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Camp Abilities is a developmental sports camp for youth who are blind or visually impaired ages 8-15. It promotes independence and life skills through sports and physical activity. Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) hosts Camp Abilities Oregon on Willamette Universities campus in Salem, OR.  We have space available for 55 campers and 30 counselors. This program is at no cost to attendees. Below is an outline of information needed to know for camp. Once you have decided on registering, click the link for your designated role. If you have any questions or concerns about eligibility requirements, please call our office. We have requirements to ensure a safe and fun environment. We are very accommodating and like to speak with parents, guardians and/or teachers about their camper to ensure we are making the best decision for all parties involved.

If you are a first time parent or guardian visiting our site and are nervous about sending your child to camp. We have families who would love to share about their experiences to help you make your decision. Please contact us if you wish to speak to another parent or guardian on their camp experience.

Where: Willamette University

When: July 22nd (Staff Orientation) July 23-29, 2017 (Camp Abilities)

Cost: No cost to Oregon residents.

How many spots available: 40 spots available for Oregon residents. 15 spots available for Washington residents.

Registration Open: January 9, 2017

Registration Closed: June 1, 2017

Registration process: First come first serve basis. [Electronic or paper submission]

What sports will be at camp: Swimming, goalball, beep baseball, hiking, tandem biking, paddle boarding, judo and more.

Camper to Counselor Ratio: 2:1

Travel Expense Aid: Families traveling over 70 miles can be reimbursed up to .50 cents per mile. Reimbursement upon request.

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Click here for Camper Information and Registration

Click here for Counselor & Counselor in Training Information and Registration

Please contact Stacey Gibbins, Director of Programs, at sgibbins@nwaba.org or 360.718.2834 if you have any questions or concerns about Camp Abilities Oregon.

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