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Camp SAY: A Summer Camp for Young People who Stutter


Camp History

Camp SAY is an American Camp Association (ACA)-accredited camp program of The Stuttering Association for the Young, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that since 2001 has provided life-changing experiences for young people who stutter.

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 160 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 celebrity friends to camp, including renowned Chef  & restauranteur Marc Vetri, NBA Player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, 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 NewsESPN, CBS Sunday MorningNBC Nightly News with Brian Williams20/20TODAYThe New York Times, New York Magazine, Chicago TribuneThe 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 2019 Camp SAY summer session.

Paul Rudd Speaks About Camp SAY

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.

Edward G. Conture
Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD, Professor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

SAY creates an environment where kids who stutter can improve their communication skills and, in so doing, gain confidence.

Jane Fraser
President, The Stuttering Foundation of America

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.

Dr. Phillip Schneider
Speech Therapist

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