FAQs


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.

The sleeping quarters  have  bunk beds, however all campers will be accommodated in the accessible lower bunks.

The showers have lips on them, and are not wheelchair accessible; however, they do have a wheelchair accessible washroom stall and lower sinks for wheelchair access. There are ramps to access the dock and the lodge. Most activities are accessible to people who are in wheelchairs, but not all of, but we will have OTs and PTs on site to assist with some minor modifications to make some things more accessible.

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 high temperatures around Mission in September can vary between 10-20 degrees Celsius. We can expect anything from sun to rain. It is best to come prepared for the various weather conditions with layers and warm clothing, and a rain jacket and/or umbrella in case of rain. If it does rain, the grounds can get quite muddy. All outdoor shoes must be removed in the lodge and residences, so you may want to bring a pair of indoor shoes or slippers.

The rooms vary in size, but all of the sleeping accommodations at camp are shared. This means you could potentially share a room with 6-10 other people. All bunks are single size. Bathrooms are also shared with showers, no bathtubs.

Bedding is not provided, so campers should come prepared with bedding (sleeping bags or sheets/blankets and pillows).

There are a variety of activities for all abilities available at camp. Activities may vary from year to year. In the past we have offered the following activities: swimming, canoeing, guided hikes, yoga, drum circle, scavenger hunt, indoor games (e.g., cards, board games), and lawn games (e.g., bocce, ladder ball, croquet), and woodworking or art workshops.

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.