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.
Camp Lighthouse @ the Y
July 31st – August 5th, 2016
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. 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 2.0 GPA or above, a teacher’s recommendation, and the ability to attend 100% of the camp without parent/adult support.
Nominations should be submitted to the Lighthouse for the Blind on or before the deadline of April 29th at 5:00 p.m. Award notification letters and additional information will be mailed to parents in May. Click on the image below to download nomination form.