Future Reflections Winter/Spring, Vol. 14 No. 1
We have been asked to print the following announcement:
Camp Tuhsmeheta is located on 297 acres of oak/maple forests on the Morgan Mills chain of lakes. As a camp it is our philosophy that all blind children deserve the opportunity to be successful in the out-of-doors. They should have the chance to meet other blind children, make new friends, learn new skills, and grow in self-confidence. To this end we offer a week-long session for elementary school age campers, a two-week session for junior high campers, and a two-week adventure canoe trip in northern Michigan for senior high campers. We also have week-long sessions for families and deaf-blind or multiply impaired children and adults. The registration fee is $25 and the cost per week is $175. We do try to locate local service clubs to pick up the $175 costs. For further information about the 1995 camp season contact Robert Burnett, Executive Director, Camp Tuhsmeheta, P.O. Box 128, Indian River, Michigan 49749; (616) 238-7003.
National Conference for Active Learning
The following announcement comes from the Blind Children's Fund:
Turning Latent Potential into Dynamic Ability for Infant, Preschool, and Multi-impaired Blind and Visually Impaired Children, June 19 - 23, 1995, Novi, Michigan, sponsored by the Blind Children's Fund and the Penrickton Center for Blind Children, featuring Lilli Nielsen, Ph.D. of Denmark.
This Conference is designed to provide parents, teachers, related professionals, and students with a foundation in Dr. Nielsen's Active Learning Approach theory, but with emphasis on actual practice, techniques, and hands-on demonstrations. Participants will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the innovative and unique growth environments, such as "The Little Room," "The Resonance Board," "The Bench," and other equipment created by Dr. Nielsen. Dr. Nielsen has presented her Active Learning Philosophy in conferences throughout Europe, Australia, South America, Africa, and the United States. For registration information contact Blind Children's Fund, 2875 Northwind Drive, Suite 211, East Lansing, Michigan 48823-5040; (517) 333-1725. A discount is available for those who register prior to May 1, 1995.
Book for Children and Parents about Sex and Growing Up
The National Braille Press has asked that we print the following announcement about the availability of the book, Asking Questions about Sex and Growing Up, by Joanna Cole:
This unique book uses a question-and-answer format to offer straightforward information on subjects that often concern and mystify young people: how girls' and boys' bodies differ and how their bodies change during adolescence, what happens during masturbation and sexual intercourse; preventing pregnancy, sex abuse, and sexually-transmitted diseases. In a clear, easy-to-understand text, a noted author of books for children provides a reassuring blend of facts and practical guidance written for the audience that needs it most. When kids learn about sex from adults they trust, they learn values along with facts. Ages 8 and up. Two small volumes in Braille, $4.95; and one volume in print (w/postage), $7.25. Prepay to: National Braille Press, 88 St. Stephen Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02115. (617) 266-6160.
Utah Student Division Formed
From Insight, the newsletter of the Salt Lake chapter of the NFB of Utah:
The National Federation of the Blind of Utah announces the reorganization of its student division, the Utah Association of Blind Students (UABS). Thirty-one people attended a back-to-school party sponsored by UABS on September 24, 1994. Members of UABS met Ollie Cantos, President of the National Association of Blind Students, and enjoyed goal ball, swimming, food, and dancing. The students also elected new officers and established goals for the upcoming year. Congratulations to the new officers of UABS: Nick Schmitroth, President; Anitra Webber, Vice President; Marne West, Secretary; Anna Wilkinson, Treasurer; Dan Cameron and Sylvia Schultz, Board Members.