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.

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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

Cue Camp Virginia

Jamestown, 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.

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 nvcsa@yahoo.com



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