2014 Camp and Event Schedule

Camper and Counselor playing fake guitars at the talent show!
Camper and Counselor going crazy at the talent show!



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Date                            Event                                            Location

Jan 17-19                  Snow Much Fun                                          Indian Trails

Just what is sounds like!  Sliding, sledding, making your own snow creations, experiencing all that Michigan has offer in the winter.  Challenge – Smores in the Snow! Snow forts, snow ice cream, movie night, great crafts – snow much fun!

April 4-6                     Spring Fling                                                  Indian Trails

Come and move to the beat! Nature exploration, crafts, cook-out, test your senses, solve a mystery – all sorts of cool stuff to do!  Invite your friends and neighbors to our silent auction, concert and dance!

16-18              MPVI Family Camp/Open House              Indian Trails and Camp O

Come see our new digs and enjoy an adventure together!  Adapted games and fun times for all.

May 27- June 1        Staff Training with ITC staff                       ITC and Camp O

June 4 – 8                 Specialized Staff Training for OUB staff*            ITC and Camp O

June 8 – 14               Tech Camp (Adults 18 and over)              ITC and Camp O

All Tech Considered!  An entire week of tech cool stuff – have your thought of creating your own website, have you heard of a device but haven’t had a chance to check it out?  Are you a musician?  How can you publish your music?  What is accessible and what isn’t?  Low tech or high tech – what works for your needs and budget? Come find out at our Tech Camp from the best in the business!

June 15 – 28              Blindness Immersion                                  ITC and Camp O

Stay for one week or two or just come for the second week.  Cook and taste your own creations!  Get smarter through your fingertips!  Find out more about what makes the world go round!  Create 3-D art to share with family and friends!   Make great memories with great people!  What more could you want – a week, or two of all things VI!

June 29 –  5              ——off——no camp

July 6 – 12                 Survivor Art Camp                                            Camp O only

In this exciting reboot of our wild and crazy new camp of 2013, Survivor Art Camp will be held at Camp Optimist, learning survival skills, sleeping in tents, participating in crazy challenges, cooking all of our own meals but also taking field trips to explore and do extremely cool 3-dimensional art with experienced artists in the Grand Rapids community. Held at Camp O.  Cost: $1200.  Reduced rates available based on ability to pay. Scholarships available.  Special Rate: for participants in Survivor Art and Running Blind Adventure Camp, two-camp (2 ½ weeks) special rate is $600!  What a deal!

July 13-23                  Adventure Trip (Ages 12- HS)                    Beaver Island, Lake Charlevoix

THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!  5 days on Beaver Island and 5 days at Lake Charlevoix, all sponsored by Running Blind!  Hop on one of our camp vans on July 13 for the ferry to Beaver Island, spend 5 days there exploring and camping, swimming and whatever else we can cook up, and then go back to the mainland for 5 days of adventures including Fort Michilimackinac, zip lining, canoeing, track and field challenges, backyard barbeques and even parasailing!  (That is, being lifted up on a giant kite over the water behind a boat!  All events are with professional organizations and are inspected and safe!)  You will NOT want to miss this!  With the financial and organizational support of Running Blind, we can offer this camp for only $200!  Limited to first 15 participants.  Held at Beaver Island and Camp Whiting and various locations in NW MI Lower peninsula.  Cost: $200       Special Rate: for participants in Survivor Art and Running Blind Adventure Camp, two-camp (2 ½ weeks) special rate is $600!  What a deal!

October 24-26           Harvest Festival (family event)                  ITC and Camp O

It might be hard to think of the fall of 2014 right now, but plan on taking part in our Harvest Festival family event at ITC and Camp O.  See what our new garden produced for us over the summer!  Cost: $75 per family of 4, $20 each extra person.

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