Rob Banks, Jade Lawrence and Brittany Grigg. Thanks to the 4-H program specialists for keeping our kids safe and providing excellent programs!!
Our newsletter will be coming out shortly. In the mean time if you are thirsting to see what happened at camp, check out our pictures on Facebook.

Janis Henderson-Hunsucker
Camp Club & Committee Secretary