One time at blind camp….

We spent last week at VISIONS Center on Blindness (formerly Vacation Camp for the Blind) with Benjamin and had a great time all around. VCB is not too far away from us, but it is on a big piece of property in Rockland county and was a nice break from the city.

The week we were at VCB it was reserved for families with children with visual impairments up to 5 years old and children with multiple disabilities of any age. And while every kid is very different, it was really good for us to meet other parents who understand first hand what it’s like. Other weeks throughout the summer are set aside for older kids and adults, so Ben can look forward to visiting VCB for a long time.

Ben got to play all day, socialize with other kids and go in the pool while Amy and I went to workshops and parents groups (as well as a good amount of just plain relaxing). Each evening the center ran events and even had a couple of parties.

The counselors and the staff at VCB were amazing, wonderful people who could not do enough for the families staying there. You could tell how much they cared about being involved at VISIONS. It really made it special.

We are grateful for the friends we made at VCB and we can’t wait to meet up again. Special thanks to everyone at VISIONS for a great week and to everyone who helps support it, including our regional Lion Clubs.

And now for some cute photos…

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5 thoughts on “One time at blind camp….

  1. Love the title. Also love how busy Ben is. It’s great to get him out making new friends. Wonderful update.

  2. LOVE! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Joseph,

    Crissy Vicendese here from VISIONS. We absolutely love your post, and would like to republish it on our site. Could you please e-mail me when you have a chance, at cvicendese@visionsvcb.org, I just have a few questions.

    Best,
    Crissy

  4. What wonderful photos! It certainly looks like ALL of you had a great time. Ben looks wonderful. He got so big and is so cute.

  5. Thanks for posting this along with the pictures. I am so glad you all had a great time! Keep in touch!

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