Camp Spark Brings Exciting Activities for Visually Impaired Youth

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Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) announced its seventh summer hosting Camp Spark through Friday, July 28, 2022. Camp Spark is a comprehensive overnight sports camp for individuals ages 8 to 21, who are blind and visually impaired. This unique model uses sports, physical activity, and orientation and mobility as a catalyst to encourage leadership, independence, advocacy, and daily living skills that contribute to overall greater quality of life.

Three one-week summer sessions will be hosted at the Linfield University Campus in McMinnville, OR, and will provide sports instruction to a total of 65 campers ranging in age from 8-21 living in Oregon and Washington. Campers will participate in a variety of sports and recreational activities including goalball (a sport specifically developed for individuals with visual impairments), fitness, beep baseball, tandem cycling, yoga, track & field, and numerous others. The campers vary in socioeconomic status, ethnic background, and level of skills and abilities and NWABA offers camp free of charge to youth and their families.

NWABA will host a total of seven week-long summer and winter camp sessions in Oregon and Washington this year, with one summer session tailored specifically to children, youth, and young adults with multiple disabilities in addition to being blind or visually impaired

“Our Board of Directors is extremely excited to offer these truly transformational programs to children and youth with visual impairments. Camp reaches far beyond participating in sports, and acts as a catalyst to help campers gain the confidence, self-esteem, friendships, and independence they need to achieve success in all areas of life.” said Founder, President & CEO, Billy Henry.

For more information on Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, please contact Anne Coleman, at [email protected]

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