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). Program Highlights 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, HAVE FUN!
LIGHTHOUSE AWAY SOUTHWEST EXPEDITION 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. Program Highlights 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. Program Description 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. Program Itinerary 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]