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We can't wait for you to see our Summer 2021 CYY location

at 10956 SE 25th Ave,

Milwaukie, OR 97222

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2021 CAMPER & STAFF REGISTRATION OPEN!

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Camp Yakety Yak 2021 Discounts from OCF

Camp Yakety Yak has been awarded a generous 2021 K-12 Summer Learning grant from the Oregon Community Foundation! 

 

Sign up now and register for Camp with these new Coupon Codes:

25% Off Special Needs Camp  Use Code SN2021

30% Off JCC Camp  Use Code JC2021

30% Off Buddies Camp  Use Code BC2021  

   33% Off Yak Apprentice  Use Code YA2021

Scholarships are now available!  Apply today!

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Thanks to a generous gift from the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, we have a number of needs-based scholarships available. Please see our Scholarship page for more information to apply for a $500 Camp Yakety Yak scholarship! There's no maximum income policy, rather we look at all of the other factors impacting your family need. See more about CYY's scholarship process here.

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)

$635/week
 

"Buddies" Special Needs Camper Tuition  (ages 5-10)

$680/week
 

Junior Camp Counselor Special Needs Camper (JCC) Tuition (ages 12-15)

$680/week
 

Yak Apprentice Special Needs Program (ages 16-21, 4 weeks) Course Fee

$1500/4 weeks
 

Neurotypical Camper Tuition (ages 5-15)

$150/week

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Join us for Another Great Year!

Check out our New 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

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Important Notice!

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

about

Camp Yakety Yak

by

Patrick Daniels.

 

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!

 

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Go to smile.amazon.com and select Camp Yakety Yak as your benefiting charity.

Thank you for your support!

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