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.
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.
for a Cued Speech Camp or Workshop. Applications ready for download directly below:
Camps take place annually or bi-annually. For more info where needed, contact the directors.
Spring Camp Cheerio
Roaring Gap, North Carolina
Save the date!
May 13 - 15, 2016
Spring Camp Cheerio will be held in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern 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 impairment.
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.
Brochure and Registration Form:
To get the forms, visit the SCC website at www.springcampcheerio.org »
2015 Spring Camp Cheerio photos here »
For more information:
Contact camp director Courtney Poole
Cue Camp Mechuwana
Cue Camp Mechuwana is turning 35!
Save the date!
August 14 - 18, 2016
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!
Register by July 1st for Early Bird rates!
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.
Brochure and registration form coming soon!
Physical Address for GPS:
93 Holmes Road, Monmouth, ME, 04259
Director: Polly Earl, EdD
For more information, contact Polly Earl
Cued Speech Association of Maine's
Pine Tree Camp Discover
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).
, Director of Programs
Cued Speech Association of Maine
Cue Camp Virginia
October 6 - 9, 2016
Online registration will open on July 6, 2016 (Cue Camp tab at www.nvcsa.org
) 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.
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
Camp Chi-Cue-Go (Illinois)
Save the date!
It'll be held at the Alexander Graham Bell Middle School
in Chicago, Illinois! This will be a fun, productive time for all involved! Don't miss this camp event!
Come experience three fun filled days of learning and practicing Cued Speech. Come socialize with old and new friends! Our camp is a family-friendly camp for children, individuals and families.
Brochures coming soon!
Flyer and Agenda:
Cued Speech classes for all levels are provided. Additionally, presentations, speakers, fun activities, and socialization / networking opportunities are held each day!
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!
For more camp information, contact Karla Giese