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Join us for this enjoyable and intensive 3-day session, led by co-founder of Senspoint LLC, Dr. Hoby Wedler. In this session, students will learn how blind and low vision professionals use chemistry in their careers. They will explore ways to make chemistry accessible, perform hands-on experiments, apply techniques to some basic cooking chemistry, see chemistry come alive in an exhilarating magic show and interact with blind and sighted scientists. There will also be general camp fun and evening activities. Ten to fifteen blind high school students ages 14-18 will be selected to participate.
Throughout the weekend, students will have quality time to socialize amongst themselves and with blind mentors and instructors. Students will be put into groups of three and each group will work with a sighted lab assistant during Chemistry exercises. Blind mentors and instructors will also be on hand to provide support and act as role models for blind students and sighted lab assistants alike.
Apply today.For more program information please contact:Angela Fowler, Director of planningAccessible Science Email: email@example.comPhone: 530-902-0987
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.
$100 CA State resident and $150 Out of State
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
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.
This camp is for visually impaired horseback riders between the ages of 16 and 24 years old, with no secondary disabilities. Moreso than just riders, though, this is for those teens and young adults who are thinking of caring for horses, owning them or possibly entering into a career involving horses, but perhaps have been unsure how their eyesight might affect this decision (hint: it’s entirely possible!). That said, horse camp is geared toward those with 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.
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.
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.
This fairly new and exciting science program at Enchanted Hills has an overarching goal of exposing students from the ages of 11-14 who are blind and visually impaired to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). 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)
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.
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.
$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