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Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind
4175 Westbrook Road
Ionia, MI 48846
(989) 855-2430 (Local)
gwen@oubmichigan.org
www.oubmichigan.org

Brief Description

Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind provides life-changing summer camp experiences for children and youth who are blind or visually impaired. OUB hires staff members who are blind or visually impaired as the best mentors for younger campers. OUB focuses on skills for a lifetime of independence and learning, including cooking, gardening, sports, outdoor education, social skills, leadership, teamwork and much more.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9AM-5PM EST Closed on US Holidays
Clients served on average per year: 45
Number of staff: 3 year-round, 12 seasonal
Staff description: Gwen Botting, Executive Director Camp Director, position vacant Osman Koroma, Assistant Camp Director and media Specialist 75% of our staff are blind or visually impaired
Geographic area served: Primarily West Michigan but also serving children and youth throughout Michigan, the US and the world. Campers and counselors come from out-of-state or foreign countries.
Publications: Newsletters Mailing List Website Twitter Facebook Blog Other Media

Staff

Gwen Botting, Executive Director, Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind, (989) 855-2430, gwen@oubmichigan.org

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Recreation Services
    • Hosts a summer camp for blind children.
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