We established Camp SAY in 2008, with the goal of providing innovative programming to children who stutter, from across the U.S. and beyond. Camp enrollment has continued to increase since that first year, with approximately 140 campers now joining us annually.
We are honored that George Springer, 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros outfielder & MVP, is our National Camp SAY spokesperson (learn more about George). We have welcomed other celebrities to camp, such as Lauren Ambrose and Jesse L. Martin, plus luminaries in the field of education and speech, including Lee Caggiano, MA CCC-SLP; Edward Conture, Ph.D.; Eric Jackson MS, CCC-SLP; Joseph F. Klein, Ph.D. CCC-SLP; Peter Reitzes, MA CCC-SLP and Patricia Zebrowski, Ph.D., have visited our camp and hosted special workshops, Q&A sessions and other great activities with campers.
Camp SAY is an American Camp Association (ACA)-accredited program, so parents can feel confident that our camp program meets the highest quality and safety standards, and we’re so honored to have been featured on ABC News, ESPN, CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, 20/20, TODAY, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and more.
Camp SAY continues to offer a broad-range of traditional camp experiences as well as arts and speech therapy, bringing together the best of all SAY programming to help each child who stutters. Visit our special section for parents.
We hope that your child will join us for our 2018 Camp SAY summer session.
Camp SAY allows young people to experience a very accepting and supportive environment. I was impressed with everything from the campers to the counselors to the beautiful country setting.
SAY creates an environment where kids who stutter can improve their communication skills and, in so doing, gain confidence.
This is the most powerful tool I’ve seen in 34 years for people who stutter. SAY is the finest example of how the arts can be used to bring light into the dark places in the lives of young people.