Augmentative + Alternative Communication 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.

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AAC Camp Alberta 2024

August 30 - September 1, 2024

AAC Camp activities include fun games, music and movement, arts and crafts, and more, all designed to encourage communication and interaction between campers. There are also special sessions for siblings to connect and learn more about AAC. Parent/caregiver sessions include discussions led by AAC experts and opportunities for networking with other parents, plus time to relax and socialize with other parents.

Thank you to all the campers, family members, community members and volunteers who help make AAC Camp Alberta a great success!

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Child using PECs to communicate

Child using PECs to communicate

About AAC Camp

AAC Camp Alberta is delivered through the University of Alberta’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and has been offered every year since 2016 (including virtually in 2020 and 2021).

Group photo from AAC 2016

First Annual AAC Camp Alberta in 2016 (at Camp Horizon in Bragg Creek, AB)

AAC Camp group photo 2023

8th Annual AAC Camp Alberta in 2023 (at ACT Centre in Rundle Park in Edmonton, AB)