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National Camps for the Blind

So, you've never attended summer camp before? Then let me tell you a little bit about what it's like. Generally, the camps that partner with Christian Record in offering camps for the blind are in rural locations where you can hear all kinds of birds, frogs, even the sound of dragonflies as they skim across the lake. There is the gentle sound of wind through the trees and a cool breeze on your face while you ride trail horses with camp wranglers. Then there are the wonderful smells of the forest, pine needles, and sap on tree bark. And, smells from the kitchen! Oh my. Homemade cinnamon rolls, that was one of my favorites. In the evening there is always a wonderful program where you sing silly campfire songs, share stories with friends, and hear about Jesus. Some of the most wonderful friendships are forged at camp. One of my best friends still today spent several camp seasons with me, starting when we were kids. We live in different states now, but either of us can pick up the phone and start talking to each other, it's like there were no miles or time between us.

Camp. It's a place to splash in the cool water, ride in a speedboat with friends, try to canoe (that's another story), ride horses for the first time, hike a braille trail, visit with friends until late into the evening. You experience, engage, and enjoy life in a whole new way. It's a community that sustains you throughout the rest of the year.

2019 NCBC Summer Camp Schedule

Note: Please confirm camp dates prior to scheduling travel.

Don't see your favorite camp listed? Please be patient — camps are joining the roster during the first months of 2019, and we will update this schedule as we receive information from our camp partners.

To register for camp, please click the camp name from the list below or contact the camp to receive the application form. Christian Record Services for the Blind will sponsor one camp per camper per camp season. If a camper wishes to attend additional camps, it will be at their own expense and pending space availability at the additional camps. Transportation is the responsibility of the camper and/or the camper's family. When applying for camp, ask the camp coordinator for suggestions for travel to and from camp.

Click here to learn more about the history of National Camps for Blind Children.

  • 288 West Side Rd, Weld, ME 04285
    Camp Dates: July 21 - July 28
    Contact: Belle Scully, 207-797-3760 x216,
    Ages: 9-70
    Activities: Swimming, archery, basketball, boating, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and rock wall climbing

  • 1674 Timber Ridge Rd, Spencer, IN 47460
    Camp Dates: June 16 - 23
    Contact: Trish Thompson, 317-844-6201 ext. 107,
    Ages: 7+
    Activities: Horseback riding, swimming, archery, basketball, boating, wakeboarding, zipline, rock wall climbing, ceramics, guitar lessons, water swing, banana boat rides, and sailing

  • 361 Camp Yorktown Lane, Mountain Pine, AR 71956
    Camp Dates: July 14 - 21
    Contact: Sylvia Downs, 318-631-6240,
    Ages: All ages
    Activities: Horseback riding, swimming, archery, basketball, gymnastics, boating, wakeboarding, waterskiing, and rock wall climbing

Legal Notice

By attending and by your presence at the 2019 National Camps for the Blind, you consent to your voice, name, and/or likeness being photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Your attendance and participation constitutes your consent to Christian Record Services for the Blind (CRSB) 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 any liability whatsoever of any nature. 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, Inc. plans far in advance for National Camps for the Blind. 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 at (402) 488-0981, option 3.

Christian Record Services, Inc. and its National Camps for Blind Children assumes no responsibility for the transportation of legally blind campers to or from any of its camps.

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