Camp Hands Up


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2018 Camp Session


Week 1 - TBA


2019 Registration Online or Registration Form (PDF)



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History Established in 2003, the Camp Hands Up is the oldest continuously camp in the northwest. The camp opened in 2003 and held in Dayton, Washington, the first camp director was Sheila Cole. She charged the camp in 2003 to 2013. In 2014 & 2015, (second) as camp director was Elly R. No camp in 2016 & 2017. The camp restored in the summer 2018. Now, a new camp director is (third) Ivan Alfaro, the first deaf male as the camp director in the history. The Camp Hands Up is the leadership, friendship, fellowship, relationship, educational, teamwork with the deaf, hard of hearing, CODA community in the Northwest.


Features: A 4 day residence camp for boys and girls ages 6 through High School at Packwood Station, Packwood, Washington.

  Accommodations at the Packwood Station at Packwood. Packwood Station Website

  The camp features a volleyball tournament, swimming, dances, movies, hiking and more.

  Make new friends and meet other community from around the Northwest.

  Registration fee includes instructions, meals, lodging, official camp T-shirt, instructional notebook, and a photo CD of camp activities.

  Meals are prepared at the Packwood Station.

  End of camp Awards Ceremony.


Why Camp Hands Up?:

  Fun! More Fun! Super Fun Awaiting!

  Inspired, Nurtured, Compassion

  Educational Activities

  To Develop Social Skills

  To Learn Value of Self

  To build character

  To foster independence

  Enrichment Program

  Gives Wonderful Memories

  Occupies the Summer

  Meet new friends in the northwest


Site: To be announced.



Registration: The cost of the camp is $TBA on Date is TBD until Date is TBD. Late is $TBD on  date is TBD until Date is TBD.

                             The amount may be paid in full or a $TBA deposit will hold your place in camp with balance due before June 1st.


2019 Registration Online


  Confirmation packets will be emailed prior to camp. They will be included a packing list, directions, medical information form and schedule.

  If registering with teammate or friends, be sure to request the same camp dates.

  Registrations are non-transferable to other individuals.

  There will be a $10.00 fee charged for processing a cancellation prior to May 16. There will be no refunds after May 16.


Camp Director:      Ivan Alfaro

A Hispanic (Mexican American), Ivan is a runner, a paraeducator/behavior specialist at Davis High School, cross country and track assistant coach for Eisenhower High School in Yakima. I work for the Clear Lake/White Pass Cross Country Camp with the camp director Phil English and I am the camp staff for 7 years at White Pass in every year. I was 1st ranked in the 3200 meters for National Deaf Prep and now 3rd ranked (3200m) in the national deaf prep. I competed in the 5k, 8k, half marathon and a marathon. I am the liaison/secretary for the Yakima Valley Association of the Deaf (YVAD) since 2012 to present and some work with Tilikum in Vancouver, Washington. I attended to Yakima Valley College in Yakima, Washington and Gallaudet University in Washington DC.


Camp Staff:    TBA



Testimonials: Will be posted in 2019.


Photos:   Camp Hands Up Photos are available in 2003-2013, request.


For More Information Contact:


Ivan Alfaro, Camp Director


Camp Hands Up

c/o Ivan Alfaro

 1109 S. 7th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

Phone (509) 594-4047     Fax Soon


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