AAC Camp

We are preparing a warm welcome for participants of the ISAAC 2016 AAC Camp (August 6 & 7, 2016), a weekend “day camp” experience for participants of all ages who use AAC. Campers and their families will have the opportunity to socialize while choosing from a variety of recreational activities.

Each camper under the age of 19 must at all times be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate in AAC Camp activities. All campers will be required to have completed activity waivers submitted to ISAAC no later than June 30th, 2016, as a precondition for taking part in any AAC Camp program.

Sessions will generally begin at 9:30 am or 2:00 pm and will not include lunch. Times and costs are listed with each of the activity descriptions below. All sessions are subject to minimum registration numbers, at the sole discretion of ISAAC International.

The fee stated for all camps includes all fees for the “camper” and one parent/guardian (attendant). A few camps allow for additional tickets to be purchased if a sibling or a second parent wishes to attend. See Conference Registration Form for details on additional ticket purchase.

Register Early! Space is limited so register early to reserve your spot. Additional family members are welcome to attend some of the camps at an extra cost per activity.


Saturday, August 6th 2016

  • A Morning on Centre Island  Saturday @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm / Ages 3 – 13  / Cost = $60 ($50 Early Bird Registration)

It’s a short trip on the accessible Toronto Island Ferry across Lake Ontario to Centre Island (the ferry dock is right next door to the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel). We will spend the morning exploring Far Enough Farm and Centreville Amusement Park. Campers will participate in games and activities guiding them around the area. Far Enough Farm is home to over 40 different species of farmyard animals and exotic birds.

  • Dealing with Stupid Situations   Saturday @  9:30 am – 12:30 pm / Ages 13 + / Cost = $60 ($50 Early Bird Registration)

Do you ever come across someone who just does not understand how to communicate with you? They may yell, speak slowly, talk about you like you are not in the room, or just assume you do not understand.

You are the best teacher when it comes to educating people about how to communicate with you. This camp will focus on sharing what has worked and not worked when communicating with people you do not know.

You will participate in role playing some silly and serious scenarios that you or your peers may have experienced. We will also have time to talk about them and create a poster listing our best strategies to share with all conference participants. This workshop will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.


  • Explore the “Ark”   Saturday @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm  / All ages / Cost = $60 ($50 early bird registration)

Take a walk on the wild side and join us for this interactive animal adventure. Be greeted by your favourite animals from Madagascar, Africa, and Australia. Your camp experience will include a presentation about approximately 24 different animals and participants will have a chance to interact with the animals, take photos, and ask questions. This camp will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.


Sunday, August 7th 2016
Full Day

  • Engaging Possibilities Drama Workshops Sunday @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm  / Ages 14+ / Cost = $180 ($160 early bird registration)

The Engaging Possibilities workshop is constructed as a journey. First we do exercises to help with relaxatioln, building comfort levels, and creating a sense of inclusion. Energy and visioning exercises will follow, to expand imagination and visualize worlds together. We will bring alive environments using fabric, and be part of creating and acting in a story as it emerges.  This camp will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.


  • Ripley’s Aquarium Sunday @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm / All ages / Cost = $60 ($50 early bird registration)

Join us for a fun morning exploring one of Toronto’s newest attractions, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, featuring underwater creatures and habitats from across the globe, including a shark tank that you can view on the moving sidewalk.

Campers will participate in a guided tour of the venue, pet a stingray, take part in our scavenger hunt, and explore the dangerous lagoon under glass. At the end each camper will receive a Ripley’s souvenir booklet. The aquarium has accessible washrooms, walk ways, and a cafeteria. Best of all, this venue is only one kilometre away (approx. 12 minute walk/wheel) by fairly smooth sidewalks from the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.


  • Who Are Your Heroes?  Sunday @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Ages 13+ / Cost = $60 ($50 early bird registration)

Many great people in the world use AAC. Let’s spend some time celebrating them. Who do you look up to? Who makes you want to be a better person? Who is someone that makes a difference in your life? This camp that will start with a presentation by a hero in our community. The rest of the camp will focus on sharing our heros, who they are, why we love them, and how we can be more like them. This workshop will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel.