Newport Dunes Hosts Annual Sensory Easter Egg Hunt for Blind Children’s Learning Center

Newport Beach, CA – Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is pleased to welcome Blind Children’s Learning Center students back to the sandy shores for the annual sensory Easter egg hunt on Friday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Having partnered with Newport Dunes to host the unique Easter egg hunt for more than 15 years, the Santa Ana-based non-profit and seventy of its students, ages one to eight years old, will kick off the holiday weekend with a sensory egg hunt featuring hundreds of special beeping eggs donated by OC Sheriff’s Department.

Used as training devices for the OC Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Devices Section, the plastic eggs will be carefully placed in a safe, grass section of Newport Dunes’ expansive waterfront property. The beeping Easter eggs provide an innovative solution to help visually impaired children take part in a favorite Easter tradition.

“This is an event that we look forward to every year, and we cherish the meaningful partnership that we have with Blind Children’s Learning Center,” says Brian Ross, Executive Director of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. “Having the opportunity to provide an unforgettable holiday celebration for these amazing kids and their families with the help of various members of our community is an experience we are truly grateful for.”

OC Sheriff’s Department will be on site along with their OCSD Bomb Squad dogs to interact with the students, giving them a valuable sensory experience. Blind Children’s Learning Center staff and parent volunteers will assist and give support to the children during the Easter egg hunt. Following the hunt, each student will be given an Easter basket filled with candy and toys. A beachfront picnic lunch for the children, staff and volunteers will be provided by Newport Dunes’ waterfront restaurant, Back Bay Bistro, and the kids will have the opportunity to visit and take photos with the Easter Bunny.

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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is an iconic, family-friendly recreation destination celebrating 60+ years of treasured memories in Orange County. It is the perfect paradigm of a beach resort with the elements of laid-back luxury, world-class hospitality, waterfront dining, and the natural beauty of Newport Beach. It is the perfect location to enjoy California’s coastal climate and treasure trove of recreational activities, including exotic dining, upscale shopping, and championship golf courses. Newport Dunes is home to Southern California’s premier, waterfront RV resort, featuring luxury accommodations and amenities, charming beach cottages, a 442-slip marina, boat launch ramp, bike and watercraft rentals, a waveless beach and swimming lagoon, and SoCal’s largest inflatable water park. The resort offers breathtaking venues and elegant catering for beachfront weddings and corporate events, and hosts exciting, year-round live entertainment and music festivals. Back Bay Bistro, the Dunes’ dockside restaurant, delivers stunning views and award-winning cuisine, including OC’s Best Brunch.

Blind Children’s Learning Center: For more than 55 years, Blind Children’s Learning Center has given children who are blind, deaf-blind, and visually impaired specialized training to maximize their full potential and meet meaningful goals and objectives. The non-profit is on a mission to prepare children with visual impairments for a life of independence through early intervention, education and family support. For more information, please visit

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