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.
It was wonderful, as always, to partner with our friends at The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis to welcome kids & teens who stutter for a weekend of connection, creativity, and FUN! Thanks so much to our parents & caregivers, our amazing local Teaching Artists, and the Camp SAY & Orpheum staffers for helping to make Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis such a triumph. And hats off to the awesome young people who joined us with open hearts to share their beautiful voices. We absolutely LOVED hanging with all of you!
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What a glorious weekend of fun, creativity, and TOGETHERNESS at Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis!
HUGE props to our incredible partners at The Orpheum Theatre-Memphis and our fabulous local Teaching Artists for once again making Camp SAY: Across the USA – Memphis such a beautiful experience. And THANK YOU to our awesome kids & teens who stutter for hanging with us and sharing your friendship, your stories, and your voices. It was an absolute joy to see ALL of your faces and spend this special time with you!
March 27 & 28, 2021
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!
BIG 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! 😁
November 21 & 22, 2020
Hosted by SAY & The Orpheum Theatre Group via Zoom Video Conferencing
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!
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!
September 21 & 22, 2019
Temescal Canyon Gateway Park | 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 who stutter 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!
June 28 – 30, 2019 in 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!
Huge thanks to 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 camp an incredibly special and meaningful adventure for us all. We hope to see you soon, 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).
Camp SAY is an American Camp Association (ACA)-Accredited, 2-week, sleep-away summer camp for young people who stutter, ages 8-18. Camp SAY combines a high-quality, traditional camp experience with specialized programs and activities that help kids and teens who stutter develop confidence and independence, improve communication skills, and form important lifelong friendships.
Beginning in the summer of 2022, Camp SAY will be hosted at Camp Eagle Hill, one of the premiere camp facilities on the east coast located in the picturesque Hudson Valley region of Upstate New York, just 90 miles north of New York City. We look forward to welcoming campers to this 200-acre, state-of-the-art camp with updated and impeccably maintained facilities surrounding a beautiful spring-fed lake.
Take a virtual tour of our beautiful NEW Camp SAY facility!
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.
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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.