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Give!Guide is the Portland metro areas largest annual fundraising effort that showcases local non-profits with the goal to raise money and build a culture of giving.

Camp Yakety Yak is proud to announce that we have been selected to be in the 2023 Willamette Week Give Guide! 

Giving as little as $10 will enter you to win one of many "Big Give Day prizes". This is a fun and easy way to give and raise awareness about Camp Yakety Yak!

Teaching the Language of Friendship

Camp Yakety Yak is an inclusive social skills day camp supporting friendship development for children with special needs, ages 5-15, & social skills
in the 
workplace instruction for young adults ages 16-22. 

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CYY 2024 Location:

40 McNary Parkway

Lake Oswego

Our 2024 Camp Dates

Week 1: July 8-12    *    Week 2: July 15-19    *    Week 3: July 22-26    *    Week 4: July 29-Aug 2

Good Things Happening at Camp Yakety Yak

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Camp Yakety Yak is Unlike Any Other Camp in the State of Oregon!

Camp Yakety Yak (CYY) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to help children with special needs (e.g., Autism, ADHD, Intellectual Disability) grow socially and emotionally by improving their communication skills. The camp's educational mission is two-fold:


1) provide instruction in social & emotional skills to children with special needs & their siblings to support friendship development in a day camp setting;

2) provide an opportunity for future professionals in educational and therapeutic fields to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in working with children with special needs.


Eighty percent of our staff members are students from local universities and high schools who receive 10-30 hours of training and ongoing supervision by our professional faculty.

  • We offer a high camper to staff/volunteer ratio and provide 1:1 support to campers that have higher needs.

  • Intensive practice in social skills (5 hours a day, 5 days a week) with an emphasis on school, home, and community success.

  • Multi-disciplinary team of professional supervisors and consultants from general & special education, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, behavior analysis, counseling, and nursing

  • Highly trained college-level staff with university partnerships for speech pathology and occupational therapy. We are a "teaching camp" similar to a "teaching hospital." Mature teen volunteers round out our staff and bring the fun element. 

  • Service to the whole family in our "Reverse Inclusion" model featuring support of neurotypical siblings who attend right along with their brothers, sisters, and friends with special needs

  • Weekly "Caregiver Connection" Parent Support Group Meetings facilitated by CYY Parent Advisory Board Members, with an active Facebook page fostering parent connection throughout the year!

Supporting Camp Yakety Yak is Easy!

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