What a terrific experience! My son went to Camp Words Unspoken this past summer. It was his first time away from home and it was beyond amazing. It was the first time he heard another child stutter and he was glad to not be the only one, like his experience at school.

The staff members were very professional and they went out of their way to make every family member comfortable, especially each camper. The program was well organized. It was a combination of confidence building skills, team building activities, speech support and plain old camp fun. The inflatable obstacle course was a favorite as well as the paddle boarding, basketball games, and campfire. My son made many friends and felt very comfortable with all of the caring counselors. My son and his buddies learned to become one with their stutter, not to see it as a negative, but to embrace it.

On our drive home, my son stated, “I’m going back again next summer!” He’s counting down the days.

Susan – Parent of a camper

I cannot say enough about the CWU experience for our whole family – this was absolutely incredible. We went into this camp thinking that my camper would get some extra speech therapy and meet some kids his age that stutter. We left camp realizing that his stutter isn’t something that needs to be ‘fixed’ but rather something that we as non-stutterers need to accept and become used to. The amount of support and celebration of the stuttering community that we experienced in our short times at CWU while dropping off and picking up was absolutely profound. It was emotional for us as parents to see all of these incredible people coming together to support my child and care for him. I am so thankful for CWU for giving my camper the beginnings of being confident in his stutter and learning to accept it and ‘make friends with it’. He is already looking forward to next year, as are we!

Shannon – Parent of a camper

My experience at Camp Words Unspoken 2022 is something I will treasure for the rest of my life. The staff came together to build an amazing, supportive, fun, and celebratory community that lifted campers up and boosted their self-esteem. Campers also developed strong friendships with other youths who stutter and created lifelong memories through activities like scavenger hunts, talent shows, campfires, lakefront activities, and many others. Camp Words Unspoken is a life changing experience for everyone involved.

Gabe – Staff Member

My grandson’s stay at Camp Words Unspoken, his first at a sleepover camp, was a very positive experience. When I picked him up at the end, he spent 15-20 minutes saying goodbye to his new friends, staying to talk with a few of them for several minutes. It was very emotional for me to watch him talk to others. I was thrilled to see him not only have those interactions, but actually initiate them. His mother and I have both noticed increased self-confidence and an upbeat attitude. Thank you for a great experience!

Grandmother of a camper