National Cued Speech Association

Cue Camps 2017

Family-friendly camps

Spring, summer and fall camps for families, professionals, the deaf / hard of hearing and the learning disabled. And a deaf camp for youth including those with an oral, sign language or ASL background. Individuals of all ages are included and past campers mentioned how much they benefited from the courses / workshops and loved the locations and scenery.

All camps below offer Cued Speech / Cued English courses, workshops, panel discussions and guest lecturers within a relaxed camp atmosphere at beautiful locations (rivers, lakes and mountains). Students in these workshops include audiologists, speech therapists, professors and cochlear implant professionals among others.

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 with youth 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.

Looking for events?  Go to the Cued Speech Events page »

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.

2017 Cue Camps

2017 camps now open, save the date and make plans.

Spring Camp Cheerio

Roaring Gap, North Carolina
May 19 - 21, 2017
Save the date!

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.

We provide resources and support for individuals and children with cochlear implants.

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.

Brochure and Registration Form:
To get the forms, visit the SCC website at »

2016 Camp Photos: (Charlie Musser) (Michael McAllister)

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

Camp Chi-Cue-Go (Illinois)

Chicago, Illinois
July 20 - 22, 2017
Save the date!

2017 Registration Now Open:

Online Cue Camp Illinois registration »

Camp Chi-Cue-Go is back! This year we are hosting Camp Chi-Cue-Go at ISD in Jacksonville, Illinois.

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!
Join us in August for our annual Camp Chi-Cue-Go. 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 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.

2017 Registration Now Open:

Online Cue Camp Illinois registration »


Cue Camp Illinois flyer »

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

Cue Camp Mechuwana

Winthrop, Maine
August 16 - 20, 2017
Save the date!

2017 Registration Now Open:

Fill out and mail form to register for Cue Camp Mechuwana [PDF] »
or as a [DOC] »

Credits: 1.2 CEUs are being offered for course participation.

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.

Cue Camp New England / Maine - August 21 - 25, 2017 - Cued Speech

Let's fill the camp with cuers of all ages and abilities!

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.

Camp Mechuwana
Physical Address for GPS:
93 Holmes Road, Monmouth, ME, 04259

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

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!

Camp Mechuwana
Physical Address for GPS:
93 Holmes Road, Monmouth, ME, 04259

For more information, contact Cue Camp Mechuwana Co-Directors Angela Laptewicz at [email protected] or Polly Earl at [email protected]

Cue Camp Virginia

Jamestown, Virginia
October 5 - 8, 2017
Save the date!

Online registration will open on July 6, 2016 (Cue Camp tab at 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 [email protected]

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