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Summer Time Fun - 2015 Camp Lighthouse @ the Y

 

June 21 - June 26

Lighthouse for the Blind, in collaboration with YMCA Camp Carter, is hosting a week-long overnight camp experience for college bound Texas students who are blind or significantly visually impaired. 2015 dates are June 21st - June 26th. The camp will have an emphasis on iPad accessibility training with a curriculum geared toward high school students between the ages of 14 and 18.This summer camp experience will be FUN-FILLED. Each camper will learn skills for the iPad that will impact their academic development, improve their internet navigation, and engagement in social networking. At all times, the camper’s safety, privacy, and overall camp experience will be of highest priority.  AND THERE IS MORE FUN: Campers will also have the opportunity to hang out and interact with other campers in fun recreational activities such as beep baseball, archery, swimming, horseback riding and more!Students will be selected for this program by the Lighthouse through nominations completed by Teachers of the Visually Impaired. Students who have previously participated in Camp Lighthouse @ the Y are NOT eligible. Up to 20 students will be selected for this year’s camp. Determining criteria will be based on the student’s school performance of 3.0 GPA or letter grade of B+ or above, the written essay, and the ability to attend 100% of the camp without parent/adult support.  Nominations with the student’s essay and photograph should be submitted to the Lighthouse for the Blind on or before the deadline of March 31st at 5:00 p.m. Nominations received after this date will not be considered. Selection will take place the week of April 13th.  Award notification letters and additional information will be mailed to parents the week of April 20th.Thanks to the generous donations by local corporations and foundations, the Lighthouse will cover all camp fees for each camper. Parents will be responsible for all clothing and sundry items required by Camp Carter. At a later date, parents will be required to complete a Camp Carter Application with appropriate releases and a medical form that requires their doctor’s signature and proof of updated immunizations prior to final acceptance into the camp. Additional information may also require by Camp Carter and the Lighthouse at a later time. 

For a nomination form and complete details, contact Nancy Fisher at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 817-332-3341, ext. 7782.

 

When:     Sunday, June 21th – June 26th. Drop off on Sunday between 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Pick-up Friday, at 6:00 p.m.

Where:   Camp Carter YMCA, 6200 Sand Springs Road, Fort Worth, TX 76114 

 

The Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth provides several essential services to people who are visually impaired through diverse programs administered by skilled and caring professionals.

 

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