Pine Tree Camp and the Pine Tree Society Communications Pathways team are pleased to announce that Camp Communicate is accepting applications for the Summer 2017 session. (Update: 5/18/17 – Camp Communicate enrollment has reached capacity for the Summer 2017 session. Please contact Lori Chesley at (207) 386-5990 or email@example.com to be placed on the waiting list.)
Camp Communicate will welcome campers who “talk” with devices from around Maine and beyond during the week of June 27 – July 1, 2017.
Camp Communicate is an innovative retreat designed specifically for non-verbal children who use computerized devices to communicate. The children enjoy a unique opportunity to spend time with other augmentative communicators in an accessible summer camp environment. During their stay, they learn new skills, meet new friends and become more comfortable and confident in their communication abilities, all while enjoying traditional summer camp activities such as art and crafts, drama and swimming. Their family members also attend camp to enjoy a week of networking, enrichment activities, and respite time on the beautiful 285 acre campus on North Pond.
Camp Communicate caught the attention of the local media during the Summer 2017. Reporters from WLBZ2/WCSH6 and WABI TV5 spent time with campers and their families and shared their stories. Here are the reports from Summer 2016: