ADA Title III: What Does it Mean for Camp Programs?

A teen who is hearing impaired and her parents e-mail an application, seeking admission into a summer adventure camp. There are only a few weeks before the application deadline. The camp director has never had an individual who is deaf apply. She understands that the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies, and so she checks into the cost of interpreters — it appears staggering. She is concerned about safety and communication with the instructors and other campers in the camp. However, she is also concerned about complying with the law, and assisting this teen. Time is ticking away.