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.
Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
OUB Camp Schedule, 2023
OUB Valentine Paper Craft Day – February 11, 11 Am – by zoom! See flyer!
OUB Camp Workday – April 29 – just what it sounds like! Clearing brush and leaves and cleaning the lodge and bath house for camp to open! Call Gwen if you’d like to help. 616-755-2221
OUB Family Garden Day – May 6 at Camp Optimist – families can take home a planter with seeds planted of their choice, and help plant the OUB Camp Garden. Look for flyer soon!
Staff Training – June 9 – June 18.
Cooking and Serving Camp, – June 18-23 (campers ages 10-19) – $25 OUB camper’s favorite activity – cooking! American Food, this time! And a service project to give back to the community.
Discovery Camp – June 25 – 30 (campers ages 7-14) – $25 Science week! May include trip to Calvin College Observatory, nature programs, and much more! Plus little science-y cooking projects! Also available as a day camp.
Family Day – June 30 (families of all ages and sizes!) – Free! Join us for this fun day of exploring fun activities that don’t need vision to participate fully. Crafts, cooking, music!
Bicycle Camp – July 2 – 4 10 AM (campers ages 7-19) – $25 Day Camp option. Learn to ride a real bike from people who know how to help any child with disabilities learn to bike. Transportation may be available in the Grand Rapids area.
Chicago Mini-Trip – July 5-7 $100 Spend 2 nights in hotels in Chicago and practice big city transportation, including using the trains, the EL, taxi’s, Uber and Lyft, and ordering and paying for restaurant food, experiencing museums, and China Town. A great time, and great experience with different cultures and supervised by staff members with experience in Chicago and certifications in Orientation and Mobility. Participation by director’s permission only.
Cooking and Jamming – July 9-14 (campers ages 7-14) -$25 Cooking and Music camp with multiple genres of music and multiple international cultures of food! A fun and exciting camp for all!
Packing Days – staff only – July 14-18 Packing and cooking ahead for our Adventure Trip to Rock Climb and Kayak at Devil’s Lake in Wisconsin!
Adventure Trip – July 19-26 (campers ages 12- 19. Younger campers may be accepted under special circumstances.) – $150. We are working with Chicago Adventure Therapy again, but this time to do a rock climbing (on real rocks) and kayaking trip at Devil’s Lake State Park near Baraboo, Wisconsin, including an experience in the woods with Kate Trnka introducing us to 54 senses, and the Dane County Farmer’s Market. A great trip with great people and great fun!
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL CAMPS!!! Just ask!
OUB Current Covid-19 Policy is under review. Please check back later.
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“Sleeping in tents this summer was awesome! It was my first time sleeping in tent. Thanks OUB for all you do!”
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!
“I learned that I love cooking for large groups and that I’m a good leader.”
For more information about OUB Camps, please contact:
Gwen Botting, Executive Director
Aric Wallace, Camp Director