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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

Updated Info

We have lowered the age limit for Service Leadership Camp and our Running Blind Adventure Trip. Each of these camps has 3 spots left for campers. We are also accepting applications for Elementary Camp and Cookin’ and Jammin’ Camp for a waiting list only, as these camps are currently full. If you would like to sign up your child for any camp, please see the Registration Page 

A registration fee of $25 per family is the only fee required for all camps. OUB is not charging a tuition fee for camps.

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.

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).

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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!

Parent Education is an important part of our work. Please view this great video from the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI).

NAPVI Parent Education Video

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!

“Adventure Camp was one of the most spectacular experiences of my life!” Counselor Mark.

For more information on OUB Camps, contact Gwen Botting at:
gwen@oubmichigan.org
989-855-2430 or 616-755-2221