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 for 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. »

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:

2014 Cued Speech Camps

Cue Camp Virginia

Jamestown, Virginia
October 9 - 12, 2014

Registration is now open for the 25th annual Cue Camp Virginia!

Sign up before September 12th to get an additional Early Bird discount. Camp dates are Thursday (evening), October 9th through Sunday, October 12th - it's on Columbus Day weekend.

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 www.nvcsa.org/cue_camp_2014 »

Cue camp directions can be found here »

To register for camp, click here to fill out the form:
http://fs2.formsite.com/nvcsa/form4/index.html »


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 nvcsa@yahoo.com.

Upcoming Camps - To be updated for 2015

Spring Camp Cheerio

Roaring Gap, North Carolina
May 16 - 18, 2014

Updated: Your complete guide to Spring Camp Cheerio events, agenda and registration - for more info, click to view online & download! »

Address:
1430 Camp Cheerio Road
Glade Valley, NC 28627-9731

Spring Camp Cheerio will be held on May 2014 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 springcampcheerio.org »

For more information:
Contact camp director Courtney Branscome at courtney.branscome@gmail.com.

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 marylandcues.org/camp » To contact us directly, fill out our contact page at marylandcues.org/contact and we'll correspond with you directly via e-mails.

Camp Chi-Cue-Go

Wheeling, Illinois (Chicago)
July 25 - 26, 2013

Save the date: July 25 - 26, 2014!

Come join us for our 2nd annual Camp Chi-Cue-Go - experience two 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 Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School (AGBMS) in Wheeling, Illinois.

Cue Camp Chicago, Illinois for deaf / hoh children, individuals and parents - July 26 - 28, 2013 - 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!

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 www.cuedspeech.org.uk »
Cued Speech Association UK
Making available Cued Speech
9 Jawbone Hill Dartmouth Devon TQ6 9RW
Phone (voice and text): 01803 832 784

Cue Camp New England

Lyman, Maine
August 21 - 25, 2013

Cue Camp New England 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).

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

The camp is held on a 130-acre mostly wooded acres on the shores of Lake Bunganut in Lyman, Maine - www.cedarbrookne.org. Please view the brochure in regards to accomodations and what to bring!

Cue Camp New England brochure (doc) »
Cue Camp New England brochure (pdf) »

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.

The website address for Cue Camp New England is cuedspeechmaine.org/CuedSpeechCamp.html »

The camp site address where Cue Camp New England will be held at is 67 Cedarbrook Way, Lyman, Maine 04002 - *please note that some GPS units may only find 67 Camp Cherith Rd.

For more information, contact Nicole Dobson at ncldobson@yahoo.com or (207) 752-0417.

Cue Camp New York

Rochester, New York

Cue Camp New York is being held bi-annually at Nazereth College in Rochester, NY. For more information, find the links directly below to download the CCNY brochure in PDF or Word formats. Our camp provides a fun and supportive learning environment for new cuers and those wishing to develop their cueing skills.

Instruction at all levels - families and professionals, adults and children are all welcome!

Cued Speech is a visual mode of communication that uses handshapes and placements in combination with the mouth movements of speech to make the phonemes of a spoken language look different from each other. Come join us at Cue Camp NY to have fun learning about Cued Speech and/or continue improving on your skills!

Cue Camp New York brochure (doc) »
Cue Camp New York brochure (pdf) »

Check our CCNY Facebook page » and feel free to post questions or add more comments!

For more information, contact CCNY camp director Kristin Bergholtz at kcbergholtz@gmail.com.
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