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 vision. 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 Canoeing 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) Nighttime: 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, Missouri 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 wareaglewanda@xxxxxxxxx Director Covington Blind & Low Vision Outreach Center Dirk Price (334) 469-2016 Assistant Director Or Phyllis Murray Director Blue Lake Camp (334) 222-5407 Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.