Washington Camp Abilities

Camp Abilities Washington is a fantastic opportunity for youth who are blind or visually impaired ages 9 to 14 years old, to partake in a week-long developmental sports camp. These sports include swimming, tandem biking, judo, goalball, track and field and much more! We pride ourselves on developing one BIG camp family that grows every year a bit more. We encourage community building, creating long lasting friendships and having powerful, positive experiences throughout the week.

In addition to learning a variety of sports, campers will also develop their orientation and mobility skills, expand their independence skills and advocacy skills under the instruction of many different types of educators. Our staff includes individuals from all over the country in many different speciality areas. Some of these areas include, adapted physical education professionals, teachers of the visually impaired, orientation and mobility specialists and recreational therapists and more! Our camp focuses on growing the whole camper in all areas of life in a fun, innovative and inclusive environment.

Camp Abilities Washington will be hosted on the University of Puget Sound campus in Tacoma, WA. The dates set for Camp Abilities Washington are July 29, to August 3, 2018. This camp is a sleep-over camp, it is not a day camp. Camp Abilities WA is no-cost for campers who meet the eligibility requirements.

Camp registration is now closed for summer of 2018.

“NWABA is a game-changer for me because it gave me a TEAM! I learned that there are no winners or losers in life. This summer I spent the whole week at Camp Abilities with kids who are blind or visually impaired, like me! Surprisingly enough, I fit in! It felt like everyone understood what I had been going through my entire life. We had soooo much fun there! It felt like I was not alone anymore. With NWABA, I found my group!”

– K. McCrae, Moses Lake, WA

Camp Abilities Camper (2 years)

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If you have any questions about camp, registration, your child’s eligibility, or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact Kirsten French, Co-Camp Director, at kfrench@nwaba.org or 360.859.3116.