Camp Abilities founder, Dr. Lauren Lieberman, joins Jeff Thompson in the Blind Abilities Studio where Dr. Lieberman tells us about the opportunities happening around the world at Camp Abilities.
Dr. Lauren Lieberman founded the Brockport, New York Camp Abilities in 1996 and conducted the last 2 years of Camp virtually during the Pandemic.
With Lauren’s studies in Health and Physical Education Undergrad and Masters, she learned that she was good at teaching sports while working at the Perkins School for the Blind. She was awarded a grant to begin a sports camp for the Blind and Camp Abilities was founded and has not skipped a beat. Models of the Brockport New York Camp Abilities have spread across the states and around the world. Students return year after year and you can listen to the passion and excitement on the videos available on the CampAbilities.org web site.
The Camp Abilities website has a wealth of resources for adaptive sports, and instructional materials for teachers, parents, youth and links to register and learn about the Blind Soccer program.
Be sure to share with friends and Physical Education teachers and help spread the awareness about the opportunities at Camp Abilities. And remember, the Camp Abilities Motto, “Believe You Can Achieve!”
(From the CampAbilities.org web site)
A week-long Educational Sports Camp
Children with Visual Impairments
Dates:June 26-July 2
We are planning for an in-person camp this coming summer!
The Camp Abilities model has expanded to other locations including Long Island, NY, Alaska, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Florida, Puerto Rico, Maryland, California, Texas, and Ireland. Currently, there are 29 Camp Abilities across the United States and the World! Efforts are also under way to create new camps!!
In the spirit of ” Camp Abilities”, the Camp Abilities facility operating at The College at Brockport is the only camp that is affiliated with The Research Foundation with State University of New York (RF) or the State University of New York (SUNY). All other camps listed herein have no affiliation or association with nor do they receive funding or sponsorship from Research Foundation or The College at Brockport, State University of New York.
Contact Your State Services
If you reside in Minnesota, and you would like to know more about Transition Services from State Services contact Transition Coordinator Sheila Koenig by email or contact her via phone at 651-539-2361.
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