Camp Dogwood is a recreational facility, serving the blind and visually impaired people of North Carolina.
It offers blind and visually impaired persons an environment that is uniquely designed for their needs. The Camp is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Norman and is one of the finest facilities in the world. The North Carolina Lions own fund and maintain the camp. Camp Dogwood provides a camping program during the summer typically with twelve one-week sessions.
It is recreational/vacation experience utilizing the waterfront on Lake Norman for boating, swimming, fishing, skiing, and tubing along with activities in arts and crafts, evening activities.
The campers also can make off campus trips to the Valley Hills Mall in Hickory, go bowling in Newton, horseback riding in Mt. Holly, play Putt-Putt in Denver, and shop at the Wal-Mart Super Center in Mooresville.
We employ 14 to 16 young adults who live and work at the Camp during the summer. The ratio of staff to campers is about one to five. Our staff serves as sighted guides, assists in the serving of meals and is here to ensure that the campers have a week of fun and fellowship.
In addition to our staff of young adults, we have 4 to 6 older volunteers and a full time professional staff that manage programming, housekeeping meal preparation and the health needs of our campers. The average age of our campers is 59. We do offer one week for children/youth ages 8 – 17.