Camp Spark​

Camp Spark is a comprehensive residential sports camp program for youth and young adults, ages 8 to 21, who are blind and visually impaired. Camp sessions last three or six days and generally take place at rented facilities at universities, or retreat centers. Through summer and winter sessions, campers learn how to swim for the first time, snowshoe through the mountains, develop friendships, and gain the skills and resources to help them achieve success in all areas of life.

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What is that Spark?

It is building community, learning life skills, developing self-esteem, gaining independence, conquering new goals, and creating memories for a lifetime.

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10+ Sporting Events

Through Camp Spark, our campers participate in a variety of sports throughout the year.

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7 Different Sessions

We are hosting seven sessions of Camp Spark annually for campers of all abilities in Washington and Oregon. Campers from Montana and Idaho should contact us about registering.

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No Cost to Campers

NWABA works tirelessly with program partners, corporate sponsors, and individual supporters to ensure the cost is $0.00 for our campers and families.

About Camp Spark


  • Be able to have fun and SMILE!

  • Must be legally blind or be receiving vision services.
  • Meet individual eligibility and independence requirements, for the session(s) you want to attend. – See Camp Spark schedule for details.
  • Demonstrate the necessary physical activity requirements for the session(s) you’d like to attend.
  • Display behaviors that allow them to function in a group setting that does not affect other group members (no bullying, biting, kicking, fleeing or aggressive behaviors toward others).
  • Display medical needs conducive to a camp environment. Determination will be made at the discretion of camp medical staff prior to acceptance.

Ready To Sign Up?

If you have additional questions or need more information about Camp Spark, please contact:

Kirsten French –
Co-Camp Director/Programs Manager, Camp Spark & Sports Adaptations
[email protected]

Matt Coelho –
Co-Camp Director/Programs Coordinator, Camp Spark & Sports Adaptations
[email protected]

Tandem biking at Camp Spark with a counselor in front and the athlete in back.

Thank You!

Camp Staff & Volunteer Info

Our counselors, specialists and volunteers are vital elements to ensure we offer a truly life-changing experience for our campers.

Sports Outreach

NWABA provides sport and physical activity to individuals of all ages and abilities with visual impairments in various sports activities such as tandem biking, kayaking or skiing.