2020 Summer Camp Season News
COVID-19 threw a massive curveball at the National Camps for Blind Children summer program, forcing the majority of partner camps to cancel in-person blind camp sessions. Despite that, the team implemented a creative plan to share some happiness with NCBC campers — through the telephone line. NCBC Virtual Campfires, hosted by Christian Record Services, will connect campers and camps via a networked telephone system. Slated to start mid-July, these audio-driven events will offer traditional camp singalongs, peer testimonies, and worship experiences.
“Camp directors are hopeful to bring even a ‘slice of camp’ to campers,” said Jeri Lyn Rogge, editorial and outreach ministries director. “Through the phone, these Virtual Campfire events will safely engage current, past, and potential campers, deliver encouragement and social connection — and convey hope,” she said. Please keep this out-of-the-box concept to enhance the lives of blind campers in your prayers!
Update Regarding Counseling Pilot Program: Out of an abundance of caution, Christian Record, National Camps for Blind Children, and Andrews University are postponing the 2020 blind camp counseling pilot program. We are sad to not be able to provide mental health services to the four camps that partnered for the pilot this summer, and we hope to be able to resume the pilot next summer.
2020 Summer Camp Schedule
Note: Please confirm camp status and dates prior to scheduling travel.
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 on the best ways to travel to and from camp.
All blind camps are state-certified. Those with an asterisk are also ACA-Accredited, 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.
By attending and by your presence at the 2020 Blind Camp, 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, 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 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 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 at (402) 488-0981, option 3.
Christian Record Services, Inc. and Blind Camps assumes no responsibility for the transportation of legally blind campers to or from any of its camps.