Yes, new campers must provide written confirmation of a diagnosis of Aphasia from a speech language pathologist, neuropsychologist or physiatrist. Returning campers do not need to provide this.

Unfortunately, we do not provide transportation to attend Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp. However, we could potentially assist in putting you in touch with other campers in your area who may be able to offer a ride.

The camp is fully accessible. Some of the roads and trails in the areas are gravel and uneven. However, we have volunteers who are able to push wheelchairs if the camper wants/needs this level of assistance. There are fully accessible studios available for accomodation

Yes! All campers with aphasia can bring a family member/friend. Requests to bring more than one person are made on a case-by-case basis. There is a separate registration form and fee for friends/family of a camper with aphasia which needs to be completed.

Our numbers are limited due to the capacity of the camp. However, if you have a special situation that would require you to bring more than one person to camp, please contact us as we will make these decisions on a case-by-case basis.

No. If you are independent with things like dressing, toileting and grooming you do not need to bring anyone along. Because we have no support staff on site, if you do require assistance for these types of things, you should attend with a family member, friend or caregiver.

We do not provide programming for children at the Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp. However, we recognize that people with aphasia are mothers and fathers too. Although in many cases, it may be easier for you and your family member/friend to focus on enjoying the camp activities if you do not have to be caring for children at the camp, please contact us if you have a special situation with a child.

We have room for 30 campers with aphasia. In addition, there are approximately 30 student facilitators, 6 clinical leads, and 4-6 Sea-to-Sky volunteers on site. Additional service providers may also join us for parts of the weekend.

Average August temperatures range from 14 to 22 degrees Celcius, however 2021 set a highest temperature record at 28.9 degrees Celcius. We can expect anything from sun to rain. It is best to come prepared for the various weather conditions with layers, and a rain jacket and/or umbrella in case of rain.

UBC provides private bedrooms with a single bed in a 6-bed shared apartment. You will share a washroom, lounge with flat-panel TV, breakfast bar and equipped kitchen – you will have your own private bedroom. Bedding is provided and 2 towels. Includes Wi-Fi.

Physically accessible rooms are available with a queen size bed and private washroom.

There are a few studios available for couples (queen size bed).

Activities may vary from year to year. This year at the UBC Vancouver Campus activities may include swimming, arts and crafts, scavenger hunt, indoor games (e.g., cards, board games), singing, tours of the Museum of Anthropology, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and UBC Botanical Gardens

All activities can be adapted for individuals with physical challenges. In addition, we run conversation groups for people with aphasia, and therapeutic support groups for family members/friends where we share stories and resources with each other.

We generally have more students and therapists volunteer for the camp than we can accommodate, but you can get involved in other ways. If you are a therapist who would like to refer someone to the camp, you can download a registration form here, or contact us for more information. You can also support the Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp financially by making a donation to March of Dimes Canada here (choose “General” and “Sea-to-Sky Aphasia Camp”) or the Campbell-Purves Aphasia Education Fund here.