Empower Camp

Empower Camp Registration

Welcome to Empower Camp at WSSB - Urban Explorer Culinary Camp

Teenaged girl with brown skin wearing sunglasses holding a long white cane and holding a number of culinary tools while traveling in the city.

Date: June 23-28, 2024

Theme: Urban Explorer Culinary Camp - Navigating City Streets, Mastering Culinary Arts!

Location: Washington State School for the Blind Campus and Community 

Get ready for an unforgettable week at Empower Camp, where we're thrilled to announce our theme for this year - Urban Explorer Culinary Camp - Navigating City Streets, Mastering Culinary Arts. This exciting theme is designed to empower campers aged 11-14 with essential life skills while having a blast. This camp is designed to support blind and low-vision youth. Campers will stay overnight in WSSB's cottages and be supervised by staff 24 hours a day.  Our experienced staff will be there every step of the way to provide guidance, support, and encouragement.

Camp Highlights:

  • Orientation and Mobility: Learn valuable skills to navigate the world safely and confidently.
  • Cooking Classes: Explore the joy of culinary adventures with hands-on cooking sessions.
  • Recreation: Engage in exciting recreational activities that promote teamwork and fun.

Important Dates:

  • Drop-off: Sunday, June 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Pick-up: Friday, June 28, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Camp Fee: $50 (Includes Empower Camp T-shirt). Payment due by June 10,  2023.  Cash or check payable to "WSSB".  Mail checks to the attention of Melissa Lile - 2214 E. 13th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661. Any questions regarding payment can be made to Melissa Lile at melissa.lile@wssb.wa.gov.

Spaces are limited, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to empower your child with essential skills in a supportive and inclusive environment.  Priority is given to non-WSSB students.