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Bear Lake Camp - Teen Summer Camp 2022

Teen Summer Camp

Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 2024

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This free program combines fun activities with exploring mobility options like guide dog travel, discovering leadership skills and building friendships with peers facing similar challenges. 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.

Teen Summer Camp is provided free of charge at Leader Dogs for the Blind’s Rochester Hills, Michigan campus to those who are legally blind, 16 or 17 years of age, regardless of whether they plan to train with a guide dog. Public transportation to and from a client’s home to the Leader Dog campus and accommodations and meals while training is also provided free of charge.

Both PDF and Word formats are available for each document that is required for our application process. If you are a returning camper and would like to apply, please contact Client Services for an additional addendum.

Teen Summer Camp 2024 is June 23 – June 29. Download the application to begin.

Application deadline: Friday, April 26, 2024.

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