Camp Lions for the Blind and Deaf – Session II in Southern Illinois
High Adventure Technology Camp for ages 13 to 17.
Camp Lions’ mission is for the overall growth of the individual camper in self-confidence, knowledge, independence, leadership and creativity through a recreational experience geared to individual abilities, from the beginning camper to the returning veteran.
The second session is High Adventure Tech Camp and is scheduled for July 1-6 at Camp Cedar Point in the heart of the Rend Lake recreational area.
High Adventure Technology Camp is a camp for campers ages 13 through 17 year olds that are deaf, blind or deaf and blind. This new camp is for the camper that likes to work with their hands, loves new technologies as well as enjoys hiking and camping. With the special help of instructors from Rend Lake College who will teach campers onsite, campers will be able to build and fly their own drones for free. They will also learn how to take care of their drone and repair their drone when needed. Every camper will be taking their drone home with them at the end of camp. There will also be traditional Camp Lions activities like swimming and fishing, along with new camp activities.
To be eligible to attend Camp Lions a camper must:
- Blind/Partially sighted: have a visual acuity of 20/70 after best correction; or be legally blind;and/or be a person who is:
- Deaf/Hard of Hearing: have an auditory loss that required daily use of sign language, lipreading, and/or daily use of a hearing aid or cochlear implant
- Be between the ages of 7 to 17 years old
- Be independent in all personal care without assistance
- Be independently mobile on campgrounds
For more information and to register, visit https://lionsofillinoisfoundation.org/camp-lions.html.