Junior Blind of America
Rating: 4.92 stars 39 39 reviews 2,205
5300 Angeles Vista Blvd Los Angeles CA 90043 USA
Founded in 1953 originally as the Foundation for the Junior Blind, Junior Blind of America's ("Junior Blind") mission is helping children and adults who are blind, visually impaired, or multi-disabled to achieve independence. Through programs that offer early intervention, education, recreation, and rehabilitation, Junior Blind helps thousands of infants, children, teens and adults learn essential skills to help them maximize their potential and achieve their goals.
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I worked for Camp Bloomfield many years ago. It was one of the greatest summers of my life! The campers were awesome, and so were my fellow counselors. I was a counselor the first week, then returned as a horseback counselor. Norman was wonderful, and so were the Freemans! I learned as much from the campers as they did from me! It is a fantastic camp! I was there in 1980, I believe. I would love to spend another summer there!
I worked this summer as a camp counselor at Camp Bloomfield. I was a big part of the children's day, and got to be witness to them become more autonomous. I loved assisting the kids in the cabin and really inject my help with them becoming more self-reliant in their simple daily activities. This camp offers opportunities for growth like you wouldn't believe. Even, I, an adult counselor took away lessons and wisdom from the fellow staff members, families, and children.
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In the past three summers I have learned so much from working at Camp Bloomfield. I have worked as a camp counselor and have seen campers start the week scaried and unsure of themselves blossom into independent and self reliant individuals by the end. I would not want to change my time with Camp Bloomfield for the world.
Working over the summer at the camp programme they have was an incredible experience seeing the children and adults enjoy the sessions and activities that were organised for them. Learning about each individual for the time they stayed with us was fantastic and having a programme where they could come and enjoy their experience in a place surrounded by people who have experienced similar things they have, is a brilliant thing to have been a part of. If it wasn't for JBA they wouldn't have had this chance and I wouldn't have had the incredible summer that I had meeting some really caring, genuine people. I am very happy to have wen apart of working for them and believe they do a fantastic job!
I've worked at Junior Blind for 8 years and it is very beneficial. I've experienced many different roles there and learned so many different things every time. I am very grateful that they gave me every opportunity to help
Junior Blind brings people together from every corner of the world and gives them a chance to share such an amazing experience. I worked as a camp counselor at Camp Bloomfield and it was a privilege meeting all of the campers. Camp is place where people can be completely themselves and be exactly who they want to be. As staff, I got to see the campers grow and develop while having fun. The people I met definitely made an impact in my life, and I can only hope I did the same in return. From a personal standpoint , Junior Blind has led me to some of my closest friends. I feel so lucky to be part of such a unique organization!
Junior Blind has the most caring, dedicated, and professional staff I've ever seen. They always put students first.
Been part of JBA for so many years, I feel like family with everyone who works there, especially my ASEP family, thank you for all you do!
Junior Blind has and awesome program from their Camp Bloomfield to their Olympics...they have give my son so much confidence in himself...and helped him realize he can accomplish anything he puts his mind to...they are truly a blessing....
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I was a Camper from 1977 to 1980 I still keep in touch with friends I made during those years In 1981 I came back as a Counselor and still keep in touch with some of my Campers.
I have been able to tell other people about FJB so their children or family member could also get some needed help.
I was always a great Adventure to hang out at Camp or to do the Fri. night and Sat. activities.
Norm and I had many great conversations! I still miss him.