The Alberta Aphasia Camp is holding its 10th annual camp on September 15 – 17, 2023.

Some things are changing:

  • March of Dimes Canada is no longer partnering with us to deliver Aphasia Camp.
  • Alberta Aphasia Camp will be delivered 100% by faculty and students from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta.

What this change means:

  • U of A is now responsible for all aspects of camp, including fundraising.
  • It costs ~$400/person to run Alberta Aphasia Camp.
  • U of A raises money so they can keep the cost of attending camp lower for their campers.
  • If you are in a position to donate, you can support Alberta Aphasia Camp by donating at this link:
  • If you know of other individuals, companies or organizations who would support our mission of providing this service to people with aphasia and their families, please reach out to Esther at or (780) 492-5980.

But some things are staying the same:

  • Participants will gather together at Gull Lake Center (Sept 15-17, 2023), near Lacombe, Alberta. Take a virtual tour of the camp on the Gull Lake website.
  • Alberta Aphasia Camp is open to all levels of communication and all mobility levels.
  • U of A will still be putting on the same wonderful camp you have come to experience over the past 10 years!
  • Campers will get to choose from a variety of activities throughout a fun-filled weekend.
  • Activities are recreational (e.g., canoeing, archery, low ropes, dance, choir, painting, baking, photography and more!),
  • and therapeutic (e.g., conversation groups, yoga, stress management, and more!).
  • All activities are provided in a supported communication environment by professionals and volunteers trained in supportive communication strategies.

Registrations for camp are now available on the U of A website or at this link, and will be accepted until Friday, July 28.

  • The cost is $175 if you register early (deadline: June 30) or $200 (register by July 28).
  • This covers the cost of camper packages (camp t-shirt, etc), all materials/supplies for all activities, food and accommodation.

More information and videos from past camps can be found at the Alberta Aphasia Camp website.

FAQs about accommodations, transportation, what to bring, who to bring, typical schedule, weather, etc can also be found on our  website.

Additional questions can be directed to Andrea Ruelling at

Feel free to pass this along and encourage people to attend!


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