Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

A nonprofit organization

$11,191 raised by 38 donors

100% complete

$10,000 Goal


"Here was a safe place - it made me feel whole here." - Christy Smith, former camper and counselor, former 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

Giving Activity


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 over 50 years, Aspen Camp has been dedicated to serving more than 15,000 deaf and hard of hearing children and youth nationwide. Situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet, Aspen Camp spans over 17 acres of riparian beauty alongside Snowmass Creek in the Roaring Fork Valley. Traditionally, we hosted three months of summer programs, a weekly concert fundraiser with the Town of Snowmass, and winter programs. Additionally, we forged partnerships with local schools and organizations for retreats, classes, and events.

Today, the camp operates entirely through the efforts of six volunteer board members, an on-site caretaker, and several supportive neighbors and community members. In 2023, we hosted eight programs on campus, installed an ADA Ramp, and enhanced our commitment to fire mitigation.

Looking ahead to 2024, we aspire to expand our programming, improve accessibility and infrastructure, and strengthen wildfire mitigation and protection efforts.

Organization Data


Organization name

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

other names

Aspen Camp

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Recreation & Sports

Organization Size

Small Organization


4862 Snowmass Creek Rd
Snowmass, CO 81654

Service areas

Pitkin County, CO, US



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