Rees Summer Communication Support Services

clinicians and clients at Pioneer Pals summer camp for kids with autism

PIONEER PALS - Social Communication Summer Camp

Camp Pioneer Pals is geared towards children ages  3 –10 interested in building on their social communication skills while participating in developmentally appropriate, engaging, and fun activities. Campers will learn new skills, make friends, and be supported by a team of speech pathologists, education specialists and related professionals in an enriching indoor-outdoor space.  We welcome siblings (one per camper with a disability) to join us in creating an inclusive community for all campers. Supervised by certified speech language pathologists, Pioneer Pals will focus on activities that promote friendships and social interactions.

For Summer 2022, we will hold the following two-week Monday through Thursday sessions:

  • June 27 - July 7 (closed July 4th), 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, $525.00
    • Additional sibling $50
  • July 11 - July 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, $600
    • Additional sibling $50
  • Note: 20% discount for enrollment in both sessions.
Registration is currently closed.  If you wish to be placed on a waitlist in case we have any cancelations, please call us at 510/885-3241.  

In summer 2021, we held a virtual Explorer Camp for upper elementary and middle school aged children with disabilities to practice social skills in the context of fun and engaging games and activities. Camp activities focused on building campers' social emotional learning while practicing social communication skills in the context of group games and activities. Campers also engaged in enriching project based learning in STEM, art, music and theatre, and coding. Campers learned new skills that promoted wellness,stress management, friendships and social interactions, all from the comfort of their own homes and in small groups with high staff-camper ratios.  

Individual Evaluation and Treatment

We are pleased to offer summer therapy services for individuals with communication impairments. Our communication support services include speech and language evaluations and treatment, and the development of individualized home programs. All can apply for services; no referral is required.  An evaluation, also called an assessment, must first be done at our teaching clinic before therapy services can be considered. 

Our summer 2022 dates are June 14th through July 21st, with sessions scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  Please see our main clinic page for general information and how to apply. 

Aphasia Treatment Program

We are pleased to offer an intensive in-person summer clinic this summer, including both group activities and individual speech therapy.   More information about the Aphasia Treatment Program can be found HERE

Our summer 2022 dates are July 25th through August 4th.

  • Groups:  Mondays through Thursdays
    • 10:00-11:30
    • 12:30-2:00
  • Individual Therapy:  2:30-3:30 either Monday/Wednesday, or Tuesday/Thursday

If you are interested in participating, please contact our Aphasia Treatment Program Director, Sophia Kanenwisher, directly, at  

 For further information on our summer offerings, contact the clinic at (510) 885-3241 or