Camp Frozen invites children with hearing loss (kindergarten-12th grade) and their siblings (5-18 years) to participate in Frozen-themed activities including stage tours, cast visits, assistive technology trials, and costume and make-up overviews in collaboration with Broadway Dallas’ Hear Us Now Program and Callier’s Hearing Health Lab and the Children and Infant Listening Lab. Saturday afternoon will include tickets to the Broadway Musical of Frozen performed at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. Snacks/drinks will be provided. Campers need to bring a sack lunch and their hearing technology.
When: August 2-5, 2022, 9a-3p and August 6, 12:30-4:30p for the show. Transportation options from Callier Richardson from 8a-4p on weekdays.
Tuesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Broadway Dallas at the Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 1st Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210
Contact: Dr. Linda Thibodeau.
Cost: $100 per child with scholarships available if needed. Cost includes all tickets including one parent for the Saturday matinee performance.
Camp Interact is a therapeutic day camp for children finishing 1st grade to 5th grades with social difficulties. Children may have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder/Asperger’s, ADHD, nonverbal learning disorder, and/or mild language impairments.
- Is specifically designed to give children with social communication deficits a chance to participate in a fun camp-like environment
- Includes drama, team-building activities, funshops and special camp activities throughout the week
- Includes individualized goals
- Incorporates each child’s goals into every part of the day
- Is conducted by licensed speech-language pathologists with the support of graduate student clinicians
- Is best suited for children who are fully conversational in home and school environments
Evaluation Requirement: An intake assessment is required for all new patients. The cost of the intake is $50 and is not insurance eligible. To schedule an assessment, please email Rachel Wehner.
When: August 1-5, 9:00AM-3:00PM
Cost: $500 + $75 nonrefundable enrollment fee
Contact: Rachel Wehner
Summer Language Camp
Summer Language Camp is a six-week, intensive language therapy program for children who have language and learning disorders. The camp is for children ages 6 to 15 years old and is divided into two groups (6 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years). Our mission is to provide a fun learning environment and to build children’s language skills through literacy-based activities. Large group activities each day will focus on listening comprehension, narrative development, executive skills, and vocabulary-building in the context of shared reading interactions and curriculum-related activities. Two 30-minute therapy sessions each day will focus on children’s selected language goals with a clinician.
Summer Language Camp
- is developed by speech-language pathologists that tailor therapy to each child’s individual needs;
- addresses language goals such as following directions, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, vocabulary, identifying the main idea, summarizing and problem solving;
- incorporates each child’s goals into every part of the day;
- is run by UT Dallas graduate students under the supervision of licensed speech-language pathologists.
Evaluation Requirement: An intake assessment is required for all new patients. The cost of the intake is $50 and is not insurance eligible. To schedule an assessment, please email Christina Gollis.
When: Mondays and Wednesdays, June 1-July 13, 2022 for ages 6-10
Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 2-July 12, 2022 for ages 11-15
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Callier Center Richardson
2895 Facilities Way | Richardson, Texas 75080
Cost: $700 + $75 nonrefundable enrollment fee
Contact: Christina Gollis
Cochlear Implant Summer Listening Camp
The beloved week-long Cochlear Implant Camp gives children who have cochlear implants an opportunity to receive listening and speech-language therapy while participating in fun camp activities.
I love it, because it’s where you’re around other kids that are just like you. It’s where you can be yourself.Lauren Retta, age 10
Cochlear Implant Camp serves children ages 4 to 11. Audiologists, speech-language pathologists and graduate students provide listening and speech-language therapy that is tailored to each child’s individual goals. Therapy is woven throughout each activity including rock wall climbing, fishing, music and dance, arts and crafts and water play.
“Everybody wants their child to succeed and to grow and to be a positive influence and give back someday, and I think this is going to give Lauren that direction in life.” – Michelle Retta, Lauren’s mother
“It touches my heart to see a parent that travels from Oklahoma or Arkansas or from all over just to come to this camp. There’s nothing in the area like it, and having it in our backyard has been such a blessing.” – Megan Leadingham, parent
When: August 1–5, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Monday – Friday)
Where: Cross Creek Ranch
3406 Dublin Road, Parker, TX 75002
Cost: $250 + $75 nonrefundable enrollment fee
Contact: Melissa Sweeny; firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-883-3139
Scholarship: A limited number of scholarships are available. To request a scholarship application, please check the box on the registration form and return it before May 20, 2022.
Camp CHAT (Communication Habilitation via Audition for Teens)
Camp CHAT is a weekend retreat for teens with hearing loss and their families. Campers will engage in communication activities using the latest digital wireless microphones and technology. Depending on the camp location, campers will also have the opportunity to participate in challenge games, putt-putt golf, team building, horseback riding, new friendships, crafts, hammock relaxing and campfire excitement.
Camp is conducted by a licensed audiologist with the support of graduate student clinicians.
When: March 25 – 27, 2022
Friday at 6:30PM – Sunday at 11:00AM
Where: Ascend Camp & Retreat Center
5218 Kiwanis Road | Dallas, TX 75236
Cost: $200 for 1 teen and 1 parent + $50 for additional parent/sibling
Contact: Dr. Linda Thibodeau or call 972-898-3463.
The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Speech, Language and Hearing will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in Camp CHAT. Custodial responsibility will remain with parents, legal guardians and chaperones.