[Nfbc-info] Fwd: [nabs-l] Society for the Blind Recruiting Blind Counselors for Summer Youth Retreat
dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 18:52:40 UTC 2011
happy Friday Fellow Californians,
wanted to pass along a great oppertunity to mentor blind youth, and
have a good time doing it!
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From: Stacy Cervenka <stacy.cervenka at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:30:40 -0700
Subject: [nabs-l] Society for the Blind Recruiting Blind Counselors
for Summer Youth Retreat
To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Are you a blind college student or blind professional who is passionate
about mentoring high school aged blind youth? Would you enjoy spending 2
weeks in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California in a fun,
recreational, educational setting? If so, the Society for the Blind is
currently recruiting counselors for our annual Youth Retreat from August
5-14. Counselors would receive round-trip transportation to and from
Sacramento, lodging and meals at the camp, and a small stipend.
We are looking for individuals who are energetic, self-motivated, and
comfortable operating independently and unassisted within an outdoor summer
What We Do
The Society for the Blind’s Summer Youth Retreat shows its belief in our
youth by both supporting and demanding excellence. All youth are expected,
with training, to participate without direct physical assistance from staff.
This means they gather their own wood for campfires, find their own way down
gravel paths, and prepare their own lunches. Each day, students will
participate in activities such as swimming, water games, field games,
hiking, and horseback riding. Experiences with adaptive technology and
orientation and mobility will also be offered. Evenings will be filled with
campfires, skits, talent shows, and other opportunities for youth to share
experiences and learn from each other and from their blind counselors.
The camp will take place at Camp Ross Relles, a wilderness camp owned and
operated by the local Lions Clubs of northern California. Two meals a day
(breakfast and supper) will be provided by Camp Ross Relles kitchen staff.
Students will have the opportunity to prepare their own lunches.
For more information on the Society for the Blind, please visit
For more information on Camp Ross Relles and its’ facilities, please visit:
If you’re interested in working as a counselor at this empowering retreat,
please contact Stacy Cervenka at scervenka at societyfortheblind.org or (916)
Youth Programs Coordinator
Society for the Blind
1238 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Direct Line: (916) 889-7545
Main Line: (916) 452-8271
Email: scervenka at societyfortheblind.org
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