2023 Summer Camps
Note: Please confirm camp status and dates before scheduling travel. CRS recommends campers who choose airline travel purchase refundable tickets.
National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC), an outreach program of Christian Record Services, is excited to announce its 2023 summer season! NCBC is a program for United States citizens, and partner camps welcome applicants ages 9-65 (ages may vary by location) whose corrected vision is not better than 20/200 to register.
To register for camp, please click the camp name from the list below or contact the camp directly to receive the application form. Christian Record Services will sponsor one camp per camper per summer camp season, and sponsored funds are paid directly to the partner camp. If a camper wishes to attend additional camps, it will be at their own expense and pending space availability at the other camps (Example: An individual registers for two camps in a single season. The first camp held during the camp season is sponsored; the second camp is at the member's or member family's expense). Transportation is the responsibility of the camper or the camper's family. When applying for camp, ask the camp coordinator for suggestions about the best ways to travel to and from camp.
All partner camp locations are state accredited. Some partner locations are also ACA certified, which adds an additional dimension of safety standards. ACA-Accredited camps ensure key aspects of camp operation, program quality, and the health and safety of campers and staff.
* = YCIM Pilot Program Location (see information below roster)
11287 Eagleview Dr NE, Brainerd, MN 56401
Camp Dates: 6/14/23 @ 3:00 p.m. – 6/18/23 @ 9:00 a.m.
Registration Opens: 3/1/23
Registration Deadline: 6/7/23
Contact: Tammi Baker, 218-829-6631, firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities: Archery, Art Classes, Banana Boat Rides, Basketball, Beeper Ball, Bible Study, Boating, Board Games, Camp Store, Disc Golf, Horseback Riding, Music Classes, Nature Hikes, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, Talent Show, Wakeboarding, and Waterskiing.
1674 Timber Ridge Rd, Spencer, IN 47460
Camp Dates: 6/18/23 @ 2:00 p.m. – 6/25/23 @ 10:00 a.m.
Registration Opens: 4/1/23
Registration Deadline: 6/11/23
Contact: Trish Thompson, 317-385-6856, email@example.com
Activities: Airplane Rides, Archery, Banana Boat Rides, Beeper Kickball, Boating, Board Games, Camp Store, Guitar Lessons, Horseback Riding, Nature Hikes, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, Talent Show, Ukelele Lessons, and Zipline.
36242 State Hwy 59, Wewoka, OK 74884
Camp Dates: 6/25/23 @ 2:00 p.m. – 6/29/23 @ 1:00 p.m.
Registration Opens: 2/1/23
Registration Deadline: 6/1/23
Contact: Nicole Luciano, 405-721-6110, x118, firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities: Archery, Arts & Crafts Classes, Basketball, Beeper Ball, Bible Study, Boating, Bowling, Camp Store, Horseback Riding, Music Classes, Nature Hikes, Swimming, Talent Show, and Tubing.
30811 Quinnon Ext Rd E, Wilkeson, WA 98396
6/25/23 @ 3:00 p.m. – 7/2/23 @ 8:30 a.m.
Registration Opens: 12/1/22
Registration Deadline: 5/29/23
Contact: Elizabeth Yeagley, 360-829-0311, email@example.com
Activities: Archery, Art Classes, Banana Boat Rides, Baking/Cooking Classes, Beeper Ball, Beeper Kickball, Bible Study, Boating, Camp Store, Disc Golf, Horseback Riding, Nature Hikes, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, Talent Show, Technology Classes, Wakeboarding, and Zipline.
39850 State Hwy 38, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
7/2/23 @4:00 p.m. – 7/9/23 @11:00 a.m.
Registration Opens: 3/1/23
Registration Deadline: 6/14/23
Contact: Nuris Barriga, 818-546-8439, firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities: Archery, Art Classes, Basketball, Bible Study, Board Games, Camp Store, Go-karts, Horseback Riding, Music Classes, Nature Hikes, Ping Pong, Swimming, Talent Show, and Technology Classes.
288 West Side Rd, Weld, ME 04285
Camp Dates: 7/30/23 @ 4:00 p.m. – 8/6/23 @ 9:00 a.m.
Ages: 9 and up
Registration Opens: 2/1/23
Registration Deadline: 6/30/23
Contact: Barbara Chase, 207-797-3760, email@example.com
Activities: Archery, Art Classes, Banana Boat Rides, Baking/Cooking Classes, Basketball, Beeper Kickball, Bible Study, Boating, Board Games, Camp Store, Disc Golf, Gymnastics, Kneeboarding, Mini-golf, Nature Hikes, Paddleboarding, Ping Pong, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, Talent Show, Tubing, Wakeboarding, and Waterskiing.
NOTE: This location is full. Campers may request placement on a waitlist.
23400 NW 212th Ave, High Springs, FL 32643
Camp Dates: 9/17/23 @ 2:00 p.m. - 9/22/23 @ 9:00 a.m.
Camp Registration Opens: 3/15/23
Registration Deadline: 8/15/23
Contact: Stacy Stride, 386-454-1351 (x7954), firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities: Baking/Cooking Classes, Beeper Kickball, Bible Study, Boating, Board Games, Bowling, Camp Store, Go-karts, Horseback Riding, Mini-golf, Nature Hikes, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, Technology Classes, Tubing, and Zipline.
*Youth Camp Integrated Model (YCIM) Pilot Program
NCBC launched the YCIM Pilot Program in 2021 out of the desire to allow younger campers (typically ages 7–18 but may vary by location) to experience an integrated camp program with sighted peers.
How does YCIM work?
Following parent/guardian and camp director consultation and approval, YCIM campers may attend independently or with similar age/same-gender sighted guide assistance on scholarship through NCBC. The parents or guardians of children or youth who are legally blind are invited to contact participating camps to receive more information, as space is limited. The “one NCBC scholarship per camper per year” rule applies to YCIM program locations.
For more information, click below to download the "Why Blind Camp?" brochure in your preferred reading format.
Designed for youth leaders, educators, and parents, this brochure gives an overview of National Camps for Blind Children (YCIM) and the Youth Camp Integrated Program (YCIM).
Large print edition of the "Why Blind Camp?" brochure.
File download is in digital braille format (BRF) and can be emailed to individuals who use refreshable braille devices. If an embossed copy is needed, contact Member Services at 402.488.0981, option 3, or email@example.com.
Notice of Possible Changes
CRS plans far in advance for blind camp. However, it may become necessary to reschedule, relocate, or cancel a specific camp in any of the following situations:
- Natural or manmade disaster
- Insufficient funding
- Low number of applicants.
Christian Record Services, Inc. assumes no financial liability for such changes. To confirm a camp date or location, please call the camp of your choice (listed above) or Member Services at (402) 488-0981, option 3.
Christian Record Services, Inc. and National Camps for Blind Children assume no responsibility for transporting legally blind campers to or from any of its camps.
By attending and by your presence at a National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC) 2023 blind camp, you consent to your voice, name, and likeness being photographed, filmed, and otherwise recorded. Your attendance and participation constitute your consent to Christian Record Services, Inc. (CRS) the exclusive worldwide rights to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, and grant licenses to use the provided original video, electronic imagery, or literary work or any part thereof, in any media or form of communication whether now existing or hereafter developed. You release CRS, its successors, assigns, and licensees from liability. Be aware that you are not eligible for any form of compensation, including but not limited to commissions, royalties, or product discounts.