National Camps for the Blind and National Camps for Blind Children invite individuals who are blind or legally blind to attend one of their annual summer camps.
This year, these organizations are presenting a camp week, June 29 to July 6, at Camp Wakonda in Oxford, Wisconsin. This is one of the sites around the country chosen especially for its high standard of excellence and geographical location. Committed staff and counselors are trained to meet the needs of blind and legally blind campers. Medical personnel are on duty 24 hours a day, and emergency care is available.
Summer camps span North America, and depending on the particular location, they offer a variety of activities like horseback riding, water skiing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, backpacking, archery, beeper baseball, and talent night. About a dozen camps will serve hundreds of blind campers this year.
Except for a nonrefundable application processing fee of $35, the camp week is FREE to blind and legally blind persons, ages 9 to 65, and whose corrected vision is no better than 20/200.
Registration closes on Thursday, May 24. To download a camp application, go to http://blindcamps.org/campapp14.pdf.