Oregon Camp Abilities

Camp Abilities Oregon is a fantastic opportunity for youth who are blind or visually impaired ages 8 to 15 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 Oregon will be hosted at Linfield College in McMinville, Oregon. The dates set for Camp Abilities Oregon are July 21, to July 26, 2019. This camp is a sleep-over camp, it is not a day camp. Camp Abilities OR is no-cost for campers who meet the eligibility requirements.

Camp registration is closed for Summer 2019 and will open on December 2, 2019 at 7:00am (PST) for Summer 2020.

“NWABA is a game-changer for me because it has brought me joy. Before Camp Abilities I had never spent a significant amount of time with people who could relate to my daily challenges. Since the activities were so adapted, I felt it was easier to experiment with sports I had never tried before and really enjoyed. My athletic abilities and confidence greatly improved at Camp Abilities. I am looking forward to going back to Camp Abilities this year and eventually becoming a counselor and giving back what has been given to me.”

– A. Wooters, Portland, OR

Camp Abilities Camper (3 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.