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7th Annual SFU Social Science Camp - 2018

Thanks for your interest in the SFU Social Science Camp!

This is a FREE , fun, and educational camp for children aged 7-12 with or without Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). These camps take place in July on SFU campus in Burnaby and camp volunteers are composed of SFU faculty, students, and community professionals. All campers receive a cool SFU Social Science Camp T-shirt!

Additionally, we are providing FREE educational workshops for parents on July 21st, 2018.

To view the video of our 2012 camp for children with ASD click here.
To view the video of our 2012 camp for children without ASD click here.

To view a story on the camp by SFU News, click here.

Here are some comments from parents: "Kudos and many thanks for your efforts!"; "Thank you for this worthwhile camp, my son enjoyed it immensely and would like to come again! Good luck with your research"; “the kids had a fantastic time!”; "Great work! My son really enjoyed the camp and asked me to sign him up next year”

 

Camp Registration for SFU Camp 2018 is now open!

Registration for children WITHOUT ASD: http://autismlab.psyc.sfu.ca/july14_camp2018

Registration for children WITH ASD: http://autismlab.psyc.sfu.ca/July21_Camp2018

Please use the above links to register your child for the camp. You must register each child individually. Please email addl@sfu.ca if you have any questions about registration!

Our 7th annual SFU Social Science Camp is a FREE, fun, and educational camp for children!  The camp offers a mix of social games and an opportunity to participate in research using fun activities. This year’s theme is "Emoji's: Expressing Emotions" and all children will receive a SFU Social Science Camp T-shirt!

If your registration was confirmed, please read the following:

1. The camp for children without ASD will take place on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 9am- 3pm.  The camp for children with ASD will take place on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 9am- 3pm.

2. Part of the camp involves your child participating in a research study. The research study requires minimal participation; the majority of the day is devoted to fun crafts and interactive game activities. During the study, your child will be asked to play a series of fun computer games, word games, puzzles, etc.  Your child will be given the option to participate and he or she can chose to withdraw from the study at any time. Parents will receive a summary of the results once the study is finished so you can benefit from the information we have learned. Parents/ caregivers will be required to submit the required consent forms and questionnaires before the camp starts.  Please note that for ethical reasons, we can only provide group results (children without ASD and children with ASD) and not individual test scores.  All data collected is kept confidential and is for research purposes only.

 

Caregiver Workshop Registration for SFU Camp 2018 is now open!

While children attend camp on July 21st, caregivers have the opportunity to participate in a free workshop in the morning, and a parent networking event in the afternoon.

Information for the July 21st morning workshop: 

Our topic for this year's morning workshop includes identifying mental health and obesity related risk factors in ASD. Parent workshops will be provided by support from BC Children's Hospital. The morning workshop will be moderated by Dr. Sarah Hutchison, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics at UBC. This workshop will take place on July 21st from 10am to 12pm. 

This year's panelists include:

Dr. Grace Iarocci, Professor of Psychology and Director of the ADDL, SFU
Dr. Tim Oberlander, Professor of Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Dr. Louise Mâsse, Professor of School of Population and Public Health, UBC

To register for the morning workshop and for more information, please visit: http://autismlab.psyc.sfu.ca/ASD_AM_Workshop
 

Information for the July 21st afternoon networking event:

The Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab (ADDL) will provide parents and professionals the opportunity to network with one another following the morning workshop on July 21, 2018. This networking event will be a beneficial occasion to share resources with one another and to expand your current network of support and friends!

All are welcome to attend. This will be facilitated by colleagues of the ADDL. The Parent Networking event will run from 1pm to 3pm. 

To register for the morning workshop and for more information, please visit:http://autismlab.psyc.sfu.ca/ASD_PM_Workshop