2018 Summer Programs

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This page contains information about 2018 summer programs. These programs are designed for school-aged students who are blind or visually impaired that can participate independently or with minimal support.

These programs are not part of a student’s IEP or any local district programming. Each program has a limited number of available spots. A wait list will be kept in the case of cancellations.

Transportation to and from the WCBVI campus in Janesville is the responsibility of the family.

Beginning Literacy, July 31 to August 3

This is a literacy-focused experience for Wisconsin students who are blind or visually impaired aged 4-7.

This is a day program only. Students should arrive at 9 am and be picked up at 3 pm. Daily transportation is the responsibility of the family.  Lunch will be provided.

Activities will include letter recognition, music, reading time, exploration, and motor skills.  Students, under the supervision of staff, may leave campus. There are up to 6 available spots for this program.

Intermediate Literacy, July 29 to August 3

This is a one-week literacy-focused experience for Wisconsin students who are blind or visually impaired aged 8-13.

Learning one skill can help build others. In this program, students will learn about independence, working in groups, traveling in unfamiliar areas, cooking, how to integrate technology with every day activities and when and how to ask for assistance.  Students will learn these skills as they write children’s books.

Students, under the supervision of staff, may leave campus. There are up to 20 available spots for this program.

Career & College Readiness, July 8 to 20

This two-week transition-focused experience is for Wisconsin students who are blind or visually impaired aged 14-21.

Students in this program will learn the building blocks necessary to live independently.  Classes will include Career and Vocational Education, Exploring Higher Education, Independent Living and Personal Management, Self Advocacy, Orientation & Mobility, Social Interaction.

Students, under the supervision of staff, may leave campus. There are up to 20 available spots for this program.

EmployAbility, June 17 to July 3 and July 8 to August 3

This is a five-week program for Wisconsin students who are blind or visually impaired aged 16-21 and who have attended high school in Wisconsin for the 2017-2018 school year.  This program’s focus is learning independent travel, daily living, and skills for competitive employment.

This program accommodates up to 12 students. Visit the EmployAbility event page for more details and complete the online interest form.

Specialty Summer Programs

To increase awareness of other specialty summer camps available, we have compiled the attached list. This isn’t a comprehensive list and, with the exception of the events offered by our staff, WCBVI does not endorse, nor are we affiliated with any of the programs listed.