Summer Programs

This page contains information about 2019 programs. These programs are designed for students who are blind or visually impaired that can participate independently or with minimal support.

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.

Beginning Literacy: July 30 – August 2

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This is a 4-day camp for emerging readers who are blind or visually impaired aged 4-7. There are up to 6 available spots for this program. The theme this year is “Rockin’ with Reading.”

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.  Lunch will be provided.

Activities will include letter recognition, music, reading time, writing, exploration, and motor skills.

Intermediate Literacy: July 28 – August 2

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This is a one-week program that will use humor to teach literacy concepts to students who are blind or visually impaired aged 8-13. The theme this year is “Witty Writing.”

Students will participate in recreational and educational activities throughout the program, with classes, projects, and field trips.

There are up to 20 available spots for this program. Students will be served meals on campus and will be housed in the WSBVI dorms. Transportation to and from the WSBVI campus is the responsibility of the family.

Transition Program: July 7-19

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A two-week experience that will allow 12-21 year old Wisconsin students who are blind or visually impaired to explore future endeavors. The theme this year is “Future Feature.”

Students will participate in recreational and educational activities. The focus is to create a presentation of their career plan and create a meal to celebrate their achievements on the last day of camp. Students will learn how to research careers based on interests and skills to build a career plan from their informed choices.

There are up to 20 available spots for this program. Students will be served meals on campus and will be housed in the WSBVI dorms. Transportation to and from the WSBVI campus is the responsibility of the family.

Other Summer Programs offered by WCBVI

The Summer EmployAbility Program is a five-week program for Wisconsin students who are blind or visually impaired aged 16-21 and who have attended high school in Wisconsin during the previous school year.  This program’s focus is learning independent travel, daily living, and skills for competitive employment.

The Adult Summer Program is a one-week program designed to build life skills and introduce exciting new activities at home, at work and in the community. Participants must pass a background check and be independent in self-care and in managing their own medication.

Specialty Summer Programs

To increase awareness of other specialty summer camps available, we have compiled the list available at the link below. 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.