Volunteer Barb Merkle reads with a Camp Read 2 Learn student.
Sixty students in grades 1 through 4 participated in all sorts of reading activities at the 2017 Read 2 Learn Summer Camp.
The popular three-week camp was hosted by Scotland Park Elementary School on four summer mornings a week, beginning July 17.
Students read with volunteers and listened to stories read to them – the crux of the program. But they also participated in a variety of activities, including small group reading, computerized reading programs and presentations by visiting professionals.
The objective of the Camp is to build reading skills in children whose reading is below their grade level, said Camp Coordinator Dell Baker. The Camp was open to a select number of campuses with struggling readers.
“We do a lot of one-on-one reading as well,” said Ms. Baker. “The more volunteers, the more help the kids get.”
The Camp included visits and presentations for the children by KFDX television station, United Regional Health Care System, and TXDOT, among others.
Volunteers worked in small groups with Camp Read 2 Learn students.