We established Camp SAY in 2008, with the goal of providing innovative programming and a community of acceptance and support for children who stutter, from across the U.S. and beyond. Camp enrollment has continued to increase since that first year, with approximately 160 campers now joining us annually.
We are honored that George Springer, 2017 World Series MVP and All-Star Professional Baseball Player, is our National Camp SAY spokesperson. Learn more about George Springer.
We have welcomed other celebrity friends to Camp SAY, including renowned chef & restauranteur Marc Vetri, NBA Player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and actors Lauren Ambrose and Jesse L. Martin. Luminaries in the field of education and speech have also visited Camp SAY, including Lee Caggiano, MA CCC-SLP; Edward Conture, PhD, Eric Jackson MS, CCC-SLP, Joseph F. Klein, PhD, CCC-SLP, Peter Reitzes, MA CCC-SLP and Patricia Zebrowski, PhD. Our special guests have hosted special workshops, Q&A sessions, and other inspiring 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 NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC News, ESPN, CBS Sunday Morning, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, 20/20, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and more.
Camp SAY continues to offer a traditional, summer camp experience with specialized programs and activities that promote self-esteem, socialization, and free expression, bringing together the best of all SAY programming to help each child who stutters. Visit our special section for parents.
We hope your child will join us for Camp SAY 2023!
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.