Junior Blind's Visions: Adventures in Learning program provides teens who are blind or visually impaired with empowering, life-changing recreational experiences through exciting and challenging three-day learning adventures. The Visions program helps teens prepare for independent living by challenging them to overcome physical and emotional obstacles that would be daunting to anyone. Along the way, they learn the power of teamwork, confidence, trust, and leadership. Past adventures have included whitewater rafting, hiking through the Grand Canyon, rock climbing in Yosemite and snowboarding.
Who We Serve
Visions: Adventures in Learning are offered to participants ages 11-17, who are blind or visually impaired and demonstrate independent living skills appropriate for their age.
Each Visions trip is led and accompanied by Junior Blind's highly-trained Recreation team. With an extensive background in developing recreational and educational opportunities for children who are blind or visually impaired, our staff is dedicated to providing each youth with unique experiences that foster independence, build confidence and promote teamwork.
- Snow skiing/Snowboarding
- Rock climbing
- Hang gliding
- White water rafting
- Hot air ballooning
- Dog sledding
- ATV riding
* Each Visions adventure incorporates a community service component intended to teach our youth the value of giving back to society.
The Visions: Adventures in Learning Program is primarily attended by youth who reside in the Los Angeles area.
2013 Event Calendar
Bear Mountain Resort (Big Bear, CA)
January 31-February 2, 2013 [Grades 6 through 8]
Receive one-to-one ski lessons by a professional instructor using adaptive equipment. Explore Big Bear City, stay in a cabin and make new friends.
Best of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
February 8-10, 2013 Grades 6 through 8]
Enjoy some of the best sites of Los Angeles and all that it has to offer. Visit some of the most famous sites in the world and experience exciting theme parks with new friends. This adventure is open to Middle School students only.
High Ropes Course Adventure (Northern California)
March 15-17, 2013 [Grades 9 through 12]
Explore some of California’s most exciting ropes course elements. Climb the rock wall and repel down from a zip line. Enjoy camping with friends and other outdoor activities. This adventure is open to High School students only.
Buena Vista Aquatic Adventure (Taft, CA)
May 24-26, 2013 [Grades 6 through 12]
Enjoy an abundance of water sports: such as riding wave runners, boating, water skiing and inner tubing. Not to mention, camping, outdoor cooking and making smores and drinking hot chocolate by the campfire.
TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE ADVENTURES:
Please select one adventure and submit a one-page essay on why you would like to be part of the experience.
NOTE: Participants must demonstrate independent living skills appropriate to their age.
Step 1: Please email to place your name on the candidate list. Space is limited!