Introducing youth to the guide dog lifestyle.
Camp GDB will be holding two sessions in 2021!
Ages 14-17: June 28- July 2 VIRTUALLY!
Ages 18-24: July 26- July 31 at Oral Hull Park in Oregon.
Guide Dogs for the Blind recognizes that the human-animal bond is unique; we want to give teens and young adults with visual impairments the opportunity to experience its life-changing potential.
Every year GDB invites youth who are blind or visually impaired to apply for our camp program.
At Camp GDB, participants will explore the companionship, independence, and responsibility of having a guide dog. Campers receive hands-on guide dog instruction with an emphasis on understanding the specific orientation and mobility skills required to be a successful guide dog handler, as well as the fitness and endurance necessary for guide dog travel.
Qualified applicants are blind or visually impaired and seriously considering the guide dog lifestyle.
Apply to attend Camp GDB Virtually
Youth, ages 14-17, are invited to attend camp virtually from June 28- July 2. 24 spaces available!
Apply to attend Camp GDB In Person
Young adults, ages 18-24, are invited to attend camp at Oral Hull Park from July 26- July 31. 12 spaces available!
Take a peek at some highlights from our Virtual Camp GDB in 2020! The video contains scenes from videoconference sessions that include both campers and guest speakers.