Recreation and Leisure Resources

This section includes a wide range of information on recreational opportunities for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, from ideas for toys and play for young children to hobbies for older adults with visual impairments.

Recreation and Leisure are part of the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) for students who are blind or visually impaired. These skills promote the enjoyment of leisure activities, including learning new activities and making choices about how to spend leisure time

Camp Abilities Gerorgia
Columbus, Georgia
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Headed by Brandon Schellhorn
Vinton, Iowa
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The Maryland School for the Blind Camp Abilities 
Headed by Matt Mescall
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Camp Abilities Nebraska
Boys Town, Nebraska
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Camp Abilities North Florida
Neptune Beach, FL
Summer Camp: July 8th-14th, 2018
Surf Camp: April 21st, 2018
Winter Camping Trip: February 16th-18th, 2018
Source: Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities Oregon
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Camp Abilities Pennsylvania
West Chester University
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SEE Camp Abilities H20
Camp Dogwood
Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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Alpine Alternatives, Inc.
Anchorage, Alaska


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Camp Abilities Tucson
Tucson, Arizona
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Camp Inter-Actions
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Camp Inter-Actions is a traditional summer camp experience for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Source: Camp Inter-Actions
Camp Tuhsmeheta
Greenville, Michigan
Phone: 888-760-2206
Camp Tuhsmeheta (Touch-Smell-Hear-Taste) is a 300 acre outdoor education facility for students who are blind/visually impaired.  We offer our site to youth organizations and school groups as an outdoor learning environment.  Educational groups pay a rate of $100/day for a group up to 75 persons to use the property.  The rate includes meals.  Camp Tuhsmeheta is owned and operated by the State of Michigan, Department of Education-Low Incidence Outreach.
Source: Camp Tushmeheta

This site uses your location to display movies in your area with accessible technology, including captioning and descriptive audio. Use the filter to display only the movies with the technology you need. Users may also search by theater.

Tips and comprehensive advice for gardeners who have experienced vision loss. Explore information about digging, wedding, mowing, trimming, and everything related to productive and enjoyable gardening.

This online course covers planning, establishing, and caring for a container garden. Hadley courses are free to English speakers with a visual impairment, regardless of country of residence.

Source: Hadley School for the Blind

Crafter Marjorie Arnott has transcribed craft books into braille, including knitting and crochet.

Source: Copper Dots

Blogger Hannah Thompson describes her first experience of an audio-described film. Her opinion touches on many of the benefits and shortcomings of audio description.

Source: Blind Spot

This blog includes tools, tips, and techniques geared for people who are visually impaired.  Kimberly and Abby share their projects and ideas, and include close-up photos of their works in progress.

"These guidelines are a key for those performing description, and cover a range of topics from preparing to describe to determining both what information needs to be described and how to describe it."

Source: Described and Captioned Media Program

Wondering what features should be included when designing a playground for children with visual impairments?  This post includes suggestions for tactile elements, safety, multi-sensory features, and accessibility considerations.

Source: Perkins eLearning