Workshops, Events and Activities

Camps and Summer Programs in the United States

Camp Bloomfield

This camp, sponsored by Junior Blind of America, is located in Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, California.  Campers who are blind or visually impaired are invited to attend this camp free of charge, and will enjoy activities such as: horseback riding, swimming, archery, campfires, track and field, fishing, hiking, climbing, high ropes courses, arts and crafts, music, sea kayaking and martial arts. 

Click here for more information: Camp Bloomfield

Enchanted Hills Camp – Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Enchanted Hills Camp, owned by Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, is located just outside of Napa in Napa County, California.  They offer a variety of camps for both students and families of students who are blind or visually impaired.  Camp activities include: swimming, horseback riding, crafts, games, and campfires.  Click on the following link for more information about the Enchanted Hills Camp: Enchanted Hills Camp

Leading the Way

Leading the Way is a program within Global Explorers, a Colorado-based nonprofit that provides educational immersion trips for students.  These programs focus on service, leadership, science, and culture and require much more involvement than your typical student trips.  Students are required to participate in a semester-long curriculum, in preparation for their "Field Workshop" (the actual trip).  After they travel, they are required to create a service project, building on what they learned abroad, that will serve either the community they visited or their own at home.

Leading the Way follows the same guidelines, but allows open enrollment from individual students who are blind, sighted, deaf, or hard of hearing.  It is a very selective program, with applications released in October for the summer trips.

Click on the following link for more information: Leading the Way

Lions Bear Lake Camp

The Lions Bear Lake Camp, located in Lapeer, Michigan, offers camps geared specifically towards youth who are blind or visually impaired.  The following programs are being offered this summer:

For more information on either of these programs, click on the following link: Lions Bear Lake Camp

Lions Camp Merrick

This camp, located in Southern Maryland, accepts children ages 6-16 who are deaf, blind or have diabetes.  Some of the camp activities include: arts and crafts, a ropes course, games and swimming.

For camp details, click on the following link: Lions Camp Merrick

SCIVIS: Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students

This weeklong program is located at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  The program is actually comprised of several different camps for students of varying ages:

  • Space Camp (grades 4-6, must be 10 or older) 
  • Space Academy (grades 7-12) 
  • Advanced Academy (grades 10-12, must be 14 or older) 
  • Mach I, Aviation Challenge (grades 4-6) 
  • Mach II, Aviation Challenge (grades 7-12) 
  • Mach III, Aviation Challenge (grades 10-12)

Click on the following link for more information: Space Camp

Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge

This camp, located along the Juniata River in Central Pennsylvania, serves children with disabilities, including those who are blind or visually impaired.  Camp activities include: swimming, boating, fishing, aquafest, hiking, nature walks, ropes course, riflery and archery, games, music and drama, arts and crafts and outdoor camping activities. 

Click on the following link for more information: Pennsylvania Beacon Lodge