Employment and Our Special Programs

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Camp is a one week session specifically designed for youth with hearing impairments that, in school, are learning to use spoken language and discriminate sounds. The week at camp supports their schooling by giving opportunities for youth to practice and explore their communication skills in a supportive and energizing environment. The teaching and practicing of language skills is woven into a typical camp program with a focus on drama and journal writing.

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Family Camp is a weekend camp for Families with Hearing Impaired children.  This program includes activities for parents, campers and the families as a unit.

Visually Impaired/Blind Camp for First Timers is a camp for visually impaired children whom have never been away from  home before or to camp.  It is a 4 day camp, and focuses on the the basics of camp activities, independency, mobility and group living.

Visually Impaired/Blind Camp for Lifers is a two week session for youth with visual impairments. The traditional camp program focuses on having fun, developing self concepts and relationships, learning independence with life skills and acquiring new outdoor skills. Within the two week program is a three day program session for new and younger campers. Staff guide and support the camper in their efforts to reach their full potential as human beings.
Juvenile Arthritis (Camp Dakota) is a one week session sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation. This session is for campers that have juvenile arthritis or related diseases. Program focuses on having fun, making friends and understanding and coping with the disease.

During training, the staff is given the tools and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of the special campers. and their efforts are supported by qualified, experienced leaders.

Should I apply?

Do you agree with and have a desire to further the mission of Bear Lake Camp as stated above.

Are you excited about the possibility of making a significant difference in the lives of some very special youth?

Are you able to make a commitment to arrive and remain at the camp during the training and camping sessions listed below ?

 If you answer yes to these questions then we invite you to consider becoming a part of a very special team of camp staff members.

Staff Application for Employment Form


Important Dates:

Supervisors Training:
Last Weekend of June

Staff Training:
First Week of July

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Weekend Family Camp:
Last Weekend of June

Open House:
Around July 1st

Visually Impaired & Blind Session:
Second half of First Week of July

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Session:
Second Week of July

Visually Impaired/Blind Session:Second Half of Second Week of July

Juvenile Arthritis Session:
Third Week of July