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This summer we are featuring PANDA AAC Camp 2024!

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PANDA AAC Camp 2024

PANDA AAC Camp is Organized by BC Association for Advancing Communications in Collaboration with the University of British Columbia Edith Lando Virtual Learning Centre

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PANDA (Promoting and Advancing) AAC Camp is designed specifically for children with disabilities whose primary mode of communication is AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).

 

Our goal is to improve AAC education, communication, and literacy through training and collaborative learning with students, families, and educators. We support and encourage hands-on application for speech-generating devices.

Great opportunity for increasing the expressive communication abilities, socialisation skills, and confidence of children who use speech-generating devices.

There will be arts and crafts, special events, music, stories, digital literacy, and drama!

Campers will need a speech-generating device and provide a video of themselves using their device as part of camp application.

Click to see our Save the Date Video.

Click to watch our PANDA AAC Camp 2023 video.

PANDA AAC Camp 2024 is open to children ages 5-14. 

Camp dates: Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25 (9:30am-2:30pm) and Friday, July 26 (9:30am-12:30pm)

Where: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC 

Cost: $150 (includes camp fees and a T-shirt for camper)

Camper application: Deadline: April 30, 2024

Please note: Successful applicants will be notified by May 31, 2024.

 

Leader application: ​Deadline: April 30, 2024

Please note: Successful applicants will need to complete a criminal record check.

Leaders' training: Monday, July 22, 9am-5pm

Contact: Joe Kwan at admin@bcaac.ca

Organized By:

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Sponsored By:

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TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you PANDA AAC team for making it real for us. My daughter really enjoyed the camp. It was the first camp in her life. We appreciate what you are doing for kids with special needs." 

"I would like to thank BCAAC for their dedication and efforts. I am so amazed how this camp gets better and better every year."

"Your training was top-notch! I was so impressed all the adults used their devices."

"Thank you SO much! We'd like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the incredible experience we had at your AAC camp this year too. It was truly remarkable and unforgettable. The entire event was beautifully organized, and we were thrilled to witness how AAC is fully accepted and embraced by everyone there. The normalization of AAC within the camp community was heartwarming and inspiring. Your dedication to spreading awareness, acceptance and understanding about AAC is truly commendable. We hope that many more people will have the opportunity to learn from your camp's inclusive and empowering approach. Once again, thank you for providing such a wonderful platform for all participants to connect and grow. We eagerly look forward to attending again!"

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