Community events

Student and Family Community Events

To find more events, be sure to check out the Nebraska Association of the Deaf (NeAD), Nebraska Deaf Events, Lincoln Deaf Club, and Omaha Association of the Deaf (OAD).  

No current Student and Family Community Events

Hand’s & Voices Guide By Your Side Family Gathering

The Nebraska Hands & Voices Guide By Your Side Program is hosting a Family Gathering at the Kearney Children’s Museum.  This experience will be full of fun and networking for families. 

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Kearney Children’s Museum (5827 4th Ave, Kearney)

Registration: Register online!

Chili Cook-Off

Come to a fundraiser for Sign Camp. This will be a family friendly event with chili, frito pie for littles, a bounce house, and games for all ages.  If you want to join the chili contest, contact Vali Hitz.

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Hot Spot (1800 W Mill Rd, Raymond, NE)

Cost: $10 per person; free for 3 and under

Question: Contact Vali Hitz at signcamp@yahoo.com

Digital Arts, Film, and Animation

NTID Outreach is encouraging 9th-12th grade Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing students to enter their best creative work, and they can win a cash prize! Students can submit original artwork in one of the six categories: web design, graphic media, film, 3D animation , interactive media, & photo imaging.

Registration: Send your entry to artscompetition@rit.edu by March, 15 2023

SpiRIT Writing

NTID Outreach is encouraging 10th & 11th grade Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing students to enter their best creative work, and they can win a cash prize! Students submit a writing project of up to 2,000 words – a fictional story, a research paper, an autobiography-any topic they’d like!

Registration: Register online by March, 15 2023

RIT Explore Your Future

This five-day, on-campus summer program is for college-bound Deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students who will enter their junior or senior year in the fall of 2023. Students will learn how their interests can lead them to a career and they will have the opportunity to explore career options in various fields. Students who attend receive an application fee waiver to apply to RIT at no cost, and those who enroll at RIT for college will receive a $1000 scholarship.

Date: There are two sessions for students to choose from:

Session I: July 8-13, 2023

Session II: July 15-20, 2023

Location: Rochester Institute of Technology (1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623)

Cost: $700 (covers everything but spending money & transportation)

Application: Apply here today!

Camp UBU (You Be You!)

Camp UBU is for Deaf, Deafblind & Hard of Hearing youth who live in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & Nebraska. This is a great opportunity for our campers to meet peers & staff who are also Deaf, Deafblind & Hard of Hearing. This program is lead by Deaf & Hard of Hearing adults. 

Dates: June 25-30, 2023

Location: Camp Lake Poinsett (20 South Lake Drive, Arlington, SD 57212)

Activities: Swimming, Boating, Self-Advocacy, Leadership, Field Trips, & Outdoor Education

Registration: Register here

Leadership Opportunities for Teens (LOFT) 2023

LOFT is for high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing and use listening and spoken language as their primary mode of communication. This four-day sleepaway experience provides a supportive and structured environment in which participants increase self-confidence and understanding of their own strengths and abilities through activities designed to challenge them. This is a great opportunity for high school and college-bound teens interested in an enlightening and confidence-building experience away from home with their peers.

Date: July 12-16, 2023

Location: Washington, D.C.

Cost: $895 for students accepted into the program. Apply for a scholarship application here.

Application: Apply here by February 24, 2023.

NAD YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP

Date: June 26-July 21, 2023
Location: Camp Taloali, Stayton, Oregon
Registration: Registration deadline is January 15, 2023.

Professional Community Events

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