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Camp caters to people with visual impairments

Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind was started in 1972 and is located approximately 12 miles southeast of Waycross, Ga. on 63 beautiful acres.

The camp provides growth experiences for children, teens, and adults with visual impairments through the use of recreation, education, socialization, and rehabilitation in a camp setting.

Who can attend the camp? Any person with a vision loss of 20/70 or greater whose primary disability is vision related.

Campers must be at least between the ages of 4-84.

Any camper who is 4 or 5 must bring a parent to camp with them. Campers 6-9 have the option of bringing either a sibling or a parent as well.

Camp Schedule: Each camp is one week long excluding the teenage camp which runs for two weeks.

The following schedule is for 2010 year.

Session 1, June 13-18, Family Camp (ages 4-9)

Session 2, June 20-25, Pre-Teens (ages 10-13)

Session 3, June 27-July 5, Young Adults (ages 18-25)

Session 4, July 9-16, Older Adults (ages 25 )

Session 5, July 19-30, Teenagers (ages 14-17)

The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind is like no other camp in Georgia.

Here, disabilities fade into the background.

We empower those who are struggling; we encourage the pursuit of dreams.

We play like there is no tomorrow while providing a physically and emotionally safe environment at all times. We do it because we are the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind.

The $150 camp fee is usually paid for the camper by Lions Clubs throughout Georgia.

For more information call Thomson Camellia City Lions President Kathy Phillips at 706-595-5176.

Also, information can be found at or call 912-283-4320.

Web posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010

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