July 20th & 21st
10 am – 2 pm
Ages 6-11 (1st – 5th grade)
Children who are blind or visually impaired need the same kind of social interactions, interpersonal communication, and interpersonal skills that sighted children need. But visual impairment can cause significant differences not only in how they learn, but also in how they view their world and their interaction with others. This can result in a lack of confidence that can lead to social isolation and limited participation in social and recreational opportunities they can enjoy like their sighted peers. This two day short course will focus on strategies to improve interpersonal skills while participating in fun and challenging fitness activities.
The Maryland School for the Blind and Frederick County Vision Services are combining efforts to offer a local summer camp program for elementary aged students with visual impairment from Frederick and nearby counties. This day camp will take place at Catoctin State Park.
The park will provide a fun and natural setting for activities which will focus on the social/recreational skills that will enable campers to make and keep friends, including age appropriate mobility and daily living skills.
A $15 donation will help cover costs, but is not required for participation.
Medications will not be administered during program hours.
Contact Susan Vanderhoff at 410-925-0364 for additional information.
Mail or fax registrations to 410-319-5708 by May 31, 2015 to:
The Maryland School for the Blind
Outreach Services Department
3501 Taylor Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21236-4499