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.
A Night at the Museum was the 2009 camp theme. Camp began with the Museum's Gala Event complete with a visit from President Roosevelt, Sackajewa, and Larry the night watchman. The campers conducted science experiments including making their own slime, played a life-sized science board game, Totally Gross, and they learned about dinosaurs by digging for their bones and making dinoramas of their habitats. They got to feel an alligator and feed Brutus the Bear apples, his favorite snack food. The campers went horseback riding, swimming, dancing, and entertained guests on Friday with a play.
For more information, please contact Laurie Craig