Working for People with Sight Loss

Camp Abilities 2022

children at camp abilities

 

NCBI will host Camp Abilities, our residential sports, and physical activities camp for children between the ages of 10-14 years old with vision impairments in April 2022. At Camp Abilities Ireland, we provide children with the chance to experience new sports and activities that they may not have had the opportunity to attempt before while also helping to improve access to activities that they may already be involved in. By exploring new activities and learning new skills, children can discover something they enjoy, build their self-esteem and confidence, and find new recreation and physical activity opportunities in their own communities. Campers have participated in rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, soccer, goalball, judo, swimming, horseback riding, and many other activities since our first Camp Abilities camp in Ireland in 2010.

NCBI is currently recruiting volunteers at camp. If you want to help support the development of independent living skills and participation in sports and physical activities for children with sight loss and have the energy and enthusiasm for a fun and active weeklong camp, please get in touch!

Register your interest 

The camp will be held in a new location this year in County Limerick, at the Kilfinane Outdoor Education & Training Centre. We are looking forward to settling into our new home for the week, making new connections and friends!

Watch the video of Kilfinane Centre

Camp abilities volunteers wanted

 

 

Here is what a previous volunteer at camp abilities had to say, “I saw a side to myself I didn’t know I had. Once you see the activities that they are doing, you kind of have a connection straight away. You’re going to know yourself, that it’s something you want to be part of!”

Watch Camp Abilities 2018 video 

 

 

Applications for campers will open in January 2022, please keep an eye on this website and follow us on social media to get updates. Also, check out our Facebook page for more updates.

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