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We’re Thanking You for Your Support of EHC with a Holiday Concert

We were able to raise a record $112,000 for our Giving Tuesday campaign, thanks to your generosity. We’ll use the funds to purchase a John Deere tractor to help with fire abatement at Enchanted Hills Camp and provide camperships for 50 kids in 2021.

For the first time, friends and supporters of Enchanted Hills Camp…

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Thank You for Supporting Us on Giving Tuesday

Hooray! Well done! Thanks to the unwavering support of our generous donors, staff and Board members, we raised over $110,000 and exceeded our goal on Giving Tuesday.

Thank you for joining the #GivingTuesday movement to help protect Enchanted Hills Camp. Funds raised this year will purchase a much-needed tractor for Enchanted Hills and send 50…

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Join LightHouse for an Insider’s Look into the Comcast Innovation Lab

Please join us for a conversation with a true pioneer in the accessibility field, Tom Wlodkowski, Vice President of Accessibility for Comcast. Tom Wlodkowski and LightHouse for the Blind invite you to learn about new advances in accessibility for Comcast products.

The event will be hosted by LightHouse for the Blind Senior Director of Programs,…

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LightHouse Transition Program Specialist Ann Wai-Yee Kwong

LightHouse’s Ann Wai-Yee Kwong Believes in the Importance of Addressing Culture for Success in Blindness

The transition from childhood to young adulthood can be a difficult time in any young person’s life—but for those with limited resources, or a lack of information about what resources are available, the transition can become overwhelmingly difficult. For many students who are blind or have low vision, especially those facing cultural adversity, the…

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The pool area and rebuilt pool bathhouse clad in our own redwood siding

You’re Invited: Virtual Grand Opening Celebration of Enchanted Hills Camp’s New Pool Bathhouse, November 14

Join us on our Enchanted Hills Camp Facebook page, on Saturday, November 14 at 12:30 pm for an architect-guided tour of the new pool bathhouse. A Facebook account is not required. If you tune in to the event, you’ll have a chance to enter a free raffle to win an Enchanted Hills Camp 70th…

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New Perspectives, New Year, New LightHouse Support Group for Adults 55 and Over

It’s a challenging time for many, and if you’re 55 or over and new to blindness or having low vision, or your vision has changed significantly, you may be looking for a way to connect to other people going through the same thing.

This is the premise of New Perspectives, a six-week group offering education,…

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LightHouse Staffer Marc Grossman on Moving Forward in his career with Blindness

I grew up in Southern California and had a pretty typical childhood filled with adventure and mischief. I was a Boy Scout, participated in sports, and loved learning new things in school. As a teenager, I liked to toss the baseball with the neighborhood boys in front of our houses. Even though nobody recognized it at…

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LightHouse students, mentors and staff at Enchanted Hills Camp at the very first CVCL in 2013

Changing Vision Changing Life, Celebrating 25 Years of Connection and Program Evolution, Goes Virtual This December

By Kathy Abrahamson, Director of Rehabilitation Services

Twenty-five years ago, a program then called “Living With Vision Loss” was launched by the LightHouse Rehabilitation teaching staff.  At that time, adults of all ages would come to our previous headquarters, two or three days a week, for four weeks of learning. Students learned foundational blindness skills…

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Join us for a Department of Rehabilitation Info Session for Middle and High School Youth

Leap into Success Now: Opening the Door to Adult Life

Calling all middle and high school youth who are blind or have low vision and their families. Have you wondered what comes next after high school? Where can you get accessible training and equipment for work, college, or essential living skills? Well wonder no more…

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A multi-generational group of LightHouse students at a Sensing the Seasons class at Enchanted Hills Camp in 2019

Sensing the Seasons, Now for all Ages

Last year, we began offering Sensing the Seasons, a nature study program for LightHouse youth in partnership with the WOLF School Naturalist Academy. Now, Sensing the Seasons is back—virtually—and this time it’s for all ages.

LightHouse Youth Services Coordinator Jamey Gump talks about the origins of the class and how it’s evolved serendipitously into a class…

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