Taking Time for Summer Fun
“Dyslexics often have to operate in mainstream school cultures that rarely wait for anyone. Because they are expected to keep up with an unrealistic pace, canyon-sized holes can develop in a dyslexic student’s knowledge and skill base. Attending a summer camp can give a child an important opportunity to learn on his own terms while addressing any deficits that are troubling him in school. Connecting with other students who share his learning profile can also help to normalize his school challenges.
“Summer camps can also be important for dyslexic students who have deep interests that get sidelined or shortchanged because of academic demands during the school year. Those students eagerly wait for summer so they can attend a special overnight or day camp that allows them to seriously pursue their hobbies and build friendships around common interests. A summer camp experience that offers opportunities to excel in non-academic areas can offset the humiliations a dyslexic child suffers in the classroom.” – Kyle Redford, Education Editor, Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Read full article HERE.
Camps* offering Structured Literacy remediation opportunities along with traditional summer camp activities:
Camp Spring Creek (North Carolina) http://campspringcreek.org/
Durango Mountain Camp (Colorado) https://durangomountaincamp.com/
The Gow School Summer Program (New York) https://www.gow.org/summer-programs
Kildonan’s Camp Dunnabeck (Connecticut) https://www.kildonan.org/camp-dunnabeck/
Landmark High School Summer Program (Massachusetts) https://www.landmarkschool.org/summer/high-school-summer-program
Atlanta Speech School Summer Programs (Atlanta, Georgia – Northside Parkway)
Courage Schools Summer Programs (Atlanta, Georgia – Sandy Springs)
Horizons Academy Summer Program (Kansas)
Rocky Mountain Camp (Colorado)
Royce Learning Center (Savannah, Georgia)
Sage School Camp Ignite (Suwanee, Georgia)
“The 2023 summer camp theme is Improv & Imagination which will be intertwined in all LA, OG, Math, Science, and Drama Class instruction.”
Saint Francis Schools (Roswell, Georgia)
https://www.saintfrancisschools.com/news-events (2nd-8th grade)
The Schenck School Summer Adventures 2022 (Atlanta, GA – Sandy Springs)
St. Martin’s Fundations Reading Camp Plus! 2022 (Atlanta, GA – Ashford-Dunwoody Road)
Swift School Summer Explorations (Roswell, Georgia)
“Summer Explorations will not take place in 2023 due to campus construction. We look forward to the program’s return in the summer of 2024.”
The Walker School Summer Programs (Marietta, Georgia)
This is not an exhaustive list. As we learn of other summer camp opportunities, we will add them to the page.
Last Update 5/31/2023 PLEASE CHECK BACK for updates.
*Disclaimer: The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is pleased to present a forum for information to benefit its constituents. It is IDA’s policy not to recommend or endorse any specific program, product, institution, company, or instructional material, noting that there are a number of these that present the critical components of instruction defined by IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading. Any program, product, institution, company, or instructional material carrying the IDA seal of accreditation meets the IDA Standards.