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.

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 through the Kris Wilson Cue Camp Scholarship Fund run through the National Cued Speech Association. Click here for the Kris Wilson Scholarship Fund application. »

Donations can be made through the NCSA to support two camps:
Isabelle Payonk Scholarship Fund in support of Spring Camp Cheerio (NC) and
Karen McIntosh Scholarship Fund in support of Cue Camp Friendship (Maryland).

Donations are also accepted for the Kris Wilson Cue Camp Scholarship Fund (Western Camp Fund) in support of West Coast families attending cue camps. Visit GiveDirect today to offer financial support to a camp by selecting the appropriate Program Area. »

**NEW!** Application for NCSA Cosponsorship and Financial Assistance for a Cued Speech Camp or Workshop. Applications ready for download directly below:

NCSA Cosponsorship and Financial Assistance application (PDF) »
NCSA Cosponsorship and Financial Assistance application (DOC) »

Please contact camp directors below to inquire about scholarships!

Camps take place annually or bi-annually. Contact the directors of their camps to get more specifics below:

Cue Camps 2015 - Summer & Fall

Camp Chi-Cue-Go (Illinois)

Jacksonville, Illinois
July 23 - 25, 2015

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It'll be held at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, 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 at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Registration: Cue Camp Illinois registration»

Flyer and Agenda: Cue Camp Illinois flyer»

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

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!
Online brochures / registration coming up soon!

For more camp information, contact Karla Giese at

Cue Camp Mechuwana

Winthrop, Maine
August 12 - 16, 2015

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This is a 4-day summer camp experience for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families. This is the only camp of its kind in New England this year! 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!  Come join us!

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

Cue Camp New England / Maine - August 21 - 25, 2013 - Cued Speech

Instruction is provided at all levels!  Come learn about the latest research on Cued Speech, and network with cuers from other towns, states, and countries.

  • 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? We have beginning cue classes taught by certified instructors who are fluent in ASL.
  • Come learn how to cue in English or 60 other spoken languages!
  • Do you work with a family who speaks a different language than English at home?  Tell them about Cued Speech!
  • 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; Bring your family and start cueing!
  • Meet old friends and make lots of new ones!

SAVE the DATE! August 12-16

Brochure and registration form are attached. » 

For more information, contact Co-Directors Angela Laptewicz at or Polly Earl at

Cue Camp Virginia

Jamestown, Virginia
October 8 - 11, 2015   (Columbus Day Weekend)

Save the date!

Registration will open in late spring or early summer - stay posted!

CCVA camp fees include lodging, meals, and all classes and activities such as: beginning and intermediate Cued Speech classes for adults.

Children’s age-appropriate groups with Cued Speech classes and great activities such as a moon bounce, ropes-challenge course, archery and canoeing.

Cue Camp Virginia - September 27 - 29, 2013 - Cued Speech

In the tranquility of the Jamestown 4-H Center on the James River, participants can learn and improve Cued Speech skills, learn about raising, educating and communicating with a deaf or hard-of-hearing child, and share the experiences of other families and professionals.

We will have classes at the Beginner and Intermediate / Advanced levels, as well as presentations of interest to both parents and professionals. Children K-12 will be in age-appropriate groups that will include activities as well as instructions in Cued Speech. Pre-schoolers will be entertained with arts, craft and activities, while receiving constant exposure to Cued Speech.

Family friendly activities and social events including campfire and s’mores, canoeing, a DJ and dance and camp slide show

CLT training with Lauren Pruett of Language Matters, Inc., incorporating hands-on practice and peer feedback Workshops on Sunday morning, with lunch provided

25th Anniversary Events:

Claire Klossner will present “The History of Cued Speech” on Thursday night from 7 - 9 p.m.

Special Anniversary registration for Saturday afternoon/evening events only, including lunch, canoeing, catered barbecue, Anniversary slide show, DJ and dance.

Optional family-friendly tour of Historic Jamestown settlement and replica sailing ships on Sunday afternoon (less than one mile from our camp location)

To learn about what cue camp is all about for families and their deaf / hard of hearing / CI youngsters, go to »

Cue camp directions can be found here »

Numerous scholarships, financial assistance, and volunteer opportunities are available. Select any category and apply early.

For more information, contact the Cue Camp VA directors at

Upcoming Camps - 2016 & 2017

Spring Camp Cheerio

Roaring Gap, North Carolina
May 15 - 17, 2015

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*NEW - Spring Camp Cheerio brochure and registration are now available! »

1430 Camp Cheerio Road
Glade Valley, NC 28627-9731

Spring Camp Cheerio will be held on May 15 - 17, 2015 in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina.

Spring Camp Cheerio - Cue Camp 2013 - May 19 - 21, 2013 - Roaring Gap, NC

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 »

Brochures and Forms:
Spring Camp Cheerio brochure (PDF)
Spring Camp Cheerio registration form (PDF) and in Microsoft Word format (DOC).
Visit the Spring Camp Cheerio website at »

Join us for more fun and learning on May 15 - 17, 2015. You'll love it there!
2014 Spring Camp Cheerio photos here!»

For more information:
Contact camp director Courtney Branscome at

Cue Camp Friendship

Buckeystown, MD

Cue Camp Friendship is held bi-annually at the Claggett Conference Center, which overlooks the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain in Buckeystown, Maryland. Our next camp weekend is in June 2013.

The Clagget Conference Center is easily accessible from three major airports in the area. Travel time to the camp is approximately 1 hour from both Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.

CCF is for everyone - individuals, professionals, parents and children. Campers will be in a supportive environment to learn and/or improve their cueing skills. Families and professionals from all around the county will come together to learn and to develop friendships that will last a lifetime. Clear communication is the foundation of Cue Camp Friendship and the goal is to accommodate all campers needs.

For more information, visit our web page at » To contact us directly, fill out our contact page at and we'll correspond with you directly via e-mails.

Family Summer Camp Weekend 2013 - United Kingdom

Slapton, UK (South Devon)
August 2 - 4, 2013

We are planning to follow up last year’s successful and enjoyable Summer Camp with a weekend in Slapton in beautiful South Devon from Friday afternoon 2nd August to Sunday afternoon 4th August.

The venue will be the Start Bay Centre, a converted old school situated above the village of Slapton. Nearby is Slapton Ley and Start Bay (pictured below)

Cue Camp United Kingdom 2013 - August 2 - 4, 2013 - Slapton, UK

We will have exclusive use of the Centre, with an enclosed garden and a campfire circle in a secure and private location. Click here to view Centre »

Family Weekend United Kingdom brochure (pdf) »
Family Weekend United Kingdom brochure (doc) »

Free Accommodation and camping pitches will be available for families.

Free cueing activities will build language and cueing skills.

Free nature activities, such as pond dipping, will be delivered by staff from the Field Studies Council, who own the Centre.

Day visitors are welcome – if you book in advance.

The meal-deal (cooked breakfast, DIY salad lunch and cooked two-course evening meal) will be £20 per adult and £10 per child for the weekend. Campers can be self-sufficient or choose the meal-deal.

Are you a total beginner? We won’t be offering formal lessons during the family weekend – so please contact us for a lesson or two before the weekend so that you can join the cueing activities. We will make sure that there are activities to suit your level.

The Start Bay Centre has a large common room split into two sections, and an extensive outdoor area with space for five families to camp. All bedrooms (sized for families of between 3 and 12!!) have single beds, some which are bunk beds. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and student-style; it’s not luxurious!

We can accommodate 11 families altogether (camping and in the Centre)– don’t delay in booking.

The Centre is about half a mile from the village and although it is accessible on foot, use of a vehicle would be preferable. It is however within easy reach of woods where the Field Studies Council will be delivering free environmental activities, including pond dipping, for the children. Slightly further away (about a mile) is the beach at Slapton Sands and the beautiful Slapton Ley.

More about Slapton Ley »

Places will be limited so don’t delay; contact us to book now. »

The website address for Cued Speech United Kingdom is »
Cued Speech Association UK
Making available Cued Speech
9 Jawbone Hill Dartmouth Devon TQ6 9RW
Phone (voice and text): 01803 832 784
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