ABA Camps

  • A message from the Camp Director:

    Dear Friend of the ABA Summer Camp

    We wanted to let you know that the ABA Summer Camp will not run this summer. As you can imagine, this was a very difficult decision. However, after carefully considering what would be necessary to observe the appropriate COVID19 safety protocols and evaluated parent responses from our recent email survey, camp would not be viable to run. There is also very little certainty about what this summer will bring as BC continues to roll out and evaluate Phase 2 measures as well as in-person education.

    We wish you all well during this time; thank you for your support. 

    As our fearless leader, Dr. Henry says ~ Be kind, be calm, and be safe.

    Leah Mumford

    ABA Camp Co-Director 

     

    Leah and the camp team will begin ‘Camp at Home’, posting a weekly craft on their private Facebook Page. In that small way, they are still hoping to maintain social connections online.  

    As the summer progresses, we will continue to evaluate the recommendations from the health authorities. We are also hopeful to plan a few informal summer get-togethers, where we can maintain social distance. When appropriate, we will enjoy the beautiful outdoors together. We will keep you posted. 

    About ABA Summer Camp

    Transitions and lack of structure are often difficult for children on the autism spectrum. The Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) camp is a successful model for dealing with these challenges during the school breaks, while maintaining a class like environment. The camp features one to one ABA therapy support alongside outdoor activities and community outings. This camp allows children on the spectrum to continue their therapy during the school breaks, which helps ease children back into their school routines.

    The ABA Camp has been providing a safe and structured environment for children on the spectrum dring the summer since 2010. In 2018, the Camp started offering a spring camp. The Camp is designed to suit the needs of a variety of children on the autism spectrum who are participating in an ABA home program.

    Camp eligibility:

    1. Student is in a home-based ABA program run by a BCBA.
    2. Parents will recruit, hire, train and pay their own Support Worker to accompany their child to ABA camp. *

    If you meet the criteria above, please email lmumford@autismbc.ca to request the link to register for the camp.

    * Parents may not accompany their own child to ABA camp, unless their BCBA can write a letter of support that the parent is fully trained in the child’s ABA home program.

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • For more information on the camps please email hello@autismbc.ca