Camp SAY: A Camp for Young People Who Stutter

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Basic Information

Focus: Camp for Kids & Teens who Stutter, their young family members & friends
Owner: SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young
Director: Taro Alexander
Address: Camp SAY 179 Blue Star Way Hendersonville, NC 28739
Phone Number: 828.393.4244
Fax Number: 888.414.3166

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Additional Information

Ages/Grades: 8-18
Camp Season: August 4-18
Setting:

Camp SAY is located at Blue Star Camps, a 500-acre, American Camp Association (ACA) Accredited facility in Hendersonville, North Carolina (just 30 minutes from Asheville).

In the heart of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, this private facility offers a very broad range of activities with several sports fields, two private lakes, a heated swimming pool, a certified equestrian facility, rock-climbing walls and more.

Gender: co-ed
Camp Capacity: 500
Pricing: $3,175
Activities:

Creative Arts: Arts & crafts (including painting, drawing, jewelry making, lanyard and tie-dye), dance, dramatic arts, creative writing, pottery, singing, video production and more. Land Sports: Basketball, kickball, soccer, softball, tennis (8 all-weather Courts, 3 lighted), volleyball, Frisbee and more. Waterfront Activities: Swimming in two spring-fed lakes and a heated swimming pool as well as canoeing, kayak course, paddleboats, swimming, waterslide, zip-line, “Blob" air cushion and more. Equestrian Program: Horseback riding in a Certified Horsemanship Association Accredited site with modern covered barn and five large riding rings, as well as horse care, dressing, trail rides, English riding (balanced saddle) and more. Outdoor: Adventure and naturalist programs feature hiking and nature walks, rock- climbing walls (custom designed climbing tower and bouldering wall for instruction), campfires, environmental and animal center, gem mining, recycling and environmental programs, ropes courses and more. Speech Therapy: Comprehensive stuttering therapy incorporating physical strategies to make speaking easier is available during your child’s camp stay, as well as education, fear reduction, and counseling.

Additional Information:

At Camp SAY, young people who stutter have endless fun while building effective communication skills, developing greater independence and creating important friendships.

This year, Camp SAY dates are August 4th-18th, 2014.

Our 2-week sleep-away camp welcomes children and teens who stutter, ages 8-18, and their young family members and friends who want to share an incredible camp experience together and become an even stronger source of year-round support. One-week stays are also available.

Children are greeted by a friendly staff and fellow campers who stutter and immediately see that Camp SAY is a very different place where they are free to express themselves without fear or ridicule. Camp programs and activities are specially designed to meet each child's individual goals and needs. Speech therapy is available, too. So instead of worrying about stuttering, kids can experience the joy of being a child.


Camp SAY provides need-based financial aid to offset tuition and travel costs for families-in-need. Learn more at Say.org/camp

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