Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Missouri State Parks present:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day at Ha Ha Tonka State Park

Saturday, October 2, 2021 in Camdenton, MO

Join us for an ASL interpreted tour of park attractions, a workshop on accessibility in MO State Parks, and complimentary lunch

Preregister by: September 10; space is limited; click here to register

Request special accommodations by September 13

Learn more about the park on Missouri State Parks website by clicking here


Tentative Schedule:

9-10 am: Meet at Ha Ha Tonka State Park Visitor Center

10 am-12 pm: ASL interpreted tour with Missouri State Parks staff of castle ruins and natural bridge

12-1:30 pm: Lunch provided at the main shelter

1:30-3:30 pm: “You Are Always Welcome in Missouri State Parks” workshop in the main shelter

Keeping the morning’s park visit in mind, this will be an open forum on accessibility and inclusion for the Deaf community in Missouri state parks and historic sites. Missouri State Parks welcomes all Missourians and visitors to the state to its 92 state parks and historic sites.  We recognize that there are barriers for many to access and fully enjoy these places.  This facilitated discussion will be an opportunity for attendees to identify barriers and advise park staff on resources, adaptive programing and equipment to help shatter those barriers and make the facilities, programs and recreational activities accessible and enjoyable to the deaf and hard of hearing.

After the workshop: Join us after a day at the park for the Missouri Interpreters Conference exhibitors and banquet at Margaritaville Lake Resort! Banquet tickets available for purchase separately. Semiformal or business casual attire required for banquet. Learn more and purchase tickets here.