DEAFinitely Youth Group

1st National Deaf Youth Camp, 2005

2005
The 1st National Deaf Youth Camp – April 2005 at Finlay Adventure Park, Cambridge – was supported and organised by DEAFinitely Youth Group (DYG). It was founded in 2000 to host the 2nd Asia-Pacific Deaf Youth Camp, and it went on to support the 1st NDYC with 25 participants and 5 different workshops.
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The 1st National Deaf Youth Camp – April 2005 at Finlay Adventure Park, Cambridge – was supported and organised by DEAFinitely Youth Group (DYG). It was founded in 2000 to host the 2nd Asia-Pacific Deaf Youth Camp, and it went on to support the 1st NDYC with 25 participants and 5 different workshops. 77% of the participants were sponsored by the NZ Federation for Deaf Children.

This video contains edited footage from the 5-day camp with over 120 photos. The camp logo was first advertised as a competition. The winning logo, selected by the Camp Committee, would ensure that its designer gets to go to the camp for free! Henry Clark, of Hamilton, designed the winning logo, which was proudly displayed on the shirts, programme book, and the DVD. DYG believed that having a camp for Deaf youths nationwide would provide many benefits such as:

  • Exchanging and educating ideas, issues and experiences facing Deaf youth
  • Increase contact and develop better networks for Deaf youth in NZ
  • To meet Deaf youth from all over NZ
  • Acquaint the community at large with the needs and interests of Deaf youth
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem so that Deaf youth can become better leaders in their own communities
  • Enhance Deaf youth pride in Deaf identity, culture, history and language
  • And of course, to make some new friends!
  1. Amanda Everitt

  2. Andries Van Zyl

  3. Ashley Bensley

  4. Ben Webb

  5. Bhagwant Singh

  6. Bonnie Buzzard

  7. Cameron Hore

  8. Catherine Conning

  9. Catherine Greenwood

  10. Chris Blum

  11. Clare O’Niell

  12. Daniel Greenwood

  13. Daniel Williams

  14. Desiree Brown

  15. Diana Luke

  16. Elana Gillespie

  17. Elizabeth Hurley

  18. Emma Brightwell

  19. Evelyn Pateman

  20. Fred Falasi

  21. George Rawlinson

  22. Hayley Jackson

  23. Henry Clark

  24. Ishrat Ali

  25. James Berry

  26. James Pole

  27. Jason Alford

  28. Justin Birchfield

  29. Karishma Moran

  30. Keetheesan Sundaralingham

  31. Kelly Hodgins

  32. Kelsey van Berlo

  33. Kenneth Tafai

  34. Lauren Slaven

  35. Loine Leota

  36. Lorraine Butler

  37. Manaia Tautari

  38. Mark Berry

  39. Mark Jane

  40. Mate Bourne

  41. Melissa Malzkuhn

  42. Monica Leach

  43. Monique Perea

  44. Morne Pako

  45. Patrick Thompson

  46. Peter Fogarty

  47. Phillip King

  48. Priyanka Panchal

  49. Rachel Walker

  50. Richard Macqueen

  51. Rosie Solouota

  52. Ryan Cassidy

  53. Sarah Loe

  54. Shira Grabelsky

  55. Terii Teiho

  56. Timothy Wadley

  57. Victor Han

  58. Wilhelm Toatapu

  59. Yatika Keshav

Donated by DEAFinitely Youth Group
Original format DVD
Reference number DYG03-01-DY05