Welcome to Camp Abilities St. Louis!
Next Camp July 8-13, 2018
This years camp will begin on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Our first day will consist of signing in, receiving back packs with a water bottle, t-shirt, and two baseball caps. One cap will be a gift from AGAPE Council of the Blind and one from Camp Abilities. There will also be some other little treats in the back pack. We always have “The Adult Leggo Lovers” there to host the ice breaker for the kick off of camp.This year our activities are:
Beep baseball (defensive drills)
Track & field (using a tether, passing the baton, and using starting blocks)
Weight room ( using equipment safely)
Bowling (using rails and learning how to keep score)
Swimming (learning proper breathing and stroking techniques)
Dancing (hip hop and modern)
Tumbling (proper way to tumble)
Water day (giant water slide and slip and slide)
Wood working with Daryl Vickers who is a blind wood worker)
Showing parents all that we learned for the week
If you did not make it this year, be sure to sign up early next year!
Coaches can be graduate and undergraduate students from all over the world. These coaches can be recruited from professional preparation programs including adapted physical education, vision specialist, and special education.
Volunteers of all ages, including high school and college students, can serve as assistants and coaches. Previous campers can be recruited as counselors-in-training to gain leadership skills and they are the role models to encourage the campers to believe that they can achieve. Another special feature is that athletes who are visually impaired are invited to participate as specialists, role models, and guest speakers.
The campers stay overnight in the dorms at Missouri School for the Blind and use the sports facilities for all activities except for beep baseball. Beep baseball will be played on the soccer fields of St. Louis University. The sports will change from year to year.
There will be activities every night. Activities such as game night, bowling, descriptive movies, and a social mixer.
On Friday we will have an awards ceremony.
Pictures and videos will be posted to our website daily so that parents can view the progress of their athletes.
Our sponsors help to make this a successful camp. We would like to thank them.
StL Firing Squad Beep Baseball Team
A.G.A.P.E. Council of the Blind
Missouri School for the Blind
Geoffery Barney, MSB Superintedent
St. Louis University - Adam Brock, Admin. Sec-Department of Campus Recreation
United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Missouri Chapter Inc. - Tom Culliton, President of Missouri Chapter
Hawkins Financial Service K.C. - William Hawkins,
If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Camp Abilities St. Louis, make checks payable to: USABA Missouri Chapter Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.
Mailed to USABA Missouri Chapter Inc.
6714 Scanlan Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139