Where Kids of Deaf Adults (KODAs) find belonging, self-confidence, and love.

KODA Camp Midwest

Image of a drawn tent with trees in the background and a fire in the foreground


weeks of programming each summer

Image of a black and white calendar.


years in operation

Image of drawn teen and youth waving wearing blue and white tshirts.


Campers who have attended

 KODA Camp Midwest

Two youth girls smiling back to back with the background of the sunset at the MacKenzie Center

KODA Camp Midwest is a summer camp dedicated to KODAs (Kids of Deaf Adults). KODAs ages 7-16 attend KODA Camp Midwest with their peers to find their identity, self-confidence, and belonging. 

Teens (ages 14-16) 2 week session

Youth (ages 10-13) 2 week session

Kids (ages 7-10) 1 week session

Dive into the captivating narratives that define what it truly means to be a KODA and embrace diversity. Join us in exploring the unique tapestry of personalities that make up the KODA community, where each individual weaves a tale of resilience, strength, and cultural richness.

3 teens smiling with thumbs up
Two youth boys smiling back to back with trees behind them

Help support KODA Camp Midwest through scholarships, program improvement, community impact, and positive KODA development, your donations help ensure the financial viability and sustainability of KODA Camp for generations to come. 

Unlock a world of adventure and lifelong memories for your KODA this summer. Don't miss out on the chance to create magical summer moments—register today and embark on a journey of laughter, learning, and lasting friendships. Secure their spot for an unforgettable summer at KODA Camp Midwest now!

a KODA kid smiling around a campfire

Why KODA Campers and Parents Love KODA Camp Midwest


Being able to share my experience and see that it's something that is understood on a deeper level made me feel more comfortable and proud to be a KODA. 

-KODA Camp Midwest Teen


My boys simply love KODA CAMP! Year after year, they reminded me to sign up. They learned so much about Deaf Culture, usage of decipitations (classifiers and facial expressions), and usage of handshapes. In addition, their attitudes toward to us are so much better in using respects, openly expressing their feelings, and developing their mutual relationships with us.

-KODA Camp Midwest Parent 


She's more excited to be involved in the Deaf community and share her love for ASL with sisters and friends! 

-KODA Camp Midwest Kid

Common FAQs

What if I need help paying for KODA Camp Midwest?

KODA Camp Midwest understand that sending your child to camp is an investment and can be a financial burden. To overcome financial hardships, KODA Camp Midwest provides scholarships to assist in the cost of attending camp. 

Please visit our financial assistance page to find out more!

My child says that they do not want to go, but I want them to experience KODA Camp, what do I do?

Summer is so far away! How do I plan for my KODA to attend KODA Camp?

KODA Camp Midwest announces dates for the following summer in September or October of that year so you have plenty of time to plan! Follow our Facebook and Instagram page to keep up to date on all the latest announcements! 

Have more questions?

Visit our FAQ page for more commonly asked questions!


Our Supporters

For 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 fiscal years