AAC Camp Alberta


Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is a set of tools and strategies that can help people who are unable to rely on verbal speech to communicate. AAC systems may include gestures or signs, picture/word boards, mobile devices with communication apps, and/or speech generating communication devices.

AAC Camp Alberta is a weekend family camp for children aged 6 - 19 years who use robust multimodal AAC systems and their families to enjoy fun camp activities while they practice social communication.


        AAC Camp Alberta 2022

          Stay tuned - dates to be determined     

Out of continued concern for the health and safety of participants, employees and volunteers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, AAC Camp Alberta was held ONLINE in 2020 and 2021. Virtual events allow for safe physical distancing, as well as easier access and a wider audience – these camps welcomed many returning and new campers from across Alberta and Canada!

We are closely monitoring the health restrictions as we consider the format (in-person or virtual) for our 2022 camp, tentatively scheduled for August 26 - 28, 2022.  More information will be posted when available.

AAC Camp activities include fun games, music & movement, arts & crafts, and more, all designed to encourage communication and interaction between campers. There are also special sessions for siblings to connect with each other and learn more about AAC. Parent/caregiver sessions include a mix of presentations by AAC experts and opportunities for Q & A and networking.


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 About AAC Camp

Group photo from AAC 2016

AAC Camp Alberta is delivered through the collaborative efforts of the University of Alberta’s Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders and March of Dimes Canada.