[tabi] Fwd - Camp Ex - retreat designed for adults dealing with losing their eyesight in Alabama 9/26-28

  • From: Lighthouse of the Big Bend <lighthousebigbend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, fcb-l <fcb-l@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 14:46:44 -0400

Interesting opportunity – sounds like it might be fun and informative… - Barbara

From: Wanda Scroggins wareaglewanda@xxxxxxxxx
Camp Ex is here!! This is a retreat designed for adults dealing with
losing their eyesight.  The Covington Blind and Low Vision Outreach
Group in partnership with Blue Lake Camp are excited to be hosting the
FIRST annual camp for adults who just so happen to be blind or low

The fun all begins on Sunday thru Tuesday, September 26th-28th.  Camp
Ex is located at Blue Lake Camp, 8500 Oakwood Lane, 11 miles south of
Andalusia.   We have a limited number of FREE scholarships available.

The Covington Outreach group wants to reach out for those needing
resources and assistance dealing with their loss of eyesight.  The
retreat will become an annual event for adults.   1 out of 10 adults
begin to lose their eyesight after 50 years old.  There are very few
retreats designed for adults with low eyesight in the United States.
 Most camps are for children with special needs or training.  We want
to make Blue Lake Camp on the spotlight as a resource for leisure and
learning fun.  This camp is designed to teach independent living
skills, white cane skills, motivational support, and great social
networking while having loads of fun.

Camp Ex

Blue Lake Camp

September 26-28th, 2010

Sunday afternoon to Tuesday afternoon

Piney Woods of L.A. (Lower Alabama) 11 miles south of Andalusia, Alabama

Day activities include:

Swimming in lake or pool

25 foot waterslide

Aquatic exercise-Marilyn Pipin

Fishing Rodeo


Paddle Boats

Motorcycle Rides

Hiking roped nature trails

Botany classes to identify trees and plants

Blind Golf

Blind archery

Blind Basketball

Some of indoor activities:

Coffee Cafe-The corner social networking TV

Pottery classes

Spa treatments

Workshops :

"Women Who Win"- Wanda Scroggins

"How Do I"  Angela Stough and Marilyn Pipin

"Technology Q & A “Steve Sullivan AIDB Mobile

 O & M (white cane travel)  -Suzanne Barfield

The Dog House  (Discussions regarding getting a dog guide)


Sunday night-Country Western night-Camp Fire roasting hotdogs and
marshmallow, bring your picking grinning instruments Monday
night-Comic Relief- Talent night, skits, and comics-Shawn Taylor &
Matthew Scroggins

Worship services (optional) Guestspeakers:

Sunday Rev. Claude Keanam  Andalusia Alabama Opening Ceremony

Monday Evening- Lisa Watts  Lutheran Blind Missions, St. Louis,

This is an ALL inclusive camp. Just bring your bathing suit,
toothbrush, and comfy clothes.  ALL meals are included, some snacks,
unlimited coffee and tea.  Your rooms will be furnished with bedding,
linens, and towels. Private bathrooms 2 persons per room.

Suggested personal items:  Cowboy attire for Sunday night campfire and
Western night, bathing suit, walking shoes, and flip flops, Extra
money for gift shop and technology, and your smiles.

For more information contact:

Wanda Scroggins

(334) 428-3335


Director Covington Blind & Low Vision Outreach Center

Dirk Price

(334) 469-2016

Assistant Director


Phyllis Murray

Director Blue Lake Camp

(334) 222-5407
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