Camp GDB will take place on our Boring Oregon campus on June 24-27, 2013 for seven qualified blind and visually impaired teens aged 14 to 17 who are seriously considering the Guide Dog lifestyle. GDB recognizes that the human-animal bond is unique and life changing and that children with visual impairments can benefit from opportunities to experience its potential.
> Campers will explore the companionship, independence and responsibility of the guide dog mobility lifestyle. They will receive hands on instruction with guide dogs with an emphasis on understanding the specific orientation and mobility skills that make for a successful guide dog user as well as the necessary fitness and endurance required for guide dog travel. They will have mentoring opportunities with successful guide dog users, including guide dog users who are other teens. Also, campers will learn about how our organization works and about the communities of support that enhance our programs. There will be plenty of opportunities for social activities and developing new friendships.
Qualified applicants are youth aged 14 to 17 who are legally blind. Campers will need to be able to care for their own activities of daily living. They will stay in our dormitory. Meals will be provided on campus.. Camp GDB is free to qualified applicants, but families will need to provide transportation to our Boring Oregon campus.
If you have students who might be interested in Guide Dogs for the Blind’s Camp GDB, please contact Aerial Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-499-4030