2017 Summer Programs

Summer Programs

With summer fast approaching, many parents and students are thinking about camp. With a good summer camp, students can make friends and learn to be independent while embracing concepts such as teamwork and cooperation.

This page contains information about the WCBVI Summer Programs. These programs are designed for school-aged students who are blind or visually impaired.

These programs are not part of a student’s IEP or any local district programming. Each program has a limited number of available spots. A wait list will be kept in the case of cancellations.

The Intermediate and Transition programs are for students who can participate independently or with minimal support. Transportation to and from the WSBVI campus is the responsibility of the family.

Beginning Literacy - Ages 4-7 - August 1-4

This literacy-focused scavenger hunt experience is for Wisconsin students who are blind or visually impaired aged 4-7.

This is a day program only. Students should arrive at 9 am and be picked up at 3 pm. Daily transportation is the responsibility of the family.

Students will be given a list of tasks to complete / items to find. Other activities will include letter recognition, music, reading time, exploration, and motor skills.

There are up to 6 available spots for this program.  Lunch will be provided.

Intermediate Literacy - Ages 8-13 - June 25-30

This is a one-week literacy-focused scavenger hunt experience for Wisconsin students who are blind or visually impaired aged 8-13. Students will be separated into teams and be given a list of tasks to complete / items to find.

Students will also learn about independence, working in groups, traveling in unfamiliar areas, cooking, how to integrate technology with every day activities and when and how to ask for assistance.

There are up to 20 available spots for this program.

Transition - Ages 14-21 - July 9-21

This two-week transition-focused scavenger hunt experience is for Wisconsin students who are blind or visually impaired aged 14-21. Students will be separated into teams and be given a list of tasks to complete / items to find.

To aid in these tasks, students will participate in classes such as: Career and Vocational Education, Independent Living and Personal Management, Self Advocacy, Orientation & Mobility, Social Interaction.

There are up to 20 available spots for this program.

EmployAbility - Ages 16-21 - June 18-30 & July 5-21

This is a five-week program for students that provides instruction in job readiness skills and two weeks of paid part-time employment in the community.  Visit the EmployAbility event page for more details and complete the online interest form.

Specialty Summer Programs

In addition, to aid you in your awareness of other specialty summer camps available, we have compiled the following list. This isn’t a comprehensive list and, with the exception of the events offered by our staff, WCBVI does not endorse, nor are we affiliated with any of the programs listed.