Enchanted Hills Camp

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Dad and daughter walking path together

The Blind Babies Foundation Session is for families of infants and preschoolers who are visually impaired/blind receiving early intervention services from the Blind Babies Foundation Organization.

Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind serves blind children, teens, adults, deaf-blind, seniors, as well as families of the blind. For 63 years, Enchanted Hills has provided priceless opportunities for recreation in a fun, challenging and accessible way. Located on 311 acres on scenic Mt. Veeder, Enchanted Hills is just 10 miles west of Napa, California. The experience of summer camp holds countless opportunities for enjoyment and learning in many a young person’s life. Whether it’s exploring a trail in the woods or creating a skit as a team to perform in front of an audience, camp provides a wealth of structured and unrestricted moments that contribute to childhood socialization, growth and development.

Watch an informative video produced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Enchanted Hills

 

2015 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Both Print Applications and Accessible Online Applications with Online Payment Options are available.

To insure a smooth registration process, PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY the Registration Instructions and Qualifications section at the bottom of the page before applying.

We reserve the right to REFUSE registration to anyone that DOES NOT fulfill the camp qualifications.

To make sure that you qualify for a specific camp session. Please download and READ CAREFULLY these qualifications. Registration is on a  first-come-first-served basis. Due to limited space, we are UNABLE to make ANY exceptions.

Please download our Qualification Notes.

If there are any questions or concerns about qualifications, please contact Enchanted Hills Camp at (415) 694-7310.

Please Note For All Sessions: Each Camper; regardless of session attending, Must have a Self-Disclosure Form turned in.

You will find the Self-Disclosure form in the Registration Instructions and Qualifications section below.

Select your session below and Click ‘Apply Online’ to submit your registration and pay online via Credit Card or PayPal.

Select your session below and Click ‘Apply Online’ to submit your registration and pay online via Credit Card or PayPal.

Previous attendees will receive notification via e-mail. For questions please contact (415) 694-7310 or e-mail EHC@lighthouse-sf.org.

LightHouse Youth Leaders Summit 2015

Strengthen your team by strengthening yourself. The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is proud to announce our annual Youth Leaders Summit, a weekend-long course held at Enchanted Hills Camp, Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. The summit is designed to challenge low vision and blind youth ages 16 to 25 to develop the critical skills needed in order to become a successful team member or team leader. For more information please visit our complete blog post on the Youth Leaders Summit, here, or to apply online, please complete this online form.

Chemistry Camp: TBA, 2016

Ten to fifteen blind high school students ages 14-18 will be selected to participate. Would you like to learn how blind people tackle the very visual subject of organic chemistry successfully? Do you have a general love for science? Do you want to learn how you can do chemistry as a blind person just as successfully as your sighted peers? Then the California Chemistry Camp is for you! There is no cost to apply for the program.

For program information & application please contact:
Angela Fowler, Director of planning
Accessible Science Email: fowlers@syix.com
Phone: 530-902-0987

 

Blind Babies Family Camp: TBA, 2016

*Blind Babies Foundation Session: For families of infants and preschoolers (age’s birth through 6) who are visually impaired/blind receiving early intervention services from the Blind Babies Foundation Organization.

Contact BBF for more information:
1814 Franklin Street, 11th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Local Telephone: (510) 446-2229
E-mail:mcfarlandmike@blindbabies.org

 

Family Camp Sessions:

Family Camps: Please Read Below for Each Different Family Camp Session to see the Updates and Closures.

These camps are offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents with children ages 17 and under. These sessions are for immediate family members only, no exceptions. Camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, crafts, games, nature studies, parent discussion groups, and evening activities such as the family talent show.

$175 per Adult$150 per First Time Adult Attendee
$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

Family Camp I: TBA, 2016

Family Camp II: TBA, 2016

Family Camp III: July 29 – August 1, 2015 (Registration Closed Please Read Below)

ALL Spaces in THIS session has been filled. We will ONLY accept applications from families that are Willing to stay in the Lower Camp; which has a more rustic feel. (Please call for descriptions of lower camp BEFORE applying in order to properly assess your family’s compatibility to this space). Please indicate in a note section when applying, that you will be staying in lower camp.)

*For Family Camp submissions, please submit a separate Health Disclosure Form for each Family Member participating:

Adult Camp: TBA, 2016

$375.00 Adult Session Fee
This camp session is designed for active adults 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.

Adults with Special Needs: TBA, 2016

$600.00 Adults with Special Needs Session Fee
Serving developmentally delayed (Regional Center Clients) and cognitively impaired campers 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 1:2.

Youth Session: TBA, 2016

$60 Session Fee
Youth campers (3rd – 8th grade) 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 a greater understanding and acceptance of their vision loss, leading to increased self -confidence.

TouchSTEM Camp: TBA, 2016

$60 Session Fee (included in youth session fee)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for ages 11 to 15.

Teen Session: July 20 – July 26, 2015 (Registration Closed Please Read Below)

ALL Spaces in THIS session has been filled. We will ONLY accept applications from families that are Willing to stay in the Lower Camp; which has a more rustic feel. (Please call for descriptions of lower camp BEFORE applying in order to properly assess your family’s compatibility to this space). Please indicate in a note section when applying, that you will be staying in lower camp.)

$60 Session Fee
Teen campers (9th -12th grade) will experience all the youth camp activities and special events. Additionally, they will participate in activities geared toward building leadership abilities and setting goals for the future.

TouchSTEM (open to students ages 11-14): This is a new and exciting science program at Enchanted Hills with the overachieving goal to expose students ages 11-14 who are blind and visually impaired to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students will take part in the hands-on, accessible, and innovative activities which includes computing, robotics, biology, taking a one-on-one plane ride, and more. Students will also take home some pretty cool give-a-ways. Please the read TouchSTEM section in the application for more details.

Music Academy: August 3 – 9, 2015

$300.00 Session Fee
This popular session is for students who are blind or low vision and interested in learning all about music and the related assistive technology. We create a supportive and engaging environment where individuals who may be starting off at different points on the continuum of music literacy, proficiency with assistive technology, and performance experience have the opportunity to learn and advance in all areas.

Horse Camp: August 3 – 9, 2015 (Registration Closed Please Read Below)

ALL Spaces in THIS session has been filled. We will ONLY accept applications from families that are Willing to stay in the Lower Camp; which has a more rustic feel. (Please call for descriptions of lower camp BEFORE applying in order to properly assess your family’s compatibility to this space). Please indicate in a note section when applying, that you will be staying in lower camp.)

$300 Session Fee
This camp is for visually impaired novice horseback riders between the ages of 16 and 24 years old, with no secondary disabilities. It is geared toward campers who have been on a horse before and have a bit of riding experience. Experience caring for horses is not required. Campers must have independent mobility skills to participate. This program is run by Diane Starin, a Living Skills Instructor at the Society for the Blind in Sacramento, California.

Deaf-Blind Session: August 9 – 13, 2015 (Registration Closed Please Read Below)

ALL Spaces in THIS session has been filled. We will ONLY accept applications from families that are Willing to stay in the Lower Camp; which has a more rustic feel. (Please call for descriptions of lower camp BEFORE applying in order to properly assess your family’s compatibility to this space). Please indicate in a note section when applying, that you will be staying in lower camp.)

Deaf-Blind Session is for adults 21 years and older with dual sensory loss, with an emphasis on vocational training. Please contact Sook Hee Choi for more information. VP: (415) 431-4572 or schoi@lighthouse-sf.org. Staff to camper ratio is 1:1.

214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
TEL: 415-431-1481
FAX: 415-863-7568
Email: EHC@lighthouse-sf.org
 

 *Please Note: All campers, for all sessions, must have independent living skills requiring minimal assistance. Space is Not Guaranteed Until Confirmation is Received from Camp Director.

Registration Instructions and Qualifications

Registration is on a “First Come, First Served Basis”, therefore we are unable to make any exceptions due to limited space.

Applications are NOT considered complete and WILL NOT be processed, until BOTH the Payment and the Self-Disclosure/Medical Insurance forms have been RECEIVED BY Enchanted Hills Camp TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the start of the camp session.

Please Download the Self Disclosure Form :

Please Note: For All Sessions, Each Camper Must have a Self-Disclosure Form turned in.

Please mail forms to Enchanted Hills Camp, 214 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102.

We reserve the right to refuse registration to anyone that does not fulfill the camp qualifications.

Qualifications Include:

  • Being blind or visually impaired.
  • Meeting the age requirements (Youth Camp: Must be 20 years old or under;  Camps for Adults: Must be 21 years or older).
  • Having up-to-date immunizations that are required for school.
  • Attendance that does not require one-on-one supervision. If one-on-one supervision is required, then a
  • Personal attendant or guardian must accompany that camper. This must be discussed with the Camp Director prior to applying.

For Family Camps

  • Having  at least one family member  that is blind or visually impaired that is coming to camp.
  • At least 1 person in the family attending camp should be under the age of 18.
  • Children under the age of 18 that are attending,  must have up-to-date immunizations that are required for school.
  • Self-Disclosure and Medical Insurance Forms are Required for each and all Family Members attending Camp.

If there are any questions or concerns about qualifications, please contact Enchanted Hills Camp at (415) 694-7310.

Please feel free to download our Qualification Notes.

Payment Instructions

To complete your application using check, money order, or Regional Center Authorization method, please send payments to:

214 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
FAX: 415-863-7568

To pay with credit card via phone, please contact:
Phone: (415) 694-7310
Email: EHC@lighthouse-sf.org

*All cancellations are subject to a $50 non-refundable administration fee. Cancellations received 30 days or more prior to the start of camp will be refunded, less the administration fee. Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the start of camp are not refundable.

Enchanted Hills Camp is Accredited by the American Camp Association

EHC is Accredited by the American Camp Association

Enchanted Hills Wish List

Please view our Wish List to see if you may be able to donate any of the items that will help to ensure that camp is a wonderful experience for decades to come.

A young camper enjoys his first horseback at Enchanted Hills.