It’s important to provide the youth with the tools and skills to develop. Our youth programs give the opportunity to spend time with other young adults facing the same challenges may be the chance of a life time to interact with peers struggling with the turmoil of the teen years.
Campers are given the opportunity to try and succeed at new skills in a safe, secure, and positively shared atmosphere. The only cost involved with camp is a nominal registration fee of $25 dollars. If this is a financial hardship, sponsors will be found. All transportation, food, snacks, refreshments, and admissions are paid for by The Seeing Hand Association.
Camp Independence is directed by a certified VI (instructor of the visually impaired). This enables the Camp Director to bring his/her professional skills to bare in a relaxed summer camp setting.
Campers participate in activities designed to develop self-esteem, educational skills, healthy exercise, and social interaction. Camp activities vary from year-to-year, but have included: trips to Oglebay Park, Wheeling Park, Carnegie Museums, cooking, and arts and crafts.
Donations, Volunteer, & Products
Helping The Seeing Hand Association
If you are interested in donating gifts of cash, stocks, or property – please contact us for more information.
The Seeing Hand relies on volunteers for a variety of services in assisting persons who are blind or visually impaired to maintain their independence and self-respect. Opportunities to volunteer cover a wide range of activities including transportation, reading, daily living assistance, job coaching, office work, etc.