CAMP yAAC 2023
Dates: July 18, 19, 20, 2023
We are no longer accepting camp applications for 2023
Campers who have been accepted into Camp yAAC 2023:
Please sign and return these documents and forward payment by Monday, June 5, 2023
Dates: July 18, 19, 20, 2023 (Tues/Wed/Thurs)
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: $150.00 registration fee (to be paid once camper is informed of acceptance into camp)
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 caregivers are responsible for finding and subsidizing. It is recommended that the worker be someone other than family in order to offer your child an authentic camp experience.
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.
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
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 (caregivers are responsible for finding and subsidizing their children’s support workers). It is recommended that the worker be someone other than family in order to offer your child an authentic camp experience.
- Caregivers are responsible for transportation to and from Camp Manitou
*To view a video of Camp yAAC 2022 at Camp Manitou in action click here.