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Time to start thinking about the summer and some great opportunities.  Kids with apraxia love summer camp just as much as other children do.  Each year we collect some ideas for summer camps that include a speech and language component to help children with apraxia continue to make progress and practice.  This list is not exhaustive.  If you have a camp to list, please contact Jennifer to provide information.



Pathways Pediatric Services
Daily one-on-one speech therapy led by SLPs.  Full and half days available. Ages 3-6 & 6-9.
Contact:  403-690-2445 or
Half day summer camp dates: July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21, and August 14 – 18, 2017
Full day summer camp dates: August 21 – 25, 2017

The camps are run by Speech Language Pathologists, but don’t have speech therapy sessions. The summer camp that is full of language rich activities that the children can enjoy along with peers that have similar communication challenges. Camps are for children with apraxia, suspected apraxia, motor planning speech disorders, or suspected motor planning speech disorders.
July 17-21, 2017   Ages 5-7
July 24-28, 2017   Ages 3-4 (Half day camps)
July 31- Aug 4, 2017 Ages 6-8


Anderson Speech Consultants Speech Summer Camp in Ontario
Burlington, Ontario
Day Speak and Ride Camp combines horseback riding with speech therapy.
Contact:  905-639-9219 or
July 17-21, 2017

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.
Contact:  905-639-9219 or
August 14-18, 2017

Camp Inukshuk
Newmarket, Ontario
Day camp for children with speech/language/communication issues
Contact: 905-954-1312 or
Multiple sessions available in 2017:  July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21, July 24 – 28

Camp Kennebec
Camp for kids and teens with special needs, learning disabilities, and developmental delays.
Contact: 613-335-2114 or
2017 Dates TBA

Camp Kodiak
McKellar, Ontario
A unique, integrated, non-competitive program for children & teens with & without ADHD, LD, NLD & high-functioning Asperger Syndrome
Contact: 877-569-7595 or
Various dates starting July 2, 2017

Exceptional Learning Centre
Ajax, Ontario
Provides children with an opportunity to learn new speech and language skills and to practice previously learned skills in a small group environment.  Two camps offered, based on child’s age.
Contact: 1-866-211-7779
2017 Dates TBA

Speech Star Camp for Kids
Guelph, Ontario
Camps and groups run by a Speech-Language Pathologist who is CASANA Recognized for Advanced Training in CAS.
Contact: 519-265-TALK for more details on session dates.


Date: August 21-25, 2017
Place: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Contact Information: Shay Chubb, 306-216-6169,,
Download Poster Here


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

National Easter Seal Society
Day and/or overnight camps for children with disabilities located throughout the United States
Contact:   (800) 221-6827

PrAACtical AAC Pinterest Camp Listings
Nationwide AAC Camps Online Pin Board

The Scottish Rite Mason’s RiteCare Childhood Language Program
Nationwide Speech and Language Summer Clinics


Foundations Development House
Chandler, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona
Speech and Language Summer Camps
For more information and to register, contact: 480-219-3953
2017 Dates TBA

Kamp Talkalot
Chandler, Arizona and Scottsdale, Arizona
Speech and Language Summer Camps for preschool age children (ages 3-5) and for school age children (ages 6-10).
Contact: 480-991-6560 for more details.


Camp Chatterbox
San Jose, California
Social skills camp, for children of all disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Contact: 908-301-5451 or

August 20 – 26, 2017
Say ‘n’ Play Speech Camp
Culver City, California
Summer camp for children with speech and language issues
Contact: 310-649-6199
2017 Dates TBA

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:  650-440-5064 or for more details.

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: 866-774-3342 x 1 or
June 26 – August 4, 2017

SPEECH, Marin Summer Camp
Culver City, California
Speech, language and social camps lead by speech language pathologists for preschool – elementary aged children at our private practice in Marin.  Check website for details.
Contact: 415-924-2444
Various sessions available in 2017


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
Contact: 303-221-7827 or
Ages 4 – 6: June 12 – 23, 2017
Ages 10 – 21: July 10 – 21, 2017

YAY Camp!
Lakewood, Colorado
Easter Seals Colorado Summer Camp, YAY Day Camp serves children with and without disabilities, helping them overcome daily challenges and meet new expectations!
Contact: 303-233-1666 x 235 or
June 5 – July 27, 2017


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.
Contact: The Speech Clinic, Inc 302-999-0702 or
2017 Dates TBA

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 202-994-7360 or
Returning Campers: June 19 – 25, 2017
New Campers: June 25 – 30, 2017

Jumpstart Summer Camp Clinics
Washington, DC Area
Camp JumpStart is designed for children with special needs, ages 3-6 years old, to work on social and language skills.  Groups are lead by a certified speech language pathologist.
Session I: June 26 – July 7, 2017
Session II: July 10 – July 21, 2017
Session III: July 24 – August 4, 2017
Session IV: August 7 – August 18, 2017


Beyond the Spectrum Summer Camp
Sarasota, FL
Program designed for children with an Autism Diagnosis and related disabilities!summer-camp-2016/mplnr
Contact: 941-907-3343
2017 Dates TBA

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. Each session in 2017 has a different theme.
Contact: 941-746-5659 or
Various sessions starting June 12, 2017

ASL Pediatric Therapy Services Intensive Speech & Learning Program
Weston, Florida
Day camp (9 a.m. to noon) that provides Speech Therapy, Sensory and Reflex Therapy, Reading and Academic Tutoring in any subject needed, and Social Skills Training.—learning-academy.html
Contact: 954-295-1383
Various sessions starting June 19 – August 18, 2017, either a 4-week or 8-week session available


Atlanta Speech School
Atlanta, GA
Many different levels of camps based on age for language based learning disabilities or speech and/or language delays.
Contact: Lola Stringer 404-233-5332 ex: 3131 or
Please visit the website for the different camp descriptions and dates for 2017.

MDE School
Marietta, GA
For children ages 5-16 with communication disorders or developmental disabilities.
Contact: 770-971-4633 or
Weekly programs starting June 5 through July 10, 2017

Motor Mouth Therapy Services
Sugar Hill, Georgia
Two new camps for 2017!  Camp Chat ‘n Chew allows campers to cook age-appropriate meals while working on articulation and language skills.  And camp Picky Eaters Academy allows campers to participate in 3 hours of activities that will help them to develop a healthy relationship with food and will consist of sensory activities to develop sensory skills required for tolerating textures; oral motor activities to develop necessary motor skills for chewing, swallowing, and drinking.
Contact:  678-820-9606 or
Various sessions available for both camps, beginning May 29. Please call for more details, or visit the website above.

Kid’s Creek Therapy Summer Camps
Suwanee, Georgia
PROMPT and Play – this is an intensive group speech therapy camp utilizing the PROMPT facilitation technique. This camp is appropriate for a variety of diagnoses including apraxia, dysarthria and autism spectrum. Limited to 4 participants per session. For ages 4-7.
Contact:  770-888-5221 or
Various Sessions starting June 26 – June 30, 2017

Summer Communication Intensive Camp – University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Evidence-based intervention and enrichment in early literacy, speech and language production, and social communication for children.
Contact: Amber Laws at 706-542-4598
June 19 – July 21, 2017


Apraxia All Star Summer Camp
Naperville, Illinois
This intense camp is geared for children with apraxia, suspected apraxia or speech difficulties related to motor planning dysfuction.
Download the flyer for the camp here
Session 1: June 12 – June 22
Session 2: July 10 – July 20
Contact: 630-904-0700

The Hyde Park Day School
Chicago, Illinois
Summer Programs for children with learning disabilities
Contact:  773-420-2550
June 19 – July 28, 2017

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 ages 5-7 with CAS. Includes individual therapy, both small and large group sessions and parent education sessions.
Contact: June Sanders 630-743-4500 or
Session I: June 26- 29, 2017
Session II: July 24 – 27, 2017

PediaProgress Summer Camps
Downers Grove, IL
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.
Contact: 630-929-0122 or
2017 Dates TBA

Camp Chi-Cue-Go
Chicago, Illinois
Cued Speech Camps are a fun, safe place for people of all ages and skill levels to learn, practice, and brush up on their knowledge of Cued Speech and cueing skills.
Contact: Karla Geis at
July 20 – 22, 2017


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
2017 Dates TBA


Cue Camp Mechuwana
Winthrop, 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
Contact: Polly Earl at
August 16 – 20, 2017


The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC) – Camp Littlefoot
Rockville, MD
Six weeks of small group sessions designed for small children with speech-language and/or occupatinal therapy needs.
Contact: Lisa Torvik 301-424-5200 x 6923 or
June 26 – August 4, 2017

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 410-374-0555 or
2017 Dates TBA

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.
Contact: Corie Green Reuschlein, SLP 301-538-8393 or
July 10 – 28, 2017, 12 pm – 3pm with an optional morning add-on from 10 am – 12 pm


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.
Contact: 781-860-1900 or
June 29 – August 10, 2017


Grand Rapids, MI
Week long camp for kid using AAC.  In addition to typical camp activities, Camp ALEC provides campers with a life changing literacy experience. Campers participate in fun and motivating reading and writing activities in 1:1 and small group settings.
Contact: Form on website
August 13-19, 2017

Camp Shout Out
Muskegon, Michigan
Summer camp for young people who stutter
Contact: 231-744-9260 or
August 6 – 12, 2017

Kaufman Children’s Center for Speech, Language, Sensory-Motor and Social Connections
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Three-week intensive CAS summer program with apraxia expert Nancy Kaufman and intensive sensory integration programs with our occupational therapists. Sessions personalized for child and include group time.  Also, Words and Wiggles Therapy Camp.  See dates and details on website.
Contact: 248-737-3430


Camp Connections
Excelsior, MN
Day camp offering social skills programming combined with goal-directed therapeutic recreation activities for children 4-16 years old.
Contact: Mary Wyatt 952-474-0227 x 204
2017 Dates TBA


Saint Louis University Childhood Apraxia of Speech Summer Camps
St. Louis, Missouri
Intensive two-week summer program designed specifically for children 3-6 years old diagnosed with childhood apraxia of speech, phonological disorders and other speech disorders. All participants will receive small group and large group therapy that incorporates best practices in treatment and a variety of supports to assist the child in improving overall speech intelligibility.
Contact: Kellie Dalton 314-977-3365 or
Session I: June 19 – June 29, 2017
Session II: July 10 – July 20, 2017

New Hampshire

Easter Seals New Hampshire – Camp Sno Mo
Various Camps are offered for Children with Disabilities
Contact: Rob Kelly 603-364-5818 or
Various sessions starting June 25, 2017

New Jersey

Camp Chatterbox
Hudwick, New Jersey
Overnight camp for AAC users
Contact: Dr. Joan Bruno 908-301-5451
August 20 – 26, 2017

HI-STEP Summer Program
New Jersey (3 locations)
Helps improve social skills through evidence based practices for ages 6-16
Contact: 732-873-1212 or
July 5 – August 4, 2017

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: 609-654-5192 or
June 26 – August 18, 2017

New York

Our Victory Day Camp
Dobbs Ferry, NY
For children 5-13 with learning or attention difficulties.
Contact: 914-674-4841 or
June 26 to August 11, 2017

Camp Speech Zone
New York, NY
This three-hour day camp is aimed at improving speech, language, social and pre-academic skills and is offered 4 days a week for children ages 3 and up. Children are grouped according to their age and communication abilities. Led by licensed, PROMPT trained speech-language pathologists.
Contact: 212-799-1750 or
Session 1: July 10 – August 10, 2017
Session 2: August 14 – August 24, 2017

North Carolina

ABC Educational Services
Matthews, NC
Speech and language, social skills and academics are presented in fun summer themes; ages 3-8
Contact: 1-877-814-0123
7 week session: June 10 – July 31, 2017
9 week session: June 3 – August 7, 2017

Camp Say
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Summer camp for young people ages 8-18 who stutter and their young friends and family
Contact: 828-393-4244 or
August 1 – 15, 2017

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!
Contact: 919-577-6807
July 17 – August 4, 2017 (3-5 year olds)
July 18 – August 10, 2017 (2 year olds)

Charlotte Summer Camp
Charlotte, NC
Educational enrichment and fun!  9am-12pm on a weekly basis and parents may sign up for the weeks that they would like based on availability.
Contact: Margaret 704-845-0561, ext. 1020
June 12 – July 24, 2017

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: Ellen Holloway 704-609-8255 or
July 10 – August 3, 2017

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.
Contact: Stephanie Payonk 704-798-1094 or
May 19 – 21, 2017


Easter Seals Northern Ohio Summer Speech Program
Fremont, Ohio
Summer camp for children with speech and language disabilities or delays.
Contact: 888-325-8532
2017 Dates TBA


Camp ClapHans
Norman, Oklahoma
Residential summer camp for ages 8 to 18 for children with developmental disabilities
Contact: Paxton Stieber 405-307-2814 or
Weekly sessions start June 11, 2017

Camp Communicate Apraxia/Severe Articulation Camp
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Provided by a team of highly qualified speech-language pathologists and assistants who specialize in apraxia and severe articulation/phonological disorders. Includes intensive 1:1 sessions, small group sessions, large group sessions and will include at-home practice materials.
Contact: Ph: 405-603-6622;
Two week camp: June 5 – 16 or July 10 – 21
One week camp: August 7 – 11


CAS Therapy Intensives
Hood River, OR
4-day, 1-week, or 2-week therapy intensive according to your family’s needs. Our program includes review of historical records, initial evaluation, two 45 minute therapy sessions per day, parent/caregiver training, and a written plan of treatment with individualized goals and activities to elicit speech targets.
(541) 716-1316


Camp Lee Mar
Lackawaxen, PA
For children and teenagers with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges.
Contact: 215-658-1708 or
June 24 – August 11, 2017

Summer L.I.F.E. Traditional Day & Overnight Camp
Malvern, Pennsylvania
For children and teenagers with high-functioning autism, speech-language disorders, developmental disabilities, learning differences or social-emotional challenges. 2:1 camper-to-staff ratio.
Contact: 610-296-6725 x 128
Day Camp Sessions start August 14, 2017
Overnight Sessions start August 13, 2017

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.
Contact: Camp Coordinator, Evelyn Meinert or 412-402-0900
July 26 – 29, 2017

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.
Contact: or 610-455-4040
2017 Dates TBA

South Carolina

Therapy 360 Anchors Away Apraxia Summer Camp
Greenville, SC
Please see flyer for more information!
Contact: 864-241-6222
June 12 – June 16, 2017


Apraxia Austin Summer Camps
Austin, Texas
Three-day weekend residential summer camps for children and their parents that include intensive therapy. Children get to experience outdoor activities they don’t often get to experience like swimming in rivers and rock-climbing. Intensive apraxia therapy entails 3-4 hours a day of individual therapy and reinforcement of the target speech skills throughout the day in outdoor group activities on a ranch in the Texas hill country.

  • Glen Rose, TX at T-Rex Ranch: Session 1 starts on Friday, June 2 at 7:00 PM and ends on Monday, June 5 at 5:00 PM
  • Valley Spring, TX at G Bar Llano Ranch: Session 2 starts on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 PM and ends on Sunday, June 11 at 5:00 PM

For more information please contact Kay Giesecke at, 214-505-504, or visit

Capital School of Austin Summer Camps
Austin, Texas
Fun and enriching summer learning experience for children ages 2 through third grade, identified as having speech, language and learning differences.
Contact: 512-467-7006 or
June 5 – 30, 2017

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
Contact: Stefanie Heintz 713-467-4696 x 207
June 6 – 30, 2017

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.
Contact: Michele Stapleford 940-898-2285 or
July 21 – August 4, 2017

Charis Hills
Sunset, TX
Ages 7-18, helping with learning disabilities, building confidence and finding success.
Contact: 940-964-2145 or
Various 1 week sessions starting June 11, 2017

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 or (713) 935-9088 ext. 138
July 10 – 27, 2017

Project T.A.L.K
Houston, TX
For children ages 4-10 with hearing loss.
Contact: 713-523-3633
July 17 to 21, 2017

SLICK (Summer Language Intervention Camp for Kids)
Dallas, TX
Intensive therapy program for children ages 6-11 who have language and learning disorders
Contact: Christina Gollis 214-905-3030 or
June 12 – July 19, 2017

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: Carolyn Perry 806-743-5660 or
2017 Dates TBA

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: Sharita Bourgeois-Clark at
2017 Dates TBA


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
Contact: Camp Director
October 5 – 8, 2017


Behnke Preschool Summer Camp
Seattle, Washington
A unique summer camp with an emphasis on pre-literacy skills and early language development.
Contact: 206-388-1284 or
2017 Dates TBA

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
Contact: Camp Director Joshua Mayer 253-884-2722 or
Different sessions available for each age group, beginning June 9, 2017

Washington State University Speech and Hearing Sciences: Camp Candoo
Spokane, Washington
An intensive speech therapy and early literacy summer camp for children ages 5-10 with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or other severe speech disorders.
Contact: Dr. Amy Meredith
June 19 – 29, 2017


Chatter Matters! Communication Camp
Williams Bay, Wisconsin
A unique summer camp with an emphasis on pre-literacy skills and early language development
Contact: 262-777-2090 or
2017 Dates TBA