Spring, summer and fall camps for families, professionals, the deaf / hard of hearing and the learning disabled. And a deaf camp for youth including those with an oral, sign language or ASL background. Individuals of all ages are included and past campers mentioned how much they benefited from the courses / workshops and loved the locations and scenery.
All camps below offer Cued Speech / Cued English courses, workshops, panel discussions and guest lecturers within a relaxed camp atmosphere at beautiful locations (rivers, lakes and mountains). Students in these workshops include audiologists, speech therapists, professors and cochlear implant professionals among others.
Cued Speech instructors will teach the system in an easy to learn format each day to meet group as well as individual needs.
Advanced literacy skills are a direct benefit of active Cued Speech use between parent and child. This resulting benefit can be seen with youth at any age. This is where family-based cue camps come in and are enormously instructive for parents from all backgrounds through courses and workshops.
Credits: 1.2 CEUs are being offered for course participation.
Come to Maine for a summer cueing adventure and celebrate at the oldest cue camp in America!
Families have the opportunity to use their chosen method of communication, Cued Speech, or learn the system for the first time to use with each other to facilitate clear access to spoken languages. Cued Speech is effective with children of all ages, including babies.
Let's fill the camp with cuers of all ages and abilities!
Camp is held at Camp Mechuwana, a United Methodist Camp surrounded by 230 acres of woodlands on the shores of Lake Annabessacook (cue that!) and Lower Narrows Pond.
Camp will be held on Columbus Day weekend, October 6-9 (Th-Su). The Adult Beginning Cued Speech class starts on Thursday evening at 8:00. All other courses and activities start Friday morning at 9:00.
What’s happening at camp?
Beginning Cued Speech
This class is for those who are unfamiliar with the Cued Speech system. Beginning on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m., this class will cover a basic history of Cued Speech (open to all camp participants) and a complete overview of the eight handshapes and four placements representing all the consonant and vowel sounds of American English. (ASL users are welcome! Please notify us as early as possible so that we can ensure that sufficient interpreters are available.)
Advanced Beginner /
Intermediate Cued Speech Fluency Workshop
This class is designed to help participants increase speed, accuracy and confidence. Content includes lots of practice and covers challenges to fluency such as flicks, consonant blends, diphthongs and liaisons. If you are already familiar with the Cued Speech system; this is the class for you. Progress is at your own pace, so don’t feel that you need to repeat the Beginner class just because you need to use the charts to find the correct handshape or placement.
Advanced Cued Speech
This class includes practice of more complex phrases, sentences, paragraphs and conversations. It addresses technical questions and linguistic justification behind “correct” cueing and use of the CS system. Participants should be able to cue consistently without reference to charts.
Children’s Groups and Classes
Children are grouped by age and/or grade to ensure appropriate peers. In addition to activities such as moon bounce, archery, art, ropes-challenge and canoeing, all groups receive Cued Speech instruction. Play with handshape exercises is provided for our youngest campers. For ages pre-K and up, the Cued Speech system is taught to all Beginners. Practice sessions and an “Expressive CS Tune-up” are offered for more proficient cuers.
Workshops return with additional discussions on popular topics:
Tips and Tools for new cuers and parents of new or very young cue-kids
Self-advocacy for school-age children
Self-advocacy for deaf teens and young adults
Lunch will be served following the workshops.
Scholarship, Discounts and Financial Assistance
Many options are available.
For questions prior to being there at a booth during the Cued Speech 50th Anniversary Conference (July 8 - 10), please contact the Cue Camp Virginia directors at