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National Camps for Blind Children (NCBC)

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2024 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 2024 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 also hold ACA (American Camp Association) accreditation. 

Roster Legend:

* = YCIM Pilot Program Location (see information below roster)

 

  • 11287 Eagleview Dr NE, Brainerd, MN 56401
    Camp Dates: 6/12/24 @ 10:00 a.m. – 6/16/24 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Ages: 17-70
    YCIM Campers/Guides Accepted? Yes
    Registration Opens: 3/1/24
    Registration Deadline: 6/3/24
    Contact: Tammi Baker, 218-829-6631, nsc@mnsda.com
    Activities: Archery, Art Classes, Banana Boat Rides, Basketball, Beeper Ball, Bible Study, Board Games, Boating, Camp Store, Disc Golf, Horseback Riding, Kneeboarding, Music Classes, Nature Hikes, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, Talent Show, Tubing, Wakeboarding, and Waterskiing.

  • 1674 Timber Ridge Rd, Spencer, IN 47460
    Camp Dates: 6/16/24 @ 2:00 p.m. – 6/23/24 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Ages: 7-65
    YCIM Campers/Guides Accepted? Yes
    Registration Opens: 3/1/24
    Registration Deadline: 6/9/24
    Contact: Trish Thompson, 317-844-6201 x1007, indysdayouth@gmail.com
    Activities: Airplane Rides, Archery, Art Classes, Baking/Cooking Classes, Beeper Ball, Board Games, Boating, Camp Store, Horseback Riding, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, Talent Show, Ukelele Lessons, and Zipline.

  • W8368 County Hwy E, Oxford, WI 53952
    Camp Dates: 6/23/24 @ 10:00 a.m. – 6/28/24 @ 2:00 p.m.
    Ages: 9-65
    YCIM Campers/Guides Accepted? Yes
    Registration Opens: 2/1/24
    Registration Deadline: 6/21/24
    Contact: Allison Payne, apayne@wi.adventist.org, 920-676-1645
    Activities: Archery, Art Classes, Baking/Cooking Classes, Banana Boat Rides, Boating, Camp Store, Horseback Riding, Music Classes, Nature Hikes, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, and Zipline.

  • 36242 State Hwy 59, Wewoka, OK 74884
    Camp Dates: 6/23/24 @ 3:00 p.m. – 6/30/24 @ 12:00 p.m.
    Ages: 9-65
    YCIM Campers/Guides Accepted? No
    Registration Opens: 2/1/24
    Registration Deadline: 6/19/24
    Contact: Nicole Luciano, 405-721-6110, x118, youth@okadventist.org
    Activities: Archery, Arts and Crafts, Basketball, Beeper Ball, Bible Study, Boating, Camp Store, Horseback Riding, Music Classes, Nature Hikes, Swimming, Talent Show, and Tubing.

  • 8748 Overland Rd, Ward, CO 80481
    Camp Dates: 6/30/24 @ 1:00 p.m. – 7/5/24 @ 1:00 p.m.
    Ages: 9-65
    YCIM Campers/Guides Accepted? Yes
    Registration Opens: 2/1/24
    Registration Deadline: 6/15/24
    Contact: Jade Teal, summercamp@rmcsda.org, 303-282-3664
    Activities: Archery, Art Classes, Baking/Cooking Classes, Basketball, Beeper Ball, Beeper Kickball, Bible Study, Board Games, Camp Store, Disc Golf, Horseback Riding, Nature Hikes, Pedal Boats, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, and Talent Show.

  • 39850 State Hwy 38, Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
    7/14/24 @ 5:00 p.m. – 7/21/24 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Ages: 9-65
    YCIM Campers/Guides Accepted? Yes
    Registration Opens: 3/1/24
    Registration Deadline: 6/14/24
    Contact: Nuris Barriga, 818-546-8439, nbarriga@sccsda.org
    Activities: Archery, Art Classes, Basketball, Bible Study, Boating, Camp Store, Go-karts, Gymnastics, Music Classes, Nature Hikes, Reptile Show, Swimming, Talent Show, and Technology Classes.

  • 288 West Side Rd, Weld, ME 04285
    Camp Dates: 7/28/24 @ 4:00 p.m. – 8/4/24 @ 9:00 a.m.
    Ages: 9-80
    YCIM Campers/Guides Accepted? Yes
    Registration Opens: 2/1/24
    Registration Deadline: 7/21/24
    Contact: Barbara Chase, bchase@nnec.org, 207-797-3760
    Activities: Archery, Art Classes, Baking/Cooking Classes, Banana Boat Rides, Basketball, Bible Study, Board Games, Boating, Camp Store, Disc Golf, Kneeboarding, Nature Hikes, Paddleboarding, Rock Wall Climbing, Swimming, Talent Show, Tubing, Wakeboarding, and Waterskiing.

  • 23400 NW 212th Ave, High Springs, FL 32643
    NEW Camp Dates: 9/15/24 @ 2:00 p.m. - 9/20/24 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Ages: 18-70
    YCIM Campers/Guides Accepted? No
    Camp Registration Opens: 3/4/24
    Registration Deadline: 9/1/24
    Contact: Stacy Stride, 386-454-1351 x7954, sdaretreats@campkulaqua.com
    Activities: Baking/Cooking Classes, Bible Study, Board Games, Bowling, Camp Store, Go-karts, Horseback Riding, Miniature Golf, Nature Hikes, Swimming, Talent Show, 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.


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