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Leader Dogs for the Blind Summer Experience Camp for Youth in Michigan


Sunday, June 23, 2024    
All Day


Leader Dogs for the Blind
1039 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan, 48307

Event Type

A free leadership and training camp for teens in the United States and Canada ages 16 or 17 who are legally blind

Leader Dogs for the Blind is hosting “Teen Summer Camp” for youth who are blind from June 23 – 29.

Leader Dogs empowers people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for safe and independent daily travel. Its Teen Summer Camp combines fun with exploring mobility options.

The camp is free for teens ages 16 or 17 who are legally blind, even if they don’t plan to train with a guide dog.

Camp activities will include:

  • Building friendships with peers facing similar challenges
  • Learning how to use an accessible GPS
  • Practicing orientation, mobility and night travel skills
  • Tandem biking, rock wall climbing, zip lining, beep kickball and more!

Campers will receive a free HumanWare GPS to help increase their travel independence and experience a day working one-on-one with a guide dog mobility instructor and Leader Dog (guide dog).

The camp is free and includes public transportation to and from the camper’s home to Leader Dogs for the Blind’s Rochester Hills campus, accommodations and meals.

Download the Teen Summer Camp application on Leader Dogs’ website to apply.  The deadline to apply is April 5.