Camp Jabber Jaw
Funded in part by the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services Project START, Camp Jabber Jaw was established to provide a fun way for individuals to develop improved interactive communication skills. The campers are both individuals who utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and those who do not but are of similar ages. Parents attend the camp with their child and have the opportunity to interact with other parents giving each an opportunity to share triumphs as well as disappointments. The camp has provided a forum for the development of friendships, facilitation of interactive communication, and fun.
"Fun and Games" was the 2013 camp theme. Camp began with the King Candy's Candy Land Convocation with a visit from King Candy himself. The campers engaged in a variety of games throughout the week including Hi Ho Cherry Oh, Anything Auction, Scavenger Hunt, Memory Game, Human Slide Show, Guess Who? and Fire Fighter Rescue Challenge. The campers went horseback riding, swimming, dancing and entertained guests on Friday with the play "Communicators Never Quit!". Counselors for the week were speech pathology graduate students from Mississippi University for Women and The University of Southern Mississippi.
For more information, please contact Laurie Craig.