Impact Deaf Youth Camp 2010

The 2nd Annual IDYC (Impact Deaf Youth Camp) will be held on July 11-16, 2010 at Mountain Lake Ranch in Dandridge, Tennessee. The theme this year is “Walking with Jesus” Colossians 2:6.

Who can go to camp?

This is a camp for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and CODA children age 8-18. All counselors are fluent in ASL (most are Deaf) and desire to be role models to our young people.

What are some activities?

There are various activities such as crafts, sports, games, swimming, team-building, tubing and many other activities.

History of IDYC:

The camp was started last July in 2009 by three pastors of deaf churches in Georgia and Virginia. They are: Mason Fenner of the Deaf Baptist Fellowship in Rome, Georgia; Bud Richardson of the Rowland Springs Baptist Church in Cartersville, Georgia and Samuel Woods of the Grace Baptist Church for the Deaf in Bristol, Virginia. These pastors and their churches had a desire to make an impact on the deaf youth in the Southeastern states. Thus a small camp in Danbridge, TN was established.

Is there a nurse available?

Yes, we have a registered nurse at the camp for minor emergencies. All serious emergencies will be transported to hospital less than 20 minutes from the camp.

Do you have lifeguards?

Yes, we have lifeguards who are present to watch the swimming and canoeing activities.


The majority of our counselors are Deaf adults who have leadership roles in our churches. They are great role models to the campers. They play a major role in the success of the camp. We have a ratio of one counselor per three campers. Teams are divided up into groups with three counselors per dorm.

How much is the camp?

  • $150.00 Students (age 8-18)
  • $280.00 for two students from the same family

Deadline for registration is July 11, Sunday evening.

Early Bird Special!!!!

Mail in $145.00 registration by June 27th and save $5.00 on camp fee.
Make check payable and send it with the registration form to:

Impact Deaf Youth Camp
112 Lombardy Way SE
Rome, GA 30161


Registration will be from 6:00-7:00 pm on Sunday evening, July 11. Campers may be picked up on Friday, July 16 at 11:00 am.
For more information, registration forms and/or brochures, contact one of these:

Please join us for our 2nd annual Impact Deaf Youth camp. This will be our second year at Mountain Lake Ranch. It is a nice campground, and you will have the best week of camp ever.
We hope you will make plans to be with us this year at Impact Deaf Youth Camp.
We also have the volunteer opportunities at the camp. If you are interested to volunteer, please contact me.

If you are interested in becoming the counselor, we will provide the counselor training on Saturday, April 17th from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Woodstock in Woodstock, GA.   Just let me know if you are interested or want to talk about other volunteer opportunities. I happen to have some brochures and registration forms so contact me if you need them.

Please feel free to forward this wonderful message to your deaf community and your friends!!!

See you at the camp!¬
Terri Jackson

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