The Blind Foundation are happy to share some of the events happening in early 2018.

For younger clients, the 2018 Kids Summer Camp in Taupo is approaching fast. For adult clients, there are a range of physical activities coming up, from the Outward Bound Insight Course, to regional tramps.

If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer and supporting someone who also is blind or has low vision, the Peer Mentoring programme is having its first North Island training session.

Please contact the appropriate staff if you would like more information about the following events:

January 2018 :  Kids Summer Camp (Applications closed): Taupo

Contact: Jo Hagele

A camp for young people, 8-14 years of age. A great week of fun and adventure, and a chance to make friends for a life time.

February 2018 : National Tandem Bike Event, North Island (exact location TBC)

Contact: Deb Nash

A chance to refine your tandem biking skills with a multi-day tandem bike ride, a reasonable level of fitness and bike confidence is required.

February 2018 : Peer Mentoring Training, Wellington

Contact: Felicity Hutcheson

A two and half day training program for those who wish to become volunteer mentors in the Peer Mentoring Program.

March 2018 : Outward Bound Insight Course, Ankiwa

Contact: Kelly O’Donnell

Insight Outward Bound Course – supported by Outward Bound and the Blind Foundation. A fantastic opportunity for self-development, new experiences and peer support.

March 2018 : Young People’s Rotary Camp, Auckland

Contact: Latesha Sharp

An opportunity for students to have fun with their peers, while enjoying outdoor activities and music in the evening.

This camp is supported by the Remuera Rotary Club.

April 2018 : Regional Tramps,  South and North Island

Contact: South – Erin Eyles, North TBC

An opportunity to explore the great outdoors, meet new people and challenge you in the great outdoors. Regional Tramps are aimed at those new to tramping and outdoor experiences.