Alberta Aphasia Camp

 

Aphasia is an acquired language disorder, most often caused by stroke or brain injury.

It can affect the ability to speak, understand, read and write.

The Alberta Aphasia Camp is a weekend-long camp held every September.

The camp provides an opportunity for individuals who are living with aphasia to enjoy a weekend retreat, along with one or two family members/friends.

Activities are both recreational and therapeutic.

The staff and volunteers are speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and recreational therapists. All educated about aphasia and support communication techniques, as well as safety and mobility.

 

Alberta Aphasia Camp 2020 is going ONLINE

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, there are a variety of restrictions which make hosting an in-person aphasia camp challenging.

We are planning to host a virtual camp with many of the same activities you know and love from past camps! These activities include;

  • Painting
  • Yoga
  • Communication games
  • Aphasia choir
  • Movie and discussion
  • And more!

To participate, you will need to

  1. Send in a registration form, and
  2. Click on this link to download the Zoom software onto your computer, laptop, tablet or phone.
    • We can also do a one-on-one tutorial before camp if you want.

Each person who registers for camp will receive a camper kit with:

  • T-shirt
  • Materials for activities
  • SWAG
  • And much more!

Important information:

When: September 18 - 20, 2020 with the following schedule:

  • Friday, September 18 @ 7:00 - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 19 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, September 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: Virtual gathering (download the Zoom software)

Cost: $30.00 (includes camper kit)

Registration deadline: July 24, 2020

Register: Download and complete the registration form and mail, fax or email your application to:

Kim Smith
March of Dimes Canada
3639 26 Street NE
Calgary, AB
T1Y 5E1
Email: kasmith@marchofdimes.ca
Fax: 403-263-8954

Questions?: Please contact Andrea Ruelling, ruelling@ualberta.ca. 

Links:



Watch 2016 campers explain what Aphasia Camp is for them:

Watch highlights from the 2015 camp: