National Cued Speech Association

Cue Camps 2019

Family-friendly camps

Spring, summer and fall camps for families, professionals, the deaf / hard of hearing and the learning disabled. This includes all individuals from different backgrounds. Young individuals and families who have attended our camps mentioned how much they benefited from the courses and workshops and how much they loved the locations and scenery.

All camps below offer Cued Speech / Cued American English courses, workshops, panel discussions and guest lecturers within a relaxed camp atmosphere at beautiful locations such as those by rivers, lakes and in the mountains.

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 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.

List of 2019 Camps

     — Spring Camp Cheerio   |   May 17 - 19

     — ChiCueGo/CueSign Camp   |   July 10 - 14

     — Cue Camp Mechuwana   |   August 14 - 18

     — Cue Camp Virginia   |   October 11 - 14

     — Camp Discover   |   October 11 - 14

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2019 Cue Camps

Spring Camp Cheerio

Roaring Gap, North Carolina
May 17 - 19, 2019
Save the date!

Spring Camp Cheerio will be held in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern North Carolina.

1430 Camp Cheerio Road
Glade Valley, NC 28627-9731

The two and a half day weekend is designed for individuals, teens, families and professionals interested in learning strategies for spoken language and shared experiences relating to hearing loss.

Spring Camp Cheerio - Roaring Gap, NC

During this camp weekend, children are placed in age-appropriate classes where they participate in activities such as crafts, games, hiking, canoeing, archery, a hillside waterslide, and more. The parents will attend educational sessions such as Cued Speech classes, advocacy training, technology updates, and issues on raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.

Take advantage of beginner and intermediate CS Classes, go to the Spring Camp Cheerio website at the link directly below.

Past Camp Photos: (Charlie Musser) (Michael McAllister)

For more information:
Contact camp director Courtney Poole at [email protected].

Chi-CueSign Camp

Illinois School for the Deaf,
Jacksonville, Illinois
July 10-14, 2019

What is Chi-CueSignGo?
  • A collaboration between Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School and CueSign, Inc.
  • A fun, safe place for people of all ages and skill levels to learn, practice, and brush up on their Cued Speech and American Sign Language skills.
  • A place to visit with old friends and make new ones.
  • A place to have fun, support, and promote Cued Speech and American Sign Language.
  • A place to get away from it all and be in a completely supportive and inclusive environment!
Join us in July for our collobarative camp, Chi CueSignGo. 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!

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

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 and American Sign Language 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.

For more camp information, contact Karla Giese at [email protected].

Cue Camp Mechuwana

Winthrop, Maine
August 14 - 18, 2019

Join us for Cueing Fun!

A fun and supportive learning environment for new cuers and those wishing to improve their cueing skills or learn more about it. Instruction is provided at all levels from beginner through advanced/transliterator training. Children learn through fun, age-appropriate activities. Swimming, boating, and campfires with s'mores enjoyed by all each day.

Mother cueing to her daughter

Learn to cue, improve your cueing skills, and meet other cuers. Learn more about how cueing is being used in bilingual education, to naturally acquire the spoken language of the family and community, to provide phonemic awareness pre and post implant, to receive direct access in educational and professional settings without interpretation, and to improve literacy skills.

Lake Mechuwana scenery

Held at beautiful Camp Mechuwana, on Lake Annabessacook and Lower Narrows Pond, surrounded by 230 acres of woodlands, in Winthrop, Maine.

  • Wish to learn to cue or refine your already existing cueing skills?
  • Want to be a Cued Language Transliterator? This is a great place to start!
  • Do you use ASL and wish to learn to cue? Interpreters available upon request. Separate class taught in ASL with interest.
  • Wishing to provide phonemic awareness?
  • Do you have a progressive hearing loss or are you hard of hearing and can't hear your spouse, children, or siblings very well?

Cueing helps provide access to communication all around you. Come to Cue Camp Mechuwana to socialize and network with cueing families, friends, and professionals. Bring your family and start cueing!

For more information, contact Cue Camp Mechuwana Director Suzanne Flint at [email protected].

Cue Camp Virginia

Jamestown, Virginia
October 11 - 14, 2019

Registration for Cue Camp Virginia opens August 1st online at »

Camp will be held on Columbus Day weekend. The Adult Beginning Cued Speech class starts on Thursday evening at 8:00. All other courses and activities start Friday morning at 9:00.

Photo of a group of campers, professionals and families by the river and trees at Jamestown, VA.

Who should attend Cue Camp Virginia?

Cue Camp Virginia (CCVA) is a learning weekend intended for entire families with deaf or hard-of-hearing infants and children, professionals in fields related to deafness, and anyone else interested in learning about Cued Speech, learning the Cued Speech system, or increasing cueing fluency. (CCVA cannot accommodate unaccompanied minors.)

Beginning Cued American English

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.

Beginning Cued American English taught in ASL

See description above. This is a separate class, taught in ASL and intended for deaf/hard-of-hearing participants who use ASL.

Advanced Beginner 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. It’s not necessary to repeat the Beginner class just because you’re still using the chart 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.

Cued Language Transliterator (CLT) Training and Mentorship Program

Cued Language Transliterators-in-training will be paired with experienced CLTs to provide transliteration for various camp enrichment activities (not classes or presentations) to gain experience in a variety of scenarios. Trainees receive feedback from multiple sources, as well as tips and constructive input from Language-Matters instructors.


Several presentations and workshops will offer topics of interest to families and/or professionals.

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, fishing, and canoeing, all groups receive instruction in Cued American English. 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 are offered for more proficient cuers. Group leaders consist of cueing professionals, parents, adults, and deaf cueing role models. (A group leader or assistant who knows ASL will be with any group that contains a deaf signing child.)

Social Activities

Family-friendly activities include family canoeing, campfire and s’mores, camp slideshow, and D.J. and dance.


Contact the Cue Camp Virginia directors at [email protected].

Camp Discover

Rome, Maine
October 2019

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).

Camp Location:

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

Nicole Dobson, Director of Programs
Cued Speech Association of Maine
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (207) 602-0770

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