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Camp Abilities Saratoga is a one-week educational sports/recreation camp for children and teens who are blind, visually impaired and deaf blind. The next camp session is scheduled for the week of August 6, 2017. The camp will be held on the campus of Skidmore College located in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Morning sessions at the camp will feature sports such as Beep Baseball, Swimming, Goal Ball, Track, and Tandem Biking using Skidmore College’s athletic facilities.
Special evening sessions will include:
- A standup paddle board program offered by Southern Tier Stand Up Paddle Corp.
- An Equestrian program conducted by Rolling Oaks Stable at their facility in Gansevoort, NY.
- An Ice Skating program at Saratoga’s Weibel Rink held by the Saratoga Ice Stars.
The Camp Abilities Saratoga staff includes Adapted Physical Education specialists and is set up to provide a one-on-one instructional situation for each person.
Evening events are anticipated to include a barbeque in the Saratoga Spa State Park, a dance, and a talent show.
Single Day Camper Program (ages 5-9)
The Single Day Camper program for children between ages 5 and 9 who are blind or visually impaired. The program’s goal is to provide the younger child with the opportunity to sample a typical day at Camp Abilities. Single Day Campers attend camp on Thursday, August 10th. A parent or guardian must attend for the entire day as well.
Single Day Campers will spend the day with a camper/counselor pair and will participate in the sports programs for the day as well as having lunch with the campers.