Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

2017 SUPER SUMMER CAMP (SSC)

Sponsored by the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI)

SSC offers children with visual disabilities an opportunity to have a summer camp experience, make new friends, practice independence, and develop self-confidence. This year’s camp will be held at the Camp Easter Seal facility that is located one hour north of Roanoke. SSC is a seven-day residential session that is planned for 60 campers with visual impairments. The camp will be staffed by professional teachers of the visually impaired, special education teachers, and Camp Easter Seal staff. This year there will also be an Open House on Sunday, July 23 from 12:00 to 4:00 for families of future campers to come and visit and see what Super Summer Camp is all about so please spread the word!

Camp Information:

Camp Dates: July 23 (Sunday) – July 29 (Saturday)

Location: Camp Easter Seal (Located near Roanoke, VA)

Cost: FREE

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Transportation: Transportation is the responsibility of the family. While DBVI does not provide transportation, staff may be able to assist in finding carpools/ride sharing with families from your area.

CAMPERS must meet the following criteria to attend:

  1. Age: 8-17 by the end of July 2017.
  2. Visual acuity: 20/100 or worse; priority is given to children who are legally blind.
  3. Ability to take care of personal hygiene needs such as toileting and bathing.
  4. Able to travel around camp with little or no assistance from counselors, i.e., requiring little more than sighted guide.
  5. Able to benefit from the camp activities.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SSC the forms below must be completed & returned by 6/30/17:

RETURN COMPLETED FORMS BY JUNE 30, 2017 TO:

Kate Jacob, SSC Camp Director
19358 Stirrup Drive
Abingdon, VA 24211

Other documents:

If you have questions, please contact:

Caren Phipps
Phone: (804) 625-3972
E-mail: caren.phipps@dbvi.virginia.gov

This File Was Last Modified: Friday May 05 2017