Summer Jamboree

ASD SUMMER JAMBOREE 2017

Camp Hours: 9am – 4pm

Camp Location: Jones Park (In 5350 Commercial street, Vancouver)

Weekly Cost: $345.00 (must pay for the entire week selected)    **Free Pre-Interview**

We are happy to accept neurotypical siblings at $150 (for the week)

Child Participants Age: 6 – 14 years old ~ The Ratio for our program is 4:1

Available Weeks (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays):

~ Week 1 ~ July 11, 12, 13 ~ Week 2 ~ July 18, 19, 20 ~ Week 3 ~ July 25, 26, 27

~Week 4 ~ August 8, 9, 10 ~ Week 5 ~ August 15, 16, 17 ~ Week 6 ~ August 22, 23, 24

Another year has passed and it’s time to sign up for another summer of fun! Jamboree is an amazing opportunity for children on the Autism spectrum to gain experiences and engage in opportunities in a wide range of social and community skills. Certified BCBA’s/BCaBA’s run the program and all other program leaders have extensive experience in ABA, Verbal Behaviour and working with children with Autism. Children get to attend a variety of social based and group based activities such as the Vancouver Aquarium, UBC Canopy Walk, Science World, Playland, and many more. We teach functional living skills including using public transit to navigate to, and back from, our destinations.  Parents and caregivers please provide the children with lunches and snacks for each day of the program.

Skills targeted during a day of camp:

  • Conversations – both initiating and maintaining conversation on both preferred and non-preferred topics
  • Referencing and Joint Attention
  • Team decisions and how to work in a team
  • Body language and facial expressions and how to read others
  • Fine motor and gross motor skill

Prerequisite skills for camp:

  • Child is toilet trained
  • Child has independent dressing skills (including swimwear)
  • Child can participate in a conversation
  • No significant problem behaviours or safety concerns (bolting/flight risk)
  • Child can tolerate crowds
  • Child can wait appropriately for at least 10 minutes
  • Child does not require 1 to 1 support

For more information please contact Joseph Carpenter at joseph@abacentre.ca or Call 604-232-4122

***The pre-interview is for new families to ensure the child is a good fit for the camp ***

****We also welcome siblings and other neurotypical friends into our program to facilitate social interaction for $150 per week****