We offer an informative Parent’s Handbook, with detailed information in many areas such as what to pack and wear, meals and nutrition (our camp provides balanced, healthy and delicious meals and can accommodate special dietary restrictions), transportation, important contact information and so much more.
Camp SAY is an American Camp Association (ACA)-accredited program, so you can feel confident that our camp program meets exceptional quality and safety standards.
High-Quality Staff: Counselors complete a comprehensive training program to support the social, emotional and physical needs of all our campers. Staff development includes leadership training and extensive information about stuttering, camper health and safety, camp philosophy, policies and procedures and much more. Additionally, Specialized Activities Staff is carefully selected based on their skills and expertise. A significant percentage of our staff and camp counselors stutter, and can convey first-hand, how they’ve achieved life goals as people who stutter.
High Staff-to-Camper Ratio: With Camp’s leadership team, camp counselors, specialized activities staff and more, our staff-to-camper ratio is 1 staff member for every 2-3 campers. In addition, each bunk is staffed at night with at least 2 counselors for an average of 6-10 campers.
Meals: Camp SAY provides a wonderfully balanced meal plan with great options that kids will enjoy. In addition to the delicious main meals, we provide an unlimited fresh salad bar with lunch and dinner, plus tasty snacks at key times during the day. We can accommodate a broad range of food restrictions to ensure that your child’s experience at Camp SAY is truly memorable. Delicious, balanced meals are served in a 5,200 square foot, Kitchen & Dining Hall, overlooking sparkling Reflection Lake, with large decks ideal for outdoor dining. It’s the perfect place to build new Camp SAY friendships!
Talented Nursing Team: Your child’s safety and well-being is our highest priority. Our camp is staffed by two full-time, on-site registered nurses who can properly dispense any family-provided medications and can access medical specialists as needed.
Traveling to Camp SAY: Campers come from all around the country and abroad. We work closely with families to make each child’s trip to Camp SAY safe and as enjoyable as possible. (We will schedule a chaperoned group flight from a centrally-located airport in the south to a New York City-area airport. Children taking individual flights are welcomed at the airport gate by camp staff too. Camp staff also helps navigate baggage claim, arrange check-in for return flights, and board campers on the private chartered bus for a fun group trip to Camp SAY (just 75 miles away).
Our Personalized Approach: In order to fully personalize your child’s camp experience, our team obtains detailed preferences in advance of camp from you and your child – from their activities to seemingly small yet important details. For example, children who have birthdays at Camp SAY are celebrated with a group birthday song and birthday cake.
Amazing Results: Children and teens leave Camp SAY with so many important benefits such as increased confidence, new friendships, greater independence and feeling better prepared to begin the new school year in a very positive way. It’s the reason that more than 80% of campers return year after year.
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