This is a unique opportunity for your teen to learn and practice the skills they will need to someday live independently. In a supported environment, with the support of Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Blind Beginnings staff, teens will:
- Cook meals from scratch at a nearby Home Economics Kitchen
- Do meal preparation and place grocery orders
- Practice doing dishes, cleaning and laundry
- Route Plan and take public transit around Metro-Vancouver on buses and Skytrain
- Have lots of time for fun and socializing with other teens who are blind or partially sighted
We are grateful to have access to 4 town houses that are used by students who are deaf during the school year. Each house has 6 bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a kitchen and living room area. Teens will need to bring their own bedding, pillow, and towels. All meals and snacks will be provided for the duration of the camp.
Who can attend:
Teens 13 – 19 years of age who are blind or partially sighted.
Note: The cost of travel for teens from outside Metro-Vancouver will be covered.
Camps are subsidized by foundation grants and individual donors; however, we do ask families to pay a commitment fee of $175 per teen.
Please provide the name and age of the teen who will be attending the camp, as well as a parent’s name and email address.
Space is limited, and spots will be offered on a first come first serve basis.
Your teen must be a member of Blind Beginnings in order to attend camp. New members are always welcome. You can become a member by visiting www.blindbeginnings.ca.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the office at 604-434-7243 or toll free at: 1-866-736-8620.
We look forward to camping with you this summer!