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Summer Camps a Success

Summer Camps

The Prevention Department was thrilled to host our third annual summer camps for children who are blind and visually impaired. TCAB partnered skills and staff with the Capital Area Intermediate Unit to host our annual "Upward and Onward", transition camp for teens and our "Out of Site", Jr. camp for elementary school students, who are blind or visually impaired.

Both camps prove to be instrumental in the further development of the children and teens. Through both camps, students are exposed to a myriad events and activities. First and foremost, they have an opportunity to meet and bond with other children who are blind and visually impaired. Each camp is tailored to the developmental needs of the teens and elementary aged children.

"Upward and Onward Camp"- Teen Camp

The "Upward and Onward Camp" held June 26-30 is designed to expose the teens to many different scenarios in an effort to help them transition to independence as they move toward adulthood. Activities for the week included: a visit to a college, a trip to the airport, practice riding public transportation, and an overnight stay at a campground, orientation and mobility challenges (on giant inflatables), training on computers, dancing, and a ride on bumper boats.

"Out of Site Club Camp" - Children's Camp

"Out of Site Club Camp" geared for student in grades 1-4 was held July 24-28 and also the campers were treated to 4 days jam-packed full of education, support and fun. Along with fun, the younger students participated in activities that included: movement through music, riding a train, swimming in a pool, climbing on and through huge inflatable objects, camping at a campground and touring the State Museum.

Our camps prove to be successful year after year because they combine necessary life skills with fun activities. Volunteers in the community work effortlessly to make sure that the children have a "week of a lifetime". Both camps are offered free to all students who qualify.

Be sure and take a moment to browse through the photos below and catch a glimpse of the fun and joy experienced by all who attended the Summer camps.

View Teen Camp Photos

View Children’s Camp photos

For more information about the summer camps or about becoming a camper sponsor, contact Nancy Altemose, Director or Prevention of Blindness or Danette Blank, Executive Director.

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