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
Best of Orange County (Orange County, CA)
Friday, November 8 - Monday, November 11, 2013 [Grades 4-12]
Explore the best that Orange County has to offer: Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm and the Discovery Science Center. Click here to learn more.
Rawhide Ranch Equestrian Experience (Bonsall, CA)
Friday, January 17 - Sunday, January 19, 2014 [Middle School and High School]
Ride into the sunset with Junior Blind! Get into the spirit of the Old West as you learn about horses, included how to ride and groom them. Yee-ha!
Stay tuned for more VISIONS adventures in February 2014 and March 2014!
HOW TO APPLY:
Step 2: Select an adventure and submit 1-2 paragraphs telling us why you want to be part of this experience. Submissions accepted via email at
or by mail to:
5300 Angeles Vista Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Attention: Yesenia Rivas
IMPORTANT: Participants must demonstrate independent living skills appropriate for their age. Those accepted to the program must submit a $25 non-refundable registration fee that covers lodging, meals, admission tickets and other expenses.