Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches Summer Camp 2011
The Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches is offering a Summer Camp for participants who are blind or visually impaired. The age range will be Kindergarten through 12th grade. The program will be held from July 18th through July 21st, 2011 at the Lighthouse in West Palm Beach from. Four field trips will be scheduled for four Fridays on July 22nd, July 29th, August 5th and August 12th.
The program will operate from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Participants will be divided into groups, according to age and ability. Several sessions will be offered daily by experienced, qualified Lighthouse staff and/or guest speakers, introducing topics, such as; Assistive Technology, Keyboarding, Career Exploration, Orientation and Mobility, Braille/Reading, Home Management, Communication Skills, Low Vision and Recreational Activities.
The Lighthouse staff and/or guest speakers will facilitate relevant, age appropriate activities for the participants. Techniques and adaptive devices will be demonstrated. Hands on methods will be made available to promote learning and awareness. Arts & Crafts, games and group activities will be implemented to foster the learning experience.
Activities will include:
• Orientation and Mobility
• Daily Living Skills
• Games and Crafts
• Assistive Technology
• Career Exploration
• Field Trips and MUCH MORE!!!
Fun Fridays! Friday field trips will be for participants from our different camp locations. Possible trips include: Norton Museum, a mall scavenger hunt, as well as the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science to include a Tri-Rail and bus ride. Field trips will provide entertainment, as well as experiences using Orientation & Mobility Skills, money management and other daily living skills. Pease note that field trip activities are subject to change.
“This was a great experience for our daughter. She learned so many new things!”
The Lighthouse thanks you in advance for your support!
Please contact the Lighthouse to apply for Summer Camp 2011.
A BIG Thank You to our 2011 Sponsors!!
Florida Division of Blind Services
Belle Glade Lions Club
Lake Worth Lions Club
Sebastian Lions Club
West Palm Beach Lions Club
Society of the Palm Beaches Southern Dames of America
Cano and Manning Eye Center
Florida Eye Microsurgical Institute
Monroe Benaim, M.D.
Retina Care Specialists
Retinal Eye Care Associates