National Cued Speech Association

Cued Speech Camps

Learn Cued Speech in the relaxed atmosphere of camp. Exciting new class formats for cuers of all ages. They will focus on expressive fluency for the younger campers. There will be several concurrent workshops each day to meet individual needs.

Looking for events? Go to the Cued Speech Events page »

Scholarship Applications for Camps

Individuals may apply for scholarship assistance from the organizers of each of the camps listed below. Families from California, Oregon, and Washington may also apply for travel assistance to camps supported by the National Cued Speech Association.

Application for NCSA Co-sponsorship and Financial Assistance for a Cued Speech Camp or Workshop. Applications ready for download directly below:

2016 NCSA Co-sponsorship and Financial Assistance application (PDF) »
2016 NCSA Co-sponsorship and Financial Assistance application (DOC) »

Please contact camp directors below to inquire about scholarships!

Camps take place annually or bi-annually. For more info where needed, contact the directors.

2016 Cue Camps

Camp Chi-Cue-Go (Illinois)

Chicago, Illinois
August 4 - 6, 2016

Registration Now Closed!

Camp Chi-Cue-Go is back! This year we are hosting Camp Chi-Cue-Go in the North at AGBMS-AEHI in Wheeling, Illinois.

What is Camp Chi-Cue-Go?
  • A fun, safe place for people of all ages and skill levels to learn, practice, and brush up on their Cued Speech skills.
  • A place to visit with old friends and make new ones.
  • A place to have fun, support, and promote Cued Speech.
  • A place to get away from it all and be in a completely supportive Cued Speech environment!
Join us in August for our annual Camp Chi-Cue-Go. Come immerse yourself in a weekend of rich interaction. We will have classes for all levels, speakers, activities, and socialization opportunities galore! Come together as one community in which all communication modes are respected...Cue Speech, ASL, and speaking. ASL interpreters and Cued Speech transliterators will be available to ensure communication access for all!

Cued Speech Camps are a fun, safe place for people of all ages and skill levels to learn, practice, and brush up on their knowledge of Cued Speech and cueing skills. A place to visit with old friends and make new ones. A place to have fun, support, and promote the benefits of adding Cued Speech to your communication repertoire! A place to get away from it all and be in a completely supportive, language rich, bilingual environment!

All Cued Speech workshops will be taught by certified instructors.
  • Level 1: For those brand new to Cued Speech
  • Level 2: For those who have had some Cued Speech instruction and want more practice to become comfortable and fluent with cueing
  • Level 3: For those who are ready to work on fluency and conversation
Children and Youth/Teen classes are also available. We will also have childcare available for children younger than 3 years old.

Cue Camp Chicago, Illinois for deaf / hoh children, individuals and parents - July 26 - 28, 2015 - Cued Speech


Cue Camp Illinois registration (PDF) »
Cue Camp Illinois registration (DOC) »


Cue Camp Illinois flyer »

For more camp information, contact Karla Giese at

Cue Camp Mechuwana

Winthrop, Maine
August 14 - 18, 2016

Cue Camp Mechuwana is turning 35!

Early bird special ends August 1st!

Credits: 1.2 CEUs are being offered for course participation.

Brochure and registration form here now. Link directly below.

Fill out and mail form to register for Cue Camp Mechuwana »

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.

Spring Camp Cheerio - Roaring Gap, NC

Camp Mechuwana
Physical Address for GPS:
93 Holmes Road, Monmouth, ME, 04259
Director: Polly Earl, EdD

For more information, contact Polly Earl at

Cued Speech Association of Maine's

Pine Tree Camp Discover

Rome, Maine
August 21 - 24, 2016

114 Pine Tree Camp Rd
Rome, ME 04963

Pine Tree Camp Discover provides a fun and supportive learning environment for new cuers and those wishing to improve their cueing skills. Its for families, professionals and individuals (adults & children).

Pine Tree Camp Discover brochure (pdf) »

Camp Location:

Cue Camp New England / Maine - August 21 - 24, 2016 - Cued Speech

Nicole Dobson, Director of Programs
Cued Speech Association of Maine
Phone: (207) 602-0770

Cue Camp Virginia

Jamestown, Virginia

October 6 - 9, 2016

Online registration will open on July 6, 2016 (Cue Camp tab at and in person at the NVCSA booth at the Cued Speech 50th Anniversary Conference. We hope to see you there!

Camp will be held on the 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.

Spring Camp Cheerio - Cue Camp 2016 - May 13 - 15, 2013 - Roaring Gap, NC

What’s happening at camp?

Adult Classes:

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.

Additional workshops

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

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