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Camp Wanaqua

Camp Wanaqua is the only free summer day camp in the New York metropolitan area for blind and visually impaired children. 
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Camp Wanaqua 2018
Camp Wanaqau is a place where blind or visually impaired children can unwind, unplug, and engage with their peers through exciting and fun activities for six-weeks during July and August.  Located on our fully accessible campus, camp staff provide a nurturing and supportive environment where campers engage in on and off-site activities designed to encourage new skill development and increase self-confidence. To request a Camp Application by mail, email
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 Thank you to our Camp Wanaqua 2017 Sponsors and Supporters:


Rossiter Financial Group, Inc.


JS Concrete & Masonry, LLC


Hinman Straub P.C.

Charitable Fund


The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region


Gundermann & Gundermann, Inc./

Cook Maran & Associates


NYISE Board of Directors