A group of blind and low vision campers with their white canes and guide dogs, exploring flora at EHC while the sunrays peeking through redwood trees fill the background. Photo by Sarika Dagar
A group of blind and low vision campers with their white canes and guide dogs, exploring flora at EHC while the sun-rays peeking through redwood trees fill the background. Photo by Sarika Dagar

About Enchanted Hills Camp

Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat serves blind children, teens, adults, deaf-blind, seniors, as well as families of the blind.

Since 1950, Enchanted Hills has provided valuable opportunities for recreation in a fun, challenging and accessible way. Located on 311 acres on scenic Mt. Veeder, Enchanted Hills is just 10 miles west of Napa, California.

The experience of summer camp holds countless opportunities for enjoyment and learning in many a young person’s life. Whether it’s exploring a trail in the woods or creating a skit as a team to perform in front of an audience, camp provides a wealth of structured and unrestricted moments that contribute to childhood socialization, growth and development.

Founded in 1950 by Rose Resnick, Enchanted Hills was the first camp of its kind on the West Coast, to fill a void as there was not one recreational facility for blind children to explore, thrive and gain confidence. Owned and managed by the LightHouse, Enchanted Hills retains much of its original character while benefitting from constant structural improvements.

A Blind camper learning about the nature of mud during EHC summer session
A blind camper learning about the nature of mud during EHC summer session

Year-round, we hold our flagship blindness skills immersion training “Changing Vision, Changing Lives” at camp in addition to offering one-off classes for blind individuals of all ages and levels of sight. In the warm months, Enchanted Hills is constantly abuzz with classes, retreats and educational academies for blind, deaf-blind, and those with low vision or multiple disabilities. This includes a blind chemistry camp, music academy, horse camp, a national woodworkers meeting, deaf-blind camp, specialty small woodworking lessons, and programs for blind babies and their families. We also host corporate gatherings, fellow nonprofits, and other civic organizations on a regular basis.

If you’re interested in renting Enchanted Hills for your own event or private retreat, learn more here or contact at ehc@lighthouse-sf.org.

EHC 70th Anniversary Sweatshirts

Limited edition EHC 70th Anniversary Sweatshirts are back and available to purchase for the last time. They’re available through Custom Ink in unisex, adult sizes small to XXXXL for $50, until Saturday, December 5th. Any proceeds from the sales will go towards the EHC Capital Rebuild Campaign. Remember, your order won’t be shipped until after the sales close on December 5th. We know this would make the perfect holiday gift but unfortunately, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas. You can, however, expect it before the New Year. Don’t wait! This is your last chance to get your hands on an EHC 70th Anniversary Sweatshirt.

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