Zajac Ranch, Mission, BC

Out of concern for the health and safety of participants, employees and volunteers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp has been canceled for 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there are restrictions in place to prevent the spread of the virus. Some of these restrictions will likely be in place for at least one year. The health, safety, and well-being of our campers is important to us. As a result, we have reached the difficult decision to cancel Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp 2020.

Camp might be canceled, but we are still a camp community! We will be connecting with our campers in several ways: by check-in calls, virtual get-togethers, and newsletters with resources and activities. We are also brainstorming about virtual alternatives we can offer during the actual 2020 weekend camp dates (e.g., Karaoke with DJ James!).

We have secured the Zajac Ranch campsite for next year, and we are pleased to announce that Sea to Sky Aphasia camp will take place Friday, September 17 – Sunday, September 19, 2021. Thank you for your support and for being part of our community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions at aphasiacamp@audiospeech.ubc.ca.

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The Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp is based on a community-university partnership that brings together people with aphasia, their family members, and students from a wide variety of health professions. The weekend-long camp offers an opportunity for all participants to connect with and learn from one another while enjoying organized recreational activities in the beauty of Mission, BC.

The goals of the Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp are to create a communicatively-accessible environment that will:

  1. Enable people with aphasia to participate in social and recreational activities that are specially adapted for their needs.
  2. Offer opportunities for people with aphasia and their families to learn from each other about living successfully with aphasia.
  3. Provide educational opportunities for a wide variety of healthcare students to learn together, alongside people with aphasia and their families, about how to manage communication challenges and other effects of acquired brain injury.
  4. Raise awareness and understanding about aphasia and the importance of inter professional education.

 

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