Alpine Alternatives, Inc.
Anchorage Alaska 1 99507
(907) 561 6655
Camp Abilities is a one-week developmental sports camp for children ages 9 to 19 who are blind or visually impaired. The camp is set up to provide a one-on-one instructional situation for each child. During the week, children develop sport skills and gain confidence to become more independent in their daily lives. The purpose of Camp Abilities is to empower children with sensory impairments to be physically active and productive members of their schools, communities, and society. The Camp Abilities experience teaches children what they CAN do in the area of sports and recreation, which is often overlooked in their education and home environments.
Throughout the week, athletes participate in a long list of physical activities including swimming, goalball, beep baseball, tandem biking, track and field events, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, archery, and more. Each physical activity has a detailed task analysis for each skill. Assessment sheets are completed daily and are sent to parents and physical education teachers at the conclusion of camp to encourage continued physical activity throughout the year.
Jacinda Danner, Vision Specialist
- Recreation Services
- Provides various sporting and recreational activities for participants with visual impairments and multiple disabilities.