Calendar

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone’s personal space at all our sites.

Events in August 2020

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Jul 26
Jul 27(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Yoga: Alignment Flow (online)


Jul 27

Yoga: Alignment Flow

LightHouse yoga instructor Kimm Ropicky knows that now, more than ever, it’s vital to our health and wellbeing to get some movement into our lives. Kimm is extending her online class offerings via her private practice to the LightHouse community per the following instructions. Some knowledge of yoga is helpful, though not necessary. Joining the Zoom meeting with your video enabled allows Kimm to provide more detailed feedback, particularly in the event you ask for clarification.

What You Need to Know:
• Be Early--Please join the class 10-15 minutes prior to allow time to resolve technical issues.
• Duration--All classes are 60 minutes in length.
• Donations--Class is donation-based. Please pay what you can. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Recommended donations $10-$20. Please consider showing your support via one of these platforms: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=31997465
Venmo: Kimberly-Ropicky
PayPal: kimberlyropicky@gmail.com
A password Required--In order to create a safe space for connection with our community, a password for each meeting is required. To obtain, please do either of the following: Email: Kimmropickyyoga@gmail.com or Follow/DM on Instagram: @yogawithkimm
• Registration will end one hour prior to class. Any messages up to an hour before class will receive response after class. • Consult your Doctor--Please consult with your doctor before practicing, to be mindful of any conditions you may have and how this practice may impact you.
• Class Description--Yoga: Alignment Flow Monday's and Friday's from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This class is recommended for beginners. Props strongly recommended: 2 Blocks or 1 chair, a strap or a hand towel and a blanket (like a throw blanket).

• To join please click Meeting URL and enter password obtained by pre-registering.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: YES Summer Academy (online)


Jul 27

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Connect, Learn, and Grow

YES Summer Academy Goes Online!

Youth Employment Series (YES)
July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020

Registrations open until June 12, 2020

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.

Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.

The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.

 

The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:

  • Career/strength assessment plans
  • Working resume
  • Interview strategies

Specific days will have a particular focus:

  • Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
  • Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
  • Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions

Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.

The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.

To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
  2. Complete  the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by June 12, 2020.

 

For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:

  1. Job exploration counseling
  2. Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
  3. Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
  4. Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
  5. Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.

 

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328

 

We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:00 pm: Virtual Yoga with Amber


Jul 27

Join us every Monday at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual yoga class where Amber will guide you through a full vinyasa flow to keep you healthy and strong. This class is for people who have done yoga before and have a general idea of the basic poses. For call-in details please email Amber at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jul 28
Jul 29(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Jul 29

Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: YES Summer Academy (online)


Jul 29

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Connect, Learn, and Grow

YES Summer Academy Goes Online!

Youth Employment Series (YES)
July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020

Registrations open until June 12, 2020

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.

Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.

The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.

 

The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:

  • Career/strength assessment plans
  • Working resume
  • Interview strategies

Specific days will have a particular focus:

  • Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
  • Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
  • Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions

Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.

The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.

To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
  2. Complete  the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by June 12, 2020.

 

For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:

  1. Job exploration counseling
  2. Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
  3. Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
  4. Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
  5. Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.

 

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328

 

We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: Optimal Health, Optimal You: Virtual Health Class (online)


Jul 29

Call into our new virtual health class to listen to an episode of our favorite health podcast, Optimal Health Daily. You will have a chance to participate in a group discussion, do a live Q&A with our Health and Wellness guru, Amber, and set weekly health goals to stay fit and fierce!

Calling in is easy, just email or call Amber Sherrard at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353 to RSVP and get call-in information. Stay well!

 

Jul 30
Jul 31(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: YES Summer Academy (online)


Jul 31

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Connect, Learn, and Grow

YES Summer Academy Goes Online!

Youth Employment Series (YES)
July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020

Registrations open until June 12, 2020

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.

Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.

The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.

 

The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:

  • Career/strength assessment plans
  • Working resume
  • Interview strategies

Specific days will have a particular focus:

  • Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
  • Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
  • Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions

Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.

The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.

To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
  2. Complete  the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by June 12, 2020.

 

For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:

  1. Job exploration counseling
  2. Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
  3. Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
  4. Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
  5. Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.

 

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328

 

We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: The Weekly Wind-Down with Amber (online)


Jul 31

Click or call in to our virtual Weekly Windown every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

5:30 pm: EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series: Phil Madeira. (Singer/ Songwriter) (online)


Jul 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 piano, organ and accordion. Since launching his professional career in the mid 1970s, he's been a trusted contributor in the studio and on stage. Quietly he's accumulated important industry accolades, including an ASCAP Humanitarian Award, and a Dove Award for his songwriting, as well as induction into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. As a solo artist, he's released eight albums. He produced two volumes of the acclaimed multi-artist collaboration Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us and he's the author of God On The Rocks: Distilling Religion, Savoring Faith , a philosophical memoir published in 2013. Phil comes to us through Will Simpson, long time nurse at EHC, and friend to Phil, who has graciously donated his time to us in support of music camp and fundraising for Chimehendge.

To learn more about Phil go to his: Facebook, FBLiveStreaming

Chimehenge is an interactive community musical instrument of epic proportions. Created by the fanciful scientist/designers at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, It is composed of ten-foot tall chimes of various widths suspended on a frame that make musical tones when hit with mallets.

This interactive, audible sculpture will be installed in a glen in the woods on an offshoot of the main nature trail at Enchanted Hills Camp. Enchanting indeed!

Help us raise $25,000 for the surfacing, trail extension and installation  of Chimehenge for our blind campers.

EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series Full Schedule:

July 31 Phil Madeira. (Singer/ Songwriter)

Aug 8  EHC Alumni Showcase Concert (Mariana, Fernando, Graham, Daniel Cavazos, Roberto and Bill McCann Maceo)

Aug 14  Bruce Cockburn (Singer songwriter/ Folk)

Each event will be curated by an emcee, with a live Q&A.

Limited edition Enchanted Hills 70th Anniversary hoodies are for sale here.

Support Enchanted Hills and say Cheers!
During the month of July, Stardust Winery in Napa will donate 20% of all purchases to LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired's Enchanted Hills Camp, the only camp west of the Mississippi dedicated to blind campers. Enchanted Hills provides a quintessential camp experience for blind youth to explore, thrive, and gain confidence. Unfortunately, the camp was badly damaged by the 2017 fires and is now being rebuilt thanks to contributions from community members like you.
Enjoy some of Napa’s most magnificent Cabernet Sauvignon and support EHC.

BUY STARDUST NOW or call (415) 655-7635

Online through the LightHouse and Enchanted Hills Facebook pages.

For more information email Andrea Vecchione, avecchione@lighthouse-sf.org

Aug 1(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:00 pm: Enchanted HIlls Camp Virtual Campfire: Youth & Their Families


Aug 1

Hosted by Enchanted Hills Camp Director, Tony Fletcher, to keep the camp spirit alive, youth, ages 20 and and younger, and their families are invited to attend this virtual campfire. A night of entertainment will include: music, special guests, games, stories and activities sure to please.

To get the info to join the virtual campfire, RSVP to Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.

Aug 2
Aug 3(5 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Yoga: Alignment Flow - Online Class


Aug 3

Yoga: Alignment Flow, Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

LightHouse yoga instructor Kimm Ropicky knows that now, more than ever, it’s vital to our health and wellbeing to get some movement into our lives. Kimm is extending her online class offerings via her private practice to the LightHouse community per the following instructions. Some knowledge of yoga is helpful, though not necessary. Joining the Zoom meeting with your video enabled allows Kimm to provide more detailed feedback, particularly in the event you ask for clarification.

What You Need to Know:
• Be Early--Please join the class 10-15 minutes prior to allow time to resolve technical issues.
• Duration--All classes are 60 minutes in length.
• Donations--Class is donation-based. Please pay what you can. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Recommended donations $10-$20. Please consider showing your support via one of these platforms: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=31997465
Venmo: Kimberly-Ropicky
PayPal: kimberlyropicky@gmail.com
A password Required--In order to create a safe space for connection with our community, a password for each meeting is required. To obtain, please do either of the following: Email: Kimmropickyyoga@gmail.com or Follow/DM on Instagram: @yogawithkimm
• Registration will end one hour prior to class. Any messages up to an hour before class will receive response after class.

• Consult your Doctor--Please consult with your doctor before practicing, to be mindful of any conditions you may have and how this practice may impact you.

• Class Description--Yoga: Alignment Flow Monday's and Friday's from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This class is recommended for beginners.

• Props strongly recommended: 2 Blocks or 1 chair, a strap or a hand towel and a blanket (like a throw blanket) and 1-2 balls, like tennis balls or lacrosse balls.

• To join please click Meeting URL and enter password obtained by pre-registering.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: YES Summer Academy (online)


Aug 3

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Connect, Learn, and Grow

YES Summer Academy Goes Online!

Youth Employment Series (YES)
July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020

Registrations open until June 12, 2020

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.

Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.

The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.

 

The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:

  • Career/strength assessment plans
  • Working resume
  • Interview strategies

Specific days will have a particular focus:

  • Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
  • Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
  • Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions

Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.

The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.

To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
  2. Complete  the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by June 12, 2020.

 

For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:

  1. Job exploration counseling
  2. Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
  3. Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
  4. Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
  5. Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.

 

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328

 

We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:00 pm: Virtual Yoga with Amber


Aug 3

Join us every Monday at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual yoga class where Amber will guide you through a full vinyasa flow to keep you healthy and strong. This class is for people who have done yoga before and have a general idea of the basic poses. For call-in details please email Amber at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

5:00 pm: EHC Music Camp 2020 – The Zoom Edition (Timeslot 1)


Aug 3

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, who 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 of formal music training. The four sessions will feature interactive discussions, music sharing, brainstorming, games, challenges and music fun all with EHC as inspiration and the backdrop.

You can choose from one of two timeslots. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org for more info.

Timeslot 1: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Timeslot 2: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:30 pm: EHC Music Camp 2020 – The Zoom Edition (Timeslot 2)


Aug 3

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, who 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 of formal music training. The four sessions will feature interactive discussions, music sharing, brainstorming, games, challenges and music fun all with EHC as inspiration and the backdrop.

You can choose from one of two timeslots. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org for more info.

Timeslot 1: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Timeslot 2: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Aug 4
Aug 5(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Aug 5

Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: YES Summer Academy (online)


Aug 5

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Connect, Learn, and Grow

YES Summer Academy Goes Online!

Youth Employment Series (YES)
July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020

Registrations open until June 12, 2020

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.

Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.

The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.

 

The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:

  • Career/strength assessment plans
  • Working resume
  • Interview strategies

Specific days will have a particular focus:

  • Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
  • Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
  • Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions

Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.

The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.

To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
  2. Complete  the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by June 12, 2020.

 

For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:

  1. Job exploration counseling
  2. Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
  3. Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
  4. Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
  5. Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.

 

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328

 

We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: Optimal Health, Optimal You: Virtual Health Class (online)


Aug 5

Call into our new virtual health class to listen to an episode of our favorite health podcast, Optimal Health Daily. You will have a chance to participate in a group discussion, do a live Q&A with our Health and Wellness guru, Amber, and set weekly health goals to stay fit and fierce!

Calling in is easy, just email or call Amber Sherrard at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353 to RSVP and get call-in information. Stay well!

 

Aug 6(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

5:00 pm: EHC Music Camp 2020 – The Zoom Edition (Timeslot 1)


Aug 6

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, who 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 of formal music training. The four sessions will feature interactive discussions, music sharing, brainstorming, games, challenges and music fun all with EHC as inspiration and the backdrop.

You can choose from one of two timeslots. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org for more info.

Timeslot 1: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Timeslot 2: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:30 pm: EHC Music Camp 2020 – The Zoom Edition (Timeslot 2)


Aug 6

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, who 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 of formal music training. The four sessions will feature interactive discussions, music sharing, brainstorming, games, challenges and music fun all with EHC as inspiration and the backdrop.

You can choose from one of two timeslots. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org for more info.

Timeslot 1: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Timeslot 2: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Aug 7(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

10:00 am: YES Summer Academy (online)


Aug 7

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Connect, Learn, and Grow

YES Summer Academy Goes Online!

Youth Employment Series (YES)
July 6 (Monday) – August 7 (Friday), 2020

Registrations open until June 12, 2020

The LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Employment Series (YES) is excited to offer a redesigned 2020 Academy for aged between 16 – 24 years youth who are blind or have low vision.

Despite the many changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Youth will continue to have the opportunity to fill their summer with engaging and valuable learning experiences. They will have the chance to participate in independent living trainings, employment readiness projects, peer social hours, and mentoring conversations with life-long friends, mentors and supportive LightHouse staff through this groundbreaking program.

The YES Virtual Summer Academy is a 5-week long interactive experience. Youth will gain first-hand knowledge of building confidence and positive identity, learn collaboration and how to be a "team player”. They will get to know how to identify strengths and interests, as well as acquire a sense of direction through personalized job exploration learning activities.

 

The program will culminate with youth investigating career interests and equipping themselves with the tools to transition successfully. These include:

  • Career/strength assessment plans
  • Working resume
  • Interview strategies

Specific days will have a particular focus:

  • Mondays – presenter spotlight and seminars
  • Wednesdays - group-based discussions and weekly community building evening sessions.
  • Fridays - one-on-one coaching sessions

Students will receive 5-6 hours of direct weekly instruction via Zoom, phone, and email communication, approximately 2 hours per day, 3 days per week; they are also expected to complete application activities and work-based learning projects along with scheduled sessions.

The YES Summer Academy will encourage students to reflect and apply their learning experience to their lives and be more prepared for future dream opportunities and adulthood.

To take part in the YES Summer Academy, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the LightHouse Student Intake Form and select “YES Summer Academy 2020” under the Program Interest section. If you have participated in LightHouse Youth programs within the last year, please skip this step and go directly to Step 2.
  2. Complete  the YES Summer Academy Participation Application and Short Responses. Please send your responses to youth@lighthouse-sf.org by June 12, 2020.

 

For professionals looking to fund places for students in the YES Academy Summer Series, please see the below planned learning outcomes:

  1. Job exploration counseling
  2. Counseling on opportunities for exploration and enrollment in comprehensive transition or post-secondary educational programs
  3. Workplace readiness training to develop soft and independent living skills
  4. Critical instruction in self-advocacy refinement and connection to blind and low vision mentors
  5. Work-based learning opportunities via community involvement, and additional emphasis around critical Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) concepts including assistive technology and independent living.

 

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7328

 

We look forward to welcoming your students to the LightHouse YES Summer Academy 2020.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: The Weekly Wind-Down with Amber (online)


Aug 7

Click or call in to our virtual Weekly Windown every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353.

Aug 8(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:00 pm: EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series: Alumni Showcase Concert


Aug 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 the Enrichment Area Leader at EHC, which he also attended for 6 years as a camper; graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and now teaches music at the Washington State School for the Blind in Vancouver, WA, where he lives with his wife, cat, and guide dog.

Chimehenge is an interactive community musical instrument of epic proportions. Created by the fanciful scientist/designers at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, It is composed of ten-foot tall chimes of various widths suspended on a frame that make musical tones when hit with mallets.

This interactive, audible sculpture will be installed in a glen in the woods on an offshoot of the main nature trail at Enchanted Hills Camp. Enchanting indeed!

Help us raise $25,000 for the surfacing, trail extension and installation  of Chimehenge for our blind campers.

EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series Full Schedule:

July 31 Phil Madeira. (Singer/ Songwriter)

Aug 8  EHC Alumni Showcase Concert (Mariana, Fernando, Graham, Daniel Cavazos, Roberto and Bill McCann Maceo)

Aug 14  Bruce Cockburn (Singer songwriter/ Folk)

Each event will be curated by an emcee, with a live Q&A.

Limited edition Enchanted Hills 70th Anniversary hoodies are for sale here.

Support Enchanted Hills and say Cheers!
During the month of July, Stardust Winery in Napa will donate 20% of all purchases to LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired's Enchanted Hills Camp, the only camp west of the Mississippi dedicated to blind campers. Enchanted Hills provides a quintessential camp experience for blind youth to explore, thrive, and gain confidence. Unfortunately, the camp was badly damaged by the 2017 fires and is now being rebuilt thanks to contributions from community members like you.
Enjoy some of Napa’s most magnificent Cabernet Sauvignon and support EHC.

BUY STARDUST NOW or call (415) 655-7635

Online through the LightHouse and Enchanted Hills Facebook pages.

For more information email Andrea Vecchione, avecchione@lighthouse-sf.org

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:00 pm: Enchanted HIlls Camp Virtual Campfire: Alumni Concert for Everyone


Aug 8

Hosted by Enchanted Hills Camp Director, Tony Fletcher, to keep the camp spirit alive, everyone is invited to attend this virtual camp alumni concert. This night of entertainment will include: music, special guests, games, stories and activities sure to please.

To get the info to join the virtual campfire, RSVP to Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.

Aug 9
Aug 10(5 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Yoga: Alignment Flow - Online Class


Aug 10

Yoga: Alignment Flow, Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

LightHouse yoga instructor Kimm Ropicky knows that now, more than ever, it’s vital to our health and wellbeing to get some movement into our lives. Kimm is extending her online class offerings via her private practice to the LightHouse community per the following instructions. Some knowledge of yoga is helpful, though not necessary. Joining the Zoom meeting with your video enabled allows Kimm to provide more detailed feedback, particularly in the event you ask for clarification.

What You Need to Know:
• Be Early--Please join the class 10-15 minutes prior to allow time to resolve technical issues.
• Duration--All classes are 60 minutes in length.
• Donations--Class is donation-based. Please pay what you can. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Recommended donations $10-$20. Please consider showing your support via one of these platforms: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=31997465
Venmo: Kimberly-Ropicky
PayPal: kimberlyropicky@gmail.com
A password Required--In order to create a safe space for connection with our community, a password for each meeting is required. To obtain, please do either of the following: Email: Kimmropickyyoga@gmail.com or Follow/DM on Instagram: @yogawithkimm
• Registration will end one hour prior to class. Any messages up to an hour before class will receive response after class.

• Consult your Doctor--Please consult with your doctor before practicing, to be mindful of any conditions you may have and how this practice may impact you.

• Class Description--Yoga: Alignment Flow Monday's and Friday's from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This class is recommended for beginners.

• Props strongly recommended: 2 Blocks or 1 chair, a strap or a hand towel and a blanket (like a throw blanket) and 1-2 balls, like tennis balls or lacrosse balls.

• To join please click Meeting URL and enter password obtained by pre-registering.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:00 pm: Virtual Yoga with Amber


Aug 10

Join us every Monday at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual yoga class where Amber will guide you through a full vinyasa flow to keep you healthy and strong. This class is for people who have done yoga before and have a general idea of the basic poses. For call-in details please email Amber at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

5:00 pm: EHC Music Camp 2020 – The Zoom Edition (Timeslot 1)


Aug 10

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, who 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 of formal music training. The four sessions will feature interactive discussions, music sharing, brainstorming, games, challenges and music fun all with EHC as inspiration and the backdrop.

You can choose from one of two timeslots. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org for more info.

Timeslot 1: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Timeslot 2: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:00 pm: Monthly Mentor Mondays: Your Virtual Technology Toolbox


Aug 10

Second Monday of the month: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This fall, LightHouse’s Youth Program is excited to offer a new series for our youth that are blind or have low vision. In this new monthly series, Lighthouse staff will lead the panel of young blind leaders through a conversation about topics important to the success of youth. Each month will have new mentors sharing their thoughts, stories and advice about that month’s topic. Students that attend will also have ample time to ask questions to that month’s mentors. Topics of our monthly panel will include subjects such as advocacy, career exploration, social interaction, self-determination, accessible technology and recreation and leisure, with a focus on the additional challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has given all of us.

Upcoming Topics

October 12 - Your Virtual Technology Toolbox

For our October Monthly Mentor Monday, youth will learn about all sorts of high and low-tech gear that that other blind and low vision youth use to be successful.  Whether it’s a simple slate and stylus or a quick note, the latest braille display, or software that can help you access for class materials or things in other aspects of life.

November 9: Making connections as a blind or low vision student
December 14: TBD

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP to Monthly Mentor Mondays, please contact, Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7372. RSVP by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each event.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:30 pm: EHC Music Camp 2020 – The Zoom Edition (Timeslot 2)


Aug 10

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, who 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 of formal music training. The four sessions will feature interactive discussions, music sharing, brainstorming, games, challenges and music fun all with EHC as inspiration and the backdrop.

You can choose from one of two timeslots. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org for more info.

Timeslot 1: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Timeslot 2: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Aug 11
Aug 12(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Aug 12

Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: Optimal Health, Optimal You: Virtual Health Class (online)


Aug 12

Call into our new virtual health class to listen to an episode of our favorite health podcast, Optimal Health Daily. You will have a chance to participate in a group discussion, do a live Q&A with our Health and Wellness guru, Amber, and set weekly health goals to stay fit and fierce!

Calling in is easy, just email or call Amber Sherrard at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353 to RSVP and get call-in information. Stay well!

 

Aug 13(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

5:00 pm: EHC Music Camp 2020 – The Zoom Edition (Timeslot 1)


Aug 13

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, who 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 of formal music training. The four sessions will feature interactive discussions, music sharing, brainstorming, games, challenges and music fun all with EHC as inspiration and the backdrop.

You can choose from one of two timeslots. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org for more info.

Timeslot 1: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Timeslot 2: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:30 pm: EHC Music Camp 2020 – The Zoom Edition (Timeslot 2)


Aug 13

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, who 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 of formal music training. The four sessions will feature interactive discussions, music sharing, brainstorming, games, challenges and music fun all with EHC as inspiration and the backdrop.

You can choose from one of two timeslots. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org for more info.

Timeslot 1: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Timeslot 2: August 3, 6, 10 & 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Aug 14(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: The Weekly Wind-Down with Amber (online)


Aug 14

Click or call in to our virtual Weekly Windown every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

5:30 pm: EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series: Bruce Cockburn (Singer songwriter/ Folk) (online)


Aug 14

Join us for a Facebook Live concert series with marvelously talented musicians every Friday evening June 12 through August 8 at 5:30 p.m PST. Concerts benefit the life-changing programs of Enchanted Hills Camp and the installation of Chimehenge.

We are raising money for Chimehenge, an interactive community musical instrument of epic proportions. Created by the fanciful scientist designers at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, ten-foot tall chimes of various widths are suspended on a frame that make musical tones when hit with mallets.
This interactive, audible sculpture will be installed in a glen in the woods on an offshoot of the main nature trail at Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind. Enchanting indeed!

Help us raise $25,000 for the surfacing, trail extension and installation of Chimehange for our campers who have low vision and are blind.

EHC Give Back Summer Concert Series Full Schedule:
June 12 Graham Norwood (Folk rock, singer/songwriter)
June 19 Lawrence Brown And the Vitruvian Project (R&B Funk and covers)
June 26 Mariana Sandoval (Opera)
July 10 Maceo Williams (Singer songwriter jam/Fireside camp singalong)
July 17 Christina Jones (Opera singer)
July 24 Fernando Apan (Classical pianist)
July 31 Phil Madeira. (Singer/ Songwriter)
Aug 8 EHC Alumni Showcase Concert (Mariana, Fernando, Graham, Daniel Cavazos, Roberto and Bill McCann Maceo)
Aug 14 Bruce Cockburn (Singer songwriter/ Folk)

Each event will be curated by an emcee, with a live Q&A.

Limited edition Enchanted Hills 70th Anniversary sweatshirts will be for sale at this website.

Attend the online concerts through the LightHouse Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lighthousesf/

For info avecchione@lighthouse-sf.org

Aug 15(1 event)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:00 pm: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Campfire: Closing Campire for Everyone


Aug 15

Hosted by Enchanted Hills Camp Director, Tony Fletcher, to keep the camp spirit alive, youth, everyone is invited to attend this closing virtual campfire. A night of entertainment will include: music, special guests, games, stories and activities sure to please.

To get the info to join the virtual campfire, RSVP to Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.

Aug 16
Aug 17(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Yoga: Alignment Flow - Online Class


Aug 17

Yoga: Alignment Flow, Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

LightHouse yoga instructor Kimm Ropicky knows that now, more than ever, it’s vital to our health and wellbeing to get some movement into our lives. Kimm is extending her online class offerings via her private practice to the LightHouse community per the following instructions. Some knowledge of yoga is helpful, though not necessary. Joining the Zoom meeting with your video enabled allows Kimm to provide more detailed feedback, particularly in the event you ask for clarification.

What You Need to Know:
• Be Early--Please join the class 10-15 minutes prior to allow time to resolve technical issues.
• Duration--All classes are 60 minutes in length.
• Donations--Class is donation-based. Please pay what you can. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Recommended donations $10-$20. Please consider showing your support via one of these platforms: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=31997465
Venmo: Kimberly-Ropicky
PayPal: kimberlyropicky@gmail.com
A password Required--In order to create a safe space for connection with our community, a password for each meeting is required. To obtain, please do either of the following: Email: Kimmropickyyoga@gmail.com or Follow/DM on Instagram: @yogawithkimm
• Registration will end one hour prior to class. Any messages up to an hour before class will receive response after class.

• Consult your Doctor--Please consult with your doctor before practicing, to be mindful of any conditions you may have and how this practice may impact you.

• Class Description--Yoga: Alignment Flow Monday's and Friday's from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This class is recommended for beginners.

• Props strongly recommended: 2 Blocks or 1 chair, a strap or a hand towel and a blanket (like a throw blanket) and 1-2 balls, like tennis balls or lacrosse balls.

• To join please click Meeting URL and enter password obtained by pre-registering.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:00 pm: Virtual Yoga with Amber


Aug 17

Join us every Monday at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual yoga class where Amber will guide you through a full vinyasa flow to keep you healthy and strong. This class is for people who have done yoga before and have a general idea of the basic poses. For call-in details please email Amber at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org.

Aug 18
Aug 19(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Aug 19

Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: Optimal Health, Optimal You: Virtual Health Class (online)


Aug 19

Call into our new virtual health class to listen to an episode of our favorite health podcast, Optimal Health Daily. You will have a chance to participate in a group discussion, do a live Q&A with our Health and Wellness guru, Amber, and set weekly health goals to stay fit and fierce!

Calling in is easy, just email or call Amber Sherrard at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353 to RSVP and get call-in information. Stay well!

 

Aug 20
Aug 21(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: The Weekly Wind-Down with Amber (online)


Aug 21

Click or call in to our virtual Weekly Windown every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: Virtual Meditation & Mindfulness


Aug 21

Click or call in to our virtual Mindfulness & Meditation Class every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353.

Aug 22
Aug 23
Aug 24(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Yoga: Alignment Flow - Online Class


Aug 24

Yoga: Alignment Flow, Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

LightHouse yoga instructor Kimm Ropicky knows that now, more than ever, it’s vital to our health and wellbeing to get some movement into our lives. Kimm is extending her online class offerings via her private practice to the LightHouse community per the following instructions. Some knowledge of yoga is helpful, though not necessary. Joining the Zoom meeting with your video enabled allows Kimm to provide more detailed feedback, particularly in the event you ask for clarification.

What You Need to Know:
• Be Early--Please join the class 10-15 minutes prior to allow time to resolve technical issues.
• Duration--All classes are 60 minutes in length.
• Donations--Class is donation-based. Please pay what you can. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Recommended donations $10-$20. Please consider showing your support via one of these platforms: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=31997465
Venmo: Kimberly-Ropicky
PayPal: kimberlyropicky@gmail.com
A password Required--In order to create a safe space for connection with our community, a password for each meeting is required. To obtain, please do either of the following: Email: Kimmropickyyoga@gmail.com or Follow/DM on Instagram: @yogawithkimm
• Registration will end one hour prior to class. Any messages up to an hour before class will receive response after class.

• Consult your Doctor--Please consult with your doctor before practicing, to be mindful of any conditions you may have and how this practice may impact you.

• Class Description--Yoga: Alignment Flow Monday's and Friday's from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This class is recommended for beginners.

• Props strongly recommended: 2 Blocks or 1 chair, a strap or a hand towel and a blanket (like a throw blanket) and 1-2 balls, like tennis balls or lacrosse balls.

• To join please click Meeting URL and enter password obtained by pre-registering.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:00 pm: Virtual Yoga with Amber


Aug 24

Join us every Monday at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual yoga class where Amber will guide you through a full vinyasa flow to keep you healthy and strong. This class is for people who have done yoga before and have a general idea of the basic poses. For call-in details please email Amber at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org.

Aug 25
Aug 26(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Aug 26

Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: Optimal Health, Optimal You: Virtual Health Class (online)


Aug 26

Call into our new virtual health class to listen to an episode of our favorite health podcast, Optimal Health Daily. You will have a chance to participate in a group discussion, do a live Q&A with our Health and Wellness guru, Amber, and set weekly health goals to stay fit and fierce!

Calling in is easy, just email or call Amber Sherrard at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353 to RSVP and get call-in information. Stay well!

 

Aug 27
Aug 28(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: The Weekly Wind-Down with Amber (online)


Aug 28

Click or call in to our virtual Weekly Windown every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

4:00 pm: Youth PLUG-In - Zooming Beyond Your Summer: Strategies to Stay Entertained and Motivated


Aug 28

Youth PLUG-In is Back! Zooming Beyond Your Summer: Strategies to Stay Entertained and Motivated Friday, August 28, 2020, from 4:00-6:00 PM

What: The summer is drawing to a close so what next? Building on the theme of back to school and maintaining motivation, we will reflect on our summer, explore how to stay connected and entertained at home, as well as have an honest discussion around the challenges of staying focused as we prepare for the upcoming semester. Plug-in to an enjoyable and informative social where we will use interactive activities to explore the above topics. You will not want to miss the opportunity to obtain and identify the necessary tools you will need for your academic and social wellbeing!

When: Friday, August 28 from 4:00-6:00 PM PST

Where: RSVP with your DOR counselor to obtain an authorization.

For more information, contact Ann Wai-Yee Kwong, Transition Program Specialist, at 415-484-8377 or akwong@lighthouse-sf.org by Thursday noon, one day before the session. You will receive the Zoom invitation information on the morning of the Social.

Youth PLUG-In (Professional Learning Under Guidance) is a virtual connection program designed to keep you engaged and motivated as we continue to remain at home and practice safe public health guidance. Just because we are geographically separated does not mean the world has to halt. Youth PLUG-In continues to offer events for transition-age youth from all over to stay involved and increase your (social well-being, pre-employment and transition, and Expanded Core Curriculum skills).

Learn more.

Aug 29
Aug 30
Aug 31(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Yoga: Alignment Flow - Online Class


Aug 31

Yoga: Alignment Flow, Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

LightHouse yoga instructor Kimm Ropicky knows that now, more than ever, it’s vital to our health and wellbeing to get some movement into our lives. Kimm is extending her online class offerings via her private practice to the LightHouse community per the following instructions. Some knowledge of yoga is helpful, though not necessary. Joining the Zoom meeting with your video enabled allows Kimm to provide more detailed feedback, particularly in the event you ask for clarification.

What You Need to Know:
• Be Early--Please join the class 10-15 minutes prior to allow time to resolve technical issues.
• Duration--All classes are 60 minutes in length.
• Donations--Class is donation-based. Please pay what you can. No one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Recommended donations $10-$20. Please consider showing your support via one of these platforms: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=31997465
Venmo: Kimberly-Ropicky
PayPal: kimberlyropicky@gmail.com
A password Required--In order to create a safe space for connection with our community, a password for each meeting is required. To obtain, please do either of the following: Email: Kimmropickyyoga@gmail.com or Follow/DM on Instagram: @yogawithkimm
• Registration will end one hour prior to class. Any messages up to an hour before class will receive response after class.

• Consult your Doctor--Please consult with your doctor before practicing, to be mindful of any conditions you may have and how this practice may impact you.

• Class Description--Yoga: Alignment Flow Monday's and Friday's from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This class is recommended for beginners.

• Props strongly recommended: 2 Blocks or 1 chair, a strap or a hand towel and a blanket (like a throw blanket) and 1-2 balls, like tennis balls or lacrosse balls.

• To join please click Meeting URL and enter password obtained by pre-registering.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

2:00 pm: Virtual Yoga with Amber


Aug 31

Join us every Monday at 2:00 p.m. for a virtual yoga class where Amber will guide you through a full vinyasa flow to keep you healthy and strong. This class is for people who have done yoga before and have a general idea of the basic poses. For call-in details please email Amber at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org.

Sep 1(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Cup of Cardio: Virtual Morning Workout w/ Amber


Sep 1

Start your morning with an invigorating workout that gets your heart rate pumping, strengthens your body, and keeps you fit and fierce. Get ready for jumping jacks, push-ups, squats, and more. If you want to sweat, this is the class for you! All activity levels are welcome (you gotta start somewhere). You will get the most out of this class if you commit and make it a part of your daily routine. Are you ready? Let's do this!

Email Amber at ASherrard@lighthouse-sf.org for the Zoom and call-in details.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

7:00 pm: Not So Bored Game Night (online)


Sep 1

Each week students from the Lighthouse Youth Program gather for our virtual Not So Bored Game Night. A weekly evening of fun and games for Blind and low vision youth from all over. Games start at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings and will include trivia contests, scavenger hunts and other interactive games that will have youth making friends. In addition, the LightHouse staff each week’s games will be led by a guest mentor that will also share insight into their education, career and life as a person who is blind or has low vision.

Who: students under 18 that are blind or have low vision
What: weekly game night and guest mentor spotlight via zoom When: Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Anywhere you can access a Zoom meeting
RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program
Parents & Guardians: we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

If you are interested in signing up for the Not So Bored Game Night, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

Sep 2(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Cup of Cardio: Virtual Morning Workout w/ Amber


Sep 2

Start your morning with an invigorating workout that gets your heart rate pumping, strengthens your body, and keeps you fit and fierce. Get ready for jumping jacks, push-ups, squats, and more. If you want to sweat, this is the class for you! All activity levels are welcome (you gotta start somewhere). You will get the most out of this class if you commit and make it a part of your daily routine. Are you ready? Let's do this!

Email Amber at ASherrard@lighthouse-sf.org for the Zoom and call-in details.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:30 am: Stress Reduction & Meditation (online)


Sep 2

Stress Reduction & Meditation Goes Virtual

Please note that although LightHouse is closed for the holidays, this virtual class is still being held on December 22.

Each Wednesday morning we offer a series of short, meditation-based practices for relaxation and stress reduction. The group is appropriate for both beginners and advanced practitioners and instruction is provided in all aspects of the practice. Instructor Jeffrey Schneider has more than 40 years of meditation and teaching experience. It is a virtual class using the Zoom platform—everyone is welcome as little or often as they like. Dial in, find a comfortable position, breathe deeply, clear your head, and de-stress.

RSVP to Sabrina Bolus at Sbolus@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7607.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: Better Health 101 with Amber (Online)


Sep 2

Let's get better health together! Tune in to Better Health with Amber every Wednesday at 12:30 PM to deepen your knowledge on subjects such as personal development, improving sleep, nutrition, physical health, emotional health, and more. You will also have the opportunity to share, build community, and make new friends!

Email Amber at ASherrard@lighthouse-sf.org for the Zoom and call-in details.

Sep 3(3 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Cup of Cardio: Virtual Morning Workout w/ Amber


Sep 3

Start your morning with an invigorating workout that gets your heart rate pumping, strengthens your body, and keeps you fit and fierce. Get ready for jumping jacks, push-ups, squats, and more. If you want to sweat, this is the class for you! All activity levels are welcome (you gotta start somewhere). You will get the most out of this class if you commit and make it a part of your daily routine. Are you ready? Let's do this!

Email Amber at ASherrard@lighthouse-sf.org for the Zoom and call-in details.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

4:00 pm: Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club: Ice Age


Sep 3

To help you break up the routine and escape for some fun, join your friends for our weekly Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club. This weekly remote social gathering of blind and low vision youth takes place over zoom on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm. Films will be family-friendly and have audio descriptions enabled. Join us each week to help choose future films. Past films have included: Toy Story, Frozen, Inside out, Minions, Lion King and many other classics.

Who: Students under 18 that are Blind or have Low Vision
What: Audio Description Movie Club via Zoom
When: Thursday afternoons @ 4:00 pm Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program

Parents & Guardians, we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at JGump@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

4:00 pm: Reel Escape: Audio-Described Movie Club


Sep 3

To help you break up the routine and escape for some fun, join your friends for our weekly Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club. This weekly remote social gathering of blind and low vision youth takes place over zoom on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 pm. Films will be family-friendly and have audio descriptions enabled. Join us each week to help choose future films. Past films have included: Toy Story, Frozen, Inside out, Minions, Lion King and many other classics.

Who: Students under 18 that are Blind or have Low Vision
What: Audio Description Movie Club via Zoom
When: Thursday afternoons @ 4:00 pm Where: anywhere you can access a zoom meeting
RSVP: Zoom meeting information will be shared with those that RSVP by 5:00 pm of the day before the program

Parents & Guardians, we’d love your help getting your children connected to our virtual program, however, once they have joined, we ask that you please give them the space to participate individually.

If you are interested in signing up for the Reel Escape Audio Description Movie Club, please contact Jamey Gump by email at youth@lighthouse-sf.org or by phone at 415-694-7372.

Sep 4(2 events)

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

9:00 am: Cup of Cardio: Virtual Morning Workout w/ Amber


Sep 4

Start your morning with an invigorating workout that gets your heart rate pumping, strengthens your body, and keeps you fit and fierce. Get ready for jumping jacks, push-ups, squats, and more. If you want to sweat, this is the class for you! All activity levels are welcome (you gotta start somewhere). You will get the most out of this class if you commit and make it a part of your daily routine. Are you ready? Let's do this!

Email Amber at ASherrard@lighthouse-sf.org for the Zoom and call-in details.

All students, customers, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors in gatherings of 25 people or more, or if asked to do so in someone's personal space at all our sites.

12:30 pm: The Weekly Wind-Down with Amber (online)


Sep 4

Click or call in to our virtual Weekly Windown every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for a guided meditation, mindfulness discussion and a chance to build community with our LightHouse family. All are welcome. Please email or call Amber Sherrard to sign up at asherrard@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7353.

Sep 5

The events for the upcoming week are read aloud on our event hotline every Friday, which can be accessed by calling (415)694-7325. For more information about visiting the Adaptations Store, head to our shop page.

The LightHouse is scent-free. Please abstain from wearing colognes, perfumes, or other scented products. Additionally, coffee must be securely lidded at all times and citrus should not be peeled on the premises. Thanks for supporting our efforts to respect chemical sensitivities!