Augmentative and Alternative Communication Camp

 

AAC Camp Alberta goes Virtual!  
August 28-30, 2020  
Out of concern for the health and safety of participants, employees and volunteers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, AAC Camp Alberta is going online and we couldn't be more excited! Virtual events allow for safe physical distancing, as well as easier access and a wider audience – we hope to see new campers from all across Alberta and beyond!
AAC Camp Alberta is for children aged 6-19 years who use speech generating communication devices and their families to enjoy some fun camp activities while they practice social communication.
Our Virtual Camp will include 5 camper activity sessions from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, with ample breaks in between. Our team is ready with games, music and other activities you can enjoy from a distance. We’ve also got a series of valuable parents sessions that cover AAC 101 (the basics), Everyday AAC, and Self-Regulation Strategies, plus an open Q&A session to address anything else that’s on your mind. And we haven't forgotten the siblings - they can join the camper activities or parent sessions, but will also have some special times to connect with each other and learn more about AAC.
Activities are designed to:
  • Enhance campers' social communication skills
  • Provide opportunities for campers to communicate and build friendships with each other
  • Offer training and networking opportunities for parents and siblings
What:
Virtual AAC Camp Alberta 2020
Where:   Online
When: 
Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30, 2020
For: 
Children and youth 6 - 19 years old who use speech generating communication devices and their families.
* Campers must have a speech-generating device to participate.
Cost: 
$40 per family participating and includes camper packets (with camp t-shirts and other material) delivered to your door. 
*Registration deadline is July 24, 2020 so register today!
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About

The University of Alberta in partnership with March of Dimes Canada (MODC), is excited to offer an annual weekend family camp for children who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). This camp provides:

  1. Opportunities for children using AAC devices to communicate and build friendships with each other.
  2. A camp experience for children with disabilities, with a focus on social communication.
  3. Training and networking opportunities for parents and siblings of campers.

As part of the camp experience, campers and their families participate in activities such as arts and crafts, music, campfires, and outdoor activities. Each camper is supported by a student counsellor from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. These counsellors are supervised by experienced professionals in speech-language pathology, occupational therapy. assistive technology, or physical therapy.

AAC Camp Alberta was modelled after AAC Camp Idaho and operates as a sister camp.

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