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Enchanted Hills News: Scholarships Available for our Family Camp Sessions This Summer

The wonder of Enchanted Hills is available for the whole family. These camp sessions are offered to families with children ages 17 and under who are blind or who have low vision, as well as to parents who are blind or have low vision with children ages 17 and under. Camp activities include swimming, horseback riding, crafts, games, nature studies, parent discussion groups, and evening activities such as the family talent show.

Family Camp I: June 9 – 12, 2016
Family Camp II: July 7 – 10, 2016
(Cabins are now full for Family Camp II. Lodge housing is still available for families of 2-3.)
Family Camp III: August 11 – 14, 2016

You may qualify for a special scholarship for Family Camp. The sessions are for immediate family members only. Please contact Tony Fletcher at 415-694-7319 or afletcher@lighthouse-sf.org for more information.

Join us for Birding by Sound: A Day in the Park for the Entire Family

On the Saturday, May 7 (Mother’s Day weekend) the LightHouse Youth Program invites youth, mothers and any other family members who wish to join us for our second Birding by Sound hike and picnic.

The morning’s activity will start with a hike around the San Francisco Botanical Garden, where we will use the Merlin Bird ID app to identify as many of the local birds as we can, as well as enjoy the other attractions the garden has to offer. After our stroll we’ll find a nice place in Golden Gate Park for a picnic and have an informative discussion about accessible activities the entire family can enjoy.

Who: Families with at least one individual (parent or child) who is blind or has low vision.
What: Bird Identification Hike and Picnic at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
When: Saturday May 7, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: The Botanical Garden is located at 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco
Cost: $17.00 per family
Waiver: Each participant must complete a LightHouse Youth Program Application, if you have not done so already.
What to bring: Good walking shoes, a Smartphone loaded with the Merlin Bird ID App, bag lunch, water bottle, warm layers of clothing and sunscreen.

Here’s more information about the Merlin Bird ID App. Please note that this app has some features that are not accessible with voice over.

If you would like more information or to RSVP for this event please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at 415-694-7372 or by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org.

March 12th is Family Fun Night with our Youth Program

The LightHouse Youth Program cordially invites you and your family to join us for a Family Fun Night in March. The evening will include games and competitions that family members of all ages and abilities will enjoy, so you’ll have a blast competing in all sorts of fun and silly challenges. We’ll serve a pot-luck dinner, so bring your favorite family dish to share with everyone!

Gathering blind and sighted family members together is not just a great excuse to throw a party (though we love that). Family Fun Night gives blind and sighted parents and kids a chance to learn from each other and be role models for each other.

Who: Youth who are blind or have low vision and their families
What: Potluck and Family Game Night
When: Saturday March 12, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Where: LightHouse, San Francisco Headquarters
Cost: FREE
What to bring: Potluck contribution and lots of energy
Waiver: Each youth participant must fill out and submit a LightHouse Youth Program Application if they have not done so already.

For more information or to RSVP for this event please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at (415) 694-7372 or by email at jgump@lighthouse-sf.org.