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Summer Experience Camp

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Virtual Summer Experience Camp 2020

Presented by AAA – The Auto Club Group

Camp dates: Sunday, June 21–Friday, June 26, 2020

Application deadline: Friday, June 5, 2020

Teens 14–17 years old in the U.S. and Canada can expect an awesome lineup of virtual activities for this year's Summer Experience Camp! Just like our traditional camp, we will be exploring mobility options like guide dog travel, building leadership skills and relationships with peers. We will be using Zoom as our conferencing platform for one to two 30-minute virtual sessions each day at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Teens can look forward to a Q&A session with a guide dog mobility instructor, a game session, a private Facebook group to keep the fun going through the entire week, and lots more! Presenters will include O&M Instructors, guide dog mobility instructors, and some special surprise guests as well! Participants will receive a Virtual Summer Experience Camp t-shirt and a chance with win other prizes including a Humanware Victor Reader Trek.

Virtual Summer Experience Camp is presented with support from the Toni Wisne Sabina Foundation.

No Limits

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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

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