SEE Summer Camps

Each year, children in grades K–8 who are blind or visually impaired improve their independent living skills during two weeks of SEE Summer Camps. We structure the camps around specific themes, such as outdoor adventure, foods & cooking and arts & performance.

Campers hone their braille, assistive technology and cane skills with help from camp instructors certified as Teachers for the Visually Impaired and Orientation & Mobility Specialists.

 

SEE Camp Abilities H2O

Where:  Camp Dogwood, Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
When:  Sunday, July 9 through Saturday, July 15, 2017; families invited for parent workshops and family activities Thursday through Saturday (separate registration)
What:  An overnight water sports camp for kids who are blind or visually impaired, and who are ready to dip their toes (and more) in the water.  We’ll swim, row, kayak, water-ski, and splash around from our home base on the shores of Lake Norman, and throw in a trip to the National Whitewater Center in Charlotte for good measure.  Novices are welcome, and lifejackets plentiful: all that’s required is a willingness to try new things and get wet.  We’ll have evening activities too.
Camp instructors include certified Teachers for the Visually Impaired and Orientation & Mobility Specialists, along with Camp Dogwood’s summer staff and a few favorite counselors from our SEE programs.
Who:  Camp is open to rising 7-12th graders who are blind or visually impaired and are active and have age-appropriate independent living skills.

SEE Adventure Camp

Where:  Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City, North Carolina
When:  Sunday, July 23, through Thursday, July 27, 2017
What:  An overnight outdoor adventure camp for kids who are blind or have a significant visual impairment, and who are ready to stretch their legs and hit the trail.  We plan to hike, raft, climb, swim, and zip in and around the Nantahala Gorge in Western North Carolina.  We’ll stay in bunkhouses at the Nantahala Outdoor Center Basecamp.  Camp instructors include certified Teachers for the Visually Impaired and Orientation & Mobility Specialists, along with a few other adventurous souls, both blind and sighted.  We’ll be joined by Trevor Thomas from Team FarSight Foundation, a blind hiker who has logged over 20,000 miles in the backcountry.
Who:  Camp is open to rising 7-12th graders who are blind or visually impaired and are active and have age-appropriate independent living skills.

Winston-Salem SEE Day Camp

Where: Tracy’s Little Red Schoolhouse, 7676 Phoenix Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
When: July 10-27, 2017, Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00am to 2:30pm
What: Independent living skills, music, yoga, and more for children and teens who are blind or visually impaired. Camp instructors include certified teachers, Orientation and Mobility specialist, and adults with visual impairments.
Who: Students with visual impairments, rising kindergarten through rising 12th grade. (Note: adult caregiver required to attend for students who require mobility or toileting assistance)

Asheville SEE Day Camp [note, we may ask more detail to be added later]

Where: West Asheville, NC
When: June 26-30
What: Independent living skills and other activities and instruction. Camp instructors include certified Teachers of the Visually Impaired and O&M specialists.
Who: Students with visual impairments, rising kindergarten through rising 12th grade. (Note: adult caregiver required to attend for students who require mobility or toileting assistance)

 

For more information on Asheville camps, contact Jay Hardwig at 828-335-1136 or email jhardwig@ifbsolutions.org.

For more information on Winston-Salem camps, contact Chris Flynt at cflynt@ifbsolutions.org or 336-245-5669 or Kim Flanagan at kflanagan@ifbsolutions.org or 336-759-0551.