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Camp Words Unspoken is a fun-filled experience for youths and teens who stutter to come together, to create memories and to foster friendships that can last a lifetime!!

Campers

Youth who have difficulty with speech fluency will come together in East Otis, MA for a fun, interactive therapeutic learning experience, in a positive and friendly recreational environment. Camp Words Unspoken is a program specifically suited for youths and teens between the ages of 8 and 18 who stutter.

Located in Berkshire County, the Camp Words Unspoken property consists of several buildings and borders beautiful spring-fed private, Larkum Lake. Camp Words Unspoken sits on 116 acres and offers a wonderful spacious place for fun, speech development growth while enjoying the beautiful outdoors

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Camp Words Unspoken Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) are licensed and ASHA certified therapists who treat stuttering and other fluency disorders. Our SLPs bring a vast and diverse knowledge base of stuttering from their work at Northeastern University, Southern Connecticut State University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Public Schools, private practices and more. These highly trained clinicians provide therapeutic stuttering interventions, opportunities for fluency strategy use, as well as supervision to clinical graduate students at CWU. 

Camp SLPs are onsite for the entire week and work with campers in activities to enhance communication self-awareness, self esteemconfidence building, peer relationships, team participation, and fluency management throughout the camp adventure experience. 

Graduate Students

Graduate students enrolled in accredited communication disorders program will engage in a unique learning environment with youths & teens who stutter, under the supervision of CWU speech-language pathologists. Graduate students can earn clinical hours as approved by their institution.

Volunteers

Attention!!! Camp Words Unspoken is seeking motivated individuals to volunteer in a variety of activities for the campers and staff.

Important Dates

Enrollment for Camp Words Unspoken 2020
Beginning on November 10th, 2019

Camp Words Unspoken Faculty
August 17th @ 10:00am – August 23rd, 2020 @ 10:00am

Campers
August 18th – 22nd, 2020

1st annual Golf Tournament
Saturday May 30 , 2020
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Lodging

Campers and Cabin Counselors live comfortably in air-conditioned, cabins with bathrooms containing of 2 private shower stalls, bathroom stalls, and sinks. Bunk beds have a thick mattresses to assure the campers sleep well! Every camper has their own storage space. Every cabin has a small outdoor deck.Visitors must bring their own bedding, towels and bathing supplies.

Facilities

Camp Words Unspoken is hosted at Berkshire Soccer Academy which consists of several buildings that spread out within a 116-acre area surrounded by the Tolland Sate Forest. Buildings currently include the main office, dining hall, multipurpose recreation hall, theater, camper cabins, private staff cabins and more. Our camp facility is conveniently located 10 miles north of the Connecticut border and features a beautiful site on a Larkum Lake, with a variety of local and on-site resources.

Speech Language Pathologists

Every one of our team members is devoted to delivering the finest possible camper experience.

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Alida Engel

CCC-SLP, BCS-F

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Sujini Ramachandar

Ph.D, M.S, CCC-SLP

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Lourdes Ramos-Heinrichs

M.A, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

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Gina Biskupic

M.A., CCC-SLP

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Jennifer Mackey

M.A., CCC-SLP

Meet Brandon, James and Matt

James McNaughton, executive director of Camp Words Unspoken

Brandon Towle

Founder & Director

James McNaughton, executive director of Camp Words Unspoken.

James McNaughton

Executive Director

Matt Didisheim

Counselor-In-Training Director

CAMP WORDS UNSPOKEN IS A 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION