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A group of young athletes piled on top of innertubes being pulled across the snow.While most people think of going to camp as a summer event, NWABA’s Camp Spark winter sessions offer even more opportunities for youth and young adults who are blind and visually impaired.

Our 2023 Camp Spark season kicked off on January 19th and is officially underway with its first overnight session for campers ages 12 to 15. Held at Camp Ghormley in Naches, WA—a beautiful swirly drive through the Wenatchee National Forest, located through the trees and a short drive from White Pass Ski Area—fifteen athletes from around Washington State came together to participate in snowshoeing, broomball, and a giant sledding hill, reuniting with old friends and forming relationships with new friends.

During this camp session, our athletes will get an unplugged weekend of adventure, sleeping in a log cabin, snowshoeing to the dining hall for meals, and playing competitive games of broomball and braille UNO.

In addition to the fun and games, NWABA will have a Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist present working with these young athletes on cane skills. Developing these skills in a new, unfamiliar environment helps our athletes build essential tools in their learning and development, that will help them with confidence and independence in the future. We can’t wait to hear the amazing stories from our campers about their experiences and we’re excited to kick off our 2023 Camp Spark season!