We had so much Summer Fun at our new CYY location:
10956 SE 25th Ave,
Milwaukie, OR 97222
2021 WINNER !!
BEST SUMMER CAMP
THANK YOU Volunteers !!
Thank you volunteers, donors, and staff for all of your efforts to make 2021 Camp Yakety Yak a huge success!
We hope to see you again in 2022!
Thanks to a generous gift from the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, a number of needs-based scholarships were awarded this year. Check out the ASDF Camp Yakety Yak page at GreatNonprofits.com.
Please see our Scholarship page for more information on Camp Yakety Yak's scholarship program!
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.
Teaching the Language of Friendship
Special Needs Camper Tuition (ages 5-11)
"Buddies" Special Needs Camper Tuition (ages 5-10)
Junior Camp Counselor Special Needs Camper (JCC) Tuition (ages 12-15)
Yak Apprentice Special Needs Program (ages 16-21, 4 weeks) Course Fee
Neurotypical Camper Tuition (ages 5-15)
Join us for Another Great Year in 2022!
Check out our 2021 Themes:
July 12 - July 16: Super Yak Under the Sea
July 19 - July 23: Super Yak and the Treasure Hunters
July 26 - July 30: Super Yak and a Galaxy Far, Far Away
August 2 - August 6: Super Yak on the Eco-Track
In an effort to keep the integrity and effectiveness of our special programs such as Buddies Intensive (8), Junior Camp Counselors (12) and Yak Apprentice (12) there will be a cap for participants, noted in parentheses. Once the cap is reached, a wait list will be generated. Please don’t wait to register because as these programs fill up fast. All paperwork must be turned in and reviewed by staff in order to finalize registration. If your camper has an IEP or 504 plan please have a digital copy to upload during the registration process.
See the documentary made
Camp Yakety Yak
It is now being submitted to various documentary film festivals. Fingers crossed, Patrick!
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, 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 and sisters 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!
HOW IT WORKS:
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!