newcamplogo2CAMP yAAC 2018                   YAKCampfire

Open Access Resource Centre 
Dates:  July 25, 26, & 27, 2018 (9 am - 3 pm)
Location:  Camp Manitou
 Thank you to the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba and Carol J. Harvey for funding Camp yAAC.
 
The Camp yAAC application process is now closed. 
 
Campers' signed forms and payment are due June 11th.

 

DETAILS:

Dates:  July 25, 26, & 27, 2018
Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost:  $150.00
Location:  Camp Manitou - in Headingley just past the Permimeter off of West Portage Avenue
Support Workers:  Children must be accompanied by a support worker that families are responsible for finding and subsidizing
 

CAMP DESCRIPTION:

Camp yAAC is coordinated by a community based committee committed to increasing the success of children using speech generating devices to communicate. Spearheaded by the Open Access Resource Centre and in partnership with our funders we are all very excited to offer your child a camp experience with a special focus on using their speech generating device.

OUTCOMES:

We are hoping some of the key outcomes for campers will include:

  • New communication opportunities
  • Increased proficiency in the use of their device
  • Personal development as they participate in new activities and meet new friends
  • Learning from peers and seeing role models who use technology
  • Motivation through group interactions and friendship building

ELIGIBILITY:

Camp yAAC participants must meet these requirements:

  • School age (up to 21 years old)
  • Currently using a speech generating device for a variety of purposes
  • Able to function appropriately in a group setting for the duration of the day at camp.
  • Accompanied by a skilled support worker (families are responsible for finding and subsidizing their children’s support workers)
  • Dropped off and picked up at Camp Manitou

*To view a video of Camp yAAC 2016 at Camp Assiniboia in action click here.