Variety Motor Mouth Camp


The Variety Motor Mouth Program is a three-day and two-night camp that has been created to assist children who have complex communication needs and use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids to express themselves.

The camp is held at The Lea, Kingston during term three school holidays. This year, camp will run from Friday 4th – Sunday 6th October 2024.

Eligibility and Guidelines can be viewed here.

Applications to Attend can be found here.


Variety Motor Mouth Camp assists kids who have limited speech and rely on a communication system/talker to express themselves.

First held in Hobart in 2022, the camp is designed to support children who use these communication systems, often called Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems, and their families to attend together.

AAC is used during all activities at camp, encouraging the child and their family to fully embrace their AAC system and to incorporate it into their everyday life.

Expressions of Interest for Returning Families

We would love for as many Tasmanian families as possible to experience the joys of the Variety Motor Mouth Camp. As you can appreciate, our selection committee will be prioritising families that have not yet attended a Motor Mouth Camp.

If your family has previously attended a Motor Mouth camp and would like to participate in our 2024 camp, we would still love to hear from you. Please complete the expression of interest form via the button below and our Camp Coordinator or Kids Support Manager will be in touch.

Volunteer at camp

Volunteering at camp is a great professional development opportunity, with the chance to work with children with complex communication needs and their families.

You will have the chance to further your knowledge and experience in the area of AAC.

If you would like to volunteer please refer to the guidelines and apply below

Thank you!

We would like to thank Motors Foundation for sponsoring our pilot camp in 2022.

The Motors Foundation provides seed funding to non-government organisations helping the Tasmanian community. The Foundation is a partnership between the company and the Motors staff.

Variety is currently looking for a camp funding partner in 2024.  Should you be interested in supporting this worthwhile camp please contact our Sarah Thomas, Head of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising on 6248 4888 or email [email protected]