Camp Lions Free Summer Camp

Camp Lions of Illinois for Blind and Deaf Youth and Adults offers eligible campers a week of fun, challenging activities and an opportunity to make new friends with peers of similar abilities.

A camper needs to have a visual acuity range of total blindness or a 20/70 vision in both eyes after best correction and/or have an auditory loss which requires daily usage of communication alternatives such as: sign language, lip reading, or the need of a hearing device such as a hearing aid or a cochlear implant.

Complete applications include:

  • Fully answered application form,
  • Physical Exam,
  • Signed and dated Physicians Statement
  • Parent/Adult Camper Consent for Camp Activities and Photos & Videos,
  • $15 deposit personal spending account check/money order (bring no other cash).

Health & Safety Comes First

Every Camp Lions session has a nurse present to ensure the health and safety of the campers. All water activities are supervised by trained staff and lifeguards. Dietary needs are carefully provided for by the dining staff.

Camp Lions Counselors are trained in “first responder” First Aid, rescue breathing, & basic safety guidelines for emergencies such as fire, tornado, etc.

The best tool we have to keep your camper healthy is the information provided by the parent(s) and guardian(s) and the Physical Exam. The physical exam form is provided in every application & is the only form accepted. The form must be completed by a licensed physician and received by the Camp Lions Registrar on or before the application deadline.

Respect Is Key

Kids will be kids, we know and expect that. What we don’t want is negativity. So we ask every camper to treat follow campers and staff with the respect each deserve. If a camper is unruly, disrespectful, or is a danger to themselves or others, and is unwilling to change such behavior they will be dismissed from Camp Lions and their parent/guardian will be called to pick them up. They may not attend the following year. However, the camper may apply after one year’s absence if a pledge of improved behavior is offered in sincerity.

For any additional questions, please e-mail us at camplions@lifnd.org.