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Sport Camps 2017

Sport camps for children and adults take place throughout the year in many states and internationally. If there is no camp in your state, consider starting one. Sports for Everyone: A Handbook for Starting Sports Camps for Children With Visual Impairment is available from Perkins Publications.

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Summer Camps

Alabama

Lakeshore Foundation Camps
Birmingham, AL
Contact: Meagan Rowe
E-mail: meaganr@lakeshore.org

Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students
At the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL
Contact: Dan Oates
E-mail: scivis@atlanticbb.net
Phone: (304) 851-5680
Camp Dates: September 23-28, 2017 (travel home September 29)

Alaska

Camp Abilities: University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK
Contact: Margaret Webber
E-mail: alpinealternatives@arctic.net
Camp Dates: July 15-20, 2017

Arizona

Camp Abilities Tucson
Tucson, AZ
Contact: Maria Lepore-Stevens
E-mail: campabilitiestucson@gmail.com
Phone: (520) 235-2582
Camp Dates: June 4-10, 2017

Lions Camp Tatiyee
Lakeside, AZ
E-mail: programs@arizonalionscamp.org
Phone: (480) 380-4254
Camp Dates:

Arkansas

Camp Yorktown Bay – Blind Camp
Mountain Pine, AR
Contact: Noreen Westerbeck
Phone: (870) 647-2982
Camp Dates: July 16-23, 2017

California

Camp Bloomfield: Junior Blind of America
Los Angeles, CA
Contact: Josh Lucas
E-mail: jlucas@juniorblind.org
Phone: (323) 295-4555, ext. 272
2017 Camp Dates:

Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind
Napa, CA
Contact: Tony Fletcher
E-mail: afletcher@lighthouse-sf.org
Phone: (415) 694-7319
2017 Camp Dates:

Leoni Meadows – Blind Camp
Grizzly Flats, CA
Camp Coordinator: Debbi Alexander
Phone: (530) 626-3610
Camp Dates: July 30 – August 6, 2017

Colorado

Colorado Lions Camp
Woodland Park, CO
E-mail: coloradolionscamp@msn.com
Phone: (719) 687-2087
2017 Camp Dates:

Glacier View Ranch – Blind Camp
Ward, CO
Camp Coordinator: Shannon Werner
E-mail: shannonw@rmcsda.org
Phone: (303) 282-3664
Camp Dates: June 25 – July 2, 2017

No Barriers: Leading the Way
Fort Collins, CO
Contact: leadingtheway@nobarriersusa.org
Phone: (970) 484-3633
Leading the Way: Grand Canyon Sound Academy
Dates: July 14-25, 2017

Delaware

Camp Abilities Delaware
Felton, DE
Contact: Maria Lepore-Stevens
E-mail: CampAbilitiesDelaware@gmail.com
Camp Dates: July 24-28, 2017

Florida

Camp Abilities North Florida
Contact: Jenn Stelmach
E-mail: campabilitiesflorida@gmail.com
Phone: (904) 556-9287
Camp Dates: June 18-23, 2017

Kulaqua – Blind Camp
High Springs, FL
Camp Coordinator: Ray Queen
E-mail: summercamp@campkulaqua.com
Phone: (386) 454-1351
Camp Dates: September 24-29, 2017

Georgia

BlazeSports Camps
Warm Springs, GA
E-mail: sthomas@blazesports.org
Phone: (404) 270-2034
2017 Camp Dates:

Camp Abilities Georgia at Columbus State University
Columbus, GA
Contact: Dr. Jeanine Fittipaldi-Wert
E-mail: wert_jeanine@columbusstate.edu
Camp Dates: May 26-29, 2017

Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind
Waycross, GA
E-mail: secretary@glcb.org
Phone: (912) 283-4320
2017 Camp Dates:

Illinois

Camp Lions of Illinois for Blind & Deaf Youth
Sycamore, IL
Contact: Alan Wilson
E-mail: adwilson@LIFnd.net
Phone: (815) 756-5633 ext. 231
2017 Camp Dates:

Indiana

Timber Ridge Camp – Blind Camp
Spencer, IN
Contact: Trish Thompson
E-mail: indysdayouth@gmail.com
Phone: (317) 844-6201
Camp Dates: June 18-25, 2017

Iowa

Camp Abilities Iowa
Contact: Carla Morrow
E-mail: cmorrow@iowa-braille.k12.ia.us
Camp Dates: June 11-15, 2017

Lions Visual Impairment Camp at Camp Courageous
Monticello, IA
E-mail: info@campcourageous.org
Phone: (319) 465-5916
Camp Dates: July 9-14, 2017

Kentucky

Lions Camp for Blind and Vision Impaired Youth at Camp Crescendo
Lebanon Junction, KY
Camp Dates: July 3-7, 2017

Louisiana

Louisiana Lions Camp
Anacoco, LA
Camp Dates:
Physically Challenged Youth Session 4:  June 15 – July 1, 2017
Physically Challenged Youth Session 5:  July 2-8, 2017

Maine

Blind Camp at Camp Lawroweld
Weld, ME
Contact: Tonya Turcotte
E-mail: tturcotte@nnec.org
Phone: (207) 797-3760 ext. 219
Camp Dates: June 25 – July 2, 2017

Maine Organization of Blind Athletic and Leadership Education (MOBALE)
Contact: Michelle Mason
E-mail: mobalesports@gmail.com
Phone: (207) 208-6354
Dates: June 21-24, 2017

New England Blind & Visually Impaired Ski Festival (NEVIFest)
Host: Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley, ME
Contact: Lizz Peacock
E-mail: info@maineadaptive.org
Phone: (207) 824-2440 ext. 100 TTY/Voice
Dates: February 13-15, 2017

Maryland

The Maryland School for the Blind Camp Abilities
Baltimore, MD
Contact: Matt Mescall
Phone: (410) 444-5000
Camp Dates: July 10-14, 2017

Massachusetts

Camp Abilities Boston
Boston, MA
Contact: Megan O’Connell-Copp
E-mail: Megan.O’Connell-Copp@perkins.org
Camp Dates: April 16-21, 2017

Michigan

Camp Abilities Detroit, Michigan at Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex

Plymouth, MI
Contact: Caryl Dazer
E-mail: cdazer@livoniapublicschools.org
Camp Dates: July 10-14, 2017

Leader Dogs Summer Experience Camp
Rochester Hills, MI
E-mail: leaderdog@leaderdog.org
Phone: (888) 777-5332
Camp Dates: June 23-30, 2017

Lions Bear Lake Camp – Visually Impaired and Blind Youth Sessions
Lapeer, MI
Phone: (810) 245-0726
E-mail: info@bearlakecamp.org
Camp Dates:
Level 1 (new and returning campers): July 9-15, 2017
Level 2 (traditional camp): July 23-29, 2017

Michigan Sports Education Camp at Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
E-mail: michigansec@gmail.com
Camp Dates:
Junior Camp (ages 9-12): May 7-9, 2017
Senior Camp (ages 13-19, must still be in high school): May 10-13, 2017

Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind Camps (at Camp Optimist)
Grand Rapids, MI
E-mail: gwen@oubmichigan.org
Phone: (616) 755-2221
Camp Dates:
Service Leadership Camp (ages 12-19): June 18-23, 2017
Cookin’ and Jammin’ Camp (ages 7-14): June 25-30, 2017
Elementary Camp (ages 7-12): July 5-9, 2017
Adventure Trip (ages 14-19): July 13-21, 2017

Minnesota

Northern Plains Visions of Sport Camp
Bemidji, MN
Contact: Jim Mastro
E-mail: jmastro@bemidjistate.edu
Phone: (218) 755-3772
Camp Dates: TBA

Camp Courage (True Friends Camps)
Maple Lake, MN
E-mail: info@truefriends.org
Phone: (800) 450-8376
2017 Camp Dates:
Adult Retreat: July 5-10
Adult Retreat with True Strides: July 5-10; July 5-14
Fall Family Camp: October 27-29
Summer Family Camp: August 6-11

Camp Courage North (True Friends Camps)
Lake George, MN
E-mail: info@truefriends.org
Phone: (800) 450-8376
2017 Camp Dates:
Adult Retreat: June 11-6
Adult Water Sports & Fishing Camp: July 23-28
Youth Water Sports & Fishing Camp: July 30 – August 4

Camp Eden Wood (True Friends Camps)
Eden Prairie, MN
E-mail: info@truefriends.org
Phone: (800) 450-8376
2017 Camp Dates:
Adult Classic Camp: June 18-23; June 25-30
Day Camps: June – August

Camp Friendship (True Friends Camps)
Annandale, MN
E-mail: info@truefriends.org
Phone: (800) 450-8376
2017 Camp Dates:
Adult Retreat: June 25 – July 3; August 13-17
Adult Retreat with True Strides (horses): June 25-30; June 25 – July 3; August 13-17
Classic Camp: June 4-9; June 11-16; June 25-30; June 25 – July 3; July 9-14; July 16-21; July 23-28; July 30 – August 4; August 6-11; August 13-17
Fishing Camp: June 18-23
Horsing Around with True Strides: June 4-9; July 23-28
Movin’ and Groovin’: July 9-14
Youth Retreat: July 30 – August 4
Youth Retreat with True Strides: July 30 – August 4

Missouri

Camp Abilities St. Louis
St. Louis, MO
Contact: Wilma Chestnut-House
E-mail: campabilitiesstl20@gmail.com
Camp Dates: July 9-14, 2017

Montana

Campbell Camp (Billings Lions Club)
Billings, MT
Contact: Doug and Sue Hanson
E-mail: campbellcamp@msn.com
Camp Dates: July 16-21, 2017

Nebraska

Camp Abilities Nebraska
Contact: Kristal Platt
E-mail: Kristal.platt@boystown.org
Phone: (402) 498-6365
Camp Dates: July 16-21, 2017

New Hampshire

Camp Inter-Actions
Kingston, NH
Contact: Debbie Gross
E-mail: campinfo@inter-actions.org
Phone: (603) 228-2803
Camp Dates:
1-week session: July 23-29, 2017
2-week session: July 30 – August 12, 2017
3-week session: July 23 – August 12, 2017

New York

Camp Abilities Brockport
Brockport, NY
Contact: Lauren Lieberman
E-mail: llieberm@brockport.edu
Phone: (585) 395-5361
Camp Dates: June 25 – July 1, 2017

Camp Abilities CABVI
Utica, NY
Contact: Kathy Beaver
E-mail: kathyb@cabvi.org
Phone: (315) 797-2233
Winter Camp Dates: February 17-20, 2017 (ages 8-12); February 21-24, 2017 (ages 13-18)
Summer Adventure Challenge Weekend: June 16-19, 2017
Summer Camp Dates: July 29 – August 5, 2017

Camp Abilities Long Island at Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
Contact: Lisa Santos
E-mail: campabilitieslongisland@yahoo.com
Phone: (516) 567-8898
Camp Dates: July 13-16, 2017

Camp Abilities Saratoga
Saratoga Springs, NY
Contact: Tiffany Mitrakos
E-mail: info@campabilitiessaratoga.org
Phone: (518) 290-7050
Camp Dates: August 6-12, 2017

North Carolina

SEE Camp Abilities H20 North Carolina
Sherrills Ford, NC
Contact: Jay Hardwig
E-mail: jhardwig@ifbsolutions.org
Camp Dates: July 9-15, 2017

SEE Adventure Camp North Carolina
Bryson City, NC
Contact: Jay Hardwig
E-mail: jhardwig@ifbsolutions.org
Camp Dates: July 23-27, 2017

Ohio

Cleveland Sight Center – Highbrook Lodge Camp
E-mail: camp@clevelandsightcenter.org
Phone: (216) 658-4596
2017 Camp Dates:
Session 1: Adult Celebration – June 26-July 1, 2017
Session 2: Adult Resort – July 3-8, 2017
Session 3: Adult Day Trip – July 7, 2017
Session 4: Family Bright Futures Day Trip – July 9, 2017
Session 5: Youth Day Away – July 12, 2017
Session 6: Bright Futures Weekend – July 14-16, 2017
Session 7: Tween Camp (ages 11-14) July 19-29, 2017
Session 8: Teen Camp (ages 15-21) – July 19-29, 2017
Session 9: Kids Express (ages 7-10) – July 31-August 4, 2017
Session 10: Tweens Express (ages 11-14) – July 31-August 4, 2017
Session 11: Fit and Fabulous Camp (active adults ages 40-60) – August 5-6, 2017
Session 12: Young Adult Camp (active adults ages 22-40) – August 5-6, 2017

Oklahoma

Camp Wewoka Woods
Wewoka Woods, OK
Camp Coordinator: Apple Park
E-mail: youth@okla-adventist.org
Phone: (405) 721-6110
Camp Dates: July 23-28, 2017

Oregon

Camp Abilities Oregon
Salem, OR
Host: Willamette University
Contact: Stacey Gibbins
E-mail: sgibbins@nwaba.org
Camp Dates: July 23-29, 2017

Deaf-Blind Grizzly Bear Camp
Host: Twin Rocks Friends Camp
Rockaway Beach, OR
Camp Dates: September 10-15, 2017

Pennsylvania

Camp Abilities Pennsylvania at West Chester University
West Chester, PA
Contact: Dr. Monica Lepore
E-mail: CampAbilitiesPA@aol.com
Phone: (610) 436-2516
Camp Dates: May 26-29, 2017

Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp
Mount Union, PA
Phone: (814) 542-2511
2017 Camp Dates:
Blind/Visually Impaired Adults: July 15-25; July 29 – August 8
Blind/Visually Impaired Children: July 15-22

VIP Sports Camp: Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA
Contact: Wendy Fagan
E-mail: wendy.fagan@sru.edu
Phone: 724-738-2791
Camp Dates: TBA

Texas

Camp Abilities Texas at Texas Women’s University
Denton, TX
Contact: Lisa Hanson
E-mail: lhanson@dentonisd.org
Camp Dates: July 9-15, 2017

Utah

Camp Abilities Utah
Contact: Robbin Keating
E-mail: robbskeating@gmail.com
Camp Dates: July 10-15, 2017

Utah Foundation for the Blind & Visually Impaired Camp
Salt Lake City, UT
Contact: Tony Jepson
E-mail: tony@ufbvi.org
Camp Dates: TBA

Virginia

Super Summer Camp
Sponsored by Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Host: Camp Easter Seals UCP (United Cerebral Palsy)
New Castle, VA
Contact: Elizabeth Fletcher
E-mail: Elizabeth.Fletcher@dbvi.virginia.gov
Camp Dates: July 23-29, 2017

Washington

Camp Abilities Olympia
Olympia, WA
Contact: Keith Edgerton
E-mail: campabilitiesoly@outlook.com
Phone: (360) 915-2223
Camp Dates: August 8-11, 2017

Sunset Lake – Blind Camp
Wilkeson, WA
Contact: Elizabeth Yeagley
E-mail: elizabethyeagley@wc.npuc.org
Phone: (253) 681-6008
Camp Dates: June 25 – July 2, 2017

West Virginia

Valley Vista Camp – Blind Camp
Huttonsville, WV
Contact: Jane Browning
E-mail: rj_browning@hotmail.com
Phone: (304) 422-7273
Camp Dates: July 23-26, 2017

Wisconsin

Camp Wakonda – Blind Camp
Oxford, WI
Camp Coordinator: Tammi Baker
E-mail: campwakondawi@gmail.com
Phone: (608) 296-4656
Camp Dates: June 28 – July 2, 2017

Wisconsin Lions Camp
Rosholt, WI
E-mail: info@wisconsinlionscamp.com
Phone: (715) 677-4969
2017 Camp Dates:

International Camps

Camp Abilities at Lake Joe CNIB
Contact: Jacqueline Harrison
E-mail: Jacqueline.Harrison@cnib.ca
Camp Dates: TBA

Camp Abilities Brazil
Contact: Joslei Souza
E-mail: campabilitiesbrasil@gmail.com
Camp Dates: March 17-18, 2017

Camp Abilities Costa Rica at the University of Costa Rica
Contact: Ana Lorena
E-mail: ana.lorena2mora@gmail.com
Camp Dates: July 11-15, 2017

Camp Abilities Finland
Contact: Erwin Borremans
E-mail: erwin.borremans@keskuspuisto.fi
Camp Dates: March 10-12, 2017

Camp Abilities Ireland
Contact: Ursula Barrett
E-mail: Ursula.Barrett@staff.ittralee.ie
Camp Dates: April 10-14, 2017

Camp Abilities Portugal at Base Naval do Alfeite
Contact: Rita Costa
E-mail: ritadler@gmail.com
Camp Dates: June 25-30, 2017

Camp Abilities Puerto Rico
Contact: Margarita Fernandez
E-mail: margarita.fernandez1@upr.edu
Camp Dates: May 20-27, 2017

Newfoundland & Labrador Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp
Bishop’s Fall, Newfoundland
2017 Camp Dates:

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