Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

The Virtual ExCEL Camp from APH is Back!

Three girls with text "Virtual ExCEL Camp"

The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) is now preparing to offer the Virtual ExCEL Camp from mid-June through mid-August.

The Virtual ExCEL Camp will include a live hour at 2:00 ET, Monday through Friday, and is free to all registrants. Our target audience will continue to be students with vision loss. Also included are five at-home extension activities for the camp theme and with the camp supplies that will be sent to the student. The Virtual ExCEL Camp will be separated by age groups. We will continue to record these sessions so all have the opportunity to learn.

Please register your students with their needs and levels in mind. A grant from the Hearst Foundation is providing students from the United States of America an APH product that will be used during camp so we need registrations completed early! For students to receive items in time for camp, they must have registered for their session at least four weeks prior to the camp’s start date. Those that register after that date are still welcome to attend; we would suggest working with your teacher of students with visual impairments to procure the product for use during camp as all items are available through Federal Quota.

Student Registration

Parents, please register your student for one camp that matches their needs. As parents, you know if they would be more appropriately placed with the age level identified. If you are unsure, we suggest reaching out to your teacher of students with visual impairments. And remember, each student must be registered separately and must meet the definition of blindness in your state.