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Camp Abilities is a youth development program for children and teens who are blind or visually impaired.

The program allows kids who have low vision to remain physically active by participating in leisure activities, engaging in physical education classes, using technology and developing independent living skills that will last a lifetime. Children and teens discover what they CAN do.

Camp Abilities offers overnight programs, a summer camp in Woodgate, N.Y., and a winter camp in Utica.

Summer activities at camp include but are not limited to: tandem biking, beep baseball, rock climbing and kickball.

Winter camp activities include: snowshoeing, downhill skiing, cooking skills, and technology instruction.

New and different experiences are added each year.

We also help prepare campers for the future with vocational experiences and informational seminars. Our staff meets with students at home or, in their school and their communities to ensure newly acquired skills are retained and expanded.

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Summer Camp Abilities will be held Aug. 4 - 9, 2024.

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