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:
- 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 July 11th 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.
- An orientation night will be held on Thursday, the 11th of August 2022 from 4:00 – 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.
- Meals are set throughout the day – dinner on Friday night, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs/restrictions, but note that these are an extra cost for the camp so please select accordingly. Campers, students and Clinical Faculty all eat meals together. Please feel free to bring snacks/nibbles that you can snack on throughout the day. Campers, students and Clinical Faculty are responsible for their own breakfasts.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once all campers have left, a debrief will be held immediately at UBC. This will take no longer than 1 hour.
- In addition to the debrief, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback and evaluate your experiences at camp.
- Any student requiring signature for IPE/clinical hours can have their forms signed at this point.
To apply for this year’s Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp 2022, please click on the following link for the application form. Send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be received on a first come, first serve basis
Please contact Elaina Mccarron at email@example.com if you have any questions.