A huge wave of excitement beat the heat into Middle Tennessee during the month of June as TennesseeCampers pose for photo at Nashville Shores School for the Blind launched three weeks of summer camp. Each week’s activities were individually crafted with particular groups of campers in mind and aimed at maximizing the student’s out-of-school experience. The camps emphasized the areas of life skills, middle and high school, and sports minded-students.

The life skills camp kids were the first to jump into the fun. “We had a great time,” said Sarah Underwood, one of the assisting teachers. “Our focus was on the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) and specifically, how to enjoy leisure time.” The campers engaged in various games; some even mastered Connect Four. They also were

able to experience numerous styles of music and learn the differences. Together the campers enjoyed a project of creating their own tactual tree.

During the week, activities included trips to Percy Priest Lake where the campers enjoyed the cool water and sand. Other activities included the Adventure Science Center, shopping, the museum, and a trip to Nashville Shores. Back on campus, swimming and splashing in TSB’s large swimming pool became a favorite time for the campers. And of course, there was time for picnics and pizza.

The third week of camp focused on sports. The kids had a great time enjoying a packed schedule of activities. They participated in and learned about a variety of sport activities including: track and field, swimming, goal ball, beeper baseball, fitness, archery, golf, bowling, and disc golf.

A shout out goes to all our wonderful friends at the Lion's Club! Without their generosity and caring hearts, our great camp activities would not have been possible. Thanks Lions Club, we love you!