Vancouver, Washington—December 11, 2019—Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) has announced that they will be hosting an overnight, comprehensive sports camp for children and youth who are blind and visually impaired in January 2020. This will be the second consecutive year to host a winter session for Camp Spark in Washington State. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities including skiing, snowboarding, broomball, and more. Orientation and Mobility Specialists will also attend to support children and youth gain the skills to safely navigate through winter conditions and rural terrain.
This winter session in Washington for Camp Spark will take place at Ghormley Meadow Christian Camp in Naches, WA between January 10 and January 12, 2020. This overnight sports camp provides 1:2 sport instruction for each camper. Children who attend vary in socioeconomic status, ethnic background, and level of skills and abilities. A total of 12 campers are registered to attend, with over five on a waitlist. Individuals interested in volunteering or participating in future events are encouraged to sign up at www.nwaba.org.
“Our Board of Directors is extremely excited to offer these truly transformational programs to children and youth with visual impairments. Camp Spark reaches far beyond participating in sports, and acts as a catalyst to help campers gain the confidence, self-esteem, friendships, and independence they need to achieve success in all areas of life,” said Founder, President/CEO, Billy Henry