LIGHTHOUSE SUMMER DAY CAMP
Please make plans to join The Chicago Lighthouse Vision
Rehabilitation Center for our second year of summer camp in
Glenview. Every Friday of each week from June 21 to August 19, camp
will feature a different theme for blind and visually impaired
participants (ages 6-21 years old).
Campers will participate in a variety of multisensory activities
ranging from therapeutic horseback riding, swimming, kayaking,
tandem cycling, cooking (and of course, eating), Beep Baseball, and
field trips. To add to the excitement, each day will revolve around
a theme, and in the past have included costumes, the "un-birthday"
celebration, talent show, and pajama party.
Campers will develop friendships, learn new skills, and above all,
LIGHTHOUSE AWAY SOUTHWEST
The Chicago Lighthouse has partnered with Global
Explorers and the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest
Indiana to create an expedition that is intended for both sighted
and blind/low vision students between the ages of 15 and 19 years
old. The Lighthouse Away Southwest Expedition is from July 22 to
July 30, 2013.
Warm yourself by a campfire as you hear ancient tales recounted by
a Navajo storyteller and flute player under the endless stars of
Canyon de Chelly. Enjoy a true escape as you raft the San Juan
River, embrace the mystical powers of the desert and conduct
important research on the impact of sound on the environment.
Explore hidden and mysterious cliff dwellings and learn how their
original inhabitants faced conservation issues similar to those we
face today. Take your new leadership skills to the next level at
the No Barriers Summit, and meet with other youth to truly explore
what it means to have a No Barriers mindset.
The stunning landscape of the Southwestern U.S. never fails to awe
and inspire those who take the time to discover its riches. This
region, known as the Four Corners, showcases dramatic geologic
formations and sits at a crossroads of American Indian, Spanish and
American cultures. As a testament to the unique combination of
natural and cultural history in the region, the Colorado Plateau
boasts the country's highest concentration of National Parks and
Monuments. Raft the San Juan River, explore spectacular National
Monuments, and visit the Navajo Nation, the largest American Indian
reservation in the country. There's no better place to contemplate
your place in the universe than under the desert sky's magnificent
canvas of stars.
This nine-day program provides an intense wilderness experience -
travelers should be in good physical health and comfortable
"living" in the outdoors. The adventure will include hiking,
camping, and rafting.
For more information, contact
Pam Stern at 847-510-2054 or [email protected]