Alaska BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

7145 Madelynne Drive
Anchorage, AK 99588

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/11/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: $100
Lunch: To be determined
Transportation: To Be Determined
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Brian Blair
Phone: (907) 315-5019
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Brian Blair
Phone: (907) 315-5019
Email: [email protected]

Arizona BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

3767 E Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85716

Dates: Mon, 05/29/2017 - Fri, 06/09/2017
Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fees: Free
Lunch:
BELL Ringers will be provided lunch daily unless otherwise requested by parent/guardian.

Transportation: Provided if needed and within city limits.
Additional Information:
We are so excited to spend the summer with your children in this two week NFB BELL Academy where they will learn that it is not what you can see, but what you can do that matters!

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Amy Porterfield
Phone: (520) 795-1331
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

4222 E Thomas Road
Phoenix , AZ 85018

Dates: Mon, 07/24/2017 - Fri, 08/04/2017
Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee: Free
Lunch:
BELL Ringers will be provided lunch daily unless otherwise requested by parent/guardian.

Transportation: Transportation may be provided depending on geographic availability.
Additional Information:
We are so excited to spend the summer with your children in this two week NFB BELL Academy where they will learn that it is not what you can see, but what you can do that matters! Please join us for our first ever NFB BELL Academy in Phoenix.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Amy Porterfield
Phone: (520) 795-1331
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Amy Porterfield
Phone: (520) 795-1331
Email: [email protected]

California BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 3 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

Twin Vision Books of the American Action Fund, 18440 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 90046

Dates: Mon, 07/24/2017 - Fri, 07/28/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: None.
Lunch: Lunch 12:00 PM and Snacks 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM will provided.
Transportation: No.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Carmen Weatherly
Phone: (909) 486-2004
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

1155 Market St., 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

Dates: Fri, 08/04/2017 - Sun, 08/13/2017
Times: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Registration Fee: $100 per family (student and adult family member/guardian)
Lunch: To determined.
Transportation: To be determined.
Additional Information:
The San Francisco NFB BELL Academy will begin at Noon on Friday, August 4.

In this residential program, students will be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian, who will share a room with the student and be responsible for the student from 8:00 p.m. each evening until NFB BELL Academy instruction begins at 8:00 a.m. each morning.

Adults family members/guardians will also receive instruction in supporting their student on the path to independence.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Richie Flores
Phone: (415) 694-7328
Email: [email protected]

Location Three

2440 Hilltop Drive, Trinity Lutheran Church
Redding, CA 96002

Dates: Mon, 07/24/2017 - Fri, 08/04/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: No tuition is required for attendance.
Lunch: Parents will provide lunches.
Transportation: Parents will provide transportation to and from the Redding NFB BELL Academy.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Debbie Worstman
Phone: (530) 646-7149
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Ever Lee Hairston
Phone: (323) 252-9188
Email: [email protected]

Colorado BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

8845 Wagner St
Westminster, CO 80120

Dates: Mon, 07/17/2017 - Fri, 07/28/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: Donations accepted.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided daily.
Transportation:
Parents are required to transport their children to and from the NFB BELL Academy daily.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Michelle Chacon
Phone: (303) 507-6291
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

To be determined
Grand Junction, CO To be determined

Dates: Mon, 06/19/2017 - Fri, 06/23/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: Donations accepted.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided daily.
Transportation:
Parents are required to transport their children to and from the NFB BELL Academy daily.

Additional Information:
NFBCO is researching places for lodging for families who do not live in the Grand Junction area and wish to attend the Grand Junction NFB BELL Academy.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Michelle Chacon
Phone: (303) 507-6291
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Michelle Chacon
Phone: (303) 507-6291
Email: [email protected]

District of Columbia BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

TBD
Washington, DC 20001

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/11/2017
Times: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Fees: There is no registration fee.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided daily.
Transportation: Transportation will be provided.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Star-Shemah White
Phone: (301) 237-1136
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Star-Shemah White
Phone: (301) 237-1136
Email: [email protected]

Delaware BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Campus, 1901 North DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19713

Dates: Mon, 08/07/2017 - Fri, 08/11/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: None
Lunch:
Lunch will be provided. Children will be encouraged and helped to make their own lunch.

Transportation: Parents are requested to provide transportation.
Additional Information:
The Delaware NFB BELL Academy is being held in concert with the Division of the Visually Impaired (DVI). While NFBDE will teach the NFB BELL Academy Curriculum, DVI will provide Orientation and Mobility Training and Independent Living Skills.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Kathryn Bottner
Phone: (302)528-2963
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Kathryn Bottner
Phone: (302) 528-2621
Email: [email protected]

Florida BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

601 SW 8th Avenue
Miami, FL 33176

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/04/2017
Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fees: None.
Lunch: Miami Lighthouse will provide lunches and snacks.
Transportation: Transportation provided by Miami Lighthouse.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Carol Brady-Simmons
Phone: 786-362-7480
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

1187 Dunn Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32411

Dates: Mon, 06/12/2017 - Fri, 06/30/2017
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: None.
Lunch: Student lunches are provided.
Transportation: Student transportation is provided.
Additional Information:
The Daytona Beach NFB BELL Academy at CVI will run three days per week, Monday Wednesday and Friday, from June 12 through June 30th.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Patti Kupchik
Phone: 386-253-8879
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Denise Valkema
Phone: (305) 972-8529
Email: [email protected]

Florida BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

601 SW 8th Avenue
Miami, FL 33176

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/04/2017
Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fees: no registration fee
Lunch: Miami Lighthouse will provide lunch and snacks
Transportation: Transportation provided by Miami Lighthouse
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Carol Brady-Simmons
Phone: 786-362-7480
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Denise Valkema
Phone: 350-972-8529
Email: [email protected]

Georgia BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

200 West Central Avenue
Valdosta, GA 30306

Dates: Mon, 07/24/2017 - Fri, 07/28/2017
Times: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration Fees: $50.00 Registration Fee. Scholarships may be available in case of hardship.
Lunch: We will be providing lunch.
Transportation: Transportation is not confirmed at this moment, but it will be a possibility.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Erin Willis
Phone: (229) 630-8612
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

Georgia State University Student Service West building
Atlanta, GA 30302

Dates: Mon, 06/12/2017 - Fri, 06/23/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $75
Lunch:
Healthful snacks, water and milk will be provided daily. Lunch will be provided on Mondays and Fridays.

Transportation:
Transportation will not be provided, but we would be happy to assist with carpool options.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Hayley Alli
Phone: (404) 789-8535
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Hayley Alli
Phone: (404) 789-8535
Email: [email protected]

Hawaii BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

1901 Bachelot
Honolulu, HI 96817

Dates: Sun, 05/21/2017 - Fri, 06/02/2017
Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: No fee.
Lunch: Students will provide own lunches. Snacks will be provided.
Transportation: Students will provide own transportation.
Additional Information:
Blindness Skills training such as Braille, orientation and mobility, independent living skills training, job readiness training.
In addition to the NFB BELL Academy training, students who are blind will be placed at a work site following the student's IEP. Students will be paid $10 an hour for six weeks.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Nani Fife
Phone: (808) 391-1214
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Nani Fife
Phone: (808) 391-1214
Email: [email protected]

Iowa BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

Iowa Department for the Blind, 524 4th Street
Des Moines, IA 52240

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/11/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fees:
$100 scholarships are available to assist with registration fees.
Please contact the Iowa NFB BELL Academy coordinator Donna Prime for more information at (319) 321-8769 or via email at [email protected]

Lunch: Lunch is provided
Transportation: TBD
Additional Information:
The NFB of Iowa welcomes all blind and low-vision students to the 2017 NFB BELL Academy.
If you have questions, please contact Donna Prime at (319) 321-8769 or via email at [email protected]

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Donna Prime
Phone: (319) 321-8769
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Donna Prime
Phone: (319) 321-8769
Email: [email protected]

Idaho BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 3 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

1575 N. Skyline Dr.
Idaho Falls, ID 83716

Dates: Mon, 07/24/2017 - Fri, 08/04/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: $25 registration fee
Lunch:
Children will bring their own lunches most days unless it is part of an activity or field trip.

Transportation: Transportation will be provided for those who need it.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Vickie Bateman
Phone: (208) 709-1311
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

825 W. Fort Street
Boise, ID 83702

Dates: Mon, 07/24/2017 - Fri, 08/04/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee: $25 registration fee
Lunch: Lunch will be provided except for occasional field trips.
Transportation: Transportation will be provided for those who need it.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Alison Steven
Phone: (208) 761-6286
Email: [email protected]

Location Three

United Methodist Church, 1470 West Hanley Ave.
Coeur D'Alene, ID Coeur D'Alene

Dates: Mon, 06/26/2017 - Fri, 06/30/2017
Times: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee: $25
Lunch: Lunch will be provided.
Transportation: To be announced.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Bee Yang
Phone: (509) 999-1381
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Alison Steven
Phone: (208) 761-6286
Email: [email protected]

Illinois BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

1850 West Roosevelt
Chicago, IL 62702

Dates: Mon, 07/17/2017 - Fri, 07/28/2017
Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fees: There is a $50 fee per participant.
Lunch:
Lunch is provided for all participants. All efforts will be made to accommodate dietary needs.

Transportation:
Local participants may be dropped off and picked up at the program location.
All field trips will be traveled via public transportation and a lot of walking.

Additional Information:
We are looking forward to a family event. The date is TBA at this time. Stay tuned for more information.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Amy Lund
Phone: (217) 816-5060
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

700 S 6th St.
Springfield, IL 62703

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/04/2017
Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee: There is a $50 fee per participant/parent pair.
Lunch: All efforts will be made to accommodate dietary needs.
Transportation:
Parents are responsible for their own transportation to and from programing.
Participants staying at the hotel will walk with volunteers/teachers from the hotel to the program location.

Additional Information:
The Springfield BELL Academy offers a unique experience for a guardian and child pair. Hotel rooms are reserved for out of town travelers with a food reimbursement plan included. Parent sessions occur each day as well as accompanying the participants and volunteers on their field trip.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Amy Lund
Phone: (217) 816-5060
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Amy Lund
Phone: (217) 816-5060
Email: [email protected]

Indiana BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

4626 Wentworth Blvd
Indianapolis , IN 46227

Dates: Mon, 06/12/2017 - Fri, 06/16/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees:
A registration fee of $100 is required for all participants.
If this requirement poses an undue financial burden, please contact Mika Baugh at 417-408-0649, as scholarships may be available.

Lunch:
Lunches will be provided each day at no cost to program participants. Students are welcome to bring their own lunches, but this is not necessary. Lunches may be made by the students, purchased at local restaurants, and/or donated by local NFB members or other nonprofit organizations. Every effort will be made to accommodate each student's food allergies and preferences.

Transportation:
Each family is responsible for providing transportation to and from the program site. Please arrive by 9:00 am and be prompt for pick-up at 3:00 pm.
If transportation poses an undue burden for your family, please contact Mika Baugh at 317-408-0649 for assistance.
We DO NOT want transportation to barrier to participation!

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Mika Baugh
Phone: (317) 408-0649
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Mika Baugh
Phone: (317) 408-0649
Email: [email protected]

Kansas BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

610 N. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67209

Dates: Mon, 07/24/2017 - Fri, 08/04/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Fees: $25.00
Lunch: We will be preparing and eating lunch on site.
Transportation:
Transportation will be provided for any required activities and/or field trips off-site. Transportation can be provided, if needed, locally to and from the program location.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Donna Wood
Phone: (316) 640-0650
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Donna Wood
Phone: (316) 640-0650
Email: [email protected]

Kentucky BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

1839 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40214

Dates: Mon, 07/24/2017 - Fri, 07/28/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees:
There is a $50 registration fee due to the coordinator along with your other forms. If this poses a difficulty for your family, please contact the coordinator to see about scholarship opportunity.

Lunch:
Both staff and students should bring a sack lunch to NFB BELL Academy each day. If we have a change of plans on a particular day, we will notify you in plenty of time.

Transportation:
Transportation for this BELL Academy will not be provided. If you find that this is prohibitive to your child's attendance, please let the coordinator know. We will make our best efforts to assist you.

Additional Information:
Thanks to the American Printing House for providing us with this unique location. We will not only have access to a wonderful community to explore, we will be able to tap into their resources, such as the APH Museum and people used to providing accessible activities for children.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Jayne Seif
Phone: (502) 500-7675
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Jayne Seif
Phone: (502) 500-7675
Email: [email protected]

Louisiana BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

101 South Trenton St
Ruston, LA 71270

Dates: Sun, 06/04/2017 - Sat, 06/10/2017
Times: 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Registration Fees: Residential Students $150
Day Students $100
Lunch:
All snacks and meals are covered by the program. If your child as dietary restrictions, please let us know. And, you may send snacks for your child to eat in the dorms if you'd like, but it's not necessary.

Transportation:
Residential Students: Parents and/or chaperones must transport the student on Sunday (first day) and pickup the child on Saturday (last day of the program).

Day Students: Parents are responsible for dropping off and picking up their child daily.

Additional Information:
Thanks for applying to our program. Once your child is accepted, you will receive a phone call and/or email. If you'd like to pay your child's registration online, you may do so at http://www.nfbla.org/nfb-bell-of-louisiana/

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Krystal Guillory
Phone: (318) 245-8955
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Krystal Guillory
Phone: (318) 245-8955
Email: [email protected]

Maryland BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 3 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

200 East Wells St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/11/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Fees:
If registration is received by June 3, the cost is $175. If received after June 3, the cost is $200. Sibling discounts may be available. Please contact Melissa Riccobono for details.
Also, the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland wants all children to participate in the NFB BELL Academy, regardless of ability to pay. If the registration fee will create a financial hardship, please contact Melissa Riccobono to discuss other options.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided every day.
Transportation:
Transportation may be provided on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Melissa Riccobono as soon as possible to discuss transportation needs.

Additional Information:
Before- and after-care for program participants may be available. Please contact Melissa Riccobono as soon as possible to discuss any additional child care needs.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Melissa Riccobono
Phone: (443) 708-3663
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

Reidtemple AME Church, 11400 Glenn Dale Boulevard
Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/11/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Fee:
If registration is received by June 3, the cost is $175. If received after June 3, the cost is $200. Sibling discounts may be available. Please contact Judy Rasmussen or Melissa Riccobono for details.
Also, the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland wants all children to participate in the NFB BELL Academy, regardless of ability to pay. If the registration fee will create a financial hardship, please contact Judy Rasmussen or Melissa Riccobono to discuss other options.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided every day.
Transportation:
Transportation may be available. Please contact Judy Rasmussen as soon as possible to discuss transportation needs.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Judy Rasmussen
Phone: (301) 946-8345
Email: [email protected]

Location Three

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland, 2240 Northwood Drive
Salisbury, MD 21801

Dates: Mon, 07/17/2017 - Fri, 07/28/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fee:
If registration is received by June 3, the cost is $175. If received after June 3, the cost is $200. Sibling discounts may be available. Please contact Amy Crouse or Melissa Riccobono for details.
Also, the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland wants all children to participate in the NFB BELL Academy, regardless of ability to pay. If the registration fee will create a financial hardship, please contact Amy Crouse or Melissa Riccobono to discuss other options.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided every day.
Transportation:
Parents are required to transport their children. If transportation is an issue, please contact Amy Crouse or Melissa Riccobono to discuss possible transportation solutions.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Amy Crouse
Phone: (410) 749-1366
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Melissa Riccobono
Phone: (443) 708-3663
Email: [email protected]

Michigan BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

Kalamazoo Christian 12th Street Campus, 3800 South 12th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49024

Dates: Sun, 07/23/2017 - Sun, 07/30/2017
Times: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fees: Registration Fee is $50 per family.
Lunch: Lunch will be provided. Please list food allergies.
Transportation: This will be determined.
Additional Information:
Hotel accommodations will be available for out-of-town students (1 parent/1 child).

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Haley Dare
Phone: (269) 779-2216
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Haley Dare
Phone: (269) 779-2216
Email: [email protected]

Missouri BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

1750 Big Bend Blvd
Richmond Heights, MO 65202

Dates: Mon, 06/19/2017 - Fri, 06/30/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Fees: $50
Lunch:
Please bring a sack lunch. NFB BELL Academy provides snacks and drinks throughout the day.

Transportation: No transportation is provided.
Additional Information:
The program will sponsor one field trip each week. In addition we will have music, art, mobility, independent living skills, reading and writing of Braille, technology, and a ton of fun. All activities will be supervised by blind mentors.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Debbie Wunder
Phone: (573) 268-6989
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Debbie Wunder
Phone: (573) 268-6989
Email: [email protected]

Mississippi BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

50771 Old Hwy 25 S.
Amory, MS 38866

Dates: Mon, 06/19/2017 - Fri, 06/23/2017
Times: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Registration Fees: $35, to be paid when students arrive on the first day.
Lunch: All meals are provided.
Transportation:
Family is responsible for transportation to and from the BELL Academy Program. If you have questions, please contact the coordinators.

Additional Information:
This is an overnight program, and students will be housed the entire time. Parents are not required to stay. Students will need clothing, personal care items, and bedding for a twin size bed.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Sommer Thornton
Phone: (662) 891-1800
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Cindi Eskew
Phone: (662) 231-1078
Email: [email protected]

North Carolina BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

The Governor Morehead School for the Blind- Haywood Building, 301 Ashe Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27260

Dates: Mon, 07/17/2017 - Fri, 07/28/2017
Times: 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Fees: $25
Lunch:
Lunch will be provided each day. Please contact Bobbi if your child has any dietary restrictions.

Transportation:
Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the BELL Academy each day. Please contact the coordinator with any questions or concerns.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Bobbi Pompey
Phone: (336) 988-6375
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Bobbi Pompey
Phone: (336) 988-6375
Email: [email protected]

Nebraska BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

Saint John the Apostle Parish – Social Hall, 7601 Vine Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Dates: Mon, 06/12/2017 - Fri, 06/23/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: $50 Financial assistance is available
Lunch: Lunch will be provided
Transportation: Transportation will be arranged.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Jamie Richey
Phone: 3085209024
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Jamie Richey
Phone: 3085209024
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

100 First St.
Perth Amboy, NJ 08610

Dates: Mon, 07/17/2017 - Fri, 07/28/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: No registration fee.
Lunch: Lunches will only be provided on Fridays.
Transportation: Parents must supply their own transportation.
 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Barbara Grames
Phone: (973) 668-9177
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Mary Jo Partyka
Phone: (609) 888-5459
Email: [email protected]

Nevada BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

999 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89141

Dates: Mon, 07/24/2017 - Wed, 08/02/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: $50; scholarships are available.
Lunch: We will provide lunch.
Transportation:
Undecided at this time; we will be looking into it with regard to those who live far away and might be housing in town.

Additional Information: We will be providing backpacks and water bottles.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Helen McCoy
Phone: (907) 715-9725
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Terri Rupp
Phone: (702) 524-0835
Email: [email protected]

New York BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

525 West 121st Street
New York, NY 11220

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/11/2017
Times: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fees: waived
Lunch:
Lunches will be provided. Children are welcome to bring their own lunch if they have special dietary needs.

Transportation: Transportation will not be provided.
Additional Information:
Any additional information not specified on this page, please contact: Rasheta Bunting at (347) 337-4606.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Rasheta Bunting
Phone: (347) 337-4606
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

Mae E. Reynolds Elementary School, 222 Deerwood Drive
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Dates: Mon, 08/07/2017 - Fri, 08/18/2017
Times: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee: Waived
Lunch:
Lunches will be provided. Children are welcome to bring their own lunch if they have special dietary needs.

Transportation: Transportation will not be provided.
Additional Information:
Any additional information not specified on this page, please contact: Rasheta Bunting at (347) 337-4606.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Rasheta Bunting
Phone: (347) 337-4606
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Carl Jacobsen
Phone: (718) 567-7821
Email: [email protected]

Ohio BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

5220 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 45211

Dates: Sun, 06/25/2017 - Fri, 06/30/2017
Times: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration Fees: $125
Lunch: All meals will be provided.
Transportation: Not provided
Additional Information:
This is a one week residential program. Students will stay in the dorms on the campus of the Ohio State School for the Blind. We offer a comprehensive learning experience in blind skills with competent blind mentors.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Sheri Albers
Phone: (513) 886-8697
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Sheri Albers
Phone: (513) 886-8697
Email: [email protected]

Oregon BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

205 NE 50th Ave.
Portland, OR 97478

Dates: Mon, 08/07/2017 - Fri, 08/18/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees: There is a $25 registration fee.
Lunch:
We will be providing lunches, or the ingredients for the children to make their own lunches, except for field trips. On these days the children should bring sack a lunch.

Transportation:
Transportation for field trips will be provided. Daily transportation may be available on request.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Carla McQuillan
Phone: (541) 915-0896
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Carla McQQuillan
Phone: (541) 915-0896
Email: [email protected]

Pennsylvania BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

4724 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 19102

Dates: Mon, 06/19/2017 - Fri, 06/30/2017
Times: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fees: $50 per week before May 31. After May 31 registration will be $75 per week.
Lunch: Lunch will not be provided, but snacks will be available.
Transportation:
Transportation will be the responsibility of the parents. Any concerns please contact us by email.

Additional Information:
We have a fun filled two week program which includes one field trip each week. We also have a parent seminar and participant graduation on the last day of the program.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Michelle McManus
Phone: (814) 769-3191
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

919 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Dates: Mon, 06/26/2017 - Fri, 07/07/2017
Times: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Registration Fee: $50 per week before May 31. After May 31 registration will be $75 per week.
Lunch: Lunch will not be provided, but snacks will be available.
Transportation:
Transportation will be the responsibility of the parents. Any concerns please contact us by email.

Additional Information:
We have a fun filled two week program which includes one field trip each week. We also have a parent seminar and participant graduation on the last day of the program.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Michelle McManus
Phone: (814) 769-3191
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Lynn Heitz
Phone: (215) 208-7582
Email: [email protected]

Rhode Island BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

St. Anthony's Church, 549 Plainfield St.
Providence, RI 02906

Dates: Mon, 08/07/2017 - Fri, 08/18/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees:
There is a $75 registration fee. If you are in need of a waiver because this fee would be a financial hardship to your family, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided.
Transportation:
Transportation is not provided but we are happy to help find a solution for anyone who cannot provide transportation for their child.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Molly Faerber
Phone: (401) 477-9079
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Molly Faerber
Phone: (401) 477-9079
Email: [email protected]

South Carolina BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

355 Cedar Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC 29720

Dates: Mon, 06/05/2017 - Thu, 06/15/2017
Times: 8:15 am - 3:45 pm

Registration Fees:
A $40.00 fee is requested, but will be waived if cost prohibitive. Please speak with Jennifer about fee and waiver if needed.

Lunch:
Lunch and snack will be provided daily. Lunch will primarily consist of sandwich meats and cheeses or peanut butter and jelly on bread or wraps with carrots and fruit. Milk, juice and water served. No soda. Sweets will be limited. Please tell Jennifer about any food allergies or other concerns.

Transportation: We do not provide transportation.
Additional Information:
This is the fourth year of NFB BELL Academy in SC! We are looking forward to seeing return students as well as meeting new students. Jamie Allison is Braille literate and a certified classroom teacher. Jennifer Duffell-Hoffman is the mother to two blind teenage boys. We are passionate about Braille literacy, white cane travel and nonvisual skills and we teach these in a positive and fun manner. Each summer our students have shown great progress in skills and self-confidence. Please call Jennifer with any questions or concerns.

Please note that this year, the NFB BELL Academy will run Monday through Thursday each week.

Applications must be received by May 16, 2017.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Jennifer Duffell-Hoffman
Phone: 8032875391
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Jennifer Duffell-Hoffman
Phone: (803) 287-5391
Email: [email protected]

Tennessee BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 38104

Dates: Sun, 06/11/2017 - Sat, 06/17/2017
Times: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Fees:
The registration fee for the Clarksville NFB BELL Academy is $150.00. Scholarships are available to families who are experiencing financial hardship which would prevent their child from being able to attend.

Lunch: All meals will be included.
Transportation: Transportation will be provided on a case-by-case basis.
Additional Information:
The Clarksville NFB BELL Academy is a one-week residential program for children who are blind or low-vision 6-14 years of age designed to teach reading and writing Braille, using non-visual techniques, using assistive technology, and cane travel in a fun-filled hands-on environment. The week will start on Sunday evening with a meet and greet and end on Saturday with a seminar for parents. Throughout the week, participants will be exposed to science, sports and recreational opportunities, life skills, and learn how to live the lives they want from other successful blind adults.

Look us up on Facebook at nfb-tn bell academy.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Tonika Jordan
Phone: (615) 568-2613
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

Memphis Center for Independent Living, 1633 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Dates: Mon, 06/12/2017 - Fri, 06/23/2017
Times: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Registration Fee:
The cost of the Memphis NFB BELL Academy is $150.00. Scholarships are available for families experiencing financial hardship.

Lunch:
The Memphis NFB Bell Academy will provide a light breakfast and snacks throughout the two-weeks, however each child will need to bring their own lunch. On days when lunches will be provided by the Bell Academy parents will be notified in advance.

Transportation: Transportation will be provided on a case by case basis.
Additional Information:
The Memphis NFB BELL Academy is a two-week program for children who are blind or low-vision 4-14 years of age designed to teach reading and writing Braille, using nonvisual techniques, using assistive technology, and cane travel in a fun-filled hands-on environment. The week will start on Monday morning with a meet and greet and end on Friday, June 23rd with a seminar for parents. Throughout the two weeks, participants will be exposed to science, sports and recreational opportunities, life skills, and learn how to live the lives they want from other successful blind adults. Participants will also go on two field trips that will utilize the skills they learn during the NFB BELL Academy, all while having fun out in the community.

Look us up on Facebook at nfb-tn bell academy.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Christina Clift
Phone: (901) 481-6180
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Christina Clift
Phone: (901) 481-6180
Email: [email protected]

Texas BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

International Museum of Art & Science, 1900 W. Nolana Ave
McAllen, TX 77511

Dates: Mon, 06/05/2017 - Fri, 06/09/2017
Times: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fees:
$150

Please contact us if this is a hardship for scholarship information.

Lunch:
Lunch will be provided.

If your child has specific dietary needs, please plan to provide your own lunch.

Transportation:
Please provide your own transportation.

Please contact us if this is a hardship.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Macarena Pena
Phone: (956) 451-2269
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

Lake Arlington Baptist Church, 2912 Little Road
Arlington, TX 76016

Dates: Mon, 06/12/2017 - Fri, 06/16/2017
Times: 8:00 am - 3:30 am

Registration Fee:
$150

Please contact us if this is a hardship for scholarship information.

Lunch:
Lunch will be provided.

If your child has specific dietary needs, please plan to provide your own lunch.

Transportation:
Please provide your own transportation.

Please contact us if this is a hardship.

 

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Holly Mcknight
Phone: (817) 360-3993
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Emily Gibbs
Phone: (979) 202-1961
Email: [email protected]

Utah BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

2601 West 4700 South
Taylorsville, UT 84129

Dates: Mon, 06/12/2017 - Fri, 06/23/2017
Times: 8:45 am - 3:15 pm

Registration Fees: There is no fee to attend the NFB BELL Academy in Utah.
Lunch: Students will need to bring a lunch.
Transportation: A parent or guardian will need to drop off and pick up their child.
Additional Information:
Please have your child wear closed toed, sturdy shoes. Please apply sunscreen each morning and send sunscreen for applying later in the day.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Wendy Bybee
Phone: (801) 910-2542
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Wendy Bybee
Phone: (801) 910-2542
Email: [email protected]

Virginia BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 North Oakland Street
Arlington , VA 22203

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/11/2017
Times: 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Registration Fees: $50.00
Lunch: Lunch Provided
Transportation: Transportation may be provided based on individual basis.
Additional Information:
This summer, empower your child to be successful, confident, and to make connections with other blind/visually-impaired kids! Give them the opportunity to know for themselves that they can live the life they want. Enrich their lives with the beauty of reading and indoor and outdoor activities designed to give your child a fun and amazing summer.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Alexander Castillo
Phone: (917) 532-7439
Email: [email protected]

Location Two

Stone Spring Elementary School, 1575 Peach Grove Ave
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Dates: Mon, 07/31/2017 - Fri, 08/11/2017
Times: 8:45 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50.00
Lunch: Lunch provided.
Transportation: Transportation may be provided based on individual basis.
Additional Information:
This summer, empower your child to be successful, confident, and to make connections with other blind/visually-impaired kids! Give them the opportunity to know for themselves that they can live the life they want. Enrich their lives with the beauty of reading and indoor and outdoor activities designed to give your child a fun and amazing summer.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Beth Sellers
Phone: (540) 746-1784
Email: [email protected]      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Alexander Castillo
Phone: (917) 532-7439
Email: [email protected]

Wisconsin BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 1 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

Cambridge Lake House, W9429 Porter Drive
Cambridge, WI 54638

Dates: Sun, 08/13/2017 - Fri, 08/18/2017
Times: 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration Fees: No fee.
Lunch: All meals will be provided.
Transportation:
Parents are responsible for dropping students off on August 13 and picking them up on August 18.

Additional Information:
This is a residential program. Drop-off is 5:00 p.m. on August 13. The NFB BELL Academy students will be making dinner for the parents, so please arrive by 5:00 p.m. on August 18.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Heather Fritz
Phone: (608) 387-1865
Email: [email protected]    
 
 
 
 
       
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Heather Fritz
Phone: (608) 387-1865
Email: [email protected]