NFB Camp is a childcare option offered during our national convention for children ages six weeks to twelve-years-old, both blind and sighted.
The program features lessons from the NFB BELL® Academy curriculum, in addition to a variety of activities including art projects, orientation, mobility, and daily living skills training, music, movement, and mathematics. We separate the children by age and provide activities appropriate for each age group.
Our staff is vetted through background checks, training, and experience working with blind children. We are grateful for support from our national divisions and committees, the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, and our NFB BELL Academies.
2023 Daily Camp Schedule
- Saturday, July 1: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, July 2: Closed
- Monday, July 3: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:45 to 5:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 4: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 5: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, July 6: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Thursday, July 6 (Banquet): 6:30 p.m. to thirty minutes after banquet adjourns. Dinner will be provided for children in camp during banquet.
These times are approximate. The actual times are thirty minutes before sessions begin and thirty minutes after adjournment, whenever the President determines those times to be; no exceptions.
The deadline to register for NFB Camp is June 15, 2023. After that, it will be on a “Space Available” basis.
NFB Camp fees must be paid through the online registration platform. Registration that does not include payment will not guarantee your child will have a space in camp when you arrive in Houston. If this creates a financial hardship, please contact Carla McQuillan prior to convention. Fees paid and forms filled out in advance will minimize time spent at the registration desk.
Please take a few minutes to read the Camp Rules.
Cancellations made prior to June 15 will result in a full refund of camp fees. After June 15, you will need to contact Carla McQuillan, who will consider extenuating circumstances.
On-site registration will be on a “Space Available” basis, and the fees will be:
- $200 for the week
- $45 per day
- $45 for the banquet
For more information, please contact Carla McQuillan, camp director, at [email protected] or 541-653-9153.
Please choose from the camp options below.
Waiver of Responsibilities
The undersigned do(es) hereby release and discharge THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND, INC., and any of its agents, affiliates, employees or servants from any and all claims, liabilities, demands or rights which I(we), or any friends or relatives, may have or against said Corporation or any of its agents, affiliates, employees or servants on account of, connected with or growing out of any injury, accident, loss, damage or suffering, I(we) may hereinafter sustain while on the premises or property owned, leased or used by THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND, INC., or any other named designation or location. I(we) have read, or cause to be read to me(us), the foregoing and do hereby acknowledge that I(we) fully understand each and every part thereof.
In the event of an emergency, NFB Camp has my permission to call an ambulance or take my child(ren) to any available physician or hospital at my expense and to obtain medical treatment for my child(ren). In most emergencies, 911 is called and the child is transported to the nearest hospital and seen by the Doctor on call. (Parents are always notified as soon as possible). This permission is effective the date this form is signed and continues for the duration of my child(ren)'s enrollment at NFB Camp.