Sensing the Seasons: Outdoor Education Retreats at EHC
Starting this November, the LightHouse Youth Program will be heading up to beautiful Enchanted Hills Camp for our new quarterly weekend nature themed retreats. "Sensing the Seasons" weekends will be filled with lots of learning opportunities for you and your blind and low vision friends to observe the changing of the seasons and how it impacts the natural habitats of EHC. In addition to seeing friends, participants will gain a great appreciation of the area by learning about the flora and fauna, the natural history of the majestic Mayacamas Mountain Range and the native people of Napa.
The program curriculum has been packed full with hands on and thought provoking activities and opportunities for blind and low vision students to learn and develop many skills from the Expanded Core Curriculum from WOLF School Naturalist Academy and experienced LightHouse for the Blind and Low Vision mentors. The Expanded Core Curriculum concepts that are addressed during these ongoing retreats include: independent living skills, orientation and mobility, sensory efficiency, self-determination, compensatory skills, social interaction skills and recreation and leisure.
For more information about the WOLF School please visit their website.
Who: Youth between the ages of 12 and 20 that are Low Vision or Blind
What: Outdoor Education Retreats at EHC
When: 1st Weekend: November 1st to 3rd, 2nd Weekend: January 31st to February 2nd and 3rd Weekend: April 17th to 19th
Where: Enchanted Hills Camp @ 3410 Mount Veeder Rd. Napa CA
Transportation: Shuttle will depart from LightHouse East Bay at the Ed Roberts Campus at 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon and will return to the same location on Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m. for each of the weekends.
Program fee: The fee for the weekend program is $25 per person to help offset transportation expenses. All room and board for these weekend programs has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from North Face. Please let us know if you need any assistance with the program fee.
RSVP: In order to help staff from LightHouse, EHC and WOLF School make adequate preparations for the weekend retreats we ask that students RSVP before Monday, October 28.
If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Sensing the Seasons program please contact Jamey Gump at (415) 694-7372 or firstname.lastname@example.org.