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Camp Wanaqua

LET'S ADVENTURE TOGETHER!
 

Camp Wanaqua is the only free summer day camp for blind and visually impaired children in the New York metropolitan area. A place where kids can unwind, unplug and engage with their peers, camp takes place on our main campus in the Bronx for six weeks in July and August, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 

Providing a supportive environment that strengthens camper's self-esteem, resilience, and independence, campers' days are filled with games, enriching activities, cooking classes, workshops, and field trips that explore all NYC has to offer.

To see photos from past summers, click here

CAMP WANAQUA 2020

Know of a child who would benefit from attending Camp Wanaqua? 

Check out our Welcome Letter and download a copy of our Camp Wanaqua 2020 Application below:

* Note, we've found the medical forms take the most time to complete in collaboration with your child's health care professionals. 

SUPPORT OUR CAMPERS!

Each year, Camp Wanaqua is made possible through the generous support of our community of donors, friends, and advocates. 

To join this community today, click here. Thank you for your support!

 
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THANK YOU TO OUR CAMP WANAQUA 2019 SPONSORS!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Camp Wanaqua 2020, email us at development@nyise.org.

Reader's Digest Partners for Sight Foundation 

Mrs. Cheever Porter Foundation, Inc.

Rossiter Financial Group, Inc. 

JS Concrete & Masonry, LLC

Hinman Straub P.C. 

Gundermann & Gundermann, Inc./Cook Maran Associates

NYISE Board of Directors