Camp Bloomfield

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Camp Bloomfield
Slogan Junior Blind's Camp Bloomfield provides children and youth who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled with a natural and safe environment to develop self-esteem, build independence and fully experience the joys of the great outdoors.
Location Malibu, California, U.S.
Coordinates 34°04′32″N 118°55′31″W / 34.075448°N 118.925178°W / 34.075448; -118.925178Coordinates: 34°04′32″N 118°55′31″W / 34.075448°N 118.925178°W / 34.075448; -118.925178
Opened 1958
Operating season Summer sessions June - August, other activities offered year-round
Website http://www.juniorblind.org/

Camp Bloomfield is a 45-acre (180,000 m2) campground in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu, California, United States. In 1958, Henry Bloomfield purchased the land, donating its use to Junior Blind of America for a camp for children and youth who are blind, visually impaired or multi-disabled. The largest of its kind in the Western United States, Camp Bloomfield serves hundreds of campers and family members free of charge each summer and is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA).

Activities[edit]

Activities at camp include:

  • Beach Trips
  • Campfire Skits and Activities
  • Fishing
  • Group Discussions for Learning
  • High Ropes Course
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Interaction with Animal Life
  • Learning to Care for Self and Others
  • Learning About Responsibility and Leadership
  • Overnight Camping in Teepees
  • Swimming

Facts[edit]

  • In 1985, Camp Bloomfield was featured in the film Mask, which told the true story of former Camp Bloomfield counselor Rocky Dennis.
  • Camp Bloomfield is the largest camp serving those who are blind or visually impaired the Western United States.

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