Independence 101 is a residential summer program for students in grades 5-8 which takes place between July 18th and August 8th, 2015. Students will participate in a wide array of social and recreational activities. Just as many of their sighted peers are meeting new friends at camp, Independence 101 participants will build a peer support network with other blind middle school students. During the day, students receive instruction, in a small classroom setting, in Braille, technology, cane travel, and independent living. Students reside in apartments with blind instructors/mentors.
A good portion of time is dedicated to fun, confidence building activities. Activities may include visit to the mall and movies, rock climbing, sports activities, trips to amusement parks, visiting points of interest in Baltimore, taking a train to Washington, D.C., and more!
For more information please contact:
Youth Services Coordinator
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM)
3345 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21227