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Summer Experience Camp

White border light orange circle. In the center of the circle is a white pictogram of a tent.Summer Experience Camp is a unique opportunity for teenagers who are 16 and 17 and are legally blind. To help teens prepare for the next stage of their lives, we offer leadership development, an introduction to guide dogs, and the opportunity to spend time with peers. GPS devices are incorporated throughout the week in a variety of useful environments, including a college campus. Campers also experience tandem biking, beep kickball, rock wall climbing and more!

Summer Experience Camp will be held Saturday, June 22–Saturday, June 29, 2019.

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2019.

No Limits

Three young women stand outdoors facing the camera, smiling. The woman in the center is holding a white cane

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"

A fireman assists teenager Brock with holding a fire hose that is spraying water

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

An adult woman, sitting in front, and a teenage girl ride a tandem bike on a sunny day on a road in front of trees and bushes. Both are smiling

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