The Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp is delighted to provide this learning opportunity to students from a range of healthcare programs.

Each year 30 – 36 students from both UBC and Douglas College are registered to attend for the weekend. This learning experience has two primary learning objectives: to provide students with the opportunity to work with people with aphasia; and to enable students to work together and experience first hand the benefits of interdisciplinary team work.

Please watch the video below, created by one of the camp’s student volunteers as part of her graduating project:

Camp activities and requirements for students:

Before Camp


  1. A series of 3 emails will be sent to all participating students to the email addresses provided. These emails will be from the week of the 21st of August onwards. The emails will consist of links to video content, and reading material to facilitate your orientation to the camp, as well as working with people with aphasia.
  2. An orientation night will be held on Wednesday, the 13th of September 2017 from 4:30 – 9:00 PM at the School of Audiology and Speech Sciences at UBC. This will tie together the content delivered in the previous weeks, as well as provide interprofessional learning content, and greater details for a successful camp.


During Camp

  1. Accommodation at camp is dorm style. Students will be 4-6 in a room. You will need to bring your own sleeping bags/pillows. The dorm rooms are up on flight of stairs, the ground level is typically reserved for campers. However, if you experience mobility difficulties, we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
  2. Meals are set throughout the day – breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs/restrictions. Campers, students and Clinical Faculty all eat meals together. Please feel free to bring snacks/nibbles that you can snack on throughout the day.
  3. Activities will be scheduled from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon. You will be grouped in teams – typically 5 students, and 5 campers. The goal of the camp is to ensure campers have access to activities, while also providing the opportunity for social interaction between campers. You will be developing the skills to ensure these successful interactions occur. You will also have the opportunity to develop rapport with students from other health professions, and learn from each other through leading activities over the weekend, both as discipline-specific groups, as well as within your interdisciplinary teams.
  4. Continued support will be provided throughout the weekend. You will have the opportunity to meet with your team leader/clinical faculty member, both as a team and individually. You may also request meetings as needed.


Post Camp

  1. Once all campers have left, a debrief will be held immediately on the camp grounds. This will take no longer than 1 hour.
  2. In addition to the debrief, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback and evaluate your experiences at camp.
  3. Any student requiring signature for IPE/clinical hours can have their forms signed at this point.


To register for this opportunity, you must complete the following registration form.

Please contact Eavan Sinden at if you have any questions.