14 years ago, Linda Bonnar, Director of Communication Pathways at Pine Tree Society, founded Camp Communicate, a retreat designed specifically for children who are non-verbal and who use computerized devices to communicate.
Being the only one in school who uses a computer to communicate can be isolating. At Camp Communicate, our campers are just one of the gang. They have the unique opportunity to spend time with other kids communicating with their devices in an accessible summer camp environment. This allows them to meet friends and be more comfortable and confident with their devices.
Camp Communicate is made possible by Pine Tree Camp and Pine Tree Society’s Communication Pathways team. Our Speech-Language Pathologists and Assistive Technology Practitioners have designed an amazing curriculum that encourages natural communication opportunities for our campers – as well as education and relaxation for their parents.