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Visually Impaired and Blind Youth Sessions

Bear Lake Camp offers a camp program for blind and visually impaired youth.  The program focuses on having fun while developing self concepts, relationship learning, independence with life skills and acquiring outdoor skills.  Older campers have the option to  participate in leadership development activities. The leadership development program runs through two summers with elevated experience and responsibilities in the 2nd year. Participants in the leadership development program must have been a camper for the regular Blind and Visually Impaired Youth Camp. The program is financially supported by Lions, Lioness and Leo clubs throughout Michigan.  There is a $25.00 registration fee. 

Is my child eligible to attend?

If you answer yes to one of the following questions, your child may be eligible to attend.


Is your child totally blind?


Is your child legally blind or has side vision not more than 20 degrees with correction?


Is your child partially sighted with low vision of 20-40 Snellen or less with correction?


Does your child have vision in one eye only?

Open House

We extend an invitation to all interested families to see our camp and get a feel for our programs on this special day.  Activities will be provided for children and tours and informational sessions provided for parents and others.  A lunch is included.  Pre-registration is necessary.  The Open House is on July 5, 2014 from 10:00 through12:00 noon

Camp for First Timers 

This camp is for the visually impaired child that has never been away from home.  It is an introduction to camping.  The camp is 6  days in length.  Focus will be to give basic introduction to camp activities, independence and mobility around camp and living with a cabin group.  If you think your child would enjoy a camp experience, but not sure about leaving him for 2 weeks, then this is the one.  This session is July 13-19, 2014

Camp for Lifers

Our camp for lifers is our traditional camp program.  This camp is two weeks long.  Campers will have the opportunity to learn outdoor skills in the area of nature, kayaks, canoes, swimming, arts& crafts, team building and challenge activities.  The two weeks allows for focus on campers independence and mobility around camp and group living. This session is from July 13-26, 2014

How do I Apply?


bulletRegister online now for any of the sessions above.

       Open house        Youth   Leadership    

bulletDownload an application for any of the sessions above

       Open house        Youth   Leadership


You can submit a request for information below and we will send you an application.

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