Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

A nonprofit organization

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$10,000 Goal


"Here was a safe place - it made me feel whole here." - Christy Smith, former camper and counselor, current volunteer member of the board

"Every year Aspen Camp has proved to be such a positive opportunity for growth and independence. The staff at Aspen Camp is top notch and so professional. I always know that when my son comes home, he returns a stronger, more confident young man." - Amanda Hofer, Parent of 2015 summer camper

"My child had an amazing first experience at Aspen Camp and she will definitely be returning. I am very impressed with all the skills she gained in the short time she was there. She became more confident in the deaf community and more confident in learning to sign." - Melissa Kogovsek, parent of 2015 camper

"When we returned, we found a different boy. The Aspen Camp environment opened him up and created a safe place for him to grow in confidence and joy. It was amazing to find him surrounded by new friends and a new attitude, and now he wants to go back. It is truly a magical place where everyone from the staff to the campers are allowed to be who they are and operate from their truth, from their own way of being, welcoming all modalities. We couldn't feel more blessed." - Thatcher Bhorman, Parent of 2014 summer camper


Aspen Camp provides enriching and effective educational, outdoor and recreational experiences for Deaf and Hard of Hearing population and the sign language community.

Background Statement

For more than 50 years, Aspen Camp has served over 15,000 deaf and hard of hearing children and youth across the country. At an elevation of 7000', Aspen Camp is a 17+ acre riparian environment nestled alongside Snowmass Creek in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Traditionally, we held three months of summer programs, a weekly concert fundraiser with the Town of Snowmass, an annual camp picnic, and winter programs. We also partnered with local schools and organizations for retreats, classes, and events.

Today, the Camp is completely volunteer run by its six member board, an on-site caretaker, and several supporting neighbors / community members. In 2022, we hosted four programs on campus, installed a new fire-safety alarm system, and refurbished our main lodge. For 2023, we are looking to update the bathhouse. We also welcome additional volunteers for Camp, to inquire email us via our website -

50% of the board identifies as Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

83% are capable of American Sign Language (ASL).

66% reside within proximity to Aspen Camp.

Organization Data


Organization name

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

other names

Aspen Camp

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Recreation & Sports


4862 Snowmass Creek Rd
Snowmass, CO 81654

Service areas

Pitkin County, CO, US



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