Building on the incredible success of Camp SAY – our life-changing, residential summer camp for young people who stutter (ages 8-18) – we are bringing the Camp SAY experience to cities across the US.
At Camp SAY Across the USA, young people who stutter (ages 8-18) will have endless fun while building communication skills, improving self-esteem, and forging important friendships in their hometown.
The activities offered at each camp will vary but all programs and activities are specially designed to meet each child’s individual goals and needs. So instead of worrying about stuttering, kids can experience the joy of being a child at camp.
Hosted in partnership with The Orpheum Theatre Group via Zoom Video Conferencing
This FREE, 2-day camp for young people who stutter, ages 8-18, has been redesigned to integrate with a safe online platform. Working in partnership with our friends at The Orpheum Theatre Group, we have developed an exciting interactive day camp experience that prioritizes connection, collaboration, and FUN for kids and teens who stutter in the Memphis area!
Camp SAY Across the USA: Memphis will offer a wide variety of games and activities that encourage communication, creativity, and teamwork. Under the guidance of our Camp SAY leadership and the Orpheum’s teaching artists and programming staff, campers will work together in small groups to create original artistic pieces and share them with the larger group (Each child can choose whether or not they wish to participate in this final share). It’s truly a time of celebration and empowerment, where everyone always gets as much time as they need to speak!
Registration is now OPEN for Camp SAY Across the USA: Memphis!
Please note that priority enrollment will be given to participants from the mid-south.
Click below to learn more and to enroll a child who stutters today!
November 23 & 24, 2019
Hosted by The Orpheum Theatre Group
at The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education
225 South Main Street | Memphis, TN 38103
Camp SAY Across the USA: Memphis was an incredible 2 days of new experiences, great friends, and crazy fun! What a joy to laugh, play, and share with these amazing campers at The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis!
Over 45 campers joined our Camp SAY Leadership Staff and Orpheum’s teaching artists for this beautiful and inspiring weekend of communication, creativity, and community.
Thank you to everyone who attended for sharing your voices, stories, and beautiful hearts!
November 21, 2019
Rosen Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom B
9700 International Drive | Orlando, FL 32819
Camp SAY Across the USA: Orlando was a special day of new friends and BIG FUN during the 2019 ASHA Convention! Campers had a blast playing games and getting to know each other while their parents found empathy, support, and community during an educational sharing session.
Later, the award-winning documentary My Beautiful Stutter played to a capacity crowd of campers, parents, SLP’s, Speech professionals and honored guests as part of the 2019 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention. Guests interacted and exchanged ideas with Ryan Gielen (Director), Taro Alexander (SAY’s Founder and ASHA’s 2019 Annie Glenn Award recipient), and SAY kids featured in the film during the amazing and informative Q&A that followed.
Deepest thanks to everyone who came to Camp SAY Across the USA: Orlando with open hearts and minds. You made it a memorable experience for all of us!
Camp SAY Across the USA: LA was an amazing weekend full of laughter, adventure, creativity, new friends and great memories!
Over 40 kids & teens joined us at Temescal Canyon Gateway Park on September 21 & 22, 2019, for this terrific 2-day camp. After a little mingling and getting to know each other, campers jumped into exciting activities like group hikes, super fun games, art workshops, and a team-building ropes course, all designed to encourage cooperation, collaboration, and communication.
July 12 – 14th, 2019, in Charlotte, NC
Over 50 kids and teens who stutter and their families joined us for three phenomenal days of fun and games, information and connections, and of course, basketball!
We’d like to thank everyone who attended July 2019’s Camp SAY Across the USA: Charlotte. The passion and participation of every camper, parent and family member in attendance made this camp an incredibly special and meaningful adventure for us all. It was particularly gratifying to see so many familiar faces from the February camp, and we truly hope you’ll keep coming back for more!
See you next time, Charlotte!
George Springer MVP Camp SAY
June 28 – 30, 2019
Another George Springer All-Star MVP Camp SAY Houston is in the books! This year’s camp was our biggest yet, as over 200 families joined us for three phenomenal days of fun and games, information and connections, and laughter and tears.
Campers and parents gathered at Houston’s Magnolia Hotel for this extraordinary camp and enjoyed collaborative games, team-building activities, a Parent sharing session, and so much more…including a pre-game meet & greet with George Springer and tickets for everyone to see a Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park!
We’d like to thank everyone who attended the 2019 George Springer All-Star MVP Camp SAY. The passion and participation of every camper, parent and family member in attendance made this year’s camp an incredibly special and meaningful adventure for us all. We hope to see you again next year, Houston!
This FREE two-day camp took place Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Washington, DC for young people who stutter and their parents/caregivers.
Camp SAY Across the USA is a program of SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY.org). Since its founding in 2001, SAY has awarded millions of dollars in financial aid & underwritten tuition – more than $1,000,000 last year alone – so all children have access to our innovative programs. Camp tuition rates vary by city, with some camps being offered free – with tuition being underwritten entirely by generous local supporters. In cases where there is a modest camp tuition fee, that tuition is offered on a sliding scale basis to remove any barriers to participation.
Since its inception in 2008, Camp SAY’s mission has been to provide life-changing experiences for young people who stutter. 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, and is now available to even more children who stutter across the USA.
Meet our Camp SAY Across the USA leadership team.
Looking back at what Camp SAY has taught me, I would tell my 10-year-old self that you are not alone. Don’t let stuttering hold you back. Speak up.