Camp Isola Bella

 A Treasured Summertime Tradition:  Camp Isola Bella
Camp Isola Bella has brought happiness and joy to countless campers over the past 60 years, and ASD is looking forward to the 2024 season!
The camp's philosophy, "learning through experience," is put into effect in three ways:

Self-esteem and a positive attitude come from having successful social experiences with peers and lots of friendly encouragement from the staff. We provide specific situations that are designed for each camper to set goals and challenge themselves while discovering their own skills and abilities. At the same time we provide opportunities that stimulate the development of each camper's self esteem. Specific knowledge and skills are taught with a "learn by doing" approach.

Physical fitness is developed through sports and recreation programs, fostering campers' emotional, physical and intellectual growth.

A wide range of activities are offered to provide appropriate challenges for the wide range of skills and interests campers bring to the island. Campers will keep up their skills and learn many new ones through our fun leadership and literacy activities that are woven throughout the program.

Owned and operated since its beginning by the American School for the Deaf, Camp Isola Bella follows the School's American Sign Language/English Bilingual approach to communication, which incorporates American Sign Language, speech, reading, writing, and the use of assistive hearing technology. Staff are willing and able to meet campers where they are to provide the best summer camp experience for each child. This approach minimizes communication barriers so students and staff can focus on having fun and learning together. Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs), as well as children with deaf siblings are also welcome to attend Camp Isola Bella!
Attention all camp enthusiasts - WE'RE HIRING!

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is now hiring for our summer camp program, Camp Isola Bella. We are seeking passionate, dedicated and outgoing individuals who are excited about working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

As a counselor at ASD Summer Camp, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of campers and make a lasting impact on their lives. You will be responsible for leading activities such as swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and more. You will also act as a role model and mentor to the campers, helping them to develop confidence and independence.

We are looking for candidates who are creative, patient, and have a positive attitude. Experience working with children is a plus, but not a requirement.

If you love working with children and have a desire to make a difference, we encourage you to apply for a position at ASDs Camp Isola Bella. It will be a rewarding experience that you will always remember.

To apply click below! 
We are also excited to announce that we have recently completed a renovation of the camp. With help from our generous alumni and donors we built two new cabins, an athletic complex, picnic areas, and completed many other upgrades which will allowed us to open up enrollment for more campers!
Highly qualified, professional staff, both deaf and hearing, come to Isola Bella with experience in education, childcare and counseling. A small staff-to-camper ratio ensures plenty of individual attention and high-quality programs. Excellent medical care and facilities are available 24 hours a day. Please note that campers with special needs, including medical conditions, will require prior medical approval for registration and enrollment purposes. Transportation of campers from the local airport, bus or train station is available upon request.
Registration is now open for 2024!
Youth Session
June 23, 2024 -July 5, 2024
Ages 8-12
Teen Session
July 14-July 26, 2024
Ages 13-17

Summer 2024 camp fee is $1,475
with a $100 non-refundable fee
to register your child.

Camp Isola Bella Medications

    • Summer Camp ARPA Scholarship

      Summer Camp ARPA Scholarship

      Summer Camp ARPA Scholarship

Due to funding received from the State of Connecticut through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the American School for the Deaf is pleased to offer scholarships to interested deaf and hard of hearing students (grades K-12) to attend any deaf summer camp in the United States during the 2024 summer season (including ASD’s Camp Isola Bella).  To be eligible for a scholarship, interested campers must be permanent residents of the State of Connecticut. The maximum scholarship award is $1,000.  

Click Here to Apply 
    • Isola Bella Tower and Lake Front Beach

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    • Campers kayaking in the lake

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    • many people splashing in the lake

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  • Swimming
  • Rope Course
  • Canoeing and Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Archery
  • Overnight Camping
  • Hiking
  • Sports
  • Cooperative games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Special trips and projects
  • Self Discovery Program
  • Banquet Night / Dance
  • Family Day
  • Theme Days

Contact Information

Camp Isola Bella
410 Twin Lakes Road
Salisbury, CT 06079
(860) 824-5558 (Voice) (860) 596-0110 (VP)
(860) 824-4276 (FAX)

Sending Letters and Packages (UPS and FED EX):
Camp Isola Bella
410 Twin Lakes Road
P.O. Box 7
Taconic, CT 06079
* Only available during camp sessions, other times please contact the school.

Camp Director

American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 570-2300 (Voice)
    • camper and counselor outside
    • campers raising the flag
    • camper kayaking in the lake

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