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 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

 

 2014 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Both Print Applications and Blind-Accessible Online Applications with Online Payment Options will be available on that date.

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.

Chemistry Camp: May 2 – 4

Up 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 13 – 15

*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:

$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 19 – June 22*

Family Camp Session I has NO Cabins available. Room is ONLY available for placements in the Lodge; usually for families of 2-3 people.


When space in THIS session has been filled: We will 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 to assess your family’s compatibility to this space). Please indicate in a note section when applying, that you will be staying in lower camp.

Family Camp II: July 10- 13*

Family Camp Session II has NO Cabins available. Room is ONLYavailable for placements in the Lodge; usually for families of 2-3 people.


When space in THIS session has been filled: We will 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 to assess your family’s compatibility to this space). Please indicate in a note section when applying, that you will be staying in lower camp.

Family Camp III: July 23-  26*

Family Camp Session III has NO Cabins available. Room is ONLYavailable for placements in the Lodge; usually for families of 2-3 people.


When space in THIS session has been filled: We will 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 to assess your family’s compatibility to this space). Please indicate in a note section when applying, that you will be staying in lower camp.

To join our Family Camp waiting lists, please download the application and email them to tburrell@lighthouse-sf.org. Please make sure to indicate which session you will like to be waitlisted on. Payment is not required to be put on the waiting list; payment will be due upon acceptance.

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

Adult Camp: June 28 – July 3 

$375.00 Adult Session Fee
This camp session is designed for active, independent adults. Traditional camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, hiking, arts & crafts and recreation. Nighttime program highlights include dancing to live music, casino night and a talent show. The staff to camper ratio is 1:3.

To join our Adult Camp waiting lists, please download the application and email them to Tburrell@lighthouse-sf.org. Please make sure to indicate which session you will like to be waitlisted on. Payment is not required to be put on the waiting list; payment will be due upon acceptance.

Adults with Special Needs: July 5 – July 9

$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. The camp program incorporates traditional camp activities with a focus on encouraging individuals to gain further independence. Campers MUST be able to take care of their own basic activities of daily living, i.e. feeding, toileting, dressing, etc.  The staff to camper ratio for this session is 1:3.

To join our Special Needs Camp waiting lists, please download the application and email them to Tburrell@lighthouse-sf.org. Please make sure to indicate which session you will like to be waitlisted on. Payment is not required to be put on the waiting list; payment will be due upon acceptance.

Kids SessionJuly 14 – July 20

$60.00 Session Fee
Campers will participate in traditional camp activities and special events, including sports such as beep ball and goal ball. Program content is active and provides peer support and connection. Campers have the opportunity to openly discuss issues related to vision and growing up, and have exposure to the latest adaptive technology. The staff to camper ratio for this session is 1:3.

Teen Session: July 27 – August 2

$60.00 Session Fee
The teens and young adults who attend this session will experience all the regular camp activities and special events.  In addition, campers will also participate in activities geared towards building leadership abilities and setting goals for the future. The staff to camper ratio for this session is 1:4.

Music Academy: August 3 – August 9

$300.00 Session Fee
Meet for one week at Enchanted Hills camp near Napa, California, with students who are blind or low vision interested in learning all about music and related assistive technology. We will create a supportive and engaging atmosphere where individuals who may be starting off at different points on the continuum of music literacy, proficiency with assistive technology, and performance experience have opportunities to advance in all of those areas.

Deaf-Blind Session: August 10 – 14

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.

Providers Weekend: May 16-18

$100.00 Providers Fee
Free For First Time Attendees
For Bay Area Providers: Please join the LightHouse for the Blind for a weekend this spring at our beautiful camping facility, Enchanted Hills Camp (EHC). This three-day event commencing on Friday evening, May 16th through Sunday, May 18th is designed for everyone to discuss philosophies, trends and issues we encounter in providing a wide range of services for people with visual impairments. Providers Weekend Session fees are free for first Time attendees only. You will learn from your peers and most of all, YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Providers Weekend does not require a Self Disclosure Form

To submit your print application, please complete and return to: 

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 (please read thoroughly)

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.