Children's Hospital Colorado
Audiology, Speech and Learning Care
Audiology, Speech and Learning Care

Talking with Technology Camp 2019

Camp dates

July 21 - 26, 2019 for campers
July 20 - 26, 2019 for trainers

Deadline extended: Applications due April 15

Location

Rocky Mountain Village Camp, Easterseals Colorado
2644 Alvarado Rd
Empire, CO 80438

The camp is located near Empire, Colorado, just off I-70 (west) about 1 1/2 hours driving time from Denver.

Details

Talking With Technology (TWT) Camp will celebrate its 33rd anniversary this summer at Rocky Mountain Village, Easterseals Colorado in Empire, Colorado.

This one-week, intensive program was developed by Children's Hospital Colorado for children who use augmentative and alternative communication devices as their primary means of expressive communication.

2019 camp dates are July 20-26 for adult trainers and July 21-26 for children (and PCAs).

Application forms and deadlines

Please send completed forms to:

Felicia Hardney
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Avenue, Box 030-ASL
Aurora CO 80045

Or email: Felicia.hardney@childrenscolorado.org 
Or fax: Attention Felicia Hardney 720-777-7878

Campers

The application deadline is April 15, 2019. Applications will not be considered for acceptance until ALL of the documents below have been received. Please be aware that due to the high demand of camp, returning campers may attend camp only 3 summers.

Please submit the following:

Siblings

Acceptance of siblings is dependent upon camper acceptance and space availability. Families will be notified if siblings are accepted. Acceptance of siblings is limited due to staffing. Siblings are accepted on a first come, first serve basis based on the date of submission of the completed application packet.

The application deadline is April 15, 2019. Please submit the following:

Adult trainers

The application deadline for priority acceptance is April 15, 2019. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis. Please submit the following:

Costs and funding options

All fees for Talking With Technology Camp must be received by May 31, 2019. Applicants will be notified by that date if financial assistance is available.

Application fee: $80 NON-REFUNDABLE

A non-refundable application fee is charged to all participants and is not applied toward the camper’s fees. Only one application fee is charged to a family and covers the camper, sibling and/or Personal Care Attendants attending.

Camper fee: $2,824.00 
[$2,000 program fee - (therapy costs) + $824.00 camp fee - (room, board and counselors)]

Thanks to the generosity of The Scottish Rite Foundation, financial assistance is available for camper fees. This includes all fees (other than the application fee) for room, board and activities as well as the therapy fees associated with this program. No fees will be billed to insurance/Medicaid.

For this reason, all camper applicants must complete a Scottish Rite application and provide the necessary documentation and verification of income, unless they wish to pay the entire fee privately.

Unfortunately, Scottish Rite assistance is available only to children from Colorado. Children applying from out-of-state will need to pay the full camper fee. However, we know of many children from outside of Colorado whose school districts and other disability organizations have provided financial assistance for participation in this program.

Sibling fee: $603.00

This camp fee covers room, board, activities, etc., at camp for the camper's brother or sister.  The application fee for the siblings is included in the camper's application fee, so no additional application fee is needed.

Thanks to the generosity of the Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation, scholarship assistance is available for sibling participation (in-state siblings only). Out-of-state siblings will be expected to pay the full sibling fee. This includes all fees for room, board and activities. Please advise us if you wish to pay the entire fee privately.

Adult trainer fees

All adults stay at camp in a separate cabin from the campers.

Trainer fees: $477.00 ($397.00 + $80 NON-REFUNDABLE application fee)

This camp fee covers room and board for trainers throughout the week. It also covers all training material fees. Additionally, 1-3 hours of university continuing education credit is available at an additional fee of approximately $80/hour, to be paid at camp by check or credit card (no cash).

Personal care attendant (PCA): $88.00/per day

This camp fee covers room and board at camp.  These attendants stay in the cabin with the camper. No application fee is needed.

Payment options

Please make checks payable to Children's Hospital Colorado.

Contact information

For questions about camp please contact:

Caroline Woeber
Team Lead of Augmentative Communication Camps
Phone: 720-478-2353
Email: Caroline.Woeber@childrenscolorado.org

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