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 July 2020

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Jun 28
Jun 29(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.

3:00 pm: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Adults with Developmental Disabilities Session - Redwood Rap Group


Jun 29

Join us for a virtual Enchanted Hills Camp experience on Zoom daily from June 29 to July 2. Attend the "Redwood Rap Session” with LightHouse social worker, Jeff Carlson. The Redwood Rap Session is a week-long support group with the goal of discussing both LightHouse and other community service agencies which can help people increase independence in their daily lives

The group will be discussion-based, so that participants can share as they wish both challenges and successes in adjusting to changing vision while doing daily activities, especially during this period of shelter in place, as we follow new protocols.

Topics include:

  • access to reading materials
  • transportation
  • shopping
  • stress management
  • isolation challenges
  • hobbies, entertainment & advocacy groups

To participate, contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.

Jun 30(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.

2:00 pm: Tech Together (online)


Jun 30

Tech Together Online

Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse access technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

Join us for one or all of these conversations, which will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you RSVP to: adecker@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7343 Please note that we need your email address to invite you to the Zoom meeting, so RSVP via email is preferred.

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.

3:00 pm: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Adults with Developmental Disabilities Session - Redwood Rap Group


Jun 30

Join us for a virtual Enchanted Hills Camp experience on Zoom daily from June 29 to July 2. Attend the "Redwood Rap Session” with LightHouse social worker, Jeff Carlson. The Redwood Rap Session is a week-long support group with the goal of discussing both LightHouse and other community service agencies which can help people increase independence in their daily lives

The group will be discussion-based, so that participants can share as they wish both challenges and successes in adjusting to changing vision while doing daily activities, especially during this period of shelter in place, as we follow new protocols.

Topics include:

  • access to reading materials
  • transportation
  • shopping
  • stress management
  • isolation challenges
  • hobbies, entertainment & advocacy groups

To participate, contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.

Jul 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.

3:00 pm: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Adults with Developmental Disabilities Session - Redwood Rap Group


Jul 1

Join us for a virtual Enchanted Hills Camp experience on Zoom daily from June 29 to July 2. Attend the "Redwood Rap Session” with LightHouse social worker, Jeff Carlson. The Redwood Rap Session is a week-long support group with the goal of discussing both LightHouse and other community service agencies which can help people increase independence in their daily lives

The group will be discussion-based, so that participants can share as they wish both challenges and successes in adjusting to changing vision while doing daily activities, especially during this period of shelter in place, as we follow new protocols.

Topics include:

  • access to reading materials
  • transportation
  • shopping
  • stress management
  • isolation challenges
  • hobbies, entertainment & advocacy groups

To participate, contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.

Jul 2(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.

3:00 pm: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Adults with Developmental Disabilities Session - Redwood Rap Group


Jul 2

Join us for a virtual Enchanted Hills Camp experience on Zoom daily from June 29 to July 2. Attend the "Redwood Rap Session” with LightHouse social worker, Jeff Carlson. The Redwood Rap Session is a week-long support group with the goal of discussing both LightHouse and other community service agencies which can help people increase independence in their daily lives

The group will be discussion-based, so that participants can share as they wish both challenges and successes in adjusting to changing vision while doing daily activities, especially during this period of shelter in place, as we follow new protocols.

Topics include:

  • access to reading materials
  • transportation
  • shopping
  • stress management
  • isolation challenges
  • hobbies, entertainment & advocacy groups

To participate, contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345.

Jul 3
Jul 4
Jul 5
Jul 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.

9:00 am: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Youth Session


Jul 6

Enchanted Hills Camp is closed for in-person programs this summer, but that won’t stop us from having a virtual Youth Session.

During the week of July 6 through July 10, EHC would like to invite youth that are blind or have low vision under the age of 13 from all over to join us for our daily camp programs between 9:00 am and 10:00 am Pacific

Our daily Zoom-based activities will be led by staff that are blind or have low vision and will consist of music, art, and interactive games and activities. Youth will gain insight from mentors and make friends with peers who are blind and have low vision.

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

RSVP by Friday, July 3 or send questions to Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or 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: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Counselor-in-Training Program


Jul 6

July 6 through July 9, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily & July 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Virtual Enchanted Hills Camp Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT) focuses on developing leaders who are blind or have low vision through job exploration and virtual-based learning experiences. Training takes place through discussion, observation and practice under the supervision of the administrative staff at camp. Most importantly a successful applicant will develop a strong work ethic that they can apply to any leadership experience.

This program is designed for youth ages 14 to 20 who are blind or have low vision and are serious about improving their leadership skills. CITs will learn EHC history, health and safety at camp, and much more. There will be small assignments for you to complete throughout the week. After a week of training, our newest group of CITs will put their newly acquired skills to the test when they lead the Virtual Youth & Family Campfire on Saturday, July 11.

We encourage applicants with a variety of previous camping experiences to apply. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345 for more info.

Jul 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.

9:00 am: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Youth Session


Jul 7

Enchanted Hills Camp is closed for in-person programs this summer, but that won’t stop us from having a virtual Youth Session.

During the week of July 6 through July 10, EHC would like to invite youth that are blind or have low vision under the age of 13 from all over to join us for our daily camp programs between 9:00 am and 10:00 am Pacific

Our daily Zoom-based activities will be led by staff that are blind or have low vision and will consist of music, art, and interactive games and activities. Youth will gain insight from mentors and make friends with peers who are blind and have low vision.

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

RSVP by Friday, July 3 or send questions to Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or 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: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Counselor-in-Training Program


Jul 7

July 6 through July 9, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily & July 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Virtual Enchanted Hills Camp Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT) focuses on developing leaders who are blind or have low vision through job exploration and virtual-based learning experiences. Training takes place through discussion, observation and practice under the supervision of the administrative staff at camp. Most importantly a successful applicant will develop a strong work ethic that they can apply to any leadership experience.

This program is designed for youth ages 14 to 20 who are blind or have low vision and are serious about improving their leadership skills. CITs will learn EHC history, health and safety at camp, and much more. There will be small assignments for you to complete throughout the week. After a week of training, our newest group of CITs will put their newly acquired skills to the test when they lead the Virtual Youth & Family Campfire on Saturday, July 11.

We encourage applicants with a variety of previous camping experiences to apply. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345 for more info.

Jul 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.

9:00 am: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Youth Session


Jul 8

Enchanted Hills Camp is closed for in-person programs this summer, but that won’t stop us from having a virtual Youth Session.

During the week of July 6 through July 10, EHC would like to invite youth that are blind or have low vision under the age of 13 from all over to join us for our daily camp programs between 9:00 am and 10:00 am Pacific

Our daily Zoom-based activities will be led by staff that are blind or have low vision and will consist of music, art, and interactive games and activities. Youth will gain insight from mentors and make friends with peers who are blind and have low vision.

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

RSVP by Friday, July 3 or send questions to Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or 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: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Counselor-in-Training Program


Jul 8

July 6 through July 9, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily & July 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Virtual Enchanted Hills Camp Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT) focuses on developing leaders who are blind or have low vision through job exploration and virtual-based learning experiences. Training takes place through discussion, observation and practice under the supervision of the administrative staff at camp. Most importantly a successful applicant will develop a strong work ethic that they can apply to any leadership experience.

This program is designed for youth ages 14 to 20 who are blind or have low vision and are serious about improving their leadership skills. CITs will learn EHC history, health and safety at camp, and much more. There will be small assignments for you to complete throughout the week. After a week of training, our newest group of CITs will put their newly acquired skills to the test when they lead the Virtual Youth & Family Campfire on Saturday, July 11.

We encourage applicants with a variety of previous camping experiences to apply. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345 for more info.

Jul 9(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: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Youth Session


Jul 9

Enchanted Hills Camp is closed for in-person programs this summer, but that won’t stop us from having a virtual Youth Session.

During the week of July 6 through July 10, EHC would like to invite youth that are blind or have low vision under the age of 13 from all over to join us for our daily camp programs between 9:00 am and 10:00 am Pacific

Our daily Zoom-based activities will be led by staff that are blind or have low vision and will consist of music, art, and interactive games and activities. Youth will gain insight from mentors and make friends with peers who are blind and have low vision.

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

RSVP by Friday, July 3 or send questions to Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or 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: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Counselor-in-Training Program


Jul 9

July 6 through July 9, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily & July 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Virtual Enchanted Hills Camp Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT) focuses on developing leaders who are blind or have low vision through job exploration and virtual-based learning experiences. Training takes place through discussion, observation and practice under the supervision of the administrative staff at camp. Most importantly a successful applicant will develop a strong work ethic that they can apply to any leadership experience.

This program is designed for youth ages 14 to 20 who are blind or have low vision and are serious about improving their leadership skills. CITs will learn EHC history, health and safety at camp, and much more. There will be small assignments for you to complete throughout the week. After a week of training, our newest group of CITs will put their newly acquired skills to the test when they lead the Virtual Youth & Family Campfire on Saturday, July 11.

We encourage applicants with a variety of previous camping experiences to apply. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345 for more info.

Jul 10(4 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: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Youth Session


Jul 10

Enchanted Hills Camp is closed for in-person programs this summer, but that won’t stop us from having a virtual Youth Session.

During the week of July 6 through July 10, EHC would like to invite youth that are blind or have low vision under the age of 13 from all over to join us for our daily camp programs between 9:00 am and 10:00 am Pacific

Our daily Zoom-based activities will be led by staff that are blind or have low vision and will consist of music, art, and interactive games and activities. Youth will gain insight from mentors and make friends with peers who are blind and have low vision.

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

RSVP by Friday, July 3 or send questions to Jamey Gump at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org or 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.

10:00 am: Hands-On in the Kitchen (online)


Jul 10

Hands On Goes Virtual! Who? Students who find themselves wanting to add to their repertoire of Independent Living Skills and want to actively participate in learning, problem solving, and dialog with a small group.

What Will You Do: Each week, ILS Instructors Dawn Leeflang and Bobbi Pompey will share information, skills, tips and tricks related to the theme. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, share your knowledge, and learn from other students. By the end of each session you will have learned new skills that you can immediately begin using in your day-to-day routine

The July 10th workshop is about the kitchen.

Where: Zoom conference calls will be used for each session. Once you haves RSVP’s you will get the dial-in information.

When: Sessions will occur each Friday between 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

All questions are welcome. Stay tuned for future topics!

How Do I Sign Up: Please RSVP to Briana Kusuma at bkusuma@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7335.

The Hands On Series of workshops are designed to not only provide information, but to provide hands on experience completing tasks and mastering skills. At the end of each workshop you will walk away with at least one skill that you can begin using in your life immediately. Each workshop will have a theme within the umbrella of Independent Living Skills. Themes may include; note taking, house hold projects, DIY cleaning products, make-up, household/office organization, container gardening, and meal prepping just to name a few!

Sessions will occur each Friday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. over Zoom. Students of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to attend.

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.

3:00 pm: Enchanted Hills Camp Virtual Counselor-in-Training Program


Jul 10

July 6 through July 9, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily & July 10, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Virtual Enchanted Hills Camp Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT) focuses on developing leaders who are blind or have low vision through job exploration and virtual-based learning experiences. Training takes place through discussion, observation and practice under the supervision of the administrative staff at camp. Most importantly a successful applicant will develop a strong work ethic that they can apply to any leadership experience.

This program is designed for youth ages 14 to 20 who are blind or have low vision and are serious about improving their leadership skills. CITs will learn EHC history, health and safety at camp, and much more. There will be small assignments for you to complete throughout the week. After a week of training, our newest group of CITs will put their newly acquired skills to the test when they lead the Virtual Youth & Family Campfire on Saturday, July 11.

We encourage applicants with a variety of previous camping experiences to apply. Contact Alyah Thomas at AThomas@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7345 for more info.

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: Maceo Williams (Singer songwriter jam/Fireside camp singalong) (online)


Jul 10

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

Jul 11(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


Jul 11

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.

Jul 12
Jul 13
Jul 14(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.

2:00 pm: Intro to Access Technology - Online


Jul 14

What is accessible technology and how do we learn to use it? If you, a friend or family member are a person who is new to blindness or having low vision, or new to using access technology tools, this event is for you.

We’ll demonstrate how you can use mainstream tools like smartphones, voice assistants, and computers, as well as a few specialized gadgets for reading books and recording information at the touch of a button. We’ll talk about what services and resources are available for learning to use these tools, and we’ll give some tips for friends and family members who want to be supportive of the learning process.

This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you RSVP. Email is the best way for us to send you the Zoom details, but if your household doesn’t have an email address yet, please share that in your RSVP so we can arrange to share the conference call information with you.

RSVP to AT@lighthouse-sf.org or by leaving a voicemail at 415-694-7368.

 

Jul 15
Jul 16(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 Teen Session


Jul 16

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 17(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: Hands-On Tactile Development (online)


Jul 17

Hands On Goes Virtual! Who? Students who find themselves wanting to add to their repertoire of Independent Living Skills and want to actively participate in learning, problem solving, and dialog with a small group.

What Will You Do: Each week, ILS Instructors Dawn Leeflang and Bobbi Pompey will share information, skills, tips and tricks related to the theme. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, share your knowledge, and learn from other students. By the end of each session you will have learned new skills that you can immediately begin using in your day-to-day routine

Where: Zoom conference calls will be used for each session. Once you haves RSVP’s you will get the dial-in information.

When: Sessions will occur each Friday between 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The July 17 class will be on tactile development.

Starting in June, we will do a Tactile Development Series. Participants are encouraged to attend all workshops, if possible.This series will culminate with the creation of a Personal Vision Board (for example, a collage, a portrait, or abstract art), combining the skills learned and various sensory materials.

June 5: Introduction to Tactile Development and Practical Applications around the home.

June 12: Using Tactile Sense for Organization and Labeling
Practice using your tactile (and other) senses to identify items, and learn ways to organize, label and mark items in your home or office. Time to raid your junk drawer, for rubber bands, safety pins, paper clips, and more...and perhaps organize that drawer in the process!

June 19: Using Tactile Sense for Games, Hobbies, and Puzzles
Please RSVP by 4pm on 6/12, to receive materials in the mail ahead of time. Learn about adapted games, how to adapt your own games with tactile markers. Participants will make their own tic-tac-toe board, and challenge themselves with a jigsaw puzzle.

June 26: Using Tactile Sense in the Kitchen
Learn several “kitchen hacks” or ways to use your tactile sense in the kitchen. Participants will make 1 or 2 simple treats that will engage their tactile sense. (Specific ingredients needed will be released, once enrolled).

July 3: Culminating Project

All questions are welcome. Stay tuned for future topics!

How Do I Sign Up: Please RSVP to Briana Kusuma at bkusuma@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7335.

The Hands On Series of workshops are designed to not only provide information, but to provide hands on experience completing tasks and mastering skills. At the end of each workshop you will walk away with at least one skill that you can begin using in your life immediately. Each workshop will have a theme within the umbrella of Independent Living Skills. Themes may include; note taking, house hold projects, DIY cleaning products, make-up, household/office organization, container gardening, and meal prepping just to name a few!

Sessions will occur each Friday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. over Zoom. Students of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to attend.

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: Christina Jones (Opera singer) (online)


Jul 17

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

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 Teen Session


Jul 17

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 18(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: Enchanted HIlls Camp Virtual Campfire: Teen Session


Jul 18

Hosted by Enchanted Hills Camp Director, Tony Fletcher, to keep the camp spirit alive, teens, ages 20 and and under, 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.

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 Teen Session


Jul 18

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 19(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 Teen Session


Jul 19

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 20(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 Teen Session


Jul 20

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 21(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.

1:00 pm: So You Think You Want a Guide Dog? (online)


Jul 21

Are you curious to learn more about guide dogs but don't know where to start? This workshop will cover how to decide if a guide dog is right for you, what skills you need before applying schools, common misconceptions about guide dogs, how to pick a guide dog school, what to expect during the application process, and how to best prepare for school once you are accepted.

Please RSVP to Briana Kusuma at ‪bkusuma@lighthouse-sf.org by July 15.

Note: This workshop is open to high-school aged youth and adults who are blind or have low vision and will take place online over Zoom.

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: PC vs Mac, which is right for me?


Jul 21

Looking to purchase a new computer? Can't decide if Windows or MacOS is right for you? Torn between what friends and family are telling you? Join us on a virtual exploration of the pros and cons of each operating system. We will put the 2 systems in a boxing ring to compete, features to feature, function to function, and see who comes out on top! At the end, we hope to help you make that purchase decision. Join us on Tuesday, July 21st, 2020, 2:00pm to 3:30pm. This workshop will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone.

Zoom meeting details will be provided when you rsvp by email to: adecker@lighthouse-sf.org or by leaving a voicemail at: 415-694-7343.

Please note that we need your email address to invite you to the Zoom meeting, so RSVP via email is preferred.

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 Teen Session


Jul 21

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 22(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.

2:00 pm: Preguntas y respuestas sobre la plataforma Zoom y las Tecnologías de Asistencia para personas ciegas


Jul 22

Preguntas y respuestas sobre la plataforma Zoom y las Tecnologías de Asistencia para personas ciegas

¿Quieres saber todo sobre la plataforma Zoom? ¿O cuál es la mejor aplicación para leer tu correspondencia? ¿O qué audífonos con micrófono puedo usar en una reunión en línea? ¿O quizás la diferencia entre las bocinas inteligentes Google Mini y Amazon Echo?

Únete a nuestro evento, Preguntas y Respuestas sobre Zoom y las Tecnologías de Asistencia para personas ciegas.

Fecha: miércoles, 22 de julio de 2020.

Hora: 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM, tiempo del pacífico.

Este evento será programado en la plataforma Zoom. Podrá acceder a Zoom desde una computadora, dispositivo móvil, o marcando directamente desde cualquier teléfono. Recibirá los datos de la reunión de Zoom al confirmar su participación mediante correo electrónico a: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org o dejando un mensaje de voz al (415) 694-7323.

Questions and answers about Zoom and Access Technology

Want to know everything about Zoom? Or what is the best application to read your mail? Or what is the best headset for online meetings? Or maybe what is the difference between smart speakers such as Google Mini and Amazon Echo?

Join us in the Spanish Event, Questions and Answers About Zoom and Access Technology.

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM, PDT.

This event will be conducted using the Zoom platform. You can connect to Zoom using a computer, an app, or by dialing in from any phone. Zoom meeting details will be provided when you rsvp by email to: jcolon@lighthouse-sf.org or by leaving a voicemail at: 415-694-7323.

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 Teen Session


Jul 22

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 23(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.

6:00 pm: 30% & Growing, Virtual Edition


Jul 23

Please note the schedule change to the 4th Thursday for this month only.

We’re a few months into this new COVID-19 employment landscape and each one of us in the 30% & Growing crew brings a different experience to the table. We’ve shared everything from the challenge of recognizing instability in our livelihood that necessitated an out-of-state move, to successful second-round interviews and placement in seemingly impossible times.

How has the employment game changed for people who are blind or have low vision in these unusual and challenging times? We’re going to gather some insight from our very own in-house experts on this very subject in July—the LightHouse Employment Immersion team will be our very special guests, so if you’re a veteran 30%er, an in-transition 30%er, or an aspiring 30%er to be, please join us for this very special edition of 30% & Growing to get your finger on the pulse of what’s new in employment for people who are blind or have low vision.

For Zoom access info, RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen at solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316, then grab a bite to eat and your favorite beverage, and join the virtual networking party.

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 Teen Session


Jul 23

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 24(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.

5:00 pm: Cards Against Humanity (online)


Jul 24

Join in on sizzling hot fun with a side of ridiculous while we gather for a few hours of Cards Against Humanity (CAH) hosted by Bay Area Blind Mom. On the third Friday of the summer months, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., log onto RS Games for an adults-only card night. Grab your favorite beverage and join friends across the nation on the RS Game platform and a little Zoom convo.

You must be comfortable with, or willing to learn, both the Zoom and RS Games platform. Prior knowledge of how to play CAH is not necessary. Detailed instructions on how to play CAH on RS Games will be handled just prior to playing the game. For details on how to join the Zoom chat and the actual Cards Against Humanity game, you must be 18 years of age or older and RSVP to Adult Program Coordinator Serena Olsen for the game night password and Zoom access info: solsen@lighthouse-sf.org or 415-694-7316.

Have burning questions? Here are some answers that might help.
Q: How do I download RS Games?
A: To download RS Games, visit http://www.rsgames.org/downloads.php and navigate to the download heading for the software appropriate to your preferred device.

Q: What type of device is necessary for playing?
A: Computers work best on the RS Games platform. However, with a little extra effort, smart phones do work.

Q: How will I know which game to join?
A: Select Cards Against Humanity from the list of games in the main menu of RS Games. Select join and find the game hosted by Bay Area Blind Mom. The password will be provided with Zoom access info.

Q: Why is there a Zoom part to the evening’s festivities.
A: Although RS Games has a voice chat option, it often makes glitches happen in the game. Being able to chat with friends on a separate platform such as Zoom makes for fun and frivolity. Simultaneously using both platforms make for an awesome time with friends.

 

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: Fernando Apan (Classical pianist) (online)


Jul 24

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

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 Teen Session


Jul 24

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 25(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: Enchanted HIlls Camp Virtual Campfire: Teen Session


Jul 25

Hosted by Enchanted Hills Camp Director, Tony Fletcher, to keep the camp spirit alive, teens, ages 20 and and under, 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.

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 Teen Session


Jul 25

We’re hosting a virtual teen session at Enchanted Hills Camp! Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell any people you know who are blind or have low vision between the ages of 14 and 20, because we’re trying to make sure you all have an excellent session.

Join us daily July 16 through July 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for good vibes, great company, and another magical (but totally unusual) summer of EHC.

During the virtual session, you’ll have access to Zoom in to multiple virtual activities a day. We’ve done our part to come up with some cool activities and to schedule everything in the afternoon and evening, so you don’t even have to choose between participating and sleeping in - genius, we know. Now, all we need is for you to join us. You’re not obligated to participate in every activity, every day, but we would love for you to drop in for as many as you can.

Contact Alyah Thomas at athomas@lighthouse-sf.org for a full schedule of events for the session.

Jul 26
Jul 27
Jul 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.

10:00 am: Get Moving: O&M for independent travel: Session I


Jul 28

Are you new to cane travel? Want to learn more about tactile maps and GPS? We’re offering a comprehensive six-week online course in Orientation & Mobility (O&M) to help you travel independently. Courses are taught by Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists.

There will be two sessions:

Session I: For those working with their state’s vocational rehabilitation department or commission for the blind (available in all 50 states).

When: July 28 through September 3, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to noon Pacific.

Instructors: Robert Alminana, Jennifer Huey

Session II: For those who are 55 and over, who aren’t in a vocational rehabilitation plan and living in Northern California.

When: Date:  August 17 through September 23, Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to noon Pacific.

Instructors: Danette Davis and Chris Williams

Who qualifies for this course?

Session I

  • State Department of Rehabilitation or Commission for the Blind Consumers in all 50 states.

Session II

  • Department of Veteran Affairs consumers
  • People 55 and over

What do you need to take this course?

Solid internet access and be able to access Zoom via phone and/or video and have computer skills to receive and read articles, watch videos and/or listen to podcasts.

What is this course about?

This is a comprehensive six-week, twelve-class course using the Zoom conferencing platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe, independent travel. Participants will meet twice a week for a total instruction time of 24 hours.

The course covers O&M fundamentals including the benefits of O&M skills for travel and employment; sensory, spatial and environmental awareness; orientation strategies and skills; tactile graphics and TMAP; human guide; protective techniques; long cane basics; street crossing sequence; intersection analysis, public transit and trip planning, introduction to electronic travel devices and GPS and wayfinding techniques.

Who would benefit from the course?

  • People who are blind or have low vision who are new to O&M.
  • People who have had a recent change in vision.
  • People who haven’t used their O&M skills in a while.
  • People looking for an O&M refresher.

How will participants benefit?

  • Participants will acquire strong foundational skills that are critical for safe, independent travel that will help them gain and retain employment.
  • Participants will receive structured, organized instruction that will prepare them for subsequent individualized training with a certified O&M specialist.

How does the course fit in with consumer’s overall O&M training program?

  • This will be the first of two parts in a combined O&M training curriculum.
  • The second part will be an individualized, face-to-face, hands-on learning and practice instruction program when public safety mandates allow. (Available to consumers in the LightHouse training area only.)

What is the cost of this course?

Session I$1,165.00 (990.00 for the course + $175.00 for materials

Session II: Course is provided at no charge to people living in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties.  If you live outside those areas, the cost is $990.00. Scholarships are available. Course materials for the 12 weeks are $50 and may be waived based on scholarship availability.

What materials will be used during the course?  

  • Bump dots, mixed
  • Tactile Maps (TMAP)
  • Intersection map set
  • Wikki Stix
  • Additional materials supplied by LightHouse for The Blind: tactile activity sheets; rubber bands; signature guide; Kanga-Pak; sleep shade.

How to register for one of these courses?

Session I:  Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey at jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org.

Session II:  Danette Davis at ddavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at cwilliams@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.

2:00 pm: Tech Together Online: Tech for Hobbies


Jul 28

Join the LightHouse Access Technology team for a series of informal conversations on technology topics relevant to these current times. Tech Together is a chance to share your knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other blind technology users. LightHouse Access Technology staff share tips and resources on each week’s topic. Then there is time for LightHouse students and friends to add to the conversation, as we all learn from each other.

Topics are decided on a rolling basis as our community’s needs evolve during shelter in place.

July 28: Tech for Hobbies

Have you acquired a new hobby during shelter in place, or rediscovered an old one? Whether it is tuning guitars, writing the great American novel, catching sound recordings of birds in your backyard, crafting, or cooking, we’ll share the ways tech comes in to play in our recreational lives.

Upcoming

August 4: Tech for Staying Informed

August 11: How to Choose Your Access Technology

August 18: Tech for Entering Text

Jul 29
Jul 30(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.

10:00 am: Get Moving: O&M for independent travel: Session I


Jul 30

Are you new to cane travel? Want to learn more about tactile maps and GPS? We’re offering a comprehensive six-week online course in Orientation & Mobility (O&M) to help you travel independently. Courses are taught by Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists.

There will be two sessions:

Session I: For those working with their state’s vocational rehabilitation department or commission for the blind (available in all 50 states).

When: July 28 through September 3, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to noon Pacific.

Instructors: Robert Alminana, Jennifer Huey

Session II: For those who are 55 and over, who aren’t in a vocational rehabilitation plan and living in Northern California.

When: Date:  August 17 through September 23, Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to noon Pacific.

Instructors: Danette Davis and Chris Williams

Who qualifies for this course?

Session I

  • State Department of Rehabilitation or Commission for the Blind Consumers in all 50 states.

Session II

  • Department of Veteran Affairs consumers
  • People 55 and over

What do you need to take this course?

Solid internet access and be able to access Zoom via phone and/or video and have computer skills to receive and read articles, watch videos and/or listen to podcasts.

What is this course about?

This is a comprehensive six-week, twelve-class course using the Zoom conferencing platform to introduce students to foundational O&M concepts, skills, and current technologies for safe, independent travel. Participants will meet twice a week for a total instruction time of 24 hours.

The course covers O&M fundamentals including the benefits of O&M skills for travel and employment; sensory, spatial and environmental awareness; orientation strategies and skills; tactile graphics and TMAP; human guide; protective techniques; long cane basics; street crossing sequence; intersection analysis, public transit and trip planning, introduction to electronic travel devices and GPS and wayfinding techniques.

Who would benefit from the course?

  • People who are blind or have low vision who are new to O&M.
  • People who have had a recent change in vision.
  • People who haven’t used their O&M skills in a while.
  • People looking for an O&M refresher.

How will participants benefit?

  • Participants will acquire strong foundational skills that are critical for safe, independent travel that will help them gain and retain employment.
  • Participants will receive structured, organized instruction that will prepare them for subsequent individualized training with a certified O&M specialist.

How does the course fit in with consumer’s overall O&M training program?

  • This will be the first of two parts in a combined O&M training curriculum.
  • The second part will be an individualized, face-to-face, hands-on learning and practice instruction program when public safety mandates allow. (Available to consumers in the LightHouse training area only.)

What is the cost of this course?

Session I$1,165.00 (990.00 for the course + $175.00 for materials

Session II: Course is provided at no charge to people living in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties.  If you live outside those areas, the cost is $990.00. Scholarships are available. Course materials for the 12 weeks are $50 and may be waived based on scholarship availability.

What materials will be used during the course?  

  • Bump dots, mixed
  • Tactile Maps (TMAP)
  • Intersection map set
  • Wikki Stix
  • Additional materials supplied by LightHouse for The Blind: tactile activity sheets; rubber bands; signature guide; Kanga-Pak; sleep shade.

How to register for one of these courses?

Session I:  Robert Alminana at ralminana@lighthouse-sf.org or Jennifer Huey at jhuey@lighthouse-sf.org.

Session II:  Danette Davis at ddavis@lighthouse-sf.org or Chris Williams at cwilliams@lighthouse-sf.org.

Jul 31(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.

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.

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!