Junior Blind reunion

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Junior Blind of America co-founder Nadia Kaplan (center in purple outfit) is surrounded by Camp Bloomfield alumni at a recent reunion. Photo by Doug Snyder

Camp Bloomfield alumni from the 1950s to this decade recently attended a reunion at the Junior Blind of America camp. The attendees included Nadia Kaplan, who will turn 90 this year. She and her husband Norman formed what was then known as the Foundation for the Junior Blind in 1953.

Camp Bloomfield is a 40-acre camp for young people who are blind or visually impaired. The largest camp of its kind, it provides an environment where children can participate and succeed, learn teamwork, develop decision-making skills, gain independence and return to a sighted world with a greater sense of confidence in their own abilities.

For more information, go to www.juniorblind.org