Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind (OUB Camps)
Courtesy of Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind (OUB Camps)
10324 Lovers Lane NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Name: Gwen Botting
Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind offers summer camps for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired. Our mission: building life skills, self-confidence and independence for children and young adults who are blind or have low vision. At OUB Camps, campers learn life-skills that teachers and parents may not have time or skills to teach. Many OUB staff members are also blind or have low vision - they "walk the walk" every day and are the best teachers for our students. Our 1.5:1 staff to camper ratio for most camps ensures a great experience!
We operate at Camp Optimist, with a teaching kitchen, garden and lodge and over 100 acres of woods and wetlands to explore. We also participate in activities at Indian Trails Camp, only a few miles away.
For 2020, our first four camps, including Family Day and our Chicago Experience, will be held via virtual Camp-in-a-Box, with mailed activity boxes, videos, and virtual group chats. Our last camp, the Adventure Trip, is still taking place in person with our trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
We are still taking registrations for all camps.