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In February – Enchanted Hills Will Offer Music Camp for Adults

In February – Enchanted Hills Will Offer Music Camp for Adults

Photo: Students perform on guitar and bass at this summer’s Music Academy concert at the LightHouse Building

By popular demand we’ve added a music camp for adults. Join us in February at Enchanted Hills Retreat for our first session of Music Camp for Adults.

Who: Blind and visually impaired musicians 21 years of age and up
Where: Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind
When: Thursday, February 16 through Sunday, February 19, 2017
Cost: $300.00 plus $40.00 for transportation

This session is for musicians ages 21 years and up who are blind or have low vision. Participants should already know how to play or sing and have, at minimum, intermediate musical skills (basic chords, scales, tuning, basic instrument maintenance and general musical knowledge) in their instrument(s). Instruments can include, but are not limited to guitar, ukulele, percussion, voice, and other acoustic instruments.

The session will be by headed by Enchanted Hills Camp Enrichment Area Leader Masceo Williams and will focus less on music literacy and more on performance and “jamming” skills. Jamming, that is, improvising while playing, helps bring together a community of musicians to learn from, share, and appreciate each other’s skills. For those that are new to performing or would like to build their comfort level in performing, this camp is for you. The session will also include a songwriting workshop.

Masceo Williams is an accomplished blind musician with over 20 years of live performance experience and has taught and mentored students during Enchanted Hills summer camp sessions and Music Academy. You can learn more about him and hear his music at http://www.masceo.net.

In addition to the Music Camp students will enjoy the beauty of Enchanted Hills in winter, including gatherings around the fireplace; warm, comfortable accommodations and delicious home cooked meals prepared by our talented kitchen staff. Weather permitting, participants will have the opportunity to perform in our Redwood Grove Amphitheater.

For questions and registration, please contact Taccarra Burrell at TBurrell@LightHouse-sf.org or call 415-694-7310.

Woodworking Camp, 08/11 – 08/15/2020

Woodworking Camp, 08/11 – 08/15/2020

This camp session is for beginner to intermediate woodworkers. We’ll cover 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’ll learn when to glue, when to nail and when to use screws. We’ll also touch on finishing techniques and all participants will go home with a completed project. Spouses are more than welcome to accompany woodworkers to this session. If you attended this, or any EHC session during summer 2019, please check your email for a message about a new registration process for returning campers.

Upcoming Woodworking Session

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 through Saturday, August 15th 2020.
** Note: This session is being held in conjunction with the Adult Music Session

Cost to Attend:

$300
Spouses: $150
Transportation is available from San Francisco, Berkeley and Sacramento.
Round-Trip: $40
One-Way: $25

Woodworking Camp Applications forms:

Computer friendly
Printer friendly
or visit this link for online sign up form

Horse Camp

Horse Camp

This camp is for visually impaired horseback riders between the ages of 16 and 24 years old, with no secondary disabilities. Moreso than just riders, though, this is for those teens and young adults who are thinking of caring for horses, owning them or possibly entering into a career involving horses, but perhaps have been unsure how their eyesight might affect this decision (hint: it’s entirely possible!). That said, horse camp is geared toward those with a bit of riding experience. Experience caring for horses is not required. Campers must have independent mobility skills to participate. This program is run by Diane Starin, a Living Skills Instructor at the Society for the Blind in Sacramento, California.

$300 Session Fee

Adult & Youth Music Camps, Session I: 08/3 – 08/9/2020, Session II: 08/11 – 08/15/2020

Adult & Youth Music Camps, Session I: 08/3 – 08/9/2020, Session II: 08/11 – 08/15/2020

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. Students in the Youth session will finish off the weekend with a performance at the Enchanted Hills Camp 70th Anniversary Party. If you attended this, or any EHC session during summer 2019, please check your email for a message about a new registration process for returning campers.

Upcoming Sessions

Youth Music Camp (for ages 16-25): Monday, August 3rd, 2020 through, Sunday August 9th, 2020
** Note: In lieu of the usual Music Camp Concert, students from this session will be performing at the 70th Anniversary Party being held on Saturday, August 8th. More information for 70th Anniversary Party will be available soon.

Adult Music Camp ( for ages 25+): Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 through Saturday August 15th, 2020
**Note: This session is being held in conjunction with the Woodworking Session

Cost to Attend Either Session:

$300
Spouses (Adult Music Only): $150
Transportation is available from San Francisco, Berkeley and Sacramento.
Round-Trip: $40
One-Way: $25

Adult & Youth Music Camps Applications forms:

Youth Music Camp – Computer friendly
Youth Music Camp – Printer friendly
Woodworking & Adult Music Camp – Computer friendly
Woodworking & Adult Music Camp – Printer friendly
or visit this link for online sign up form

Adults with Developmental Disabilities 06/28 – 07/02/2020

Adults with Developmental Disabilities 06/28 – 07/02/2020

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. If you attended this, or any EHC session during summer 2019, please check your email for a message about a new registration process for returning campers.

Upcoming Adults with Developmental Disabilities Session:

Sunday, June 28th, 2020 through Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Cost to attend:

$600

Transportation is available from San Francisco, Berkeley and Sacramento.
Round-Trip: $40
One-Way $25

Adults with Developmental Disabilities Applications forms:

Computer friendly
Printer friendly
or visit this link for online sign up form