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Illinois School for the Visually Impaired Transition to Independence Camp 2019


Sunday, June 16, 2019    
All Day


Illinois School for the Visuallly Impaired
658 E. State St., Jacksonville, IL

Event Type

One-week camping adventure for youth 15-19 who are blind or visually impaired.

Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI) summer camps bring together students who are blind and visually impaired from schools throughout Illinois for a week-long learning adventure. Each camp will present an overview of current trends in an area of concentration.

All camps are scheduled for June 16-22 on the ISVI campus in Jacksonville.

The Transition to Independence Camp  will allow campers to learn about independent living skills that promote successful transition to adulthood through:

  • Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Technology
  • Employment skills
  • Recreation

Students who are visually impaired ages 15 to 19 are eligible to attend if they:

  • Reside in Illinois
  • Do not currently attend ISVI
  • Are not high school graduates
  • Have appropriate independent living skills

There will be a fee of $15. No student will be denied an opportunity to attend camp solely for an inability to pay. Scholarships are available by calling Barbi Ballard at (217) 479-4446.

For more information and to register, visit the ISVI Summer Camp Program website. The deadline for registration is May 3.