IMG_2129OYO Camp is an exciting collaboration involving members of Ohio’s Deaf community,┬áDeaf Services Center of Columbus ( Advocates for Kids of Columbus (, The Nuhop Center of Perrysville (, , Ohio Association of the Deaf based out of Cleveland (, and 9 Centers throughout Ohio that serve Deaf/HH kids: Akron (, Canton (, Cincinnati (, Cleveland (,┬áDayton (, Mansfield (, Portsmouth (, Toledo ( and Youngstown (

Mission Statement

To provide an overnight camp without communication barriers that empowers each kid with a hearing loss to realize their full potential through the celebration of their individual identity!

Vision Statement

We envision the creation of an inclusive, educational, fun, barrier-free environment where kids with a hearing loss recognize their full potential through the development of communication skills, leadership potential, self-actualization and empowerment.

Core Values

  • Physical and emotional safety is our highest priority
  • All children with hearing loss are equally encouraged to participate
  • Experiential education cultivates important life skills: communication, cooperation, leadership and understanding
  • Communication accessibility is provided in a manner that matches each child’s preferred mode of communication
  • The values and rules of each camper’s culture are to be respected
  • We respect individuality: Every person is gifted with unique learning and communication styles, talents, aspirations, strengths, weaknesses and culture. All of these characteristics must be recognized and respected
  • Self-awareness arises from emotional understanding, self-confidence and self-worth
  • Teamwork and multiple approaches effectively solve problems and promote self-actualization
  • The program for kids with hearing loss at Camp Nuhop generates a sense of belonging, understanding, trust and pride