Submitted by Tom Shull
Jamestown 4-H Education Center; 3751 4-H Club Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Held annually over the Columbus Day weekend, Cue Camp Virginia (CCVA) is an unforgettable learning weekend for families, educators, professionals, and friends who want to learn the Cued Speech system and/or find out more about Cued Speech and its many applications.
In the tranquility of the Williamsburg 4-H Center on the James River, participants learn and improve Cued Speech skills; learn about raising, educating and communicating with a deaf or hard-of-hearing child; and share the experiences of other families and professionals.
CCVA offers adult Cued Speech classes at the Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Transliterator levels, and provides presentations of interest to both parents and professionals.
Children’s classes and exciting activities offer opportunities to make life-long friends and meet inspiring role models. Cued Speech is taught to all children’s groups.
Cue Camp activities begin on Thursday evening and run through noon on Sunday. Attendees can use the Monday holiday to visit the historic Williamsburg-Jamestown area, or to relax and catch up after the excitement of the CCVA weekend. For families in Fairfax County Public Schools, Friday is a teacher work day with no school for students.
CCVA is run by volunteers from the Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association (NVCSA) and is sponsored by NVCSA fund-raising, a grant from the National Cued Speech Association (NCSA) and donations from various corporate and community entities.