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

2016 Applications Now Open

To insure a smooth registration process, PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY the 2016 Enchanted Hills Camp Qualifications and Session Fees Form [download here].

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 Medical Form turned in.

Find your session below and Click ‘Apply Online’ or download the print form and mail back to us (address below).

 

Chemistry Camp: March 18 – 20, 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: June 17 – 19, 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: lcurtis@juniorblind.org
 

Family Camp Sessions:

This camp is 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.

$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: June 9 – 12, 2016

Family Camp II: July 7 – 10, 2016

(Cabins are now full for Family Camp II. Lodge housing is still available for families of 2-3.)

Family Camp III: August 11 – 14, 2016

Apply for Family Camp:

 

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

Adult Camp: June 25 – 30, 2016

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.

$375.00 Adult Session Fee

 

Adults with Developmental Disabilities: July 1 -6, 2016

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.

$600.00 Adults with Developmental Disabilities Fee

Youth Session: July 11 – 17, 2016

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 and acceptance of their vision loss; which will lead to increased self-confidence.

$60 Session Fee

 

STEM Camp: July 13 – 16, 2016

This fairly new and exciting science program at Enchanted Hills has an overachieving goal to expose students from the ages of 11-14 who are blind and visually impaired to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students will take part in hands-on, accessible, and innovative activities; which includes computing, robotics, biology, and more. Students will also take home some pretty cool give-a-ways.

$60 Session Fee (free for those attending the youth session)

 

Teen Session: July 21 – July 30, 2016

Teens in grades 9 through 12, will experience all the offered youth camp activities and special events. Additionally, they will participate in activities geared toward building leadership abilities and setting goals for the future.

$60 Session Fee

 

Music Academy: August 1 – 10, 2016

Enchanted Hills Camp has paired up with Mr. Bill McCann, who is the founder and president of Dancing Dots Braille Music Technology. Bill McCann has pioneered this specialized music academy in Canada and in the U.S. The Music Academy is for blind and visually impaired musicians between the ages of 16 to 24 years old who are serious about music and those who are or might be thinking of entering the profession. This academy will introduce you to new ways to write down your own music, read the works of others, and generally gain the capacity necessary to compete for and win employment in the music field.

$300.00 Session Fee

 

Horse Camp: August 1 – 7, 2016

This camp is for visually impaired horseback riders between the ages of 16 and 24 years old, with no secondary disabilities. It is geared toward campers who has had 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.

$300 Session Fee

 

Woodworking Camp: August 1 – 7, 2016

Join expert George Wurtzel at our workshop for both beginners and experienced woodworkers, for a week in the beauty of Napa. 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.

$300 Session Fee

 

Providers Weekend: May 20 – 22, 2016

This year over forty participants from around the state, representing a diversity of agencies of and for the blind, will engage in a weekend rich with dialogue, idea sharing and camaraderie. For nearly 20 years the LightHouse has hosted a three-day gathering of professionals in our community, including new TVI’s (teachers of the visually impaired), O&M (Orientation & Mobility) Instructors, Program Managers and Adaptive Technology manufacturers for an engaging program of presentations mixed with opportunities for informal discussions, connection, and friendship building. Within the relaxed setting of beautiful Enchanted Hills, old and new participants will discuss the challenges of working in the blindness field, bringing fresh perspectives and fresh questions to the table.

$100.00 Providers Fee
Free For First Time Attendees

(Update: As of February 19, 2016 – our upper camp cabins are full. There is still room in lower camp, where accommodations are a bit more rustic. You will need to bring your own bedding. Please inquire for more details.)

Providers Weekend does not require a Self Disclosure Form

To submit all print applications, please complete and return to: 

EHC Program Assistant
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 EHC Program Assistant, 214 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102.

We reserve the right to refuse registration to anyone that does not fulfill the camp qualifications. Please be sure you have read these guidelines carefully: Click Here to Download the Enchanted Hills Camp 2016 Qualifications and Session Fees.

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

 

Payment Instructions

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

EHC Program Assistant
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

 

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.