Archive for the ‘Deaf-Blind Retreat’ Category

Building Community and Sharing New Experiences at the 35th Annual Deaf-Blind Retreat!

September 27th, 2013

Submitted by Jorge H. Aristizabal The first time I attended the Deaf-Blind Retreat at Seabeck, WA was in 2004. It was my first time visiting Washington state. It was also the first time I used a Support Service Provider (SSP), and I saw what I had been missing all these years. It completely changed my experience […]

Kirk Adams to participate in Inslee’s Transition Advisory Committee

November 29th, 2012

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.’s President and CEO, Kirk Adams, is one of 34 individuals selected to serve on Governor-Elect Jay Inslee’s Transition Advisory Committee (TAC).  The TAC will be asked to advise the Governor-Elect as he fills cabinet and staff positions, as well as shaping future legislative and executive action.  The Lighthouse has worked with Inslee’s office over the […]

Getting to Know Joey Graff, Training and Development Coordinator at the Lighthouse

September 12th, 2012

Joey Graff, Training and Development Coordinator at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., began her relationship with the Lighthouse nearly 20 years ago.  Her first encounter was when she joined her mentor, Ellie Savidge, at our Annual Deaf-Blind Retreat as a volunteer interpreter in 1993.  Joey says, ”It was exhausting and fun.  I realized that […]

The 34th Annual Deaf-Blind Retreat is on the horizon

August 9th, 2012

It is August at Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation, which means it’s time for our annual Deaf-Blind Retreat at Seabeck Conference Center.  2012 brings about the 34th year of this exceptional event, and Paul Ducharme, coordinator of the Deaf-Blind Retreat and Deaf-Blind Community Classes, tells us that “the Deaf-Blind Retreat, in a word, is […]

Breaking Ground at the Seabeck Conference Center

June 7th, 2012

Courtesy of Paula Hoffman, Vice President of Government Affairs On Sunday, April 29, Tami Berk and I attended the Grand Ribbon Cutting Event for two new lodges at the Seabeck Conference Center, where the Lighthouse has held its annual Deaf-Blind Retreat for over twenty five years.  The ground-breaking for these two new buildings took place during […]

‘A Memorable Visit to the Lighthouse’s Deaf-Blind Retreat’, by Executive Assistant Josh Russell

September 27th, 2011

“Tonight is the big dance, are you excited? “  It’s a question I was asked over and over when I arrived at the Lighthouse’s annual Deaf-Blind Retreat this year.  Though I had been to camp the last four years, this was the first time that I was spending the night.  Not only that but it […]

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