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Summer Camp for Visually Impaired Children

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

Teen Camp, 07/16 – 07/25/2020

Teen Camp, 07/16 – 07/25/2020

Our summertime teen session is the crown jewel of Enchanted Hills Camp, where the most dynamic and charged bonds occur. Teens get to ride horses, learn woodworking, take riflery, and perform. What’s particularly special about teen session is how most of the Counselors and CITs are blind or visually impaired themselves, and many have attended camp as young teens. Here teens in grades 9 through 12 will experience all the offered youth camp activities and special events, including the STEM track which is built into this year’s teen timeline. Additionally, campers will participate in activities geared toward building leadership abilities and setting goals for the future. If you/your child 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 Teen Session

Thursday, July 16th, 2020, through Saturday July 25th, 2020.
** Note: This session is limited to students under the age of 21.

Cost to Attend:

$75

Transportation is available from San Francisco, Berkeley and Sacramento.

Round-Trip: $40
One-Way: $25

Teen Camp Applications forms:

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

Youth Camp, 07/6 – 07/12/2020

Youth Camp, 07/6 – 07/12/2020

Youth in grades 3 through 8 will participate in a variety of programs; including campfires, swimming, horseback riding, drama, arts and crafts, and adaptive sports. Campers are encouraged to explore new challenges independently with their new friends. Campers will gain greater understanding of their differences in eyesight and build self-confidence as they bond with others with shared experience. If you/your child 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 Youth Session

Monday July 6th, 2020, through Sunday, July 12th, 2020.

Cost to Attend:

$75

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

Youth Camps Applications forms:

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

About Enchanted Hills Camp

About Enchanted Hills Camp

Enchanted Hills Camp and Retreat serves blind children, teens, adults, deaf-blind, seniors, as well as families of the blind.

Since 1950, Enchanted Hills has provided valuable opportunities for recreation in a fun, challenging and accessible way. Located on 311 acres on scenic Mt. Veeder, Enchanted Hills is just 10 miles west of Napa, California.

The experience of summer camp holds countless opportunities for enjoyment and learning in many a young person’s life. Whether it’s exploring a trail in the woods or creating a skit as a team to perform in front of an audience, camp provides a wealth of structured and unrestricted moments that contribute to childhood socialization, growth and development.

Enchanted Hills Camp Sessions begin in Summer 2020. Applications open Monday, February 3, 2020. Here’s a sample of what’s in store at Enchanted Hills Camp in 2020.

Founded in 1950 by Rose Resnick, Enchanted Hills was the first camp of its kind on the West Coast, to fill a void as there was not one recreational facility for blind children to explore, thrive and gain confidence. Owned and managed by the LightHouse, Enchanted Hills retains much of its original character while benefitting from constant structural improvements.

A teenage camper does archery up at EHC. A group of smiling campers stand in the background.

Year-round, we hold our flagship blindness skills immersion training “Changing Vision, Changing Lives” at camp in addition to offering one-off classes for blind individuals of all ages and levels of sight. In the warm months, Enchanted Hills is constantly abuzz with classes, retreats and educational academies for blind, deaf-blind, and those with low vision or multiple disabilities. This includes a blind chemistry camp, music academy, horse camp, a national woodworkers meeting, deaf-blind camp, specialty small woodworking lessons, and programs for blind babies and their families. We also host corporate gatherings, fellow nonprofits, and other civic organizations on a regular basis.

If you’re interested in renting Enchanted Hills for your own event or private retreat, learn more here or contact Tony Fletcher at afletcher@lighthouse-sf.org.