The University of Alberta in partnership with March of Dimes Canada (MODC), is excited to offer a three-day overnight Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Camp this August modeled after the Advancing Adventures in Communicating “AAC” Camp in Idaho. Located in beautiful Kananaskis Country, this camp will provide:
- Opportunities for children using AAC devices to communicate and build friendships with each other.
- A camp experience to children with disabilities, with a focus on social communication.
- Training and networking opportunities for parents and siblings of campers.
As part of the camp experience, campers and their families will participate in activities such as arts and crafts, music, campfire, swimming, and high and low ropes just to name a few! Each camper will be supported by a student counsellor from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. These counsellors will be supported by experienced healthcare professionals in furthering their knowledge in speech-language pathology, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.
AAC Camp Alberta 2017:
Where: Gull Lake Centre, 28116 RR3, Lacombe, AB
When: July 28-30, 2017
Who: Children who use AAC devices and their families
Note: Campers must own a speech-generating device to participate.
Fees: Fees cover full cost of meals, accommodations, and MODC administrative costs
Early bird fee (before March 31, 2017) - $400; Full-cost fee (after March 31, 2017) - $470
*Donor-subsidized fee is available. Please see application for more details.
Fee for additional siblings or parents: Early bird - $110/person; Regular - $125/person
Application deadline: Early bird - March 31, 2017; Regular - May 5, 2017
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