This camp session will touch on wood turning, hand tool work and an introduction to power tools. We’ll learn how to measure accurately without sight, using click rules, gauge blocks, Vernier calipers and talking tape measures. We’ll talk about wood types and construction techniques. We will learn when to glue, when to nail and when to use screws. We’ll also touch on finishing techniques.
Students will learn the hallmarks of blind musicianship including individual performance practice, song writing, collaboration in an ensemble, and stage etiquette and performance in a house band. We’ll work with braille music and gain proficiency in accessible recording. Students will be coached on a range of instruments including vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, and piano, and gain valuable insight from guest speakers. We’ll finish off the weekend with a performance.
Our summertime teen session is the crown jewel of Enchanted Hills Camp, where the most dynamic and charged bonds occur. Teens get to ride horses, learn woodworking, take riflery, and perform. What’s particularly special about teen session is how most of the Counselors and CITs are blind or visually impaired themselves, and many have attended camp as young teens. Here teens in grades 9 through 12 will experience all the offered youth camp activities and special events, including the STEM track which is built into this year’s teen timeline. Additionally, campers will participate in activities geared toward building leadership abilities and setting goals for the future.
Youth in grades 3 through 8 will participate in a variety of programs; including campfires, swimming, horseback riding, drama, arts and crafts, and adaptive sports. Campers are encouraged to explore new challenges independently with their new friends. Campers will gain greater understanding of their differences in eyesight and build self-confidence as they bond with others with shared experience.
Family Camps are offered to families with visually impaired children ages 17 and under, and to visually impaired parents with children ages 17 and under. The sessions are for immediate family members only. Camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, crafts, games, nature studies, parent discussion groups and evening activities such as the family talent show.
Serving developmentally delayed and cognitively impaired campers (Regional Center Clients) ages 21 and older that are blind or visually impaired, this camp program incorporates traditional camp activities with a focus on encouraging individuals to gain further independence. The staff to camper ratio for this session is 1 to 2.
Blind Babies Foundation Session: For families of infants and preschoolers (age’s birth through 6) who are visually impaired/blind receiving early intervention services from the Blind Babies Foundation Organization.
Deafblind Camp session is designed for active adults 21 years and older, who are deaf/hard of hearing and blind/visually impaired. Traditional camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, hiking, arts and crafts, and recreation. Nighttime program highlights include dancing to loud music, games and social.