4 Ways Living with Vision Loss is Like Summer Camp

“Instead of aiming to “pass,” be yourself and choose your own adventure!

Adventures in Low Vision

 Spray bottle of bug s repellent and an acme whistle on a yellow lanyard rest on a pair of khakis Crackling camp fires and wayward hikes. Tipped canoes in placid lakes. Simple cabins in the woods. Watching campers on TV in the 1980s, I wanted to sign up alongside Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap. A camp job in college taught me devious teens and relentless heat can be interesting and exhausting when you’re in charge in the middle of nowhere. My nostalgic affinity for camp led me to Netflix and Moonrise Kingdom. I sorta wish there had been more summer weeks growing up to attend a place as orderly as its Camp Ivanhoe. But, real life is unruly. As I pitch a tent of discovery and accept my ration of visual impairment, I learn living with vision loss reminds me of camp:

  1. Find your tribe. Assigned like bunkmates or organically through activities, tribes will form. First impressions can be wrong and resistance may occur. (I’ve never seen…

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Author: Steph McCoy

Hi, I'm Steph, a businesswoman, style setter, blogger, and abilities crusader who breaks the myth that “blind people can’t be fashionable.” “Real Beauty Transcends Barriers”

9 thoughts on “4 Ways Living with Vision Loss is Like Summer Camp”

  1. Hello 🙂 We used to follow each other! But I deleted my old blog site (dreamkatcherblog.wordpress.com) and migrated my posts to a new domain (I just bought it the other day hihi). It’s now loveafterlove.net 🙂 I’m visiting all of the authors I have followed before and give everyone a notice. I hope to maintain the connection. Have a nice day!

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      1. I see that we already connected on your new blog. I just re-read your About and I can so relate to the Why. I read a book a couple of years ago on this very topic and I’ve never forgotten it as our Why is what drives us and as you say it evolves over time. It’s great to reconnect with you. 🙂


  2. I used to go to day summer camp with the brownies; however, I haven’t been camping since then. I imagine it can bee quite challenging both as a low vision or blind person. I still love to watch the movie “The Parent Trap”.


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