Category Archive

EHC 2018

Woodworking for the Blind

For adults, levels beginning to intermediate:

Woodworking: August 13 to August 17

This camp session will touch on wood turning, hand tool work and an introduction to power tools. We’ll learn how to measure accurately without sight, using click rules, gauge blocks, Vernier calipers and talking tape measures. We’ll talk about wood types and construction techniques. We will learn when to glue, when to nail and when to use screws. We’ll also touch on finishing techniques.

Fill out our online application form.

Or, fill out our Woodworking Summer Application 2019 and email it to ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

For assistance, please call 415-694-7310.

$350 Session Fee

Music Camp: August 5 – 11

This year’s Music Camp will be led by our very own Masceo Williams and Lawrence Brown as co-directors. Students will learn the hallmarks of blind musicianship including individual performance practice, song writing, collaboration in an ensemble, and stage etiquette and performance in a house band. We’ll work with braille music and gain proficiency in accessible recording. Students will be coached on a range of instruments including vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, and piano, and gain valuable insight from guest speakers. We’ll finish off the weekend with a performance in our Redwood Grove Theater.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form.

Fill out the application online.

Print and fill out the form: Music Camp Summer Application 2019.

$300 Music Camp Fee

Teen Camp: July 18 – 27

Extended in length by popular demand, our summertime teen session is the crown jewel of Enchanted Hills Camp, where the most dynamic and charged bonds occur. Teens get to ride horses, learn woodworking, take riflery, and perform in the Redwood Grove Theater. What’s particularly special about teen session is how most of the Counselors and CITs are blind or visually impaired themselves, and many have attended camp as young teens. Here teens in grades 9 through 12 will experience all the offered youth camp activities and special events, including the STEM track which is built into this year’s teen timeline. Additionally, campers will participate in activities geared toward building leadership abilities and setting goals for the future.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form.

Fill out the application online. Please also check whether you are eligible for the Guardsmen Grant.

Print and fill out the form: Youth or Teen Camp Application 2019.

$75 Session Fee

If you’re eligible, apply for the Guardsmen Grant! Click here for eligibility info and the application.

Please email your Guardsmen campership profile to EHC@lighthouse-sf.org, or mail it to:

EHC Admin Assistant

1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Announcement: Coding and Game Development Weekend

LightHouse for the Blind and Facebook are excited to partner for a weekend of coding and game development at the Enchanted Hills Summer Camp. Campers will have an opportunity to work side-by-side with Facebook software engineers over two days. Together, we will build a web-based choose-your-own-path game. Working in small groups, campers will design the narrative of their game and then code the paths through the narrative. They may embellish the game with mystery, riddles, useful objects and plot twists – whatever the imagination can conjure.

We ask that participants have experience using computers, the web, keyboarding skills, and any assistive technology used to access their computers, such as screen readers or magnification, and at  least a familiarity with coding HTML web pages. For campers who want to explore more complex game interactions, the game platform will support interaction options enabled via custom JavaScript. The Facebook engineers will collaborate and help campers push the boundaries of their current coding skills. The campers will also learn to use the version control system Git, which is widely used in open source and professional code projects.

Where: Enchanted Hills Camp

When: Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm both days

How: First complete Teen Session Application then email EHC@lighthouse-sf.org with a letter of recommendation from students TVI or Orientation and Mobility Specialist stating that the student meet the perquisites for this exciting program opportunity. Please put Coding and Game Development Weekend in the subject line.

Space is limited to 10 participants and no extra fees are involved.

Youth Camp: July 8 – 14

Youth in grades 3 through 8 will participate in a variety of programs; including campfires, swimming, horseback riding, drama, arts and crafts, and adaptive sports. Campers are encouraged to explore new challenges independently with their new friends. Campers will gain greater understanding of their differences in eyesight and build self-confidence as they bond with others with shared experience.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form.

Fill out the application online. Please also check whether you are eligible for the Guardsmen Grant.

Print and fill out the form: Youth or Teen Camp Application 2019.

$75 Session Fee

If you’re eligible, apply for the Guardsmen Grant! Click here for eligibility info and the application.

Please email your Guardsmen campership profile to EHC@lighthouse-sf.org, or mail it to:

EHC Admin Assistant

1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Family Camp I and II

Family Camp I: July 5 to July 7 (NOW FULL)

Family Camp II: July 31 to August 3 

Family Camp II is now full. 

Family Camps are offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents with children ages 17 and under. The sessions are for immediate family members only. Camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, crafts, games, nature studies, parent discussion groups and evening activities such as the family talent show.

Note: Family Camp II only has lodge rooms available for families.

To apply, fill out the application online, or print out and send in a paper form.

Fill out the application online. Please also check whether you are eligible for the Guardsmen Grant.

Print and fill out the form: Family Camp Application 2019.

$175 per Adult for Family Camp II
$150 per First Time Adult Attendee and Family Camp I participants
$75 per Child under the age of 18
No charge for Children under 18 with visual impairments
No charge for Children under the age of 5

If you’re eligible, apply for the Guardsmen Grant! Click here for eligibility info and the application.

Please email your Guardsmen campership profile to EHC@lighthouse-sf.org, or mail it to:

EHC Admin Assistant

1155 Market Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Adults with Developmental Disabilities Session: June 28 – July 3

Serving developmentally delayed and cognitively impaired campers (Regional Center Clients) ages 21 and older that are blind or visually impaired, this camp program incorporates traditional camp activities with a focus on encouraging individuals to gain further independence. The staff to camper ratio for this session is 1 to 2.

This session is now full.

$600.00 Adults with Developmental Disabilities Fee

 

Adult Session: June 22 – 27

Adult Session is now full.

This camp session is designed for active adults 21 years and older, who are blind or visually impaired. Traditional camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, hiking, arts and crafts, and recreation. Nighttime program highlights include dancing to live music, casino night, and a talent show. The staff to camper ratio for this session is 1 to 3.

$400.00 Adult Session Fee

 

Deaf-Blind Session: June 9 – 13

Deafblind Camp session is designed for active adults 21 years and older, who are deaf/hard of hearing and blind/visually impaired. Traditional camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, hiking, arts and crafts, and recreation. Nighttime program highlights include dancing to loud music, games and social. 

Price: $100 CA State resident and $150 Out of State

For Deafblind campers: Deaf-Blind session application 2019 – please print and mail.

 

For volunteers/SSPs: Please fill out the online volunteer application.

Questions?

Deafblind campers, contact Sook Hee Choi, EHC Deaf-Blind Camp Coordinator and Deaf-Blind Specialist, by email at schoi@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 510-356-0018.

Volunteers/SSPs, contact Mark Mellenger, SSP Coordinator, by email at ehc.dbcamp@gmail.com.

Deadline to register: May 15, 2019

What is SSP?  

Support Service Providers (SSPs) are specially trained professionals who enable people who have both vision and hearing losses to access their environments and make informed decisions. SSPs provide them with visual and environmental information, sighted guide services, and communication accessibility. Here at EHC, SSP guides the deafblind campers throughout the day with fun activities, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, a day away from camp and social. We offer free SSP training the night before camp begins, Sunday, August 13th. 

SSP/Volunteers – No charge for food and lodging in exchange for guide/work

A deaf-blind man places his hand over a woman's signing hand.
A deaf-blind man places his hand over a woman’s signing hand.