Future Reflections                                                                                  Volume 20,Number 1

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NFB Camp: It’s More Than Child’s Play

by Carla McQuillan

     During convention week children between the ages of six weeks and twelve years are invited to join in the fun and festivities of NFB Camp. NFB Camp offers more than just childcare; it is an opportunity for our blind and sighted children to meet and develop lifelong friendships. Our activity schedule is filled with games, crafts, and special performances designed to entertain, educate, and delight. If you are interested in having your children participate in this year’s program, please complete and return the registration form provided. Preregistration with payment on or before June 15, 2001, is mandatory for participation in NFB Camp. Space is limited  and last year some families had to be turned away.      About the Staff: NFB Camp is organized and supervised by Carla McQuillan, the Executive Director of Main Street Montessori Association, operating two schools, parent-education courses, and a teacher-training program. Carla is the mother of two children, the President of the National Federation of the Blind of Oregon, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind.
     Michelle Ros is this year’s Activities Director for NFB Camp. Michelle is a Montessori teacher employed by Main Street Montessori Association. Carla and Michelle will supervise a staff of experienced childcare workers and volunteers.
     Activities and Special Events: The children are divided into groups according to age: infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. Each camp room is equipped with a variety of age-appropriate toys, games, and books; and children will enjoy daily art projects. Blind teens will come in to read stories in Braille, and the National Association of Guide Dog Users will make a presentation. We will sing, dance, and play instruments with blind singer/songwriter Daniel Lamonds. In addition, the school-aged children will make excursions to the Farmers’ Market and the Please-Touch Museum. On the final day of NFB Camp we will conduct a big toy sale—brand new toys at bargain prices.
     Banquet Night: NFB Camp will provide dinner and activities during the banquet. The cost for banquet activities is $15 per child in addition to other camp fees.

     NFB Camp will be open during general convention sessions, division and committee meeting day, and the evening of the banquet. Plenty of teens are always available to baby-sit during evening and lunchtime meetings. The schedule this year will be as follows:

NFB Camp 2001
Schedule

Fees: For the entire week (including banquet), first child $80, siblings $60 each. By the day, each child (does not include banquet), $20; banquet, $15 per child.

  Sunday, July 1, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.*

  Monday, July 2, Camp is closed.

  Tuesday, July 3, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.*

  Wednesday, July 4, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.*

  Thursday, July 5, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.*

•  Friday, July 6, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.*

•  Saturday, July 7, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.*

* You are required to provide lunch for your child(ren) each day.

Please use the NFB Camp
preregistration form provided.

NFB Camp
Preregistration Form

Return no later than June 15, 2001

Please print or type:

Parent Information

Name______________________________________

Address____________________________________

City_____________ State______ Zip____________

Phone______________________________________

Child(ren) Information: Include description of any disabilities we should know about.

Name_______________ Date of birth______ Age__

___________________________________________

Name_______________ Date of birth______ Age__

___________________________________________

Name_______________ Date of birth______ Age__

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Weekly Fees: $80 first child, $60 each sibling       (includes banquet)                                                           $_____

Daily Fees: $20 per child per day,
 # of days_____                                                                $_____

Banquet Fee: $15 per child                                             $_____

Total Due:                                                                          $_____

Completed preregistration form and fee must be received by June 15, 2001.

Make checks payable to NFB of Oregon and mail to:

National Federation of the Blind of Oregon

5005 Main Street
Springfield, Oregon 97478
(541) 726-6924

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