40 McNary Parkway
Teaching the Language of Friendship
Camp Yakety Yak is an inclusive social skills day camp supporting friendship development in children with special needs, ages 5-15, and social skills in the work place instruction for young adults age 16-22.
Special Needs Camper Tuition (ages 5-11)
"Buddies" Special Needs Camper Tuition (ages 5-12)
Junior Camp Counselor Special Needs Camper (JCC) Tuition (ages 12-15)
Yak Apprentice Special Needs Program (ages 16-21) 4-Week Course Fee
Neurotypical Camper Tuition (ages 5-12)
Please see our Scholarship page for more information on Camp Yakety Yak's scholarship program!
Check out the ASDF Camp Yakety Yak page at GreatNonprofits.com.
Congratulations Lane Donaldson Scholars
Announcing our 2022 recipients of this year’s Lane Donaldson Memorial $500 Scholarships!!
Congrats to 2022 Yak Apprentices:
and Audry Troutner
July 11 - July 15:
Super Yak Gets Lost in Space!
July 18 - July 22:
Super Yak and the Music Makers
Join us for Another Great Year in 2022! Check out our 2022 Themes:
July 25 - July 29:
Around the World with Super Yak
August 1 - August 5:
Super Yak and the Animal Explorers
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 "Adult Yak" Support 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!
Donate thru AmazonSmile:
Step 1: Click the "Go to smile.amazon.com" box to the left and sign in using your Amazon Login and Password the first time.
Step 2: Bookmark the page and use it every time you shop. A portion of the proceeds automatically goes to CYY!
Go to smile.amazon.com and select Camp Yakety Yak as your benefiting charity.
Thank you for your support!