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.