17 Summer Camps

Tennessee School for the Blind is pleased to announce the following three camps for the summer of 2017.  

Please fill out the attached application in its entirety and send to:

The Tennessee School for the Blind

Attn: Ann Frensley

115 Stewarts Ferry Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

Please contact Ann Frensley with any questions at

LEA applications are due on the 21st.

TSB applications are due back on the 28th

Elementary Camp

Date: June 11 – 16, 2017
Students who use TNReady Assessment (Grades 2-7)

Purpose 

The Middle School and Elementary School Camp is a weeklong session for students entering 2nd grade to students entering 7th grade. The program will focus on enhancing academic success, beginning skills in adaptive technology, socialization, basic daily living skills, community exploration, and recreation. Students will be involved in physical education, games, cooking, crafts, swimming, and field trips. 

Where and When

Camp dates are Sunday, June 11, through Friday, June 16, on the campus of the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville, Tennessee. Camp check-in is June 11 from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  Friday pickup on June 16 is at 12:00 noon. 

Eligibility

Tennessee students with visual impairment who are rising 2nd through 7th graders are eligible for the Middle/Elementary School Camp.

Students should be participating in their respective grade level TNReady Exams. Students not involved in the state standardized testing program should apply for the CDC/Life Skills Camp.  

Students should be fairly independent in their dressing, eating, toileting, hygiene, and communication abilities. The TSB nursing staff will be on campus from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Students should not have challenging behaviors that interfere with instruction of others or themselves.

 

 

 

 

Middle - High School Enrichment Camp

Date: June 18 – 23, 2017

Students who use the EOC Assessment/TNReady (Grades 8-12)

Purpose 

Camp activities will focus on enhancing the student’s educational achievement, improving daily living skills, presenting information about adaptive technology, developing self-advocacy awareness, and fostering enjoyment of leisure time activities. Specific IEP objectives may be incorporated into an individual student’s program at the request of the LEA. 

Where and When

Camp dates are Sunday, June 18, through Friday, June 23, on the campus of the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville, Tennessee. Camp check-in is June 18 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Friday pick-up on June 23 is at 12:00 noon.

Eligibility

Tennessee students with visual impairment who are rising 8th - 12th Graders are eligible for the High/Middle School Camp. Students should be participating in their respective grade level TNReady or End of Course Exams. Students not involved in the state standardized testing program should apply for the CDC/Life Skills Camp.

 

 

 

 

Middle - High School Sports Camp

Date: June 25 – 30, 2017

Students who use the EOC Assessment/TNReady (Grades 8-12)

Purpose

Week-long session dedicated to introducing students to afterschool and blind specific sports. Students will develop sport/physical activity skills, while also working to improve socialization, teamwork, cooperation and self-determination.  Sports include track & field, goalball, beep baseball, archery, swimming, and fitness.

Where and When

Camp Dates are Sunday, June 25, through Friday, June 30, on the campus of the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville, Tennessee. Camp check-in is June 25 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Friday pick-up on June 30 is at 12:00 noon.

Eligibility

Tennessee students with visual impairment who are rising 8th - 12th Graders are eligible for the High/Middle School Sports Camp. Students should be participating in their respective grade level TNReady or End of Course Exams. In addition, Sports Camp students must meet the requirement listed below:

  • Rising middle and high school students, 6th-12th grade
  • Students should be predominately independent (help with tying shoes, picking clothes is fine)
  • Possess verbal or sign communication skills
  • Must be able to participate in a group setting (runway/fleeing behaviors, biting/hitting/scratching/kicking behaviors and/or defiant behavior will not be tolerated)
  • Students should be fit enough to participate in a full days of sports and physical.  Including but not limited to walking at least a ½ mile throughout the day in between activities.

 

Additional information is available within the application at the following link: Link to Application