I had the pleasure of touring the Junior Blind School and Camp Bloomfield. No one was in the school at the time, but it impressed me because their facility was well taken care of and had so many classrooms to teach the students beyond what I thought would be possible for independent living.
I was able to tour Camp Bloomfield during a camp session. It was so great to see how well the counselers interacted with the campers. It means so much that a lot of the campers come back year after year and some even come back to be a counseler. Some of the activities at Camp Bloomfield include, horse back riding, rock wall climbing, archery, and zip lining. I walked out of my tour so happy to see these kids getting to do some really great things and having such a good time. The counselers and directors of this program left such a wonderful impact on me I am honored to have had the opportunity to visit for the afternoon.
Junior Blind is one of the greatest non-profits for children who are visually impaired and/or multiply disabled. Junior Blond offers many different programs to help the visually disabled gain more independence and I have seen what they have done for my brother now and what they have also done for my parents many years back. I fully believe that it because of this great nonprofit, that my parents and brother have as much independence as me or my others siblings.
This summer I completed my internship at Camp Bloomfield and I honestly couldn't have picked a better place to be! From the counselors to the campers to the activities we ran, there was always nonstop fun, inclusion, and most importantly, teaching children and teens how to be independent in their day-to-day activities. If I could recommend a camp for anyone to work for, it would definitely be Camp Bloomfield.
The Junior Blind does such an amazing job for so many. I'm proud to sponsor them any chance I get. They make a big difference in people's life.
You have showed my son that he is capable of doing anything on his own ... And given him the courage to try nomatter what ...
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....
Junior Blind has given my daughter years of independent experiences! That's her personal goal for life, to be an independent person. Junior Blind offers exceptional opportunities for blind individuals of all ages to experience the same things their sighted peers do with some assistance. They understand the person as a whole and seek to enrich their lives. Junior Blind is amazing!
From Vincent perez I stayed at the campus this summer. I learned how to use a cane, a stove, and prepare for an interview for a job. I appreciate the help huys.
My family has been involved with the Junior Blind of America for more than 50 years, beginning with my father, Sheldon Pollack and his close association with Norm Kaplan. Now a senior citizen myself, I was involved as a teenager volunteer, my older brother was a live-in counselor at the Los Angeles campus, my children were Camp Bloomfield campers and counselors, and this week my grandchild participated and reported that her experience as a Buddy Camper was "awesome," and that she wants to do this every year, and ultimately be a counselor at the Junior Blind of America herself!
I so appreciate the Junior Blind of America and all the great work they do in the community, and their caring and compassionate staff.
I am a pre-optometry student who is interested in helping those that are visually impaired/blind. I heard about Junior Blind through a coworker and she recommended that I volunteer for the organization. She raved about her experience at Camp Bloomfield and from that I decided to do some research about the organization that helps set it up. Unfortunately I am not able to volunteer at Camp Bloomfield but knowing that Junior Blind is there to help children and adults gain confidence and gain lifelong friends shows that I am volunteering for a company that gives back. I am currently volunteering at the office in Los Angeles and everyone here is so welcoming. The work that I have been doing here just shows me that Junior Blind goes out of their way to make sure events runs smoothly for participants and that everyone has a blast while at it! Thank you Junior Blind for allowing me to be a part of an incredible organization!
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!