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Expanded Core Curriculum  (ECC) Summer Academy
for BVI Students in Florida
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Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

Dates: June 16-28, 2019

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) will host a two-week Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) Summer Academy during June 2019 on its St. Augustine campus – at no cost for eligible Florida students ages 9-16 who are blind or visually impaired. The Academy focuses on several areas including assistive technology, orientation and mobility, and daily living skills development. Participants will enjoy a variety of recreation and leisure activities including social experiences. Academy presenters and instructors are certified teachers as well as orientation and mobility specialists trained to work with students who are blind or visually impaired. Important Note: Not available to currently enrolled FSDB students. The application deadline is May 24, 2019. Apply early, as space is limited. For more information, please contact FSDB Blind Department Principal Carol Bogue at 904-827-2701 or via email at boguec@fsdb.k12.fl.us

California School for the Blind Summer Academies Offer Everything from STEM to Sports

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Application Deadline: April 29 – May 13, 2019, based on week desired

Weeks run from June 10-28, 2019

CSB offers 3 separate Summer Academy programs that provide enrichment classes in STEM, Arts & Media, Sports, Cooking and O&M for students with visual impairments of varied ages and ability levels. Students can attend one or more weeks. To learn more, contact James Rudder 510-936-5506 or jrudder@csb-cde.ca.gov or Scott Smith, Summer Academy Coordinator 510-936-5527 or ssmith@csb-cde.ca.gov.

Three Weeks of Camp Offered at Illinois School for the Blind

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019; camps run from June 16-22, 2019

Three one-week camps will be held during the month of June for children 9 and older, focused on STEM and Transition. All camps will be held on the ISVI campus in Jacksonville, Illinois, which is located west of Springfield on Interstate 72.

The Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI) camps will bring together students who are blind and visually impaired from schools throughout Illinois for a week-long learning adventure. Each camp will present an overview of current trends in an area of concentration. For more information contact Julie Evans, Office Coordinator at (217) 479-4446 or julie.evans@illinois.gov.

Summer Programs Offered in Minnosota by BLIND, Inc. 

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The PREP (Post-secondary Readiness and Empowerment Program) is a Summer program that allows teenagers to learn the skills they need to keep up with their peers and prepares them to attend college or join the workforce.

Apply now, program runs from June 8 to August 3, 2019

The Buddy Program offered each summer, teaches children ages 9 to 13 that being blind is OK and they can have as much fun as anybody else.

Apply now, program runs from June 9 to June 29, 2019

The STYLE (Summer Transition Youth Learning Experience) Program, is for students 14 to 21 years of age who cannot participate in our school year programs and who wish to continue developing skills over the summer. The STYLE program offers three separate, five-day, theme-based educational/recreational programs that cover goal-setting and careers, renting your first apartment and a third session on discovering the Arts.

Weeks run from July 15 through August 2, 2019

For more information contact Jennifer Wenzel, Admissions Coordinator: (612) 872-0100 (ext. 251), Toll free: (800) 597-9558, Email: info@blindinc.org.

Add Yours to List of STEM Summer Camps for VI students

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By Diane Brauner on January 10, 2019

Traditional summer camps are horseback riding, sports, crafts and outdoor skills; however, now the hottest summer camps entail coding, robotics, engineering – i.e. STEM camps. STEM camps teach hard skills for future careers and foster valuable 21st-century life skills like problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration.

http://www.perkinselearning.org/technology/blog/stem-camps-students-vib-survey

 

 

Apply Now for Scholarships to September Space Camp

For Interested Visually Impaired Students 

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Camp Dates: Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, 2019

Applications are available for Northrop-Grumman, Delta Gamma, and Lighthouse Visions Scholarships at http://www.scivis.org.  Please pay attention to the specifications for each scholarship and do not apply if you do not qualify.

Please use this email for all future correspondence:  scivis@atlanticbb.net

http://www.scivis.org