This year’s AAC camp is online!
While we wish we could meet again at the beautiful grounds of Jericho, this year needs to be a little different. Our team has put our heads together and worked to bring to life the best parts of AAC camp in an online, virtual format. Our theme is Virtual Adventures, and we will be immersed in language, vocabulary, and AAC implementation as we “travel” to different places. We will offer a combination of real-time and recorded sessions, and we will also continue to incorporate related services like we have before. Camp participants will receive printed and prepared learning kits to make sure that they have the materials and supports needed to access the curriculum and participate as fully as possible in the real-time sessions. Additionally, we will have a communication partner training element, as we believe in empowering the individual and their communication partners in order to support overall use of AAC.
Week 1: Farm – July 6th to July 9th, 2020
Week 2: Zoo – July 13th to July 16th, 2020
Week 3: Outside (Hiking/Camping) – July 20th to 23rd, 2020
Week 4: Aquarium – July 27th to 30th, 2020
Week 5: Outer Space – August 3rd to August 6th, 2020
Camp Commūnicāre will be done using a combination of recorded (asynchronous) and real-time (synchronous) sessions created and led by our team of AAC specialists. Learning kits will be prepared and delivered before July 6th to registered participants. Recorded lessons will be available on our password-protected website and live sessions will be done using Zoom’s HIPAA compliant platform.
There are lots of ways to enjoy Camp Commūnicāre this summer. One way is that individuals using AAC can sign up as a camp participant. Registered participants will be assigned to virtual groups, which will be led by an AAC specialist and 1-2 graduate student clinicians. Camp participants get access to 5 weeks of pre-recorded content, printed learning kits (which will be mailed/delivered in advance of camp), a camp t-shirt, as well as a Curriculum Guide and additional resources related to the curriculum. Participants will be part of a group of other campers that will have virtual group meetings and activities scheduled Monday through Thursday during the weeks of camp. Additionally, as part of the curriculum, campers and their communication partner team will have access to a comprehension communication partner webinar, as well as a recorded lesson and virtual meeting each week of camp.
You can also buy the Camp Curriculum. Purchasing this option will offer access to all of the recorded content (Daily Check-ins, Learning Activities, Related Service Specials and Extension Activities for the week). Links will be provided for purchasers to download, print and prepare the curriculum content, supplementary support materials, and visuals. Or, you can supplement your own programming by getting just the Extension Activities.