Camp Our Time focuses on the performing arts. Campers aged 8 to 19, are boys and girls, racially and socially diverse, with two common bonds: an unshakable stuttering problem and the courage to go on stage anyway.
Most of the kids are the only stutterers at their schools and vulnerable to teasing. At the non-profit lakeside camp in the Catskill Mountains, where even the founder/director is a stutterer, acceptance is the watchword as the campers plunged daily into workshops and rehearsals for the self-written songs, rap routines and skits they’d perform at a gala week-ending show.
“I feel free here [at Camp Our Time]. At school it feels like a prison, But here I feel like I can achieve anything.”