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 19 - 21, 2017
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 »
2016 Camp Photos:
For more information:
Contact camp director Courtney Poole
at [email protected]
Cue Camp Mechuwana
August 16 - 20, 2017
1.2 CEUs are being offered for course participation.
Brochure and registration form here now. Link directly below.
Fill out and mail form to register for Cue Camp Mechuwana »
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!
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.
Physical Address for GPS:
93 Holmes Road, Monmouth, ME, 04259
Director: Polly Earl, EdD
For more information, contact Polly Earl
at [email protected]
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.
SAVE the DATE!
- 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!
Brochure and registration form are attached. »
For more information, contact Co-Directors Angela Laptewicz
at [email protected]
or Polly Earl
at [email protected]
Cue Camp Virginia
October 5 - 8, 2017
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