Unique summer camp gives kids a voice

Girls at Camp Shout Out

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) There’s a camp in West Michigan where kids can just be kids, even if they struggle with stuttering.

Camp Shout Out is a Connecting with Community Award finalist. It’s the only summer camp like it in the nation — created for kids with fluency disorders like stuttering. For one week every summer, kids from around Michigan and around the nation travel to one campground to become great communicators. The camp is unique because it brings in speech and language pathologists and graduate students to work and learn alongside the kids.

Along with normal camp activities like bonfires, archery, canoeing, and a ropes course, kids who stutter receive speech therapy. Speech-language pathologists obtain continuing education and training from working with the students. Graduate students who come to the camp will have an opportunity to participate in clinical practicum.

The safe, fun, and natural environment at Camp Shout Out provides a chance for everyone to learn, teach and empower each other.

To see more Connecting with Community Awards finalists, click here.

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