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Camp Wanaqua

 
Camp Wanaqua is the only free day camp in the New York metropolitan area for blind and visually impaired children.
 
Provided each summer during the month of July, Camp Wanaqua is a day camp for kids ages seven to thirteen and provides a chance for kids to unplug, engage with each other, and have fun.
 
Approximately twenty-five campers join us each summer to participate in a wide range of educational, athletic and therapeutic activities that result in new skills, confidence, friendships, and memories. Additionally, these activities encourage skill development in the expanded core curriculum. 
 
How to apply
To receive a camp application, email Camp Director Anthony George: ageorge@nyise.org.
 
Children are referred to the camp by parents, CBVH counselors and by teachers of the visually impaired in New York City and lower Westchester. Applicants must be registered with the CBVH. 
 
 
Programming
Children are referred to the camp by parents, CBVH counselors and by teachers of the visually impaired in New York City and lower Westchester. Applicants must be registered with the CBVH. 
 
Transportation
To ensure campers are able to attend, we provide free bus transportation for campers who are registered with the NYS Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped (CBVH).
 
Camp Information
Monday -Thursday
9:00AM - 2:30PM
Camp Wanaqua 2017 (July 5 - 28 - tentative)
 
Camp Wanaqua is overseen by Camp Director Anthony George, who is assisted by camp counselors that are experienced in working with children who are blind and visually impaired. All counselors are certified in CPR, first aid, and lifeguarding. Medical facilities are available on site.
 
A Dat at Camp Wanaqua