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Summer camp can be a great time for kids with apraxia to get some extra help and practice talking and communicating, all while having fun!  Camps listed below are among those we have identified in the United States and Canada and which focus on speech, language, communication, and/or social skills. (If you have an update or new camp experience, please email Jennifer and provide all the details!)

CANADA

Alberta 

*Pathways Pediatric Services
Calgary
Daily one-on-one speech therapy, led by SLPs.  Full and half days available. For ages 3-5 and 6-8.

http://www.pathwayspediatrics.ca/index.html

Contact:  403-690-2445 or info@pathwayspediatrics.ca
July 11 – 15, August 22 – 26, and August 29 – September 2, 2016

*Calgary Apraxia Parents Exchange
Calgary
Full day summer camp run by SLPs, offering language-rich activities that children can enjoy along with peers that have similar communication challenges.

http://www.calgaryapraxiaparentsexchange.ca/Summer-Camps.php

Contact: Natasha@CalgaryApraxiaParentsExchange.ca

Week One: July 11 – 15, 2016 for Ages 4 – 6

Week Two: July 18 – 22, 2016 for Ages 5 – 7

Ontario

*Anderson Speech Consultants Speech Summer Camp in Ontario

Burlington, Ontario
Lively Letters Day Camp – Each day will include a combination of Speech-Language & Literacy Therapy with our qualified speech staff; arts and crafts; music; group games and outings.

http://www.andersonspeech.ca/programs/summer-camps/

Contact:  905-639-9219 or andersonspeechconsultants@gmail.com

August 15-19, 2016

Camp Inukshuk
Newmarket, Ontario
Day camp for children with speech/language/communication issues
http://familyspeechclinic.com/

Contact: 905-954-1312 or info@familyspeechclinic.com
2016 Dates TBA

*Camp Kennebec

Ontario, Canada

Camp for kids and teens with special needs, learning disabilities, and developmental delays.

http://campkennebec.com/

Contact: 613-335-2114 or info@campkennebec.com

July 3 – August 20, 2016

*Camp Kodiak
McKellar, Ontario, Canada
A unique, integrated, non-competitive program for children & teens with & without ADHD, LD, NLD & high-functioning Asperger Syndrome
http://campkodiak.com/index.html

Contact: 877-569-7595 or info@campkodiak.com
Various dates starting July 3, 2016

Exceptional Learning Centre

Ajax, Ontario

Provides children ages 3-6 with an opportunity to learn new speech and language skills and to practice previously learned skills in a small group environment

http://exlcentre.com/camps/

Contact: 1-866-211-7779

2016 Dates TBA

Talking About Fun Camp
London, Ontario, Canada
Summer day camp for children with speech and language issues

Contact: 519-642-7370

2016 Dates TBA

 

 

UNITED STATES 

National Cued Speech Association
Learn Cued Speech in the relaxed atmosphere of various camps located throughout the United States.

http://www.cuedspeech.org/cue-camps

*National Easter Seal Society
Day and/or overnight camps for children with disabilities located throughout the United States
http://www.easterseals.com/our-programs/camping-recreation/

Contact:   (800) 221-6827

*PrAACtical AAC Pinterest Camp Listings
Nationwide AAC Camps Online Pin Board
Contact:  http://pinterest.com/aacandat/aac-camps/

The Scottish Rite Mason’s RiteCare Childhood Language Program
Nationwide Speech and Language Summer Clinics
Contact: http://scottishrite.org/about/philanthropy-scholarships/ritecare-directory/

Arizona

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
May 23rd, 2016 – June 23rd, 2016

Summer Preschool Oral Language and Literacy Acquisition Program

A camp to enrich oral language and literacy acquisition is offered during the summer. The camp focuses on speech and receptive and expressive language development, and pre-literacy skills (alphabet knowledge, letter sound correspondence phonemic awareness, shared reading/writing, and social thinking skills).  Learn more here.

Foundations Development House
Chandler, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona
Speech and Language Summer Camps
http://www.fdhkids.com/programs/speech_and_language_summer_camps.html

For more information and to register, contact: 480-219-3953 or http://www.fdhkids.com/contact_us.html
Session 1: June 2016 and Session 2: July 2016

Kamp Talkalot
Chandler, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona
Speech and Language Summer Camps
http://pediatricspeech.net/summerPrograms.php 

Contact: 480-991-6560 or http://pediatricspeech.net/contactUs.php

2016 Dates TBA

California

*Building Bridges Camp
Boulder Creek, California
A week-long day camp for children who have physical impairments and complex communication needs (CCN) and their siblings.
http://www.bridgeschool.org/camp.html

Contact: 650-696-7295 or camp@bridgeschool.org

June 20 – 24, 2016

*Camp Chatterbox
San Jose, California
Social skills camp, for children of all disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech
http://www.campchatterbox.org/

Contact: 908-301-5451 or CampChatterbox@gmail.com

August 21 – 27, 2016

*Say ‘n’ Play Speech Camp
Culver City, California
Summer camp for children with speech and language issues
http://www.speakla.com/programs/say-n-play-camp/

Contact: 310-649-6199

Session I: June 13 – July 8 and Session II: July 11 – August 5, 2016

*Square Peg Horse Camp
San Francisco, California
Camp for children with special needs; includes instruction in several horsemanship disciplines, including vaulting (acrobatics on horseback), riding, trail riding, jumping, dressage, and even polo.

http://www.squarepegfoundation.org/programs/horsemanship/

Contact:  650-440-5064 or info@squarepegfoundation.org

Check website for dates

*Summer Reading Camp at PRIDE Learning Center
Los Angeles, California, Redondo Beach, California, Newport Beach, California, Mission Viejo, California
Summer program with intense therapy for students with speech delays, auditory processing or developmental delays struggling with speech, language, reading and comprehension. Orton-Gillingham multisensory one-on-one reading and language sessions with credentialed and certified teachers.
http://pridelearningcenter.com/summer-camp/

Contact: 866-774-3342 x 1 or info@pridelearningcenter.com
June 20 – August 22, 2016

T.A.L.K Summer Camps
Burlingame, CA
June 21st through August 19th 2016

All camps will be led by TALK Speech-Language Pathologists and are intended to enhance and enrich the speech, language, and social communication skills through fun and engaging activities. Campers will make new friends while they play and learn.  Learn more here.

Colorado

*STAR Crew Camp
Greenwood Village, Colorado
The STAR CREW Program builds social cognition and awareness, communication, conversation and problem-solving skills. Expands non-verbal and verbal social language skills
http://spdstar.org/social-groups/

Contact: 303-221-7827 or info@spdstar.org

June 13 – 24 and July 11 – 22, 2016

*Talking with Technology Camp
Empire, Colorado
Overnight camp for AAC users
http://www.easterseals.com/co/our-programs/camping-recreation/rocky-mountain-village.html

Contact: 303-569-2333 or campinfo@eastersealscolorado.org

July 17 – 22, 2016

Delaware

Summer Speech Camp

Hockessin, Delaware

For pre-school children, age 3-5, especially those with diagnosed or suspected speech-language or social/pragmatic language needs. Camp is run like a language-enriched pre-school classroom.

http://www.speechclinicinc.com/Summer_Speech_Camp_Wilmington_DE.html

Contact: The Speech Clinic, Inc 302-999-0702 or info@speechclinicinc.com

2016 Dates TBA

District of Columbia

 

*Jumpstart Summer Camp Clinics

Washington, DC Area

Designed for kids with challenges in communication, social skills, behavior, and cognitive skills.

Online form located at: http://www.nationalspeech.com/summer-camp-clinics.html

Session I: June 21 – July 1, 2016
Session II: July 5 – July 15, 2016

Session III: July 18 – July 29, 2016
Session IV: August 1 – August 12, 2016

Florida

*Beyond the Spectrum Summer Camp

Sarasota, FL

Program designed for children with an Autism Diagnosis and related disabilities

http://www.beyondthespectrum.org/#!summer-camp-2016/mplnr

Contact: 941-907-3343

June 20 – July 29, 2016

*The Foundation for Dreams

Sarasota, Florida

Summer camp for children with various disabilities specifically designed to strengthen their social skills, self-esteem and independence in a safe, barrier-free environment.

http://www.foundationfordreams.org/

Contact: 941-746-5659 or info@foundationfordreams.org

Various sessions starting June 27 – August 1, 2016

Georgia

*Atlanta Speech School

Many different levels of camps based on age for language based learning disabilities or speech and/or language delays.

https://www.atlantaspeechschool.org/default.aspx?RelId=607815

Contact: Lola Stringer 404-233-5332 ex: 3131 or lstringer@atlantaspeechschool.org

June 6-July 1, 2016

*MDE School

Marietta, GA

For children ages 5-15 with communication disorders or developmental disabilities.

http://mdeschool.com/summer-camps/

Contact: 770-971-4633 or mdeschool@gmail.com

Weekly programs starting June 6 through July 11

*Motor Mouth Therapy Services – FUN FRIDAYS!
Sugar Hill, Georgia
SLP’s and Occupational Therapists will lead campers through an hour and a half of speech-language and occupational therapy based activities including: social skills, phonemic awareness, articulation, sensory & movement, oral motor awareness/exercises, kinesthetic activities, language enrichment, art appreciation and improvement of visual learning.

Contact:  678-820-9606 or therapy@motormouththerapy.com

The following Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm:
June 3, 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 15, 22, 29 2016

*Kid’s Creek Therapy Summer Camps
Suwanee, Georgia
Summer Programs for children with special needs.

http://www.kidscreektherapy.com/camp-for-special-needs-children/

Contact:  770-888-5221 or info@kidscreektherapy.com

Various Sessions starting June 20 – July 18, 2016

*Summer Communication Camp-University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Evidence-based intervention and enrichment in early literacy, speech and language production, and social communication for children

http://coe.uga.edu/events/major/speech-hearing-clinic-summer-programs

Contact: alacy0@uga.edu

June 20 – July 1, 2016

Illinois

*The Hyde Park Day School
Chicago, Illinois
Summer Programs for children with learning disabilities
http://hpds.uchicago.edu/summer-school-programs/

Contact:  773-420-2550

June 20 – July 29, 2016

*Midwestern University’s Speech-Language Institute-Let’s Talk Camp

Downers Grove, IL

Intensive and fun 4-day experience directed at improving speech production for children with CAS. Includes individual therapy, both small and large group sessions and parent education sessions.

http://www.mwuclinics.com/il/sp-news-detail?TN=NEWS-20140623061127

Contact: June Sanders 630-743-4500 or jsanders@midwestern.edu

Session I: June 27- 30, 2016

Session II: July 25 – 28, 2016

*PediaProgress Summer Camps

Downers Grove, IL

“Fun at the Beach”

Join our eight week summer camps for children 3 -12 years old. Summer camps will be co-led by a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) and/or occupational therapist (OT).   We will accept a maximum of EIGHT children per camp.

https://www.pediaprogress.com/summer-2016.html

Contact: 630-929-0122 or mary@pediaprogress.com

June 13- August 12, 2016

Indiana

*Turnstone Summer Speech Camp
Fort Wayne, IN
Children, ages 3 to 8, may enroll in the program.  The children will be placed in groups according their age, speech and language needs.
Contact: Chanda Lichtsinn 260-483-2100 or chanda@turnstone.org
http://turnstone.org/

June 20 – August 4, 2016

Kansas

Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Communication Camp
Lawrence, KS
June 20 – July 1, 2016

Each summer, the Communication Camp brings together children and youth with and without communication challenges to explore their world and improve their communication skills while participating in camp activities. Children ages 4-10 participate in activities in either a morning or afternoon session for two weeks in late June/early July.  Click here for more information.

Louisiana

Emerge Center Summer Camps
Baton Rouge, LA
May and June 2016 sessions.

Incredible Me camp is a mini camp is designed for children with communication and motor deficits who qualify for both speech-language and occupational therapy.  Learn more here.

Maine

Cue Camp New England

Lyman, Main

A relaxed and fun opportunity to develop your cueing skills, learn about the latest research on Cued Speech, and network with cuers from other towns, states, and countries

http://www.cuedspeech.org/cue-camps

Contact: Nicole Dobson 207-752-0417 or ncldobson@yahoo.com

2016 Dates TBA

Maryland

Basic Concepts Summer Camp Programs
Rockville, MD
June 27 – July 29, 2016
Basic Concepts offers a variety of classes for children preschool through middle school. We utilize numerous therapeutic interventions (sensory, play, music, social and behavioral) throughout all of our daily activities for maximum achievement. Our Summer programs are intended for children who have mild to moderate deficits in speech, language, play, sensory, and socialization. Children participate in both small and whole group activities to ensure that their individual goals are met. Speech language pathologists and special educators provide services in all our classrooms.  Learn more here.

B-Social Therapeutic Summer Program
Rockville, MD
August 2016

Fitness for Health professionals in collaboration with Center for Communication and Learning Speech Language Pathologists, will provide an integrated movement and Social Thinking® program. Our summer program will integrate social cognitive thinking with motor activities. Click here to learn more.

The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC) – Camp Littlefoot

Rockville, MD

Seven weeks of small group sessions for students in grades 1-12.

http://ttlc.org/summer_programs/

Contact: Lisa Torvik 301-424-5200 x 6923 or Ltorvik@ttlc.org

Seven weekly sessions starting June 27, 2016

Speech Pathways
Carroll County, Maryland
Special summer groups throughout Carroll County for social skills, early language/play groups, reading groups, writing groups and art groups
http://www.speechpathways.net

Contact: Kimberly A Bell 410-374-0555 or kim.bell@speechpathways.net
See website for specific programs and dates

*Speech & Literacy Small Group Day Camp

Rockville, MD

Play-Centered Speech & Literacy Small Group of 6-8 children. For children entering kindergarten and above, who are speaking at the sentence level, have some early literacy knowledge, basic pretend play skills, and enjoy interacting with peers.

http://www.childhoodchatter.com/summer-group-flyer.html

Contact: Corie Green Reuschlein, SLP 301-538-8393 or corie@childhoodchatter.com

July 11 – 29, 2016, 1 – 4 p.m.

Massachusetts

*Aspire Summer Camps

Boston Area

Children entering first grade through aged fifteen who have the cognitive capacity for solid peer connections but who lack the skill set to form these connections. We use an interdisciplinary approach based on the fields of psychology, special education, speech therapy, recreational therapy and occupational therapy. At times we integrate adjunct therapies, this summer we offered music, art and drama therapies.

http://www.massgeneral.org/children/aspire/services/summer-camp.aspx

Contact: 781-860-1900 or mghaspire@partners.org

July 5 – August 12, 2016

Michigan

*Camp Shout Out

Muskegon, Michigan

Summer camp for young people who stutter

http://www.campshoutout.org/

Contact: 231-744-9260 or office@campshoutout.org

August 7 – 13, 2016

*University Center for Language and Literacy

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Half-day sessions for children with communication disorders and speech delays, not specifically for apraxia

https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/CHP/hp_academics/communications_disorders/clinical_programs/Pages/Apply-for-Summer-2011.aspx

Contact: MaryBeth Smith 989-774-2877 or smith4m@cmich.edu

June 29 – August 3, 2016

*Communicative Disorders Clinic University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Summer day camp for language, learning and literacy

http://mari.umich.edu/university-center-language-literacy/preschool-communication-therapy-pact

Contact: 734-764-8440 or ucll@umich.edu

July 11 – August 4, 2016

Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor and Social Connections

West Bloomfield, Michigan
Three-week intensive CAS summer program with Nancy Kaufman and intensive sensory integration programs with our occupational therapists. Sessions personalized for child and include group time.
http://www.kidspeech.com

Contact: 248-737-3430

Minnesota

*Camp Connections

Excelsior, MN

Day camp offering social skills programming combined with goal-directed therapeutic recreation activities for children 4-16 years old.

http://www.wmlc.biz/our-services/summer/

Contact: Mary Wyatt 952-474-0227 x 204 info@wmlc.biz

June 13 – August 25, 2016

Missouri

*Saint Louis University Childhood Apraxia of Speech Summer Camps
St. Louis, Missouri
Intensive Camps for Early Diagnosis/Emerging Speech, Preschool (Verbal), Early Grades/School Aged and Later School Aged/Adolescent (Target residual issues: prosody, vowels, multisyllabic words, carryover)

http://www.slu.edu/summer/speech-camp

Contact: Kellie Dalton 314-977-3365 or daltonk2@slu.edu

June 20 – June 30 and July 11- July 21, 2016

Tip of the Tongue Speech and Language
Chesterfield, MO

Summer Therapy Intensives

For Individual Child:
1 ½ hours per day, twice weekly for 4 weeks = $600*
* No refunds for missed sessions, but will provide a maximum of one 1 ½ hour make-up session. Additional weeks can be added at $150/week.

For Group Session (2 Children):
2 hours per day, twice weekly for 4 weeks = $600*
* Please note that group sessions may not be available. In the case of a group session that becomes unavailable due to attrition, therapy will default to ½ hours per day, twice weekly. No refunds for missed sessions, but will provide a maximum of one individual 1 ½ hour make-up session.

Contact: Rhonda J. Banford, M.A.T., CCC-SLP
Chesterfield, MO 63017
rjb.slp@charter.net
(636) 220-8200

New Hampshire

*Easter Seals New Hampshire – Camp Sno Mo
Various Camps are offered for Children with Disabilities

http://www.easterseals.com/nh/our-programs/camping-recreation/camp-sno-mo.html

Contact: Rob Kelly 603-364-5818 or rkelly@eastersealnh.org

Various sessions starting June 26 – July 5, 2016

*Clearly Speaking
Derry, Dover and Hampton Falls New Hampshire

http://www.clearlyspeakingnh.com/

Contact: Lisa Mitchell 603-926-3277 or therapy@clearlyspeakingNH.com

August 15 – 19, 2016

New Jersey

*Camp Chatterbox
Hudwick, New Jersey
Overnight camp for AAC users
http://www.campchatterbox.org
Contact: Dr. Joan Bruno 908-301-5451 CampChatterbox@gmail.com

August 21 – 27, 2016

*HI-STEP Summer Program

New Jersey (3 locations)

Helps improve social skills through evidence based practices for ages 6-16

http://www.behaviortherapyassociates.com/hi-step-summer-program

Contact: 732-873-1212 or histep@comcast.net

June 27 to July 29, 2016

*Open Hearts/Open Doors
Medford, New Jersey
Provides accommodations in order for children with disabilities to fully participate with age-appropriate peers in the JCC Camps at Medford
http://www.jcccampsatmedford.org/special-needs

Contact: 609-654-5192 or jcccampmedford@jfedsnj.org

June 24 – August 19, 2016

New York

Our Victory Day Camp

Dobbs Ferry, NY

For children 5-12 with learning or attention difficulties.

http://www.ourvictory.com/default.asp

Contact: 914-674-4841 or ourvictory@aol.com

June 27 to August 12, 2016

North Carolina

*ABC Educational Services

Matthews, NC

Speech and language, social skills and academics are presented in fun summer themes; ages 3-8

Summer Camps 2016.docx

1-877-814-0123

*Camp Say

Hendersonville, North Carolina
Summer camp for young people ages 8-18 who stutter and their young friends and family
http://say.org/camp/

Contact:  828-393-4244 or info@say.org

August 2 – 16, 2016

*Capital City Speech Therapy

Fuquay-Varina, NC

Power Packed Vocabulary Development!  Summer camp opportunities for your child to improve social skills, expand vocabulary and have fun!

http://www.capitolcityspeechtherapy.com/power-packed-vocabulary-summer-camp.html

Contact: 919-577-6807

July 6 – 22 (3-5 year olds)

July 5 – 28 (2 year olds)

*Charlotte Summer Camp

Charlotte, NC

Educational enrichment and fun! Occupational therapy is available.

http://childspeechlanguage.com/charlotte-summer-camp/

Contact: Kelly 704-845-0561 kelly@childspeechlanguage.com

June 13 to July 29, 2016, 2 locations

*The Speech Garden Summer Camp

Charlotte, North Carolina

Camp for children 24 months through second grade with mild to severely delayed expressive and/or receptive language, oral motor and/or articulation skills that benefit from speech-language therapy.

https://speechgarden.org/summer-camp

Contact: Ellen Holloway 704-609-8255 or ellenholloway@speechgarden.org

July 5 – 28, 2016

*Spring Camp Cheerio

Roaring Gap, North Carolina

Two and a half day weekend designed for families interested in learning strategies for spoken language and shared experiences relating to hearing impairment.

http://springcampcheerio.org/

Contact: Stephanie Payonk 704-798-1094 or payonksc@gmail.com

May 13 – 15, 2016

Ohio

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center
Columbus, OH
June 8 – Aug. 10, less than 2 hours

Motor Mouth
Having trouble understanding your child’s speech? This group is designed to help children ages 4-6 improve their articulation and speech sound production skills.

Contact information: Katie Spreen, kspreen@columbusspeech.org, 614-261-5484

Easter Seals Northern Ohio Summer Speech Program
Fremont, Ohio
Summer camp for children with speech and language disabilities or delays.
http://www.easterseals.com/noh/our-programs/

Contact: 888-325-8532

2016 Dates TBA

Oklahoma

*Camp ClapHans
Norman, Oklahoma
Residential summer camp for ages 8 to 16 for children with developmental disabilities
http://www.campclaphans.com/

Contact: Paxton Stieber 405-307-2814 or camp@jdmc.org

Weekly sessions start June 12 – 15, 2016

*Camp Communicate at Speech Pathway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Offering Apraxia Boot Camp which will focus on intense individual and group sessions.  We will incorporate techniques developed by Nancy Kaufman as well as other research-based methods to increase functional communication in children with apraxia of speech and/or severe phonological disorders ages 2-7.  Also offering communication camps focusing on literacy and phonological awareness as well as social language skills.

http://www.speechpathway.net/

Contact: info@speechpathway.net

Check website for dates

Oregon

Camp Yakety Yak
Lake Oswego, OR

Camp Yakety Yak is a social skills day camp located in Lake Oswego, Oregon
supporting friendship development in children with special needs, ages 5-15. Siblings and peer models welcome!  Learn more here.
July 11-22, 2016
(2 weeks, Monday-Friday Only)
August 8-19, 2016
(2 weeks, Monday-Friday Only)

Play Works
Hood River, OR

CAS Speech Therapy Intensives
4 days, 1- Week, or 2-Weeks
Schedule Between: July 11 – August 26
Ages 3 to 9 years
Contact: Sarah McDonnell MA, CCC-SLP
info@gorgeplayworks.com

Pennsylvania

*Accelerating Adventures in Communication (AAC) Summer Program

West Chester, PA

A therapist-led program gives kids the chance to enhance their communication abilities in a fun and social environment. Children can either sign up to attend once a week or twice a week for seven weeks. Each child will have a 1:1 communication partner. And families will also be given tools to continue to work on and include communication as a part of regular routines at home.

https://www.facebook.com/events/947912065289650/

Contact: info@ebschildrensinstitute.com or 610-455-4040

Begins June 21, 2016

*Camp Lee Mar

Lackawaxen, PA

For children and teenagers with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges.

http://www.leemar.com/

Contact: 215-658-1708 or gtour400@aol.com

June 25 – August 12, 2016

*I Can Talk Clinic

Pittsburgh, PA

A 3.5-day program of interactive, fun-filled activities designed specifically for children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems to talk.

https://aacinstitute.org/2016-aac-camp/ Contact: Camp Coordinator Evelyn Meinert camp@aacinstitute.org or 412-402-0900

July 27-July 30, 2016

South Dakota

Lifescape Rehab Center
Sioux Falls, SD

  • Speech Superstars
    Fun and exciting speech camp led by SLP’s will include an initial screening of your child’s speech then focus on the development of clear articulation of speech sounds
    2016 Dates TBA
  • Let’s Talk with AAC

Children will focus on peer interactions, communicating with AAC in fun and functional ways. Outings may include meeting at the zoo, a restaurant and various other places. If your child qualifies for medical speech therapy services, a doctor’s prescription will be obtained by the site. SLP led.

2016 Dates TBA

Contact: 605-444-9700 for more information

Tennessee

Parent Child Services Group Inc. Summer Programs

Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Hickory Dickory Dock – Camp for toddlers emphasizing sensory-motor and speech-language development through the use of nursery stories and rhymes.

2016 Dates TBA

  • Playing and Learning Social Skills (PALS) – Joins principals of behavior with social language and thematic units to teach children how to play and communicate with socially-skilled peers in the group.

2016 Dates TBA

http://www.parent-childservices.com/

Contact: 865-584-5558

Texas

Apraxia Ranch Camp

Glen Rose, TX (1.5 hours south of Dallas) and
7:00 PM June 3 – 5:00 PM June 6

G-Bar Llano ranch in Valley Spring, TX (1.5 hours northwest of Austin)
7:00 PM June 9 – 5:00 PM June 12

Who is eligible? Elementary school age children who have been diagnosed and have been receiving treatment for Childhood Apraxia of Speech and one parent (please discuss it with Camp director if both parents want to come). There will also be one or more Certified Speech Language Pathologists and two graduate students majoring in Communication Disorders to work with the parents and kids. A maximum of 5 students will be accepted for each session of camp.

For more information: contact Kay Giesecke, MS, CCC-SLP, at kay_giesecke@yahoo.com or call 214-505-5041

Capital School of Austin Summer Camps

Austin, Texas

Fun and enriching summer learning experience for children, pre-school through third grade, identified as having speech, language and learning differences

http://www.capitolschool.com/Programs/Summer%20Camp.htm

Contact: 512-467-7006 or jyoung@capitolschool.com

June 6 – July 1, 2016

*Camp Acorn

Houston, Texas

Enhances language, social, motor, and academic development in a literature-rich multi-sensory environment for children from two years through fifth grade

http://parishschool.org/curriculum/camp-acorn/

Contact: Stefanie Heintz 713-467-4696 x 207

June 7 – July 1, 2016

*Childhood Apraxia and Motor Planning (CHAMP) Camp

Denton, Texas

Intensive 11-day experience offers pre and post comprehensive evaluations, extensive individual therapy; small group sessions, as well as parent education sessions. The intensive therapy approach will incorporate the Principals of Motor Learning and will consider the learning style of each child to identify the appropriate cuing and support hierarchy and will target functional communication in the context of play-based and real world activities.

http://www.twu.edu/communication-sciences/speech-language-hearing-clinic.asp

Contact: Michele Stapleford 940-898-2285 or dstapleford@twu.edu

July 22 – August 5, 2016

*Charis Hills

Sunset, TX

Ages 7-18, helping with learning disabilities, building confidence and finding success.

http://www.charishills.org/index

Contact: 940-964-2145 or info@charishills.org

Various 1 week sessions starting June 12, 2016

*Kaufman Apraxia Boot Camp (K-ABC) at the Carruth Center
Houston, Texas
Intensive 3 week summer program for children with apraxia and phonological disorders modeled after Nancy Kaufman’s (with permission) SPEAK summer program; intensive individual speech, music, occupational and group language therapy. Home practice materials and DVD included.
http://carruthcenter.org/events/placeholder-event-one/

Contact:  Karen Dickerson, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, Clinic Director at kdickerson@carruthcenter.org or (713) 935-9088 ext. 138

July 11 – July 28, 2016

*Project T.A.L.K

Houston, TX

For children ages 4-10 with hearing loss.

http://centerhearingandspeech.org/summer-camp/

Contact: 713-523-3633

July 18 to 22, 2016

*SLICK (Summer Language Intervention Camp for Kids)
Dallas, TX

Intensive therapy program for children ages 6-11 who have language and learning disorders

http://www.utdallas.edu/calliercenter/evaluation-and-treatment/speech-language/child/summer-camps.php#SLICK

Contact: Christina Gollis 214-905-3030 or cgollis@utdallas.edu

June 6-July 13, 2016

*Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Lubbock, Texas
Programs are designed for children ages 3 to 12 with various types of speech, language and learning disabilities
https://www.ttuhsc.edu/shp/cdu/

Contact: Carolyn Perry 806-743-5660 or carolyn.perry@ttuhsc.edu

Different sessions available for each age group, beginning June 6, 2016

*University of Houston’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic

Houston, Texas

CCG, or Cougar Communication Groups, is a summer day camp geared toward children who have difficulty with speaking clearly, being understood, expressing thoughts, engaging in conversations, reading and engaging in positive social interactions.

http://www.uh.edu/class/comd/slhc/speech-svcs/

Contact: Laura Cizek 713-743-2683 or lcizek@uh.edu

June 6 – July 14, 2016

University of North Texas Speech and Hearing Center

Denton, Texas

Camp Communicate is a one-week, half-day, fun-filled summer camp experience designed for children ages 5-12 years old with speech, language, or hearing disorders.

http://speechandhearing.unt.edu/news/camp-communicate-2015

Contact: Kathy Shelby 940-565-2262

2016 Dates TBA

Utah

Wasatch Speech and Language Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Summer therapy program for social communication skills

http://www.wasatchspeech.com/

Contact: 801-308-0400 or info@WasatchSpeech.com

2016 Dates TBA

Virginia

Cue Camp Virginia

Jamestown, Virginia

A relaxed and fun opportunity to develop your cueing skills, learn about the latest research on Cued Speech, and network with cuers from other towns, states, and countries

http://www.cuedspeech.org/cue-camps

Contact: Camp Director nvcsa@yahoo.com

2016 Dates TBA

Washington

Behnke Preschool Summer Camp

*Behnke Preschool Summer Camp

Seattle, Washington

A unique summer camp with an emphasis on pre-literacy skills and early language development.

http://behnkepreschool.org/summer-camp

Contact: 206-388-1284 or preschool@hsdc.org

June 27 – July 22, 2016 and August 1 – August 25, 2016

*Camp Stand By Me

Vaughn, Washington

Set on the water of Vaughn Bay, with a view of the southern Olympic Mountain, we offer a full camp experience for individuals with disabilities

http://www.easterseals.com/washington/our-programs/camping-recreation/camp-programs-schedules.html

Contact: Camp Director Joshua Mayer 253-884-2722 or jmayer@wd.easterseals.com

June 26-July 1; July 17-22; July 31-Aug 5, 2016

*Washington State University Speech and Hearing Sciences: Camp Candoo

Spokane, Washington

An intensive speech therapy and early literacy summer camp for children ages 4-8 with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or other severe speech disorders.

https://medicine.wsu.edu/speechandhearing/speech-and-hearing-clinic/camp-candoo/

Contact: Dr. Amy Meredith shs.camp.candoo@wsu.edu

June 20 – 30, 2016

Wisconsin

*Chatter Matters! Communication Camp

Williams Bay, Wisconsin

A unique summer camp with an emphasis on pre-literacy skills and early language development

http://www.varietywi.org/how-we-help/chatter-matters-communication-camp/

Contact: 262-777-2090 or jessica@varietywi.org

June 24-27, 2016