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Camp Spark

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Camp Spark

Camp Spark is a comprehensive sports camp for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The Camp Spark Model uses sports and physical activity as a catalyst to promote independence, life skills, and greater quality of life. Northwest Association for Blind Athletes (NWABA) currently hosts five sessions of Camp Spark.

Want to attend? Our five sessions of Camp Spark currently include a summer and winter session in each Oregon and Washington, as well as a high-performance session of 5-a-side soccer for select campers.  We are actively working with our funding partners and others to increase the quantity and diversity of Camp Spark sessions that we offer. Check out our Sessions page to find out more about each session of Camp Spark!

Want to get involved? Our staff and volunteers help to make all of these sessions possible.  Check out our Staff page for more information about getting involved!

 


Summer 2020:

Camp Spark will be pivoting our programming this summer in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic to offer programming that is both safe and impactful.  More information will be communicated to staff, campers, and their families.  Please contact Kirsten French at kfrench@nwaba.org for more information.

Click through the boxes below to learn more about getting involved with Camp Spark:

2019 was our first year under the name Camp Spark and we hosted four sessions, consisting of a summer and winter session in both Oregon and Washington.  Through these four sessions, we impacted 95 campers with 92 staff and volunteers.  In 2020, we will be hosting 5 sessions with space for 125 campers.

Did you know the cost of an individual camper for a week at camp is approximately $3,500.00? NWABA works tirelessly with program partners, corporate sponsors, and individual supporters to ensure the cost is $0.00 for our camper families.

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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.

To learn more about the name “Camp Spark,” read our blog here. 

Questions?

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

Kirsten French
Programs Coordinator, Sports Adaptations and Camp Spark, Co-Camp Director
360.859.3116
kfrench@nwaba.org

If you would like to support Camp Spark with an in-kind donation, product donation, or to pay for a scholarship to “Send a Kid to Camp”, please contact:

Stacey Gibbins
Sr. Director of Programs and Services, Co-Camp Director
360.718.2834.
sgibbins@nwaba.org

Special thank you to our program partners for paving the way for Camp Spark 2020.

Oregon Blind and Visually Impaired Student Fund

Washington Department Services for the Blind

Portland Timbers Community Fund

Registration for Camp Spark 2021 opens on November 1, 2020 at 6 am!