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Thursday, March 22, 2012

AAC Summer Camps 2012, Care of PRC

Advancing Adventures in Communicating

Ages: 5-20 years
June 11-15, 2012
Nampa, ID
Northwest Nazarene University
AAC Camp will host swimming, arts and crafts and music as some of the highlights. The emphasis is on improving social communication and literacy skills of campers. In addition training professionals & students in health related fields, as well as parents and family members, in facilitating expressive communication through AAC is emphasized. Campers must have a speech generating device to participate. Housing available on the NNU Campus.

Intensive Intervention Program for Nonverbal Children

Ages: 3-16 years
July 9 - August 3, 2012
Berea, OH
Baldwin Wallace Speech Clinic
This program will provide social and functional language learning opportunities for children who are currently non-verbal or have limited verbal communication skills. It will also provide family education and training on ways to increase functional communication within the family and community environments. All sessions will be conducted by undergraduate communication disorders students under the direct supervision of a licensed, certified speech language pathologist.


Ages: 11-22 years
July 9-20, 2012
Montpelier, VT
Camp VOICE is a week-long, summer day camp for adolescent speech generating device (SGD) users who are ready to focus on social communication skills and SGD use in the community.

We provide a way for SGD users, and the people who support them, to come together to learn, have fun, become friends and become independent at using SGDs.

This year, we have limited enrollment to 5 campers per session, with two, one-week sessions starting 7/9/12.

Our camp is run by speech and language pathologists who are AAC specialists with expertise in implementation of all major SGDs. 2012 will be our 5th year offering this camp.

Talking with Technology

Ages: 6-21 years
July 22-27, 2012
Empire (West of Denver), CO
Rocky Mountain Village Easter Seals Camp
Talking With Technology (TWT) Camp is a weeklong program developed by Children's Hospital Colorado for young people ages 6 to 21 who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. Children's Hospital Colorado contracts with the Colorado Easter Seal Society for this week to be held each summer at its camp facility, Rocky Mountain Village, in Empire, Colorado.

A priority for acceptance to the TWT Camp is given to children who come with an adult who is working with the child and his/her system (e.g., speech therapist, teacher, aide, etc.), but is not a parent. Children who have attended the program in the past will be accepted pending adult accompaniment and space availability.

Both the child and the adult are involved in a week of training and implementation of the AAC system.

Each year the Talking with Technology Camp changes and improves. Its goals are to provide intensive intervention, within the context of a motivating and meaningful environment, for children using augmentative communication devices, and to enhance the development of communication partners and those facilitating AAC use.

ISAAC 2012 AAC Summer Camp

Ages: 5-21 years
July 27-29, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
Omni William Penn Hotel
ISAAC Camp 2012 will be a weekend camp experience for non-speaking or severely speech impaired children from the ages of 5 -21 who functionally use augmentative communication (AAC) strategies and tools to communicate. Children will have the opportunity to interact with other children using AAC systems while increasing their ability to communicate and enhancing their language and literacy skills through functional activities. Camp will be conducted in English. Please be sure to have someone who is able to translate accompany your child.

The mission of the ISAAC AAC Camp is to help children become more competent users of their AAC system, provide opportunities to develop relationships with other AAC users and provide a fun environment for campers and families to interact and learn.

This year's theme, The Artist Within, will provide the framework for all therapeutic activities. Sessions on Saturday and Sunday will be from 8:30 - 4:30 and will include large and small group activities that are designed to increase communicative competence, knowledge of core vocabulary and literacy skills through fun and functional activities. Our day will consist of opportunities for campers to communicate with staff and peers for a variety of reasons. Campers will have the opportunity to narrate books, create works of art, participate in hands-on activities that will stimulate language and create their own memory book about our Friday night's activities.

The cost of camp is $350 and will include breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Friday night activities may involve additional costs.

Camp Chatterbox

Ages: 5-15 years
August 19-25, 2012
Worcester, PA
Camp Chatterbox is a therapy camp for AAC users who are functionally using their synthesized devices beyond the level of requesting and responding. A parent is required to attend Camp with their child and siblings over the age of 7 are welcomed to join in on the fun. Parents participate in training sessions to help them learn more about AAC devices and learn strategies to help promote AAC use and home and in the community.

IPFW Poss-Abilities AAC Theatre Camp

Ages: 7-22 years
October 7-9, 2012
Fort Wayne, IN
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne
The IPFW Poss-Abilities AAC Theatre Camp is a weekend day camp for young people ages 7 - 22 who use AAC for communication. The focus of the camp is using communication in social situations; however, the goal is participation in a short performance of a play for family, friends, and the public. Cost of the camp is minimal. Housing and meals (except for lunch on Saturday) are not included.

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