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Camp Lighthouse 2012 Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                      Contact: Jocelyn Hunter 
Washington, DC – June 2012                                                                                                                                                                   202-454-6422
                                                                                                                                                                                                             jhunter@clb.org                
 
A Tradition of Camp Lighthouse to begin Anew at YMCA
 
WHO: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) will host an annual tradition, 53rd Camp Lighthouse, at the YMCA in Silver Spring.  
 
WHAT: This new location will afford campers who are blind or low vision the opportunity to participate in new camp activities such as learning about creating structures with Lagos, practicing some new dance moves,, and participating in creative arts projects.  Some of previous year’s highlights will continue such as beep-baseball which is an adaptive version of baseball; preparing some healthy snacks independently, and reading and writing braille.
 
WHEN: Monday, June 18, 2012 – Friday, June 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
WHERE: YMCA
9800 Hastings Drive
Silver Spring, MD 
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About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)
CLB serves people of all ages who are blind, low vision, or deaf-blind living in the Washington Region, by providing vision-health screenings, independent living skills training, support groups, retraining, and job counseling and placement.  17% of veterans are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with visual impairment.  CLB partners with government and private agencies to retrain and employ these wounded warriors.  Independence is our vision.  
For more information, please visit our Web site at www.clb.org.