Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind’s mission: building life skills, self-confidence and independence for children and young adults who are blind or have low vision.
“Sleeping in tents this summer was awesome! It was my first time sleeping in tent. Thanks OUB for all you do!” Camper Sydney, age 12
OUB has NEW PLANS for Summer Camps 2016!
OUB is excited to announce a new approach to summer camps for children who are blind or visually impaired in 2016!
A registration fee of $25 per family is the only fee required. OUB is not charging a tuition fee for camps, making OUB camps almost FREE!
Only 6 campers will be accepted at each camp on a first-come, first-served basis. This ensures your child gets the VERY BEST OUB has to offer! To reserve your child’s spot, you must send in your $25 non-refundable registration fee with your camp registration form, available in January online at www.oubmichigan.org.
OUB Summer Camps will be held at Camp Optimist on the west side of Grand Rapids, MI easily accessed off Lake Michigan Drive (M-45).
OUB Summer Camps are all about fun and education, where kids learn new skills in a supportive, encouraging environment that will help them become more independent, and have fun doing many traditional camp activities, such as cooking over a campfire, swimming and playing all sorts of games!
Choose from these exciting camps!
June 19-24 Elementary Camp (ages 7-12)
June 26-July 1 Cookin’ and Jammin’ Camp (Culinary and Music Camp) (ages 7-14)
July 5- 10 Service Leadership Camp (ages 12-19)
July 13-19 Adventure Trip 2016 (ages 14-19)
OUB knows that teachers usually do not have the time or facilities to teach important skills of independence like cooking, how to do simple repairs, carrying groceries while using a cane, and cleaning. Families often do not know how to teach their child who is blind or has low vision these critical tasks. OUB stands in the gap, giving kids experience with healthy activities that help them grow in skill and self-confidence!
Children who are blind or visually impaired generally need much more practice to become proficient at a skill. Camp provides some of that practice in a “you can do it!” atmosphere!
“I learned that I love cooking for large groups and learned that I’m a good leader.” Camper Junior, age 15
Donate NOW to give children who are blind or visually impaired their best summer ever!
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OUB is a charitable nonprofit organization under the IRS code Section 501c3. We gladly accept your generous donations!
Please mail any contributions to:
Gwen Botting, Executive Director
4175 Westbrook Rd.
Ionia, MI 48846
For more information on OUB Camps, contact Gwen Botting at:
989-855-2430 or 616-755-2221
“Adventure Camp was one of the most spectacular experiences of my life!” Counselor Mark.