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By taking a pause, Enchanted Hills Camp will help flatten the curve

Dear friends and supporters,

For almost a year, we’ve been preparing for the biggest and most fun-filled summer ever at Enchanted Hills Camp for this, our 70th birthday year. We’ve nearly completed the new pool bathhouse, spiffed up the dining hall and its commercial kitchen, deepened our lake and stocked it with fish and cleared…

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LightHouse Offices Closed for In-Person Services Through January 4, 2021

Dear LightHouse students, supporters, partners and friends,

As you now know, COVID-19 has changed so much for all of us, and it continues to be an unprecedented threat. This is especially true for some members of the blind community.

LightHouse for the Blind and its committed staff are continuing to provide essential resources and support for…

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Bruce Cockburn

Award winning singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn closes EHC “Give Back” Concert Series, 8/14

To celebrate Enchanted Hills Camp 70th anniversary, talented musicians, both blind and sighted, have been singing and playing their hearts out on Facebook Live in the “Give Back” concert series. This groundbreaking season of performances has been helping us raise money for Chimehenge, an interactive community musical instrument of epic proportions that will be played…

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Shane Dittmar playing the piano

EHC Virtual Alumni Showcase is August 8

This week's Summer Concert Give Back Series, features many Enchanted Hills Camp Enrichment Area Leaders, currently and from the past four years. It will be a two hour concert featuring; Shane Dittmar, Derik Dittmar, Mariana Sandoval-Lintz, Joshua Lintz, Masceo Williams, Daniel Cavazos, Sky Mundell and Paul Day.

One of the featured performers, Shane Dittmar,  is a musician, educator, and composer. He served for two summers as…

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2020 Holman Prizewinners Announced

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco is proud to introduce the three winners of this year’s prestigious Holman Prize competition for Blind Ambition.

The Holman Prize was launched by LightHouse in 2017: awarding three blind individuals up to 25,000 US dollars to fulfill a dream, turn an idea into reality or…

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Phil Madeira

Phil Madeira Performs Free Virtual Concert for EHC, 7/31

Legendary singer songwriter Phil Madeira joins us this Friday, July 31 for our next live concert

Phil Madeira is a multi-faceted musician whose career seemed destined to flower in the authentic, song-centered culture of Nashville. In his 35 years in Music City, he's been a singer, a songwriter, a composer, a producer who specializes in…

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Join LightHouse to discuss the future of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This week 30 years ago, legislation expanding the rights of Americans with Disabilities was enacted. To mark this historic event, we have invited a panel of eminent speakers, all blind, to share their thoughts, predictions and wish-lists for the next 30 years of the ADA. This is a chance to celebrate all the ADA…

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Get the rundown on the latest in Access Technology with “Select the Right Tech”, Going Virtual

If you're blind or have low vision, finding the right piece of access technology can be a big, and sometimes daunting, undertaking, but knowing what options might meet your needs is the first step. We have a twist on the usual “Select the Right Tech” event which, up until now, has been hosted in…

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Virtual room, real musicians: EHC to hold virtual Music Camp

Just like other Enchanted Hills Camp Summer 2020 sessions, we’re going virtual with Music Camp, led by longtime EHC Enrichment Area leader Masceo Williams. Masceo is a blind musician with over 20 years of live performance experience.

This is a four-part Zoom series for people who are blind or have low vision with some sort…

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Support LightHouse through Amazon Smile while you shop from home

Did you know that Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible items to the nonprofit of your choice if you shop through their special donation portal at smile.amazon.com? You can make charitable donations to support the vital work of LightHouse, every time you shop.

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for…

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Erik wearing a Rebuild EHC 2018 T-Shirt.

What’s it like to be an Enchanted Hills Camp Counselor-In-Training? By Erik Huizar, age 16

I’ve been going to camp as a camper since 2015. Camp’s been such an amazing part of my life this past half-decade. I am extremely thankful for being able to go. I felt compelled to help out in more of an official capacity, so I became a CIT (Counsellor-In-Training). Also, the program offers very…

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Just in time for summer, games from the Adaptations Store

By the Adaptations Store Team

Whether you’re blind or have low vision, you won’t be left out of summer game fun with these games from the Adaptations Store. Our collection of games is easy-to-feel and colorful. Braille and large print stand side-by-side with raised, tactile dots and shapes on our game boards, cards and dice,…

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