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Blind Kids Just Want to Have Fun: Thriving Our Way Into the Future of Physical Distancing at Summer Camp

December 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 

Time (Eastern): 3:00pm – 4:30pm EST (12:00 pm PST, 10:00 am HST) 

Duration: 90 mins 

Description: While we continue to practice social distancing, we can’t help but wonder what next summer will bring. Participants will hear from and engage in an interactive panel of 4 to 5 camp program from across the United States and Canada to learn how summer camp programs for blind youth and teens can safely plan for and provide a robust fun learning experience in d representatives from summer camps in Canada.  


Instructor: Richard Rueda 

Instructor’s Title: APH CareerConnect Program Lead  

Instructor’s Affiliation: APH ConnectCenter 

 Primary Core or ECC Area: Independent Living, Recreation and Leisure; PE 

Target Audience: Teachers of the Visually Impaired, families of children with visual impairments and their children. 

Pre-requisite knowledge: None 

Lesson Plan Goal: Participants will learn how summer camp programs for blind youth and teens can safely plan for and provide a robust fun learning experience in 2021. Topics will include how programs have adapted for a virtual camp experience as well as offering up solutions for the coming summer for possible in person activities. Tips and ideas for the entire family will also be presented for family initiated outdoor and camp activities that include children with visual impairments. 

 Learning Objectives: Participants will learn  

  • 4 ways existing summer camp programs for blind youth and families can be made safe place during the pandemic. 
  • 3 safe implementations of adaptations in recreation, arts & crafts, enrichment, outdoor education for blind youth and teens. 
  • 3 tangible adaptations for cooking and ILS activities at home. 
  • resources and solutions on how physical education and recreation and leisure can be facilitated for children with visual impairments at home or in the local community 

 Collect ACVREP Credit: Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form found https://www.aph.org/educational-resources/training/  Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week. 

Register:  https://aph.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0mHGGrUwQdW5ARoExF-sOQ  


December 9, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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