As COVID-19 further impacts our community, we wanted to reach out directly to let you know about the status of CorpsTHAT. Our organization remains open as we're all working remotely, however, due to the uncertainty that will occur in the coming months
we, as a team, have decided to postpone our summer youth program until this fall.
We are currently planning for our fall youth program while collaborating with different schools for the Deaf. CorpsTHAT recognizes the tremendous need to provide ongoing access and education to the Deaf community throughout the country. Our objectives are to convert our offices and in-person services virtually to ensure that the Deaf community still has access to the outdoors through recreation, education, and job opportunities.
CorpsTHAT is currently planning for an online outdoor and environmental education platform. In the meanwhile, please let us know what you, your students, your school, your community needs in relation to outdoors and environmental experiential education by filling out our survey, here.
We want to be able to provide youth and adults the opportunity to experience a form of outdoor and environmental education with the influence of experiential learning. Again, please share this information with your fellow teachers, families, and students! Also, feel free to reach out if you have any questions and/or concerns.
Postponed until Summer 2021
The 2020 program will run from June 27th to July 18th. Youth and leaders are hired for one 3-week session. After several days of training, they will travel as a crew, completing conservation projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Monday through Friday, with recreational and educational activities planned for the weekend.
Work activities include managing natural resources in parks and public lands and participating in daily training and education. As the summer program is a few week-long programs, youth and leaders will be away from home for the entirety of the program. Weekends and evenings are filled with recreational activities such as canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, games, backpacking, visiting historical places, meeting Deaf and hard of hearing professionals in outdoor and conservation fields, and more.