EHC teen camper working on a wood working project

Polishing to Perfection Now Meets In-Person

Over the last few years, many blind and low vision teens and young adults who attended Enchanted Hills summer camp have learned the wood crafting skills needed to polish a piece of wood into a piece of art. Throughout the pandemic, these dedicated students of the Polishing to Perfection club met virtually to keep up the hobby and stay connected with their blind and low vision friends. Now that many are feeling safe enough to gather for in-person programs, we are excited to host Polishing in the Park.
These new polishing parties in the park will take place on the third Saturday of the month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at rotating parks around the Bay Area. Each gathering will have time dedicated to students to update each other about their projects, learn a little about that month’s mentor, and most importantly, time to hang out and polish with their blind and low vision friends. Students who sign up for the program will receive the basic materials and equipment to get started with wood polishing. Students who remain active in the program and improve their skills will become eligible for additional raw materials that they can turn into art.
So, pack up your woodworking gear and join us Saturday, September 17, for Polishing in the Park at Lake Merritt in Oakland! See full event details below:
Who: LightHouse youth who are blind or have low vision
When: Saturday, September 17, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: Lake Merritt Amphitheater at Lake Merritt (near the intersection of Lake Merritt Blvd and 11th St)
RSVP: Please contact Jamey Gump by email at or by phone at 415-694-7372. Light refreshments and polishing supplies will be provided for students who RSVP by Friday September 16.
We can’t wait to see you at the very first Polishing in the Park!

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