CPL's Camp Have a Chat
Camp Have a Chat is all about giving kids with disabilities a voice, and is run at two locations in Brisbane and Townsville!
CPL’s Camp Have a Chat is designed so young people can develop their communication skills using a communication system while taking part in fun like visual arts, drama, music and more.
Campers will make new friends
and learn new communication skills,
all in a fun, supportive environment!
About Camp Have A Chat:
Who's it for?
Camp Have A Chat is for children aged 6 to 18 years
who are using a communication system, including speech generating devices, tablets with communication apps and books.
Children must attend with at least one parent/carer.
We welcome beginners
who are learning the basics of their new communication systems, as well as experienced users
who are more than happy to share their skills and experiences.
What communication systems are used?
Campers use a range of communication devices including:
- Speech generating devices like DynaVox, Tobii or PRC unity based systems.
- iPads with communication apps like Proloquo2go, Predictable or Compass.
- Communication books like PODDS
We’re always developing new and exciting Children's Therapy Groups
. Contact us
to find out more!
Camp Have a Chat Presents... Film Stars, Rock Stars & All Stars!
Tuesday 27 to Thursday 29 June
9:30am - 3.00pm daily
Townsville Picnic Bay Surf Club
80 The Strand, Townsville
$0 per camper and support person
RSVP: Friday 28 April!
Monday 25 - Thursday 28 September
2:30pm Monday – 2:00pm Thursday
4001 Boonah Ipswich Road, Boonah
$210 per camper and support person
$50 extra support person
RSVP: Friday 16 June
"I have been at the last eight camps, it’s a great way to learn about communication devices. Camp is awesome because we have three days of fun learning and friendships." - Dale Gonelli, CPL Youth Ambassador and Mentor
What happens at camp?
- Lots of fun activities designed to develop communication, social skills and confidence.
- Families can access support from experienced speech pathologists and occupational therapists.
- Inspirational mentors share their life experiences and stories.
- Campers make lifelong friends who share some of their unique experiences.
Looking for support with communication and assistive technology?
At CPL, we can offer you advice, prescriptions and trials for a wide range of children’s assistive technology. Learn more about communication and assistive technology.
"Last year at Camp Have A Chat, it was just myself and Finley. This year we're hoping to go with the whole family." - Amanda Coll, Finley's mum
Check out why Amanda and her family love Camp Have A Chat!
Are you interested in volunteering at Camp Have A Chat?
Are you currently a student of, or hold qualifications in Occupational Therapy? Apply today.
If you would like more information, please contact Camp Coordinator, Karen Nivala, directly at email@example.com
or 3637 6350
on Monday or Wednesday.
Register your interest today! Simply call 1800 275 753 or fill in the form below.
Camp Have a Chat is an NSO funded project. This funding requires that each child’s application must be supported by their school. On receiving your application you will be sent a school request form. This will need to be completed by your child’s primary education contact and signed by their principal. Following this your full registration package will be provided. Please contact CHAC team if you require any support with this process.