Summer Camps for Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Parents will find listings for day camps, summer camps, and other recreational programs that welcome children with disabilities, including some that serve campers with blindness or visual impairment exclusively.

You may also wish to browse the state listing for Sports Camps, compiled by American Printing House for the Blind (APH).

Double 'H' Hole in the Woods Ranch
Lake Luzerne, New York
(518) 696-5676
The Double H Ranch, co-founded by Charles R. Wood and Paul Newman, provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. All programs are FREE of charge and capture the magic of the Adirondacks.
Source: Double H Ranch
Hidden Valley Camp
Fishkill, New York
Source: The Fresh Air Fund

Sport camps for children and adults take place throughout the year in many states and internationally. If there is no camp in your state, consider starting one. Camp Abilities® Start-Up Manual is a free download that provides step-by-step instructions to start a camp.


Source: American Printing House for the Blind
Summer Camp for Independent Living Skills (SCILS)
St. Joseph Family Retreat Center
Spokane Washington
Phone: 1-800-552-7103
Weekend program for children aged 9-13 who are blind or visually impaired, to address skill areas contained within the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC).
Source: Department of services for the Blind
The Maryland School for the Blind Camp Abilities 
Baltimore, Maryland
Headed by Matt Mescall
Source: Camp Abilities
Vacation Camp for the Blind
New York, New York
(888) 245-8333; (212) 625-1616
Many activities for children who are blind or visually impaired
Source: Visions
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport
Killington, Vermont
(802) 786-4991
Year-round programs, summer day camps for children with disabilities.
Source: Vermont Adaptive
YMCA Camp Ockanickon
Medford, New Jersey
Phone: 609-654-8225
Source: YMCA Camps
Missouri School for the Blind
St. Louis, Missouri
Source: Camp Abilities