June 2-8, 2019 Teaming with the Evermor Foundation and many community partners
What is Camp Abilities Tucson? Camp Abilities is a privately funded educational sports camp for children and young adults who are blind, deafblind, or have multiple disabilities including visual impairment. The camp provides sports instruction, adapted to individual needs, and 1:1 coaching for each child. Camp Abilities Tucson serves 25-30 athletes with visual impairments each summer.
What is the Evermor Foundation? The Evermor Foundation is committed to helping young adults with visual impairments explore opportunities and optimize their potential in all aspects of life. Sports education programs like Camp abilities help students achieve their personal physical fitness goals and develop socialization skills with peers and instructors within a positive environment.
Our Experienced Staff Performance coaches at Camp Abilities Tucson are pooled from physical education, special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and vision programs, (both undergraduate and graduate) from across the United States. Head Coaches are also trained individuals in the fields of vision, physical education, adapted physical education, deaf education, teacher certification, and teachers of the visually impaired/ O&M instructors.
Expansion Efforts Dr. Lauren Lieberman designed the Camp Abilities concept and established the first camp in 1996 at The College at Brockport in upstate New York. In addition to Camp Abilities Tucson, there are 25 other active camps (see our Other Camps page). As concern for the nation’s youth physical education rises, so does the recognition for the need of individualized programs for children with disabilities. In recognition of this need, efforts are under way to create both in the US and internationally. With continued support from generous donors and contributions from various private organizations, Camp Abilities Tucson became the third active camp in the United States. For more information about other camps designed in the concept of Camp Abilities, visit our "Other Camps" tab.
A coach instructs an athlete on proper golf form.
A coach instructs an athlete on proper deadlifting form.
A coach explains how to cradle the ball during lacrosse.