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National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC)

Camps

2023 Summer Camps

Note: Please confirm camp status and dates before scheduling travel. CRS recommends campers who choose airline travel purchase refundable tickets.

To register, 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: A member 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 camper's responsibility 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. 

Roster Legend:

* = 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.
    Ages: 8-70
    Registration Opens: 3/1/23
    Registration Deadline: 6/7/23
    Contact: Tammi Baker, 218-829-6631, nsc@mnsda.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.
    Ages: 7-65
    Registration Opens: 4/1/23
    Registration Deadline: 6/11/23
    Contact: Trish Thompson, 317-385-6856, indysdayouth@gmail.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.
    Ages: 9-65
    Registration Opens: 2/1/23
    Registration Deadline: 6/1/23
    Contact: Nicole Luciano, 405-721-6110, x118, youth@okadventist.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.
    Ages: 9-45
    Registration Opens: 12/1/22
    Registration Deadline: 5/29/23
    Contact: Elizabeth Yeagley, 360-829-0311, camp@sunsetlake.org
    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.

  • 288 West Side Rd, Weld, ME 04285
    Camp Dates: 7/30/23 @ 4:00 p.m. – 8/6/23 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Ages: 9-75
    Registration Opens: 2/1/23
    Registration Deadline: 6/30/23
    Contact: Barbara Chase, 207-797-3760, bchase@nnec.org
    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.

  • 39850 State Hwy 38, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
    7/9/23 @4:00 p.m. – 7/16/23 @11:00 a.m.
    Ages: 8-65
    Registration Opens: 3/1/23
    Registration Deadline: 5/31/23
    Contact: Nuris Barriga, 818-546-8439, nbarriga@sccsda.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.

  • 23400 NW 212th Ave, High Springs, FL 32643
    Camp Dates: TBA
    Camp Registration Opens: TBA
    Registration Deadline: TBA

*Youth Camp Integrated Model (YCIM) Pilot Program

NCBC launched the YCIM Pilot Program in 2021 out of the desire to allow younger campers* to experience an integrated camp program with sighted peers.

*Typically ages 7–18 but may vary by location.

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 a standard or large print brochure, "Why Blind Camp?" 

Legal Notice

By attending and by your presence at an 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 and all media or form of communication whether now existing or hereafter developed. You release CRSB, 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.

Notice of Possible Changes

Christian Record Services 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 call Christian Record Services at (402) 488-0981, option 3.

Christian Record Services, Inc. and Blind Camps assume no responsibility for transporting legally blind campers to or from any of its camps.

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