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Bringing the Camp SAY Experience to Cities Across the USA!

Welcome to Camp SAY: Across the USA!

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 fun while building communication skills, improving self-esteem, and forging important friendships in their local areas.

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.

Recent Camp SAY: Across the USA programs include:

Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis

Hosted in partnership with The Orpheum Theatre Group via Zoom Video Conferencing

It was another incredible weekend of creativity, sharing, listening, and love at Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis on Saturday, 3/27 & Sunday, 3/28!

HUGE thanks to our wonderful partners at The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis for helping us make each Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis such a fabulous success! And to this amazing group of kids and teens who stutter, THANK YOU for joining us in the Zoomisphere to share your friendship, your stories, and your voices. It was an absolute joy to spend this time with you! 

See you again soon, Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis😁

 

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Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis

November 21 & 22, 2020

Hosted by SAY & The Orpheum Theatre Group

via Zoom!

We had the BEST time at Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis on November 21 & 22, 2020! 

HUGE thanks to the awesome group of kids and teens who stutter who joined us for 2 days of friendship, laughter, and fun in the Zoomisphere! It was a major joy to host this fantastic virtual camp with our wonderful partners at The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis

Thanks again, Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis

Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis

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!

 

Camp SAY: Across the USA – Orlando

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!

 

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Camp SAY: Across the USA – Los Angeles

September 21 & 22, 2019, Pacific Palisades, CA

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.

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Camp SAY: Across the USA – Charlotte

Hosted by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Charlotte Hornets 

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!

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George Springer MVP Camp SAY: 

June 28 – 30, 2019

Houston, TX

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!

 

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Camp SAY Across the USA: Washington, D.C.

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).

About Camp SAY:

Camp SAY is our 2–week, sleep-away summer camp for young people who stutter, ages 8-18. Camp SAY campers enjoy a traditional summer camp experience while building effective communication skills, developing greater self-confidence and independence, and forging lifelong friendships.

Camp SAY is an American Camp Association (ACA)-accredited program, so you can feel confident that our camp program meets the highest quality and safety standards. Camp SAY is hosted at Pocono Springs Camp, a new, 60-acre, $8 million, state-of-the-art camp facility located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania – just 75 miles from New York City and 100 miles from Philadelphia. Take a virtual tour.

Campers are welcomed by friendly staff and fellow campers who stutter and immediately see that Camp SAY is a very different place where they are free to express themselves without fear or ridicule. Camp programs and activities are specially designed to meet each child’s individual goals and needs. Speech therapy is available, too. So instead of worrying about stuttering, kids can experience the simple joy of being a child.

Learn more about our beautiful Camp SAY facility.

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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.

ALINA
Age 17