Most kids love to chat with other kids…and that’s certainly no different for children who “talk” with touchscreens!
Camp Communicate is an innovative retreat designed specifically for non-verbal children who use computerized devices, known as augmentative communication, to communicate. Camp Communicate offers these children a unique opportunity to spend time with other augmentative communicators in an accessible summer camp environment. During their stay they will learn new skills, meet new friends and become more comfortable and confident in their communication abilities.
Each camper attends Camp Communicate along with a parent/caregiver. Parents will have the opportunity to attend workshops and share information and strategies in a supportive environment. Learning opportunities for parents will support more effective augmentative communication device use at home and will foster more proficient use in school.
Opportunities for fun and learning abound at Camp Communicate. Campers participate in:
- Small and large group activities led by communication experts and trained volunteers
- Active outdoor games
- Swimming and boating
- Nature walks
- Team-building exercises
- Festive social gatherings including a dance
Music & art therapy
Camp Communicate draws upon the strengths of Pine Tree Society’s Pine Tree Camp and Communication Pathways. The program takes place at Pine Tree Camp’s fully accessible 285-acre facility with staff and volunteers experienced in accessible recreation. Program curriculum and activities are developed and led by Communication Pathways staff, all highly qualified Speech Language Pathologists with an expertise in augmentative communication and assistive technology.
To register for Camp Communicate, go to http://www.pinetreesociety.org/camp_communicate.asp