Will you join our community in rebuilding Enchanted Hills for decades to come?
REBUILDING ENCHANTED HILLS
As we approach the 70th anniversary of Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind, we are already celebrating. We’ve welcomed blind campers each of the last seventy years, even since the 2017 Napa fires destroyed half of the structures at camp. Temporary canvas bungalows and improvised showers have enabled us to move on, but now it’s time to rebuild for the future.
We lost over 700 trees and the Lakeside Cabins remained intact despite scorched earth just feet away, but had severe smoke damage. We were obliged to replace every rug, drape and mattress and freshly paint the interiors. We’ve rebuilt the fence surrounding the pool and a large shade structure and have recently broken ground for the bathhouse that will all service all of central camp. Next on the list are the insulated cabins for year round blind programming, a staff house and lower camp outdoor kitchen and indoor class space.
Founded in 1950 by blind leader Rose Resnick, Enchanted Hills was the first camp for the blind west of the Mississippi. A place for blind children to explore, thrive and gain confidence. In anticipation of the 70th birthday of Enchanted Hills we tallied campers of all ages, and were amazed to learn that so far, the camp has deeply touched over 30,000 lives.
We are rebuilding Enchanted Hills to be a jewel of learning and empowerment for the blind community.
Be a part of it. Donations of all amounts are vital as we need them to rebuild millions of dollars’ worth of cabins, buildings and infrastructure. To take a tour of Enchanted Hills or learn more 415-694-7333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.