What is Camp Abilities Brockport?
Camp Abilities...a place where children and teens who are blind and visually impaired can discover how believing that they can achieve can actually help them to achieve their goals and to overcome their disability. -- Logan Merrill, former camper and current counselor
Camp Abilities Brockport is a one-week developmental sports camp for children and teens who are blind, visually impaired, and deafblind. The camp is set up to provide a one-on-one instructional situation for each person, which is often on the contrary to other camps designed for people with vision and hearing disabilities.
Our counselors are pooled from physical education and special education undergraduate and graduate programs across the U.S., and overseas. Since our first summer we have had more than 90 counselors per summer, and we have trained more than 800 future teachers in the area of sport and recreation for children with sensory impairments. Many of our specialists are blind themselves, and serve as excellent role models for our children, some of whom have never met or socially interacted with another person who is blind.
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