Children’s Events

Upcoming Events and Activities

July 2016


  • Game Camp, Grades 1-6
  • Game Camp, Grades 7-12
  • Parent Support Group
  • Bell Braille Camp
  • Camp VIBE—ages 10-13, ESC-Region 20, Division for Blind Services
  • Camp VIBE—ages 14 and over, ESC-Region 20, Division for Blind Services
  • Teen party, Grades 7-12

August 2016

  • Possible UEB Braille Camp for Teachers of the Visually Impaired
  • Teen Party, Grades 7-12
  • Parent Support Group, Guide Dog Information Meeting

For dates and times and sign up, contact Melissa Padron at (210) 531-1597.

Previous Events and Activities

iPad Camp for children ages 7-15. Our SALB Technology Trainers will be providing a four-day, introductory course on how to use an iPad and the newest Apps in Assistive Technology. Campers will also visit Bibliotech, San Antonio’s first digital library.

Birding by Ear for the Blind for children ages 5-18. The Blind Children’s Education Program will visit Mitchell Lake Audubon Center to participate in the “Birding by Ear for the Blind” program. Be sure to bring a sack lunch and drink for a picnic after the program.

Nature Camp for children ages 5-18. Campers will take several excursions to local parks and natural areas and explore bugs and other creepy crawly things.

NFB Bell Braille Program for children ages 5-11. This program will provide children with one week of intensive Braille instruction through fun, hands-on learning activities.

Art Camp for children ages 5-18. Campers will explore different art mediums including clay, oils, chalk and watercolors. Other fun activities will include a field trip to the Children’s Museum.

Parent Support Groups

Parent Support Groups are offered on a monthly basis and cover a variety of topics. The group seeks to provide peer support as well as community resources. Parent Support Groups are held at Luby’s Restaurant located at 911 N. Main Avenue from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. For dates and times and sign up please contact Melissa at (210) 531-1597.

Low Vision Evaluations

In partnership with the University of Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg School of Optometry, the Low Vision Clinic is able to provide free Low Vision Evaluations for children enrolled in the Blind Children’s Education Program.

For information, contact Carrilee Adkins at (210) 533-5195 x1505.

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