60 Summers of Community and Connection!
In 2010 Enchanted Hills Camp, a program of the LightHouse, will turn 60! The vision of Rose Resnick and Nina Brandt, the camp has been a place where blind youth, adults, seniors and multi-disabled individuals can explore their independence, learn new skills, build friendships and come away with critical tools that promote educational and career success.
“When I founded Enchanted Hills Camp in 1950, my inspiration to do so came from my own experiences (growing up blind in the middle of New York City didn’t lend itself well to playing outdoors without a care). [Mt. Veeder was] a beautiful, tranquil spot, hilly and woodsy, with a lake and stables and anything a child might hope to find outdoors. Escaping from the city aside, being physically active and spending time with peers who were also blind was critical in developing confidence in myself and my abilities.” – Rose Resnick, founder of Enchanted Hills Camp
With your help in 2010, we can completely enhance the accessible camp experience:
$500 can pay for the construction of a tactile relief map of the Napa hills and valleys that surround Enchanted Hills Camp.
$250 can buy campers a backpack, sleeping bag and tent for a wilderness trek and night under the stars.
$100 can help outfit our brand new Nature Center with tactile native plants, fauna taxidermy and audio bird calls.
$50 can help us buy archery and other sports equipment for adaptive games, like beep baseball.
$25 can go toward the horse care equipment that allows campers to experience the freedom of horseback riding through woodsy trails and valleys.
Visit us at Enchanted Hills this summer to see firsthand what we can do together and celebrate our 60th anniversary with us on July 3, 2010. To schedule your visit, contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-694-7333.