About Us

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To provide a safe haven for a healthy and enriching camping experience for visually impaired children.

We are all volunteers and dedicated individuals working relentlessly all year long to welcome with great pride every summer visually impaired children who will enjoy a fun vacation among their peers.

OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICERS

  • Michael Pacala, President
  • Jose Nieto, Executive VP – Treasurer
  • John A. Allen, Vice President – Fundraising
  • Paula M. Tarantino Maione, Vice President – Program Development
  • Barbara S. Murray, Esq., Vice-President, Legal Advisor
  • Douglas Schembs, Vice-President
  • Monique Katz, Secretary

TRUSTEES

  • Wayne Arvidson
  • Dayl Baile
  • Melvyn Bray
  • Richard C. Chittum
  • Robert Frank
  • Lisa Garland
  • Dr. Robert W. Moore
  • William J. Phillips
  • Albert Ruffini
  • Ramon Villoslada
  • Paula Wills
  • John Wojtaszek

ADVISORY BOARD

  • Barbara Bassett
  • Winster Ceballos
  • Barbara Guerra
  • George Lesnik
  • Dr. Edward Meyer
  • William Pacala
  • Kay Robinson
  • Ben L. Yashinski

Lions State Chairperson

  • Paula M. Tarantino Maione, PDG

Historian

  • Paula Wills

Emeritus Board Members

  • Herbert Bodensiek, President
  • Robert Lahullier, Trustee
  • Helga Licardo, Trustee 
  • Carl Sokoll, Historian