Summer has arrived! After the initial joy of being a couch potato grows old, you should know there are so many things to do with people that have vision loss just like you!!
At Outlook Enrichment, we’ve got adaptive activities going on all year round, and the good times roll right through the Summer season. Check out some of our events below.
This clinic, specifically designed for people with vision loss, is the perfect time to learn or brush up on putting, driving and chipping out on the greens of Indian Creek Golf Course. Adults and youth over the age of 12 can spend three hours one-on-one with an advanced golfer on Thursday, June 9. Get an intro to golf, learn to improve your current game or learn to use the golf skills you had as a sighted golfer to work for you as a golfer living with vision loss.
If anyone in your family has vision loss, we challenge you and your whole crew to break out your competitive spirit for some favorites like 3-legged-races, ring tosses, javelin throwing, corn hole and relays. As a new twist, sighted team members will wear goggles that simulate vision challenges. All this fun, plus food and fishing for our friends of all ages. Mark your calendar for June 25th!
Adults, we’ve also got tandem bike rides scheduled throughout the summer. Partner up and pedal with a volunteer bike captain and enjoy different bike trails around Omaha. We’ve even got your chance to beat the heat with a night-time bike ride to get ice cream. Or why not enjoy a staycation experience at one of the many community events in Omaha. Our “Out and About” events give folks a chance to get out with a group and explore things like Taste of Omaha, Jazz on the Green, the Greek festival and local farmer’s markets throughout the summer.
Check out our events page for all the details and for the complete events calendar!
Kids, are you dreaming of a vacation away from home or family members. There are one day events, day camps and sleepover camps both in Nebraska and across the nation adapted for all vision levels!
Easterseals camps offer Overnight camps with campfires, smores, ghost stories, swimming and nature walks in a fully accessible setting. Day camps and overnight camps are being offered at the zoo this summer, along with free leadership sessions.
Each camp offers different activities such as banana boating, rock wall climbing, beep ball and kickball, hiking, water skiing and horseback riding. Check availability before registering your child.
A one-day camp for youth with vision loss and their families featuring yoga, soccer, beep ball, golf and camp sing-a-long. Contact Lupe Medina at 531-355-5017 or Guadalupe.email@example.com
Project Independence | Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired |Calvin Creek Camp Center in Fremont, Ne | July 24-29 | Ages 8-13 years
An opportunity for blind and visually impaired young people to connect with and learn from each other. Activities include technology training, independent living skills, swimming, recreational activities and campfire discussions. For more information call Kelly Coleman at 402-657-8786.
WAGES | Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired | University of Nebraska Lincoln Campus | High school | June 16 - July 29 students 16+ years
This camp is designed to provide work experience to blind high school students. Participants will work full time, live on campus and play hard! For more information call Kelly Coleman at 402-657-8786.
Nebraska Deaf-Blind Summer Institute |In person or online | University of Nebraska Lincoln | July 18 – 19
A day camp with featured speakers highlighting how to create a Culture of well-being for Deaf-Blind students and how to make traveling accessible for Deaf-Blind travelers. Register on the institute’s website.