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2014 Summer Camps for Speech, Language, and Communication

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In anticipation of the need for some parents to find appropriate summer camps for their children with apraxia, we have compiled a list of programs which may be appropriate for children with apraxia and related issues. We have only included camps that are holding sessions this summer.  They are listed in alphabetical order.

If you are interested, please contact the camp to find out if it is suitable for your child’s particular needs.  If you are aware of other camps that may be appropriate for children with CAS, speech disorders, or learning needs please send the contact information to dawnk@apraxia-kids.org.

[Please note, inclusion of a camp in the listing below does not constitute endorsement by Apraxia-KIDS or CASANA.  The listing of camps is for information purposes solely.  Parents should carefully review camp materials, interview, and thoroughly investigate programs.]

CANADA

Ontario

Anderson Speech Consultants Speech Summer Camp in Ontario
Burlington, Ontario
Day Speak and Ride Camp combines horseback riding with speech therapy
Contact:  Sarah Aljas, M.Cl.Sc., SLP(C), Reg. CASLPO, Speech-Language Pathologist at ascsaljas@gmail.com or (905) 639-9219

Camp Inukshuk
Newmarket, Ontario
Day camp for children with speech/language/communication issues
Contact:  info@familyspeechclinic.com or (905) 954-1312
http://www.campinukshuk.com/

Camp Kodiak
McKellar, Ontario, Canada
A unique, integrated, non-competitive program for children & teens with & without ADHD, LD, NLD & high-functioning Asperger Syndrome
Contact:  info@campkodiak.com or (877) 569-7595
http://campkodiak.com/index.html

Talking About Fun Camp
London, Ontario, Canada
Summer day camp for children with speech and language issues
Contact: http://www.londonspeech.com/speech-language/group-programs/talk-about-fun/

UNITED KINGDOM

Christopher Place
London, United Kingdom
Summer camp for children with speech and language issues
Contact:  http://www.speech-language.co.uk/parents/what-we-offer/summer-programme/

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
Contact:   (800) 221-6827
http://www.easterseals.com/our-programs/camping-recreation/

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

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

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

California

Building Bridges Camp
Boulder Creek, California
Overnight camp for AAC users
Contact:   http://www.bridgeschool.org/about/contact/index.php or (650) 696-7295
http://www.bridgeschool.org/camp.html

Camp Chatterbox
San Jose, California
Social skills camp, for children of all disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Contact:  (408) 246-2566
http://progressivespeech.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

Say ‘n’ Play Speech Camp
Culver City, California
Summer camp for children with speech and language issues
Contact:  http://www.speakla.com/Home

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

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.
Contact:  info@pridelearningcenter.com
http://www.pridelearningcenter.com

Total Education Solutions Camp
Los Angeles, California, San Diego, California, Sacramento, California, Fairlawn, Ohio, Troy, Michigan
Enrichment program for children ages 2-5 years with focus on speech, language, and early reading skills and specialized programs designed for children who between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.
Contact:  http://test.tesidea.com/AboutUs/ContactUs/tabid/156/language/en-US/Default.aspx
http://www.tesidea.com

Colorado

Sensational Kids Kamp
Greenwood Village, Colorado
Therapy Day Camp for children ages 4-10 with Sensory Processing Disorder, ADD & Asperger’s Disorder and their siblings.
Contact:  http://spdstar.org/sensational-kids-kamp/

Talking with Technology Camp
Empire, Colorado
Overnight camp for AAC users
Contact:  http://www.childrenscolorado.org/departments/audiology-speech-learning/camp

District of Columbia

CHAMP (Childhood Apraxia and Motor Planning) Summer Camp
Washington, DC
Summer Camp for children with apraxia at George Washington University
Contact: Jodi Kumar, M.S., CCC/SLP, Clinical Supervisor, George Washington University at jkumar@gwu.edu

Florida

The Foundation For Dreams
Sarasota, Florida
Overnight camp for children with various disabilities
Contact: http://www.foundationfordreams.org/

Georgia

Camp Rayim
Atlanta, Georgia
Summer camp for children ages 2-6; serving all children, including those with special needs.
Contact: http://www.rayimconnection.com

P.R.O.M.P.T. and Play
Suwanee, Georgia
Intensive speech therapy camp utilizing the PROMPT facilitation technique, (Ages 4-7), appropriate for a variety of diagnoses including: apraxia, dysarthria, and autism spectrum
Contact: http://www.kidscreektherapy.com 

Illinois

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

Intensive Summer Language Program
Chicago, Illinois
Eight Week Summer Day Camp for Children with Speech and Language Issues Ages: 4-12
Contact:  (312) 944-6336

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.  This year’s summer speech program will be from June 18 to August 2.
Contact: Chanda Lichtsinn, Speech Language Pathologist and Pediatric Therapy Manager at Turnstone (260) 483-2100 or chanda@turnstone.org
http://turnstone.org/2012/04/summer-speech-camp/

Maryland

Camp Littlefoot
Rockville, Maryland
Day camp for children with speech, language, perceptual motor, and/or learning issues
Contact:  http://www.ttlc.org/camp_littlefoot.htm

Cue Camp Friendship
Buckeystown, Maryland
Summer weekend camp to anyone interested in learning about Cued Speech. Classes are for all skill levels, from beginner to proficient.
Contact: http://www.marylandcues.org/

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
Contact:  Kimberly A Bell at kim.bell@speechpathyways.net or (410) 374-0555
http://www.speechpathways.net

Massachusetts

Aspire Summer Camps
Boston area
Children entering 1st grade through age 15 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.
Contact: mghaspire@partners.org
http://www2.massgeneral.org/youthcare/camp.html

Michigan

Camp Shout Out
Muskegon, Michigan
Summer camp for young people who stutter
Contact:  http://www.campshoutout.org/

Central Michigan University Summer Speech-Language Specialty Clinics
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Half-day sessions for children with communication disorders
Contact:   (989) 774-3904
https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/CHP/hp_academics/communications_disorders/clinical_programs/Pages/Speech-Language-and-Audiology-Clinics.aspx

Communicative Disorders Clinic University Of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Summer day camp for language, learning and literacy
Contact:  (734) 764-8440
http://www.languageexperts.org/

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.
Contact:  (248) 737-3430
http://www.kidspeech.com

Total Education Solutions Camp
Los Angeles, California, San Diego, California, Sacramento, California, Fairlawn, Ohio, Troy, Michigan
Enrichment program for children ages 2-5 years with focus on speech, language, and early reading skills and specialized programs designed for children who between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.
Contact:  http://test.tesidea.com/AboutUs/ContactUs/tabid/156/language/en-US/Default.aspx
http://www.tesidea.com

Minnesota

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)
Contact:  http://www.slu.edu/x12349.xml

SCAMP (Summer Classes for Articulation and Motor-Speech Progress)
Ballwin, Missouri
Camp for young children, ages 3-6, with CAS or significant phonological delays.
Contact:  http://www.gotospeech.com/

New Hampshire

Easter Seals New Hampshire
Various Camps are offered for Children with Disabilities
Contact: http://nh.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=NHDR_Dover or http://nh.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=NHDR_camping_recreation&s_esLocation=serv_cr

New Jersey

Camp Chatterbox
Hudwick, New Jersey
Overnight camp for AAC users
Contact:   Dr. Joan Bruno at JBruno@childrens-specialized.org or (908) 301-5451
http://www.campchatterbox.org

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
Contact:  http://www.jcccampsatmedford.org/special-needs

North Carolina

Camp Our Time
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Summer camp for young people ages 8-18 who stutter and their young friends and family
Contact:  http://www.campourtime.org/welcome-stuttering-camp-our-time/

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.
Contact:  https://speechgarden.org/summer-camp

Ohio

Total Education Solutions Camp
Los Angeles, California, San Diego, California, Sacramento, California, Fairlawn, Ohio, Troy, Michigan
Enrichment program for children ages 2-5 years with focus on speech, language, and early reading skills and specialized programs designed for children who between the ages of 6 and 12 years old.
Contact:  http://test.tesidea.com/AboutUs/ContactUs/tabid/156/language/en-US/Default.aspx
http://www.tesidea.com 

Oklahoma

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

Pennsylvania

CAS Summer Intensive Program
Philadelphia area
This intensive summer therapy program offers 2x a day x 5 days a week x 5 weeks of speech therapy for children with apraxia of speech that qualify.  See flyer for details regarding costs and contact information. Click here to view flyer.

Lee Mar Summer Camp And School
Dresher, Pennsylvania
Special needs camp for children and young adults with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges
Contact:  http://www.leemar.com

Luma Center – Speech and Language Explorers
Malvern, PA
June 16 – 20, 2014
For children with childhood apraxia of speech and other speech sound disorders.  Daily individual and group speech sessions; Fun sensory motor group with an occupational therapist; Parent participation and workshops, Written summary with home activities and suggestions
Contact: Nancy Allard at 610.296.6725 x308 or naallard@vfes.net
http://www.vfes.net/summer-bursts-of-fun-week-at-the-luma-center

Tennessee

Camp Livitup
Memphis, Tennessee
Eight-week day camp for persons ages 5-18 with any disability
Contact: Jo Gibbons at jgibbons@ucpmemphis.org  (901) 761-4277 ext. 1107
http://www.ucpmemphis.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11:camp-livitup&catid=8:main&Itemid=101

Parent Child Services Group Inc. Summer Programs
Knoxville, Tennessee
Summer program for children with speech/language; sensory, motor or learning issues
Contact:  (865) 584-5558
http://www.parent-childservices.com

Texas

Capitol School of Austin Summer Camps
Austin, Texas
Fun and enriching summer learning experience for children, pre-school through 3rd grade, identified as having speech, language and learning differences
Contact:  (512) 467-7006
http://www.capitolschool.com/Programs/Summer%20Camp.htm

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

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
Contact:  (806) 743-5678
http://www.ttuhsc.edu/sah/patient

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

Utah

Wasatch Speech and Language Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
Summer therapy program for social communication skills.
Contact: Maria or Tom Gurrister, CCC-SLPs, at mgurrister@gmail.com or (801) 308-0400

Virginia

Cue Camp Virginia
Williamsburg, Virginia
Camp focusing on cued speech
Contact: http://www.nvcsa.org/