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KiwiChat Camp 2018

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KiwiChat Camp is a week long camp for school aged children using speech generating devices, their families and carers.

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  Nationwide Event Disability Technology

Following on from successful camps previously run in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, TalkLink are running another camp in 2018. Our Camp is unique, in that the Campers are all users of technology to help them communicate. Our Campers attend from all over the country with their families and carers to gain experience in using their communication systems, meet others using communication systems and to have fun. The Camp is held at Totara Springs in Matamata for 5 days. The theme of the camp in 2018 is 'Jungle'.

Each day of camp is structured so that intensive therapy is completed in the mornings and the afternoon will involve family and group activities and opportunities for everyone to practice the skills they have learnt in the morning.

A separate sibling recreation program will be run as well as a parent information sessions. Mentoring will be provided by experienced adult communication device users.

The attendees at KiwiChat camp have the opportunity to participate in activities that they may never have the option to elsewhere. This includes abseiling, attempting the Flying Kiwi and going down the 2nd longest Hydroslide in NZ!

Feedback and photos from our 2016 Camp can be found here https://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2016/05/03/our-superheroes-kiwichat-camp-2016/

About us

work with people of all ages, who have a disability and have difficulties with speech, written communication, learning or controlling their environment.

The TalkLink service can help people with a Physical, Sensory, Cognitive, Intellectual, Learning or Age related disability which prevents them from: producing legible writing at an adequate speed

producing intelligible speech

processing receptive or expressive language

learning to communicate in speech or writing

Use of funds

Funds will be used towards the total cost of KiwiChat Camp.

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6 months to go!  8 November 2017

We have chosen the families to attend, and we are well underway with the planning of the sessions for all. We are still needing donations to help ensure the camp runs smoothly,


Latest donations

  • Lisa

    Lisa on 01 Mar 2018

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 16 Nov 2017

    $10

    $10

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 13 Nov 2017

    $30

    $30

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 30 May 2017

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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 30 May 2017

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