Tennessee BELL Academy FAQs

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

Location One

University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38153

Dates: Mon, 06/04/2018 - Fri, 06/15/2018
Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fees:
Registration for the Memphis Bell Academy is $250.00 and a $50.00 deposit is required upon completion of the application. For families experiencing financial hardship which would prevent your child from attending the Bell Academy, a scholarship can be requested to cover part or all of the registration fee. Please contact the Bell Academy Coordinator to request an application.

Lunch: All meals will be provided to all registered attendees.
Transportation: Requests for transportation will be handled on a case by case basis.
Additional Information:
The Memphis Bell Academy is a 2-week residential program for children between the ages of 4-16 who are blind or low vision. It will be held on the campus of the University of Memphis. During the two weeks participants will increase their braille literacy, develop nonvisual skills, cane travel, assistive technology, adaptive sports, and increase their overall independence. Participants can also attend as day students only, however the transportation to and from would be the responsibility of the family. All participants must be fully toilet trained.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Christina Clift
Phone: 901-481-6180
Email: bellacademy@nfb-tn.org

Location Two

middle Tennessee
Antioch, TN 37013

Dates: Sun, 06/10/2018 - Sat, 06/16/2018
Times: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Fee:
Registration for the Middle Tennessee Bell Academy is $150.00 and a $50.00 deposit is required upon completion of the application. For families experiencing financial hardship which would prevent your child from attending the Bell Academy, a scholarship can be requested to cover part or all of the registration fee. Please contact the Bell Academy Coordinator to request an application.

Lunch: All meals will be provided for all registered attendees.
Transportation: Transportation is not provided.
Additional Information:
The Middle Tennessee Bell Academy is a one-week residential program for children between the ages of 4-16 who are blind or low vision. It will be held on the beautiful grounds of Camp Wigiwagan. During the week participants will increase their braille literacy, develop nonvisual skills, cane travel, assistive technology, adaptive sports, and increase their overall independence. Participants can also attend as day students only, however the transportation to and from would be the responsibility of the family. All participants must be fully toilet trained.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Angie Mayeaux
Phone: 615-556-7883
Email: angiemayeaux@me.com

Location Three

Austin Peay University
Clarksville, TN 37044

Dates: Sun, 06/10/2018 - Fri, 06/15/2018
Times: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Fee:
Registration for the Clarksville Bell Academy is $160.00 and a $25.00 deposit is required upon completion of the application. For families experiencing financial hardship which would prevent your child from attending the Bell Academy, a scholarship can be requested to cover part or all of the registration fee. Please contact the Bell Academy Coordinator to request an application.

Lunch: All meals will be provided to all registered attendees.
Transportation: Transportation is the responsibility of the family.
Additional Information:
The Clarksville Bell Academy is a one-week residential program for children between the ages of 4-16 who are blind or low vision. It will be held on the beautiful grounds of Austin Peay University. During the week participants will increase their braille literacy, develop nonvisual skills, cane travel, assistive technology, adaptive sports, and increase their overall independence. Camp activities will include swimming, goal ball, Frisbee golf, field trips and other fun activities. Participants can also attend as day students only, however the transportation to and from would be the responsibility of the family. All participants must be fully toilet trained.

Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Michelle Quinn
Phone: 931-237-4307
Email: michelle.quinn@cmcss.net    
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Christina Clift
Phone: 901-481-6180
Email: memphis@nfb-tn.org