Summer Speech & Language Camps for Apraxia

Summer Speech & Language Camps for Apraxia

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 submit it here.

CANADA

Alberta

Pathways Pediatric Services
Calgary
Daily one-on-one speech therapy led by SLPs.  Full and half days available. Ages 3-6 & 6-9.
https://pathwayspediatrics.ca/services/summer-camp/
Contact: info@pathwayspediatrics.ca

Camp CHAOS
Calgary, Canada Bridgeland Community Centre
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.
http://calgaryapraxia.ca/summer-camp-program/
Contact: camp@calgaryapraxia.ca

Spring Occupational Therapy
Calgary
AB 113 7A Street North East
Cochrane, AB 120 5 Street West
Contact: (403) 554-5325 or admin@springot.com

Ontario

Anderson Speech Consultants Speech Summer Camps in Ontario
Burlington, Ontario
http://www.andersonspeech.ca/programs/summer-camps/
Contact:  905-639-9219 or andersonspeechconsultants@gmail.com

Camp Inukshuk
Newmarket, Ontario
Day camp for children with speech/language/communication issues
https://familyspeechclinic.com/2018/04/camp-inukshuk-3/
Contact: info@familyspeechclinic.com

Camp Kennebec
Ontario
Camp for kids and teens with special needs, learning disabilities, and developmental delays.
http://campkennebec.com/
Contact: 613-335-2114 or info@campkennebec.com

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

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.
http://exlcentre.com/camps/
Contact: 866-211-7779

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.
http://apraxiaspeechtherapy.ca/camps-for-kids/
Contact: 519-265-TALK

Apraxia All Stars Summer Camp
Moose Jaw, SK
http://www.letstalkspeechlanguage.ca
Contact: 306-216-6169 or shay@letstalkspeechlanguage.ca

 

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
Contact nvcsa@yahoo.com

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

The Scottish Rite Mason’s RiteCare Childhood Language Program
Nationwide Speech and Language Summer Clinics
Contact: http://scottishrite.org/brothers-in-the-community/ritecare-directory

Alabama

Camp Merrimack
3320 Triana Boulevard
Huntsville, AL 35805
Half-day performing arts camp for those with special needs, aged 3 or older.
http://www.merrimackhall.com/happy-headquarters/camp-merrimack/

Alaska

Camp Yes in the Woods
https://www.facebook.com/Camp-Yes-in-the-Woods-545306472179809/

Arizona

Kamp Talkalot
Chandler & Scottsdale, AZ
Speech and Language Summer Camps for preschool age children (ages 3-5) and for school age children (ages 6-10).
http://pediatricspeech.net/summerPrograms.php
Contact: 480-991-6560 for more details.

Lions Camp Tatiyee
Lakeside, AZ
https://www.arizonalionscamp.org/
Contact: 480-380-4254 or pam@camptatiyee.org

Mariposa Therapy Services
Tempe, AZ
https://mariposatherapyservices.com/summer-camps/
Contact: 480-374-4341 or info@mariposatherapyservices.com

ASU – Camp to Enrich Oral Language and Literacy Acquisition (CEOLLA) and Summer Program for Elementary Literacy and Language: Second Grade (SPELL-2)
Tempe, AZ
https://chs.asu.edu/summer-programs/speech-and-hearing
Contact: 480-965-2373

Pediatric Speech and Language Specialists-Intensive Apraxia Program
Scottsdale & Chandler
Contact: 480-991-6560

Sensational Summer Camp
Phoenix, AZ
http://www.sunrisetherapy.com/summer-camp/
Contact:  602-485-4444 or dana@sunrisetherapy.com

WOW Summer Day Camp
Tucson, AZ
http://clctucson.org/services/
Contact: (520) 628-1659

LEAP
Gilbert, AZ
http://www.fdhkids.com
Contact: 480-219-3953 or info@fdhkids.com

Arkansas

Camp Compassion
Conway, AR
https://www.compassacademyconway.org/camp-compassion.html
Contact: 501-581-1070 or blessedmommy31@yahoo.com

California

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

Summer Reading Camp at PRIDE Learning Center
Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Carlsbad & Palo Alto
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-reading-camp-dyslexia-adhd-auditory-processing-disorder/
Contact: 866-774-3342 x 1 or info@pridelearningcenter.com

SPEECH, Marin Summer Camp
Corte Madera, CA (Bay Area)
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.
http://www.speechmarin.com/summer-camps
Contact: 415-924-2444

Small Talk Speech Camp
El Cajon, CA and West Mission Valley
http://smalltalkspeech.com/
El Cajon: July 29-Aug 2
West Mission Valley: Aug 5-9
Contact: 619–647-6157 or shauna@smalltalkspeech.com

Camp Chit Chat (Scottish Rite Center)
Santa Barbara, CA
https://santabarbararitecarecenter.org/camp-chit-chat/
Contact: 805-962-8469 or info@sbspeech.org

Camp Mariposas
Santa Barbara, CA
http://mphealthsb.com/camp.html
Contact: 805-646-6293 or nancya.mariposas@medsecuremail.com
2019 TBD

Talk Summer Camp Program
Burlingame, CA
https://talkbayarea.com/talk-summer-camps
Contact: 650-344-9961
Registration Deadline for 2019: Friday, April 12th

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
https://www.spdstar.org/basic/social-skills-groups
Contact: 303-221-7827 or info@spdstar.org

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!
http://www.easterseals.com/co/our-programs/childrens-services/summer-day-camps.html
Contact: romank@eastersealscolorado.org

Adams Mountain – Mountain Therapy Family Camp
Granby, CO
https://adamscampcolorado.org/
Contact: 303-563-8290 or contact@adamscamp.org

Straka Speech Lunch Bunch Group
Castlerock, CO
https://castlerockspeech.com/
Contact: amber@strakaspeech.com

TWT Talking With Technology Camp
Rocky Mountain, CO
https://www.childrenscolorado.org/doctors-and-departments/departments/audiology-speech-learning/camp/
Contact: Caroline Woeber 720-478-2353 or caroline.woeber@childrenscolorado.org

Speech and Language Therapy | Language and Literacy Groups at Pediatric Speech Therapy Associates
Centennial, Litteton, and Aurora, CO
https://www.coloradospeechtherapy.com/educational-groups/language-literacy/
Contact: (720) 542-8737

Summer Articulation Camp
Northglenn, CO
http://childrenstherapyco.com/
Contact: 708-819-1138 or jamie@childrenstherapyco.com

Connecticut

Burke Therapy
Simsbury, CT
https://www.burketherapy.org/single-post/2019/02/18/Speech-Occupational-Therapy-Summer-Camps-at-Burke-Therapy
Contact: 203-414-3768

Speech Academy
Easton, CT
http://www.thespeechacademy.org/hours/
Contact: 203-220-9595

Apraxia Camp for Me (A Camp for Me)
New Canaan, CT
https://francinegurtler.com/apraxia-camp-for-me
Contact: francine@francinegurtler.com or 914-447-7160

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

Florida

All About Speech and Language
South Tampa and Riverview, FL
https://aaspeech.com/seasonal-programs/
Contact: (813) 616-4004

Minor Achievements
Tarpon Springs, FL
http://minorachievements.com/
Contact: (727) 234-0924

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.
http://www.foundationfordreams.org/programs
Contact: 941-746-5659 or info@foundationfordreams.org

REConnections Education Center Summer Camp
Trinity, FL
http://REConnectionseducationcenter.org
Contact: (603) 498-7825 or info@REConnectionsEducation.org

Georgia

Atlanta Speech School
Atlanta, GA
Many different levels of camps based on age for language based learning disabilities or speech and/or language delays.
https://www.atlantaspeechschool.org/student-life/summer/cliniccamps/
Contact: 404-233-5332

MDE School
Marietta, GA
For children ages 5-16 with communication disorders or developmental disabilities.
https://www.mdeschool.org/summer-camp
Contact: 770-971-4633 or mdeschool@gmail.com

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.
http://www.kidscreektherapy.com/camp-for-special-needs-children/
Contact:  770-888-5221 or info@kidscreektherapy.com

Hawaii

Camp Cool
Honolulu, HI
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite 430
Honolulu, HI 96817
https://www.atrc.org/
Contact: 808-532-7116 or lynne@atrc.org

Illinois

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.
https://www.mwuclinics.com/illinois/services/specialty/speech-language
Contact: June Sanders 630-743-4500

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.
http://www.cuedspeech.org/cue-camps
Contact: Karla.Giese@agbms.org; ChiCueSign@gmail.com

Developmental Summer Camp
Arlington Heights, IL
http://stepfwdtherapy.com/
Contact:  224-248-9449

Therapeutic Summer Camp
Buffalo Grove, IL
https://www.in2greattherapy.com/
Contact: 847-777-8995

Speech-Language Readiness Camp
Chicago, IL
http://www.pediatricresource.org
Contact: Info@pediatricresource.org or 312-458-9865

Literacy & Language
Chicago, IL
https://www.sralab.org/research/abilitylabs/pediatric-lab
Contact: Leckerle1@sralab.org or 312-238-6129

Let’s Get Loud
Chicago, IL
https://www.sralab.org/research/abilitylabs/pediatric-lab
Contact: Leckerle1@sralab.org or 312-238-6129

Speech and Language Pool Group
Aurora, IL
https://napervilletherapediatrics.com/
Contact: nanettecote@gmail.com

Little Adventures & Big Adventures
Chicago, IL
https://www.lumierechild.com/summer-camp-2019-info-registration
Contact: 312-242-1665

Black Bear Academy
Chicago, IL
http://www.blackbearacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Summer-2019-Pre-Ac-Academic-Descriptions.pdf
Contact: 773-244-0700 or info1819@blackbearacademy.com

Summer Intensives – Therapy Works
In home
www.therapyworks.com

Apraxia Splash Camp
Lake in the Hills, IL
https://growtherapies.godaddysites.com/classes
Contact: 847-829-0922

Chatterbox Speech Camp
Mokena, IL
https://www.kidscando.org/group
Contact: 708-478-5400

Sing and Speak
Mount Prospect, IL
https://www.prospectmusictherapy.net/
Contact: 847-268-3799

Just Right – A Supportive Summer Camp
Northfield and Libertyville, IL
https://www.kickstartptn.com/summer-camp
Contact: Erika Larson @ 847-386-6560, ext 2

One in a Hundred Summer Camp
Northrbook, IL
http://oneinahundredprogram.com/
Contact: 847-461-9230

Summer Clinic – Augustana Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing
Rock Island, IL
https://www.augustana.edu/academics/areas-of-study/communication-sciences-and-disorders/clinic/summer
Contact: 309-794-7388

CTS Lego Club
St. Charles, IL
https://ctspediatrics.com/
Contact: info@ctspediatrics.com

Turning Wheels Pediatric Therapy Summer Sessions
Wheaton, IL
http://www.turningwheelstherapy.com/
Contact:  amy@turningwheelstherapy.com or 630-200-6972

Hummingbird Children’s Academy
Westmont, IL
https://www.hummingbirdpediatrictherapies.com/hummingbird-academy.html
Contact: 630-560-0136

Summer Social Group
Woodridge, IL
http://treehousepediatric.com/
Contact: 630-541-3652

Iowa

Camp Courageous
Monticello IA
http://www.campcourageous.org/
Contact: Stephen Fasnacht at 319-465-5916, ext 2310 or stephen@campcourageous.org

Summer Speech Buddies
Iowa City, Iowa
Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic, UI Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders,
250 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
https://clas.uiowa.edu/comsci/clinical-services/summer-programs/summer-speech-buddies
Contact: Jenny DiVita, MA, CCC-SP – (319) 335-4841, jennifer-divita@uiowa.edu
Anu Subramanian, PhD, CCC-SLP – (319) 335-8694, anu-subramanian@uiowa.edu

Kansas

University of Kansas – Communication Camp
Lawrence, KS
https://splhclinic.ku.edu/communication-camp
Contact: clincoln@ku.edu or 785-864-4690

Kentucky

Talk About Fun!
Lexington, KY
University of KY-College of Health Sciences, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building-110
900 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0200

https://www.uky.edu/chs/csd/academic-clinic/talk-about-fun-registration-form
Contact: 859-218-0584 or kimberlywest@uky.edu

Louisiana

Speech-N-Motion Summer Camp 2019
New Orleans, LA
Crane Rehab Center, Pediatric Facility,
8300 Earhart Blvd. Suite 100
New Orleans, LA 70118
https://www.cranerehab.com/summercamp
Contact: (504) 866 – 6990 or https://www.cranerehab.com/contact

Maine

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
http://www.cuedspeech.org/cue-camps
Contact: nvcsa@yahoo.com

Maryland

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 occupational therapy needs.
http://ttlc.org/summer_programs/ 
Contact: 301-424-5200 

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/services/groups.htm
Contact: 410-386-0199 or kim.bell@speechpathways.net

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

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.
http://www.massgeneral.org/children/aspire/services/child-programs-overview.aspx?display=summer-camp
Contact: 617-726-2000

Landmark School Elementary-Middle School Summer Program
Manchester, MA
https://www.landmarkschool.org/summer/elementary-middle-school-summer-program
Contact: 978-236-3100 or admission@landmarkschool.org

Summer@Carroll
Carroll School Carroll School
1841 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA
https://www.carrollschool.org/academics/summer-camp
Contact: 781-314-9758 or summeradmissions@carrollschool.org

Michigan

Camp ALEC
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: http://www.campalec.com/camp

Camp Shout Out
Muskegon, Michigan
Summer camp for young people who stutter
https://campshoutout.org/about/about
Contact: 231-744-9260 or office@campshoutout.org

The Speech Language Learning Center
Flint, Michigan
Summer program provides Speech & Language therapy and Occupational therapy in a small group setting using theme based activities. The group is facilitated by a Certified & Licensed Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.
http://www.sllcenter.net/index.php

Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Kids Who Stutter
Minneapolis, MN
https://cla.umn.edu/davis-center/stuttering-programs/kids-who-stutter

Bridge the Gap
Minnetonka, MN
http://www.academyofwholelearning.org/bridgethegap/
Contact – (952) 737-6900

Theater Camp-Special Needs-Drama Interaction
Victoria, MN
http://www.cokartscenter.com/
Contact: 952-220-1676

True Friends
Annandale, MN
https://truefriends.org/camp/
Contact: 952-852-0101

Missouri

Columbia, MO
MSU Speech and Hearing Clinic Summer Camps – Camp Code Breakers, Camp ROAR and Camp Iceberg

https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/speech-language-and-hearing-sciences/clinics-and-service/mu-speech-and-hearing-clinic/

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Family Weekend Theater Camp
St Louis, MO
https://www.fontbonne.edu/academics/college-education-allied-health-professions/communication-disorders-deaf-education-department/our-camps/
Contact: 800-205-5862

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

New Jersey

Camp Chatterbox
Hudwick, New Jersey
Overnight camp for AAC users
https://www.childrens-specialized.org/programs-and-services/specialty-programs/activity-connection-recreation-programs/camps-connection/camp-chatterbox
Contact: 908-301-5451 CampChatterbox@gmail.com

HI-STEP Summer Program
New Jersey (3 locations)
Helps improve social skills through evidence based practices for ages 6-16
http://behaviortherapyassociates.com/services/social-skills-summer-programs/hi-step-summer-social-skills-program/
Contact: 732-873-1212 or histep@comcast.net

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://jcccampsatmedford.org/special-needs/
Contact: 609-654-5192 or  eelias@jfedsnj.org.

New York

Our Victory Day Camp
Dobbs Ferry, NY
For children 5-13 with learning or attention difficulties.
https://www.facebook.com/OurVictoryDC
Contact: 203-329-3394 (Winter #) 914-674-4841 (summer Only #) or ourvictory@aol.com

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.
http://www.speechzonenyc.com/camp-speech-zone
Contact: 212-799-1750 or speechzonenyc@gmail.com

Theraplay
New York, (Upper East Side) and Long Island City, NY
http://theraplaynyc.com/our-classes/
Contact: 718-433-4434 or office@theraplaynyc.com

NYU Summer Program for Kids at The College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY
https://nyulangone.org/locations/child-study-center/summer-program-for-kids
Contact: 516-258-1811 or dcap.spk@nyulangone.org

Camp Huntington
High Falls, NY
http://www.camphuntington.com/our-program/
Contact: 855-707-2267 or dfalk@camphuntington.com

The Pauline K Winkler Speech Center at The College of St. Rose
Albany, NY
https://www.strose.edu/admissions/summer-programs/
Contact: 1-800-637-8556

Communicamp
New York, NY
https://www.tc.columbia.edu/mysak/clinical-services/augmentative–alternative-communication-aac/
Contact: 212-678-3000

Apraxia Camp for Me (A Camp for Me)
Tuckahoe, NY
https://francinegurtler.com/apraxia-camp-for-me
Contact: francine@francinegurtler.com or 914-447-7160

North Carolina

ABC Educational Services
Matthews, NC
Speech and language, social skills and academics are presented in fun summer themes; ages 3-8
http://abctutoring.com/academic-services/summer/language-stimulation-summer-camp/
Contact: (704) 443-2990 or terry@abctutoring.com

Camp Say
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Summer camp for young people ages 8-18 who stutter and their young friends and family
http://www.campsay.org/
Contact: (646) 403 3522 or meg@say.org

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

Summer Speech and Language 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.
http://childspeechlanguage.com/charlotte-summer-camp/
Contact: Margaret 704-845-0561, ext. 1020 margaret@childspeechlanguage.com

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.
http://speechgarden.org/summer-camp
Contact: (704) 609-8255 or  kellyreece@speechgarden.org 
July 9 – Aug 2, 2018

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

Holistic Kids, PLLC
Durham, NC
http://holistickidspeech.com
Contact: 510-565-8238 or luciaplef@gmail.com

North Dakota

Elks Camp Grassick
Dawson, ND
http://www.elkscampgrassick.com/camp-sessions.html
Contact: 701-327-4251 or campgrassick@gmail.com

Speech Wellness Summer Camp
Walhalla, ND
https://speechwellness.com/
Contact: 701-370-3446 or sharonlynnslp@yahoo.com

Ohio

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/camping-recreation/
Contact: 888-325-8532
Various 2018 Dates

Oklahoma

Camp ClapHans
Norman, Oklahoma
Residential summer camp for ages 8 to 18 for children with developmental disabilities
http://www.campclaphans.com/
Contact: 405-307-2865 or camp@jdmc.org
Weekly sessions starting June 10, 2018

Camp Communicate Apraxia
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.
https://speechpathway.net/campcommunicate/
Contact: 405-603-6622 or info@speechpathway.net

A.C.E. Achieving Communication Excellence
Oklahoma City, OK
https://sites.google.com/site/bakerspeechclinic/a-c-e-camp?authuser=0
Contact: (405) 601-7192 or bakerspeech@gmail.com

Summer 2019 Speech and Language Groups at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa , OK
https://healthsciences.utulsa.edu/communication-disorders/speech-hearing-clinic/
Contact: 918-631-2504 or kris-foyil@utulsa.edu

Pennsylvania

Camp Lee Mar
Lackawaxen, PA
For children and teenagers with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges.
http://www.leemar.com/dates-announced
Contact: 215-658-1708 (Winter #) 570-685-7188 (Summer #) or lynsey@leemar.com

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.
http://www.vfes.net/Page/566
Contact: 610-296-6725 x 128 or  info@summermatters.org

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/2019-ican-talk-aac-summer-camp/
Contact: 412-489-5527 or scarney@aainstitute.org

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.
http://www.ebschildrenstherapy.com/programs/aac/
Contact: info@ebschildrensinstitute.com or 610-455-4040

Temple University Summer Camp
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: 215-204-1148 or emaas@temple.edu

Tennessee

Volunteer Your Voice Camp
Hosted by Univ of TN Health Science Center.  Begins at UT Knoxville Campus and ends with Camping at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
https://thedinge.wixsite.com/utsummer-camp
Contact: (865) 974-4641 or thedinge@uthsc.edu

Language Camp, West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center
Jackson, Tennessee
https://wthsc.com/events/language-camp/
Contact: (731) 668-6076 or kmoore@wthsc.com

Texas

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.
http://apraxiaaustin.com/services/summer-camps/
Contact:  800-859-5868 or  info@apraxiaaustin.com

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.
http://www.capitolschool.com/programs/summer-camps/
Contact: 512-467-7006

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://www.parishschool.org/campus-life/summer-programs/camp-acorn/
Contact: Stefanie Heintz 713-467-4696 x 207

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.
https://twu.edu/speech-language-hearing-clinic/summer-camps/
Contact: Michele Stapleford 940-898-2027 or comsclinic@twu.edu

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

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://www.carruthcenter.org/groups/kaufman-apraxia-boot-camp/
Contact:  713-935-9088 or  info@carruthcenter.org

Project T.A.L.K
Houston, TX
For children ages 4-10 with hearing loss.
http://centerhearingandspeech.org/summer-camp/
Contact: 713-523-3633 or  edwyer@centerhearingandspeech.org

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

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://dailydose.ttuhsc.edu/2012/april/speech-language-and-hearing-therapy-summer-p.aspx
Contact: Carolyn Perry 806-743-5660 or carolyn.perry@ttuhsc.edu

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: 713-743-0915 or  uslhc@uh.edu

Summer Social Groups
Dallas, TX
Apraxia Dallas
Contact: Breanna@apraxiadallas.com

Ranch Camp
Austin and Valley Spring, TX
Session I: 7:00 PM June 20 – 4:00 PM June 23, 2019
Session II: 7:00 PM June 27 – 4:00 PM June 30, 2019
Contact: 214-505-5041 or kay_giesecke@yahoo.com

Let’s Talk Speech Therapy Summer Camps
Dallas, TX
https://letstalkdallas.com/camps
Contact: (214) 242-9654

KidSpeak Dallas
Dallas, TX
https://www.kidspeakdallas.com/group-speech-and-language-therapy-summer-2019
Contact: amanda@kidspeakdallas.com or 214-636-0871

Utah

Salt Lake Speech and Language Summer Camps
Salt Lake City, UT
https://utahfamily.com/main/directories/listing/salt-lake-speech-and-language/
Contact: 385-321-4714 or utahslsl@gmail.com

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: 800-459-3529

Speech of Cake
Alexandria, VA
https://www.speechofcakeinc.com/summer
Contact: (703) 982-0438 or courtney@speechofcakeinc.com

Children’s Speech and Language Services
Falls Church and Springfield VA
https://cslstherapy.com/summer-programs/
Contact: (703) 685-1070 (Falls Church)

Skill Builders
Annandale, VA
https://skillbuildersllc.com/getting-started/
Contact: 703-941-7757 or cari@skillbuildersllc.com

Washington

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: 206-281-5700

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.
http://medicine.wsu.edu/speech-and-hearing-sciences-2/camp-candoo/
Contact: Dr. Amy Meredith shs.camp.candoo@wsu.edu

Summer Speech & Language Camps for Apraxia

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 submit it here.

CANADA

Alberta

Pathways Pediatric Services
Calgary
Daily one-on-one speech therapy led by SLPs.  Full and half days available. Ages 3-6 & 6-9.
https://pathwayspediatrics.ca/services/summer-camp/
Contact: info@pathwayspediatrics.ca

Camp CHAOS
Calgary, Canada Bridgeland Community Centre
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.
http://calgaryapraxia.ca/summer-camp-program/
Contact: camp@calgaryapraxia.ca

Spring Occupational Therapy
Calgary
AB 113 7A Street North East
Cochrane, AB 120 5 Street West
Contact: (403) 554-5325 or admin@springot.com

Ontario

Anderson Speech Consultants Speech Summer Camps in Ontario
Burlington, Ontario
http://www.andersonspeech.ca/programs/summer-camps/
Contact:  905-639-9219 or andersonspeechconsultants@gmail.com

Camp Inukshuk
Newmarket, Ontario
Day camp for children with speech/language/communication issues
https://familyspeechclinic.com/2018/04/camp-inukshuk-3/
Contact: info@familyspeechclinic.com

Camp Kennebec
Ontario
Camp for kids and teens with special needs, learning disabilities, and developmental delays.
http://campkennebec.com/
Contact: 613-335-2114 or info@campkennebec.com

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

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.
http://exlcentre.com/camps/
Contact: 866-211-7779

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.
http://apraxiaspeechtherapy.ca/camps-for-kids/
Contact: 519-265-TALK

Apraxia All Stars Summer Camp
Moose Jaw, SK
http://www.letstalkspeechlanguage.ca
Contact: 306-216-6169 or shay@letstalkspeechlanguage.ca

 

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
Contact nvcsa@yahoo.com

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

The Scottish Rite Mason’s RiteCare Childhood Language Program
Nationwide Speech and Language Summer Clinics
Contact: http://scottishrite.org/brothers-in-the-community/ritecare-directory

Alabama

Camp Merrimack
3320 Triana Boulevard
Huntsville, AL 35805
Half-day performing arts camp for those with special needs, aged 3 or older.
http://www.merrimackhall.com/happy-headquarters/camp-merrimack/

Alaska

Camp Yes in the Woods
https://www.facebook.com/Camp-Yes-in-the-Woods-545306472179809/

Arizona

Kamp Talkalot
Chandler & Scottsdale, AZ
Speech and Language Summer Camps for preschool age children (ages 3-5) and for school age children (ages 6-10).
http://pediatricspeech.net/summerPrograms.php
Contact: 480-991-6560 for more details.

Lions Camp Tatiyee
Lakeside, AZ
https://www.arizonalionscamp.org/
Contact: 480-380-4254 or pam@camptatiyee.org

Mariposa Therapy Services
Tempe, AZ
https://mariposatherapyservices.com/summer-camps/
Contact: 480-374-4341 or info@mariposatherapyservices.com

ASU – Camp to Enrich Oral Language and Literacy Acquisition (CEOLLA) and Summer Program for Elementary Literacy and Language: Second Grade (SPELL-2)
Tempe, AZ
https://chs.asu.edu/summer-programs/speech-and-hearing
Contact: 480-965-2373

Pediatric Speech and Language Specialists-Intensive Apraxia Program
Scottsdale & Chandler
Contact: 480-991-6560

Sensational Summer Camp
Phoenix, AZ
http://www.sunrisetherapy.com/summer-camp/
Contact:  602-485-4444 or dana@sunrisetherapy.com

WOW Summer Day Camp
Tucson, AZ
http://clctucson.org/services/
Contact: (520) 628-1659

LEAP
Gilbert, AZ
http://www.fdhkids.com
Contact: 480-219-3953 or info@fdhkids.com

Arkansas

Camp Compassion
Conway, AR
https://www.compassacademyconway.org/camp-compassion.html
Contact: 501-581-1070 or blessedmommy31@yahoo.com

California

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

Summer Reading Camp at PRIDE Learning Center
Pasadena, Beverly Hills, Yorba Linda, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Carlsbad & Palo Alto
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-reading-camp-dyslexia-adhd-auditory-processing-disorder/
Contact: 866-774-3342 x 1 or info@pridelearningcenter.com

SPEECH, Marin Summer Camp
Corte Madera, CA (Bay Area)
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.
http://www.speechmarin.com/summer-camps
Contact: 415-924-2444

Small Talk Speech Camp
El Cajon, CA and West Mission Valley
http://smalltalkspeech.com/
El Cajon: July 29-Aug 2
West Mission Valley: Aug 5-9
Contact: 619–647-6157 or shauna@smalltalkspeech.com

Camp Chit Chat (Scottish Rite Center)
Santa Barbara, CA
https://santabarbararitecarecenter.org/camp-chit-chat/
Contact: 805-962-8469 or info@sbspeech.org

Camp Mariposas
Santa Barbara, CA
http://mphealthsb.com/camp.html
Contact: 805-646-6293 or nancya.mariposas@medsecuremail.com
2019 TBD

Talk Summer Camp Program
Burlingame, CA
https://talkbayarea.com/talk-summer-camps
Contact: 650-344-9961
Registration Deadline for 2019: Friday, April 12th

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
https://www.spdstar.org/basic/social-skills-groups
Contact: 303-221-7827 or info@spdstar.org

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!
http://www.easterseals.com/co/our-programs/childrens-services/summer-day-camps.html
Contact: romank@eastersealscolorado.org

Adams Mountain – Mountain Therapy Family Camp
Granby, CO
https://adamscampcolorado.org/
Contact: 303-563-8290 or contact@adamscamp.org

Straka Speech Lunch Bunch Group
Castlerock, CO
https://castlerockspeech.com/
Contact: amber@strakaspeech.com

TWT Talking With Technology Camp
Rocky Mountain, CO
https://www.childrenscolorado.org/doctors-and-departments/departments/audiology-speech-learning/camp/
Contact: Caroline Woeber 720-478-2353 or caroline.woeber@childrenscolorado.org

Speech and Language Therapy | Language and Literacy Groups at Pediatric Speech Therapy Associates
Centennial, Litteton, and Aurora, CO
https://www.coloradospeechtherapy.com/educational-groups/language-literacy/
Contact: (720) 542-8737

Summer Articulation Camp
Northglenn, CO
http://childrenstherapyco.com/
Contact: 708-819-1138 or jamie@childrenstherapyco.com

Connecticut

Burke Therapy
Simsbury, CT
https://www.burketherapy.org/single-post/2019/02/18/Speech-Occupational-Therapy-Summer-Camps-at-Burke-Therapy
Contact: 203-414-3768

Speech Academy
Easton, CT
http://www.thespeechacademy.org/hours/
Contact: 203-220-9595

Apraxia Camp for Me (A Camp for Me)
New Canaan, CT
https://francinegurtler.com/apraxia-camp-for-me
Contact: francine@francinegurtler.com or 914-447-7160

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

Florida

All About Speech and Language
South Tampa and Riverview, FL
https://aaspeech.com/seasonal-programs/
Contact: (813) 616-4004

Minor Achievements
Tarpon Springs, FL
http://minorachievements.com/
Contact: (727) 234-0924

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.
http://www.foundationfordreams.org/programs
Contact: 941-746-5659 or info@foundationfordreams.org

REConnections Education Center Summer Camp
Trinity, FL
http://REConnectionseducationcenter.org
Contact: (603) 498-7825 or info@REConnectionsEducation.org

Georgia

Atlanta Speech School
Atlanta, GA
Many different levels of camps based on age for language based learning disabilities or speech and/or language delays.
https://www.atlantaspeechschool.org/student-life/summer/cliniccamps/
Contact: 404-233-5332

MDE School
Marietta, GA
For children ages 5-16 with communication disorders or developmental disabilities.
https://www.mdeschool.org/summer-camp
Contact: 770-971-4633 or mdeschool@gmail.com

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.
http://www.kidscreektherapy.com/camp-for-special-needs-children/
Contact:  770-888-5221 or info@kidscreektherapy.com

Hawaii

Camp Cool
Honolulu, HI
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawaii
200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Suite 430
Honolulu, HI 96817
https://www.atrc.org/
Contact: 808-532-7116 or lynne@atrc.org

Illinois

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.
https://www.mwuclinics.com/illinois/services/specialty/speech-language
Contact: June Sanders 630-743-4500

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.
http://www.cuedspeech.org/cue-camps
Contact: Karla.Giese@agbms.org; ChiCueSign@gmail.com

Developmental Summer Camp
Arlington Heights, IL
http://stepfwdtherapy.com/
Contact:  224-248-9449

Therapeutic Summer Camp
Buffalo Grove, IL
https://www.in2greattherapy.com/
Contact: 847-777-8995

Speech-Language Readiness Camp
Chicago, IL
http://www.pediatricresource.org
Contact: Info@pediatricresource.org or 312-458-9865

Literacy & Language
Chicago, IL
https://www.sralab.org/research/abilitylabs/pediatric-lab
Contact: Leckerle1@sralab.org or 312-238-6129

Let’s Get Loud
Chicago, IL
https://www.sralab.org/research/abilitylabs/pediatric-lab
Contact: Leckerle1@sralab.org or 312-238-6129

Speech and Language Pool Group
Aurora, IL
https://napervilletherapediatrics.com/
Contact: nanettecote@gmail.com

Little Adventures & Big Adventures
Chicago, IL
https://www.lumierechild.com/summer-camp-2019-info-registration
Contact: 312-242-1665

Black Bear Academy
Chicago, IL
http://www.blackbearacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Summer-2019-Pre-Ac-Academic-Descriptions.pdf
Contact: 773-244-0700 or info1819@blackbearacademy.com

Summer Intensives – Therapy Works
In home
www.therapyworks.com

Apraxia Splash Camp
Lake in the Hills, IL
https://growtherapies.godaddysites.com/classes
Contact: 847-829-0922

Chatterbox Speech Camp
Mokena, IL
https://www.kidscando.org/group
Contact: 708-478-5400

Sing and Speak
Mount Prospect, IL
https://www.prospectmusictherapy.net/
Contact: 847-268-3799

Just Right – A Supportive Summer Camp
Northfield and Libertyville, IL
https://www.kickstartptn.com/summer-camp
Contact: Erika Larson @ 847-386-6560, ext 2

One in a Hundred Summer Camp
Northrbook, IL
http://oneinahundredprogram.com/
Contact: 847-461-9230

Summer Clinic – Augustana Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing
Rock Island, IL
https://www.augustana.edu/academics/areas-of-study/communication-sciences-and-disorders/clinic/summer
Contact: 309-794-7388

CTS Lego Club
St. Charles, IL
https://ctspediatrics.com/
Contact: info@ctspediatrics.com

Turning Wheels Pediatric Therapy Summer Sessions
Wheaton, IL
http://www.turningwheelstherapy.com/
Contact:  amy@turningwheelstherapy.com or 630-200-6972

Hummingbird Children’s Academy
Westmont, IL
https://www.hummingbirdpediatrictherapies.com/hummingbird-academy.html
Contact: 630-560-0136

Summer Social Group
Woodridge, IL
http://treehousepediatric.com/
Contact: 630-541-3652

Iowa

Camp Courageous
Monticello IA
http://www.campcourageous.org/
Contact: Stephen Fasnacht at 319-465-5916, ext 2310 or stephen@campcourageous.org

Summer Speech Buddies
Iowa City, Iowa
Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Clinic, UI Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders,
250 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
https://clas.uiowa.edu/comsci/clinical-services/summer-programs/summer-speech-buddies
Contact: Jenny DiVita, MA, CCC-SP – (319) 335-4841, jennifer-divita@uiowa.edu
Anu Subramanian, PhD, CCC-SLP – (319) 335-8694, anu-subramanian@uiowa.edu

Kansas

University of Kansas – Communication Camp
Lawrence, KS
https://splhclinic.ku.edu/communication-camp
Contact: clincoln@ku.edu or 785-864-4690

Kentucky

Talk About Fun!
Lexington, KY
University of KY-College of Health Sciences, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building-110
900 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0200

https://www.uky.edu/chs/csd/academic-clinic/talk-about-fun-registration-form
Contact: 859-218-0584 or kimberlywest@uky.edu

Louisiana

Speech-N-Motion Summer Camp 2019
New Orleans, LA
Crane Rehab Center, Pediatric Facility,
8300 Earhart Blvd. Suite 100
New Orleans, LA 70118
https://www.cranerehab.com/summercamp
Contact: (504) 866 – 6990 or https://www.cranerehab.com/contact

Maine

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
http://www.cuedspeech.org/cue-camps
Contact: nvcsa@yahoo.com

Maryland

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 occupational therapy needs.
http://ttlc.org/summer_programs/ 
Contact: 301-424-5200 

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/services/groups.htm
Contact: 410-386-0199 or kim.bell@speechpathways.net

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

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.
http://www.massgeneral.org/children/aspire/services/child-programs-overview.aspx?display=summer-camp
Contact: 617-726-2000

Landmark School Elementary-Middle School Summer Program
Manchester, MA
https://www.landmarkschool.org/summer/elementary-middle-school-summer-program
Contact: 978-236-3100 or admission@landmarkschool.org

Summer@Carroll
Carroll School Carroll School
1841 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA
https://www.carrollschool.org/academics/summer-camp
Contact: 781-314-9758 or summeradmissions@carrollschool.org

Michigan

Camp ALEC
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: http://www.campalec.com/camp

Camp Shout Out
Muskegon, Michigan
Summer camp for young people who stutter
https://campshoutout.org/about/about
Contact: 231-744-9260 or office@campshoutout.org

The Speech Language Learning Center
Flint, Michigan
Summer program provides Speech & Language therapy and Occupational therapy in a small group setting using theme based activities. The group is facilitated by a Certified & Licensed Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist.
http://www.sllcenter.net/index.php

Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Kids Who Stutter
Minneapolis, MN
https://cla.umn.edu/davis-center/stuttering-programs/kids-who-stutter

Bridge the Gap
Minnetonka, MN
http://www.academyofwholelearning.org/bridgethegap/
Contact – (952) 737-6900

Theater Camp-Special Needs-Drama Interaction
Victoria, MN
http://www.cokartscenter.com/
Contact: 952-220-1676

True Friends
Annandale, MN
https://truefriends.org/camp/
Contact: 952-852-0101

Missouri

Columbia, MO
MSU Speech and Hearing Clinic Summer Camps – Camp Code Breakers, Camp ROAR and Camp Iceberg

https://healthprofessions.missouri.edu/speech-language-and-hearing-sciences/clinics-and-service/mu-speech-and-hearing-clinic/

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Family Weekend Theater Camp
St Louis, MO
https://www.fontbonne.edu/academics/college-education-allied-health-professions/communication-disorders-deaf-education-department/our-camps/
Contact: 800-205-5862

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

New Jersey

Camp Chatterbox
Hudwick, New Jersey
Overnight camp for AAC users
https://www.childrens-specialized.org/programs-and-services/specialty-programs/activity-connection-recreation-programs/camps-connection/camp-chatterbox
Contact: 908-301-5451 CampChatterbox@gmail.com

HI-STEP Summer Program
New Jersey (3 locations)
Helps improve social skills through evidence based practices for ages 6-16
http://behaviortherapyassociates.com/services/social-skills-summer-programs/hi-step-summer-social-skills-program/
Contact: 732-873-1212 or histep@comcast.net

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://jcccampsatmedford.org/special-needs/
Contact: 609-654-5192 or  eelias@jfedsnj.org.

New York

Our Victory Day Camp
Dobbs Ferry, NY
For children 5-13 with learning or attention difficulties.
https://www.facebook.com/OurVictoryDC
Contact: 203-329-3394 (Winter #) 914-674-4841 (summer Only #) or ourvictory@aol.com

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.
http://www.speechzonenyc.com/camp-speech-zone
Contact: 212-799-1750 or speechzonenyc@gmail.com

Theraplay
New York, (Upper East Side) and Long Island City, NY
http://theraplaynyc.com/our-classes/
Contact: 718-433-4434 or office@theraplaynyc.com

NYU Summer Program for Kids at The College of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY
https://nyulangone.org/locations/child-study-center/summer-program-for-kids
Contact: 516-258-1811 or dcap.spk@nyulangone.org

Camp Huntington
High Falls, NY
http://www.camphuntington.com/our-program/
Contact: 855-707-2267 or dfalk@camphuntington.com

The Pauline K Winkler Speech Center at The College of St. Rose
Albany, NY
https://www.strose.edu/admissions/summer-programs/
Contact: 1-800-637-8556

Communicamp
New York, NY
https://www.tc.columbia.edu/mysak/clinical-services/augmentative–alternative-communication-aac/
Contact: 212-678-3000

Apraxia Camp for Me (A Camp for Me)
Tuckahoe, NY
https://francinegurtler.com/apraxia-camp-for-me
Contact: francine@francinegurtler.com or 914-447-7160

North Carolina

ABC Educational Services
Matthews, NC
Speech and language, social skills and academics are presented in fun summer themes; ages 3-8
http://abctutoring.com/academic-services/summer/language-stimulation-summer-camp/
Contact: (704) 443-2990 or terry@abctutoring.com

Camp Say
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Summer camp for young people ages 8-18 who stutter and their young friends and family
http://www.campsay.org/
Contact: (646) 403 3522 or meg@say.org

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

Summer Speech and Language 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.
http://childspeechlanguage.com/charlotte-summer-camp/
Contact: Margaret 704-845-0561, ext. 1020 margaret@childspeechlanguage.com

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.
http://speechgarden.org/summer-camp
Contact: (704) 609-8255 or  kellyreece@speechgarden.org 
July 9 – Aug 2, 2018

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

Holistic Kids, PLLC
Durham, NC
http://holistickidspeech.com
Contact: 510-565-8238 or luciaplef@gmail.com

North Dakota

Elks Camp Grassick
Dawson, ND
http://www.elkscampgrassick.com/camp-sessions.html
Contact: 701-327-4251 or campgrassick@gmail.com

Speech Wellness Summer Camp
Walhalla, ND
https://speechwellness.com/
Contact: 701-370-3446 or sharonlynnslp@yahoo.com

Ohio

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/camping-recreation/
Contact: 888-325-8532
Various 2018 Dates

Oklahoma

Camp ClapHans
Norman, Oklahoma
Residential summer camp for ages 8 to 18 for children with developmental disabilities
http://www.campclaphans.com/
Contact: 405-307-2865 or camp@jdmc.org
Weekly sessions starting June 10, 2018

Camp Communicate Apraxia
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.
https://speechpathway.net/campcommunicate/
Contact: 405-603-6622 or info@speechpathway.net

A.C.E. Achieving Communication Excellence
Oklahoma City, OK
https://sites.google.com/site/bakerspeechclinic/a-c-e-camp?authuser=0
Contact: (405) 601-7192 or bakerspeech@gmail.com

Summer 2019 Speech and Language Groups at the University of Tulsa
Tulsa , OK
https://healthsciences.utulsa.edu/communication-disorders/speech-hearing-clinic/
Contact: 918-631-2504 or kris-foyil@utulsa.edu

Pennsylvania

Camp Lee Mar
Lackawaxen, PA
For children and teenagers with mild to moderate learning and developmental challenges.
http://www.leemar.com/dates-announced
Contact: 215-658-1708 (Winter #) 570-685-7188 (Summer #) or lynsey@leemar.com

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.
http://www.vfes.net/Page/566
Contact: 610-296-6725 x 128 or  info@summermatters.org

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/2019-ican-talk-aac-summer-camp/
Contact: 412-489-5527 or scarney@aainstitute.org

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.
http://www.ebschildrenstherapy.com/programs/aac/
Contact: info@ebschildrensinstitute.com or 610-455-4040

Temple University Summer Camp
Philadelphia, PA
Contact: 215-204-1148 or emaas@temple.edu

Tennessee

Volunteer Your Voice Camp
Hosted by Univ of TN Health Science Center.  Begins at UT Knoxville Campus and ends with Camping at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
https://thedinge.wixsite.com/utsummer-camp
Contact: (865) 974-4641 or thedinge@uthsc.edu

Language Camp, West Tennessee Hearing and Speech Center
Jackson, Tennessee
https://wthsc.com/events/language-camp/
Contact: (731) 668-6076 or kmoore@wthsc.com

Texas

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.
http://apraxiaaustin.com/services/summer-camps/
Contact:  800-859-5868 or  info@apraxiaaustin.com

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.
http://www.capitolschool.com/programs/summer-camps/
Contact: 512-467-7006

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://www.parishschool.org/campus-life/summer-programs/camp-acorn/
Contact: Stefanie Heintz 713-467-4696 x 207

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.
https://twu.edu/speech-language-hearing-clinic/summer-camps/
Contact: Michele Stapleford 940-898-2027 or comsclinic@twu.edu

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

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://www.carruthcenter.org/groups/kaufman-apraxia-boot-camp/
Contact:  713-935-9088 or  info@carruthcenter.org

Project T.A.L.K
Houston, TX
For children ages 4-10 with hearing loss.
http://centerhearingandspeech.org/summer-camp/
Contact: 713-523-3633 or  edwyer@centerhearingandspeech.org

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

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://dailydose.ttuhsc.edu/2012/april/speech-language-and-hearing-therapy-summer-p.aspx
Contact: Carolyn Perry 806-743-5660 or carolyn.perry@ttuhsc.edu

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: 713-743-0915 or  uslhc@uh.edu

Summer Social Groups
Dallas, TX
Apraxia Dallas
Contact: Breanna@apraxiadallas.com

Ranch Camp
Austin and Valley Spring, TX
Session I: 7:00 PM June 20 – 4:00 PM June 23, 2019
Session II: 7:00 PM June 27 – 4:00 PM June 30, 2019
Contact: 214-505-5041 or kay_giesecke@yahoo.com

Let’s Talk Speech Therapy Summer Camps
Dallas, TX
https://letstalkdallas.com/camps
Contact: (214) 242-9654

KidSpeak Dallas
Dallas, TX
https://www.kidspeakdallas.com/group-speech-and-language-therapy-summer-2019
Contact: amanda@kidspeakdallas.com or 214-636-0871

Utah

Salt Lake Speech and Language Summer Camps
Salt Lake City, UT
https://utahfamily.com/main/directories/listing/salt-lake-speech-and-language/
Contact: 385-321-4714 or utahslsl@gmail.com

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: 800-459-3529

Speech of Cake
Alexandria, VA
https://www.speechofcakeinc.com/summer
Contact: (703) 982-0438 or courtney@speechofcakeinc.com

Children’s Speech and Language Services
Falls Church and Springfield VA
https://cslstherapy.com/summer-programs/
Contact: (703) 685-1070 (Falls Church)

Skill Builders
Annandale, VA
https://skillbuildersllc.com/getting-started/
Contact: 703-941-7757 or cari@skillbuildersllc.com

Washington

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: 206-281-5700

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.
http://medicine.wsu.edu/speech-and-hearing-sciences-2/camp-candoo/
Contact: Dr. Amy Meredith shs.camp.candoo@wsu.edu



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