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Blindness Teachers and Educators Gather at Enchanted Hills for Biggest Providers Weekend Ever

Blindness Teachers and Educators Gather at Enchanted Hills for Biggest Providers Weekend Ever

O&M instructors, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Blindness agency representatives and independent contractors in the blindness field all came together in late May to network and learn at Enchanted Hills Retreat. Highlights included an overview of tactile map projects that included a tactile map-driven scavenger hunt; a session led by LightHouse staff on how to best to collaborate with the Department of Rehabilitation; and our featured presenter, Christian Erfurt, CEO of Be My Eyes, an app that connects blind people with volunteer describers from around the world via live video chat.

Camp Director Tony Fletcher said, “It was extremely enjoyable meeting such a variety of participants but especially to see the number of first timers at EHC. We don’t want camp to be a secret. We want students and professionals to know about our camp and our programs and I think we accomplished that goal at this year’s Providers Weekend. I witnessed professional relationships forming and an impressive connectivity.”

Are You a Vision Instructor or Other Blindness Professional? Come to Provider’s Weekend at Enchanted Hills This May

Free to first timers!

For over 20 years the LightHouse has hosted Provider’s Weekend, our signature event where teachers, managers, program staff and students entering the blindness field can meet and network throughout a long weekend.

Be sure to reserve May 20 to 22 now for an enlarged and far-ranging Provider’s Weekend at Enchanted Hills Retreat in Napa.

When: May 20–22, 2016
Where: Enchanted Hills Retreat
Cost: $100.00 (free for first-time participants)

May is the perfect month to swim in our heated pool, meet others in the warm evening around the campfire, and wrestle with bigger questions that take a bit more time than available around the office water cooler. You’ll meet service providers working in the field of blindness from all over northern California, in workshops and presentations. You’ll exchange practical ideas and build a network you might not otherwise have. You might even find your next job.

Stay in a lakeside cabin, the lodge or one of our fully accessible cabins next to the dining hall. The cost for the weekend, including all meals, is $100.00. In addition to discussing philosophies, trends and issues we face in providing services for people with visual impairments, you can enjoy boating on Lake Lakoya, trails for hiking and savory meals provided by a wonderful kitchen staff. You’ll learn from your peers, relax in a natural setting with many educational and recreational opportunities. And it’s not unheard of to find a drop or two of Napa wine from the neighborhood, too.

Special Incentive for First Time Attendees!
As a special incentive for first-time attendees of Provider’s Weekend – have the weekend on us. The free retreat is the least we can do to honor those who are helping shape the blindness field across northern California.

So mark your calendars now and reserve space before it’s gone. We expect with the flood of new faces we’ll fill all available cabins well before May.

For information and reservations contact Tony Fletcher at 415-694-7319 or tfletcher@lighthouse-sf.org.