Summer Camp Reading

The Library is partnering with Summer Camp Reading (SCR) again to host a dynamic six-week summer reading program for upcoming third-grade grade underachieving students. Led by experienced teachers, the camp includes six weeks of daily one-on-one tutoring and stimulating activities that align with the Ohio State Standards for Reading. While having fun reading, doing crafts and playing games, campers dramatically improve their reading skills and gain confidence in their ability to learn. Values, positive psychology, and service learning projects empower the campers.

Test scores of SCR campers show significant improvement in word recognition, comprehension and reading fluency during their participation. Campers make impressive gains rather than experiencing the customary summer loss that is especially prevalent in children from low-income families. Children initially reading at pre-primer and first grade levels can make improvements of up to two grade levels. Campers often exclaim, “I wish school could be like this!”

All children participating at the seven camp sites hosted at the Library in 2014 demonstrated solid results. The targeted intervention programs will return to Bond Hill, College Hill, Corryville, Covedale, Northside, Pleasant Ridge and Westwood in 2015.

Summer Camp Reading will be offered from June 29–Aug. 7. It is free, breakfast and lunch are served daily, and students earn prizes through an incentive system to encourage daily attendance and good work.

For more information or to apply, contact the Summer Camp Reading organization.