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Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired Summer Camp

Apr 25, 2018


Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

397 Azalea Avenue

Richmond, Virginia 23227

Dear Parents/Guardians:


The on-line registration link for DBVI’s SUPER SUMMER CAMP (SSC) is now active! SSC is sponsored by the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI). The purpose of SSC is to offer children who are blind, vision impaired, or deafblind an opportunity to have a summer camp experience, make new friends, practice independence, and develop self-confidence. The week long camp is residential and activities include sports, swimming, canoeing, fishing, hiking, archery, rock wall climbing, horseback riding, and arts and crafts. We also have 6 volunteer Jr. Counselor In Training (CIT) positions available for high school students who have attended Camp and are interested in being a mentor. SSC is held at the Camp Easterseals facility that is located in New Castle, VA near Roanoke. The camp staff includes Teachers of the Visually Impaired, O&M Instructors, Camp Easterseals staff, and a Nurse.  An Open House will be held the first day of camp, Sunday July 22 from 12:00 to 4:00, for families of future campers to visit and see what Super Summer Camp is all about so please spread the word!


Camp Dates: July 22 (Sunday) – July 28 (Saturday) 2018

Location: Camp Easter Seal (New Castle, VA)

Cost: FREE

Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation is the responsibility of the family. If transportation to or from camp is an issue, staff may be able to assist in finding carpools/ride sharing with families from your area.

CAMPERS must meet the following criteria to attend:

1. Age: 8- through completion of the 10th grade.

2. Visual acuity: 20/100 or worse; priority is given to campers who are legally blind.

3. Ability to take care of personal hygiene needs such as toileting and bathing.

4. Ability to travel around camp with little or no assistance from counselors.

5. Ability to benefit from the camp activities.


TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SSC: On-line application completed & documents submitted by 6/30/18: . Once you access the link you will need to register and then you will have access to the SSC application. Once the application has been submitted, it will be reviewed and camp documents will be e mailed to you. Just print, complete, and scan the documents and return. When the application is complete you will be e mailed an acceptance to SSC! If a Camper is interested in a volunteer Jr. CIT position, they must complete a SSC application and then contact Caren Phipps in order to receive the CIT position application.


If you need a printed SSC Application or have questions please contact Caren Phipps at (804) 625-3972 or e mail at

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