DeafBlind Camper Information

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.


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Download DB Camper Application
Download DB Camper Application Letter
Age Requirements
Application Deadline
Acceptance
Wait List
Scholarship
Want to support us to find Volunteer-Interpreters?
Volunteer Selection Process
Floyd Pitre Scholarship Fund
Where to send your application

Important Information

The DeafBlind Retreat will be held Monday August 26 Saturday August 31, 2019, at Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, WA. We will have an awesome week filled with community building, self-discovery, and experiencing the DeafBlind way! Our applications are emailed in early February. Please send back your application as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is March 16, 2019 (email or postmarked).

We will have an AWESOME retreat together!

Sincerely,
DeafBlind Retreat Team 2019

DO NOT BUY YOUR PLANE, TRAIN AND BUS TICKETS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR ACCEPTANCE LETTER.


AGE REQUIREMENTS

The Retreat is for DeafBlind adults:

  • Are 18 years and older OR
  • 16 years and older and attending with a parent or adult friend. The parent/friend will need to meet our volunteer-interpreter qualifications and will be matched up as a volunteer-interpreter with other campers.
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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CAMPERS

  • General Application Due - March 16th, 2018 (Email or Postmarked).

ACCEPTANCE

  • Letters stating your acceptance status will be mailed by the last week of April.
  • Do NOT send a check or make your plane reservation until you get your acceptance letter!
  • Acceptance will include the following:
    • Transportation Request Form
    • Release Forms
    • Activity Information
    • Fee Form
    • Dietary Needs Information Form
    • Housing Form
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WAIT LIST

  • If the retreat is full, we will put your name on the wait list. We will notify you by July 1st if there is space for you. After July 1st, there is no chance and we encourage you to apply again next year. You may also want to contact us about visiting for one day.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Some partial scholarships are available for campers. Please provide us with your contact information (phone, email or address) to get scholarship form or more information.

 

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WANT TO SUPPORT US TO FIND VOLUNTEER-INTERPRETERS?

Do you know someone who would be a good volunteer-interpreter for the Retreat? Someone with good PTASL skills or at least ready to learn, guiding skills and a champ attitude? Please give us their name and address, or ask them to contact us.

Certified interpreters may earn RID CEU's for volunteering at the Retreat. Interpreters can contact RID for more information.

 

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VOLUNTEER-INTERPRETER SELECTION PROCESS

We look for qualified volunteer-interpreters. This means they need to already have ASL skills, ready to learn PTASL; and guiding skills, as well as experience socializing with DeafBlind adults. If you would like more information about volunteer-interpreters, please contact us.

A Retreat volunteer-interpreter can check with their supervisor about sponsoring the volunteer-interpreter to come to the retreat (buy the plane ticket, pay the wages, etc.) The Lighthouse can write a letter of support for the volunteer-interpreter. Volunteer-interpreters can contact the Lighthouse for more information.

 

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Floyd Pitre Scholarship Fund

Floyd Pitre, one of our nation's DeafBlind leader, loved the DeafBlind Retreat at Seabeck so much that he chose it to be the place where he spent the last days of his life.We were honored to have Floyd with us in 1994, and in loving memory of his wonderful spirit, we have established a scholarship fund in his name.

Donations that we receive for the scholarship fund will be used for financial assistance to DeafBlind to attend the Retreat.

If you would like to donate to this fund, please make your check payable to "The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc." and write "For Floyd Pitre Fund" on the bottom of the check or on a separate note. All donations will be used for Retreat Scholarships.

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WHERE TO SEND YOUR APPLICATION

Email:

DBRetreat@seattlelh.org

FAX:

(206) 436-2234

Mail to:

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Attn: The DeafBlind Retreat
2501 S. Plum Street
Seattle, WA 98144

 

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