July 10 – 15 | Star Wars Theme

History of Camp

Southside Sertoman, Kent Ahrens is credited with starting the camp on the inspiration of a deaf nephew who was unable to participate in other youth camps. Members said the camp began as a simple one-day program at Missouri Western State College.

Every March, Southside Sertoma holds a barbecue and a golf tournament later in the year.

The Sertoma Club of St. Joseph decided to help in sponsoring the camp. Every September they hold a Sporting Clays Event as a fundraiser for the camp.

The Sertoma Clubs of St Joseph Deaf Camp have been funding a summer camp experience for hearing impaired children between ages 7 and 14. Our camp gives these special children a lifetime of memories they might not otherwise experience. The camp hosts 60 to 80 children for one week each summer and is held at Camp Marvin Hillyard, which is located just south of St Joseph, MO. The cost of the camp runs in excess of $28,000 per year.

We are 501(c)3 organization.

Parents & Campers

$175 per camper. Price includes lodging, crafts, field trips. Sertoma is proud to support the Deaf Camp by subsiding $225 of the $400 actual cost per camp.

In order to reserve your spot at our camp, Send attached registration form with the registration fee. Reservations should be made and confirmed, a $100 required down payment prior to the first day of camp. Balance of $75 paid 30 days prior to the registration day.  $150 for each additional sibling. Campers arrive Sunday morning, registration begins at 2 pm. Parents/Guardians will need to have camper pickup Friday by 1pm. Awards at 11am. With lunch at noon with family.

Sponsorship Applications
Sertoma will accept first 60 paid campers. If camp is not full, Sertoma will review applicants needing financial assistance. For an application e-mail Janice Eaton or call/text 816.262.6094 for questions. Maximum scholarship per camper is $75. You will receive a confirmation email when the application is received.

Supervised activities consist of, swimming, horseback riding, archery, waterslides, fishing, camp outs, crafts, skits, canoeing (Some activities may not be available due to weather or unfortunate circumstances).

What to bring
Swimming  Suit, Bedding, pillows,  towels &  washcloths, shorts, t shirts, suntan lotion at least (30 SPF), personal hygiene items, combs &  brush, etc.

Cell Phones
While campers may bring cell phones with them for the trip, they will be required to turn them into their counselor for the duration of camp. Directors have been recommended to leave electronics and phones at home so that you can enjoy camp.

Send registration fee as soon as possible. Space is limited, and reservations are made on a first-come first served basis.


Rebecca Sloan Layton Scholarship

This scholarship is available for girls only between the ages of 10-14 years old. Must have a passion to inspire and express themselves about individualism. They will need to write a 300 word essay. It is due by the first day of camp at the Registration Table. You may email it to Janice Eaton here or bring it to the first day of camp. You will receive a confirmation email when the application is received via email.


Camp Marvin Hillyard
9501 SE Hillyard Rd
Easton, MO ‎
816.253.9378 ‎

Camp Director

Beth Beadle
1601 W. Brittany St.
Olathe, Kansas  66061


Camper Registration Form
Staff Applications

*See information above regarding Sponsorship Application

St Joseph Sertoma ClubRegister today to become a Sertoma member. Click below to go to our registration page.

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