Need a Job or Want to Help Us?
Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind is still providing the opportunity to submit your summer staff application. If you are a hardworking, motivated, patient person, who wants to make a positive impact on others, while teaching valuable skills, we want to see your application! We also value volunteers and their time, if you wish to volunteer or if you, would like to contribute something that would help us out, please consider reviewing our Wishlist -April 2013. -–We cannot do everything as one, but we can do amazing things together!
The 5th/3rd River Bank event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience this has created with your schedule!
Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind now has a blog!
Our blog has been launched to keep you informed with new news and fun events! Osman Koroma, our Media Specialist, is pleased to add this to our other types of media, including Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. Add these social media sites to our newsletters, and we hope you will be VERY well informed and that you will join in the fun with OUB CAMPS! To join our newsletter email list (mailing list) , please contact Gwen@campt.org.
Introducing our new Associate Camp Director, Rebecca Thomson!
Rebecca Thomson is our new Associate Camp Director. She is a recent graduate of Ferris State University with a degree in Recreation Management and Leadership Studies, has Waterfront Director certification, and has a wealth of experince with Girl Scouts, the YMCA, and other camping adventures, as well as 10 years of expereince in advertising. Rebecca loves to be outdoors and is looking forward to an exciting summer getting to know our campers and their families. She is hard at work hiring great staff for our summer programs. Please introduce yourself to each other the next time we all get together!
March Newsletter and OUB CAMPS Schedule Revisions
Make sure to check out our March Newsletter for updates including changes to our 2013 OUB CAMPS schedule. Changes include, but are not limited to locations, new camps and more! IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR CAMP! Don’t miss out! Fill out your forms today! Don’t wait to hear “Mom, I’m bored” this summer – get your child registered for camp now! Scholarships are available – see registration form for more information.
NEW: Mini Camp and Intro to Camp 101
We have just added two new camps right at the beginning of the season especially for the new “unseasoned” camper! Our Mini Camp is for kids aged 7-12, June 16-19, is only three nights away from home, but a ton of fun and great outdoor activities! All the usual things that we all love about camp – swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts and campfires, but in a shorter package. Families who participate in MPVI Family Camp can leave their elementary aged children on Sunday to participate in Mini Camp!
Intro to Camp 101, June 19-21, is for kids aged 13-HS who might not have had the opportunity or desire to go to camp when they were younger and who would like to branch out and try something new! Intro to Camp 101 will be a ton of fun just like Mini Camp, but designed for older campers. Who knows? Maybe you will want to come back for more camps once you discover the great people, activities, fun and new independence you can get by coming to OUB CAMPS!
New: Deadline for Registration
New: Deadline for registration for any camp or weekend event is 16 days before the event. This does NOT apply to Birding By Ear or Celebrate Urban Birds – only to overnight events. Do not let the deadline keep you from joining us!
Roadmap to this website!
Information is separated into several categories located in the black menu bar. If you are using this website visually, you can locate anything you are looking for by using the dropdown menus. For those of you using screenreaders, click on the category and a “home page” for each category will show up. On this page are all the links that are included in the dropdown menus that many screenreaders do not read.
Applications to participate in all of our weekend events, February – June, are found under Forms. Applications for summer camps are available now! Check back frequently to see what’s new as we get this website into top notch shape!
OUB’s 5th/3rd River Bank Run Event Cancelled
The overnight event at Camp Tuhsmeheta before participating in the 5th/3rd River Bank Run has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Did you know we now have our own Facebook page? Don’t let the other Facebook pages fool you, we have the official site. Our Facebook page has hundreds of photos to view and you can connect to our team of campers and staff to share in all the adventures we are having. Visit our page, “like” us, tag yourself if we have a picture of you, and tell all your friends and family. Click on the link below to get started:
Check out our new and exciting adventures! Share in our experiences by clicking the “Photos and Videos” tab. We are always looking for more campers to join in on our GRAND TIMES because its not a party unless you’re here to join in!!!
Don’t forget to check out our youtube channel:
We hope to see you soon!
For more information, contact:
Gwen Botting, Director, 989-855-2430