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Summer Camp Opportunities

Summer Experience Camp
(In Person)

Our traditional, in-person camp will be held June 26–July 2, 2022. This free program combines fun activities with exploring mobility options (dogs!), discovering leadership skills and building friendships with other teens. Campers receive a free HumanWare GPS to help increase their travel independence. They also have the opportunity to learn about living and working with a guide dog. 

Summer Experience Camp takes place on and around our Rochester Hills, Michigan campus for people who are legally blind and 16 or 17 years of age, regardless of whether they plan to train with a Leader Dog in the future. Summer Experience Camp is completely free including room, board and airfare. 

Virtual Summer Experience Camp

Our virtual camp will be held June 20–24, 2022. Teens 14‒17 years old in the U.S. and Canada can expect an awesome lineup of virtual activities. Campers can look forward to a Q&A session with guide dog mobility instructors and certified orientation and mobility specialists to learn all things related to guide dogs. Campers will discuss college readiness and get to know teens like themselves from all over the U.S. and Canada. To keep things fun and engaging, campers will receive an individualized camp kit filled with fun and interactive supplies they’ll use throughout with the week

The application deadline is Monday, May 16, 2022, at 5 p.m. EST. Apply here today.

GPS devices for our campers are generously donated by: HumanWare logo

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Two days after her 16th birthday, Ashley Eisenmenger came to Leader Dog for the first time for Summer Experience Camp. What followed was a week of new experiences that changed her life. ... Read More

"Amazing Experience"

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My son, Brock Ewing, attended your summer camp and he enjoyed it to the fullest! I was so pleased by your staff, activities planned, and how clean and nice the campus was. The staff was so caring and sweet ... Read More

An Instructor's Perspective

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It’s amazing how a group of kids who have never met before can become close friends within a matter of days. They quickly build bonds and support one another, constantly cheering and pushing each other to try new things. ... Read More