Pine Tree Celebrates Camp Communicate
Most kids love to chat with other kids...and that's certainly no different for children who "talk" with touchscreens!
Camp Communicate, celebrating 10 incredible years this summer, is an innovative weekend 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 a weekend 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
- New this year: 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.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Camp Communicate, Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Pine Tree Camp, Rome, Maine.
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