Building Bridges Camp is designed to give individuals who use AAC/AT an opportunity to develop their communication skills in a fun, motivating, no-pressure environment. Each year, 40 campers ages 5-17 years, attend a week-long overnight camping experience. Divided into four groups according to age, campers participate in activities designed to support the development of their AAC and AT skills. Building Bridges Camp is a great opportunity for kids to develop increased independence and abilities.
In addition to the AAC/AT focused activities, campers have opportunities to participate in:
The camp program is designed to pair adults attending the Training Institute with a camper throughout the week. We encourage campers to bring a trainer with them to the Training Institute, however, it is not a requirement for attending the camp. If a camper does not have an adult attending with them, someone will be assigned as their partner.
The camp is held at Camp Harmon, an Easter Seals facility located near Boulder Creek, CA. The site is nestled in a redwood forest with accessible facilities including cabins, a lodge, a swimming pool and activity areas. It provides the environment for campers, trainers and staff to engage in group activities, participate in training lessons and enjoy the fun of a traditional summer camp!
Watch this short film on the Camper experience!