Fulbright Global Scholarship: Ireland

Camp Abilities Ireland Group Photo. Athletes and coaches are waving their hands in the air. The front row is holding a sign that says camp abilities.

By Lauren Lieberman.  After a whirlwind trip to Ghana, and four days at home, I set off for Ireland. Ghana is extremely hot and dry. Ireland is cool and wet. Ghana is also new to the world of Camp Abilities. Ireland has held a Camp Abilities for each of the last ten years. My goal, … Read more

Coach Spotlight: Justin and Matt

Matt and Justin posing in front of a sign that says "Welcome to Alaska". Blue sky and green mountains in the background.

By June Converse. Just Say Yes “When opportunity arises – without details, without logistics – just say yes.” ~ Matt Mescall A Journey to Alaska. A Journey to a Forever Impact. Camp Abilities is about asking children who are visually impaired to take a risk, to try something new. Camp Abilities asks kids to step … Read more

Athlete Spotlight: Where Is Paul Now?

Paul is dressed in his graduation gear. He is wearing a black robe and black graduation cap with various colorful slashes and stoles around his neck. Paul is smiling big at the camera. Lots of bleacher seating in the background.

By June Converse. Last week, you read about Paul from Camp Abilities Alaska. Paul is now 23 years old. He moved away from Alaska when he was 19 and currently resides in California. Rather than ask questions and solicit answers, I suggested he tell me his story. *** Paul was born blind. He is one … Read more

Athlete Spotlight: Paul Tandy

Paul smiling for the camera with large mountains far in the distance behind him.

By Lauren Lieberman.  Meeting Paul in Alaska: Only 360 Days Paul was nine years old in 2005 when I met him at Camp Abilities in Wasilla, Alaska, a small town an hour north of Anchorage. He was a wiry and energetic young man who was blind.  Paul had never been to camp. He was thrilled … Read more