Summer STEM camps for deaf, hard-of-hearing youths planned

Mar 25, 2016

Summer camps will give deaf and hard-of-hearing students the opportunity to learn about careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields this July at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Students who are entering seventh, eighth or ninth grades in September can attend TechGirlz or TechBoyz summer camps from July 23 through 28. 

Campers at last year’s RIT/NTID TechGirlz camp work on building their own computers to take home.
Credit Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf

According to RIT, campers will explore chemistry, computers, engineering and science and will even build their own computers to take home and command simulated missions to Mars.

Classes are held in English and sign language. The cost is $700 and includes tuition, housing in a campus residence hall, and meals and snacks for the week. Limited scholarships are available based on financial need. Parents are invited to opening and closing activities.

For more information or an application, go to or, call (585) 475-7695 (voice), (585) 286-4555 (videophone), or email or