FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 1, 2017
NBCF to Host Summer Day Camp for Children with Visual Impairments
Discovery Days Summer Camp runs June 19-23
LAS VEGAS – The Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation (NBCF) will host its annual one-week summer day camp designed for visually impaired children, complete with adaptive sports, music and dance, arts and crafts activities, and interactive field trips. Parents can register their children now for camp sessions that will take place Monday, June 19 – June 23 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“Our goal with this summer camp is to present innovative programming that includes traditional day camp activities that are adapted for our campers,” said Emily Smith, NBCF Executive Director. “While typical day camps are not equipped to handle the special needs of children with visual impairments, at NBCF we don’t let their diagnosis get in the way of creating lasting memories and incorporating learning into fun experiences.”
Campers will participate in adaptive sports activities such as hula hoop games, circle soccer, and beep archery, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities such as marbles mazes and math bingo, plus arts and crafts projects, music and dance sessions, and more. Additionally, campers will explore Southern Nevada during field trips to local attractions including Discovery Children’s Museum and Flippin’ Out Trampoline Park.
This year’s camp also includes a Counselor-in-Training component for teens only that gives older campers the opportunity to work on leadership skills, participate in team building activities, and complete community service projects at local organizations such as xxxx
The camp is $50 per week, per participant and is open to all visually impaired children in grades K-12. To register, please log on to www.nvblindchildren.org/programsor call the NBCF Learning Center at (702) 735-6223.