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 their families were then invited to Minute Maid Park to attend the Astros game where a great time was had by all, especially when the Astros won! A beautiful fireworks show capped off the evening perfectly.
Saturday and Sunday began with breakfast and a quick introduction to camp from our Founder, Taro Alexander. The kids then joined our Camp SAY counselors for some collaborative games and activities that encourage teamwork, build confidence, champion communication and of course, are fun! Meanwhile, parents participated in an intimate share session with Taro, where they were completely free to ask questions, exchange ideas and express the hopes, fears, frustrations, and accomplishments that have been a part of their individual journies with stuttering.
After lunch, everyone came back together for a screening of the documentary ‘My Beautiful Stutter’. The independent film from Director Ryan Gielen follows several young people who stutter and their experiences attending Camp SAY. It was the first time the film had been presented to an audience made up entirely of members of the stuttering community, and it made a deep and powerful impression on us all.
I’m thrilled to team up with Camp SAY, and wish that I had an organization like this when I was a kid.