Summer Programs

Help your child maintain their reading skills over the summer! Or give your little one a head start going to preschool in the fall! Our exciting summer programs are for both emergent and independent readers. Even reluctant readers will get motivated through:

  • Week long, thematic-based camps with lots of reading, writing, discussion, and multi-sensory letter play that engage students in their own learning!
  • Literature-based activities including games, storytelling, poetry, songs and dance, with hands-on materials to expand reading and language skills.
  • Developing link between reading and writing with responses to literature, while gaining confidence and enhancing skills.

And best of all: WE MAKE LEARNING FUN!

Camp info: Camps are divided into two age groups: 3 – 5 years (must be potty trained) and 6 – 10 years. Camps are Mon – Fri, 9am – 12 pm (snack provided). Campers will go home with an original, published writing product every Friday.
Tuition and fees: Early Bird special! Register by May 1st: $185 per camp. After May 1st: $195 per camp. One-time $20 registration fee (new students only). Camp size is limited, so advanced registration and payment are required. No refunds after June 1st. 10% Sibling and multi-camp discounts available. Choose from the camps below:

Ages 3 -5

June 10-14: Peter Rabbit and Friends

Kick off summer with the delightful and enchanting world of Beatrix Potter! Peter will be joined by his friends Mrs. Tiggie Winkle, Squirrel Nutkin, Tom Kitten and so many more!

June 17 – 21: Baby Shark

Can’t get the song out of your head? Neither can we! So we’ll be learning all about real and fictional sharks this week!

June 24 – 28: Green Thumb Gardening

Perfect for hands-on learning, this camp offers a week of digging into the world of plants, science and nature!

July 8 – 12: An Author a Day

Every day will bring a new collection of stories from our favorite authors! Preschoolers will be introduced to concepts of print and story elements and become authors and illustrators of their own books!

July 15 – 19: Animals All Around Only 2 Spots left!

P is for Penguin, K is for Kangaroo…What fun we’ll have with the animals at the zoo!

July 22 – 26: Nursery Rhyme Time

Nursery rhymes have stood the test of time for a reason! They naturally teach children language skills, develop imagination and critical thinking skills, and build the foundation for future learning. Need another reason to attend this camp? It’s FUN!

July 29 – August 1:  Art from A-Z

P is for Picasso! Each day will focus on a letter of the alphabet through different art mediums. Fine motor skills will be strengthened while learning letter/sound associations.

August 5 – 9: Countdown to Kindergarten FULL

Back by popular demand: Our Little Learners will be prepared for preschool/kindergarten with this fun camp that focuses on both literacy and math skills! THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. 

JUST ADDED: August 12 – 16: Countdown to Kindergarten II FULL 


To register on line for any of our camps, ages 3-10, click HERE.

*On-line payments include a 3% transaction fee. To avoid this fee, or take advantage of a 10% sibling discount, kindly pay by cash or check.

NEW! Preschool Spanish Camp!

Is your Little Learner interested in learning Spanish? We’re partnering with the Foreign Language League to bring you a fun, playful introduction to Spanish. 4-5 years old will be immersed in the language through songs, games, puppetry and stories. July 29 – August 2nd. 1-4pm. Tuition is $185 for the week.

JUST ADDED: Mandarin Camp!

This camp is perfect for children enrolled in Mandarin-Immersion programs. Children in grades K-2 who have already been introduced to Mandarin will enjoy this fun week! July 8-12, 4-5pm. Tuition is $65 for the week.

Ages 6 -10

June 10-14: Far Away Fairytales  FULL!

Once upon a time…books took our imagination far, far away! We’ll use a variety of old and new stories to learn the elements of fairytales before writing our own original tales!

June 17-21: Tropical Tales

Get lost this summer on a tropical island! You’ll be amazed how much we’ll learn this week – and how much fun we’ll have – before we are are “rescued”!

June 24-28: The LEGO® Camp: The Awesomest, Most Amazing, Most Epic Summer Camp in the Universe! FULL!

Don’t let the trailer fool you – the second part of Lego Movie 2 is a week of summer camp! THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR OTHER AMAZING CAMPS!

July 8 – 12: An Author a Day (Big Kid Edition)

Each day we’ll learn about a different author, what inspired him or her to write, and identify the author’s craft. We’ll choose our own style when we write our own books!

July 15 – 19: Dinosaur Days FULL!

Always a crowd pleaser, this camp is perfect for wanna-be paleontologists! This camp is now FULL. Please chose from one of our other amazing camps!

July 22 – 26: Popsicles and Poetry

If your child has experienced the EOGs, you know understanding poetry is included in these standardized tests. Leave it to Ballantyne Reading to make learning about themes, figurative language, the mechanics of poetry actually fun!

July 29 – August 2: Fun with Phonics FULL!

Who says Orton-Gillingham can’t be fun? This camp, designed for those needing targeted decoding and spelling reinforcement, uses a variety of multi-sensory tools and techniques to keep word attack skills sharp! THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL! PLEASE CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR OTHER AMAZING CAMPS!

August 5 – 9: Back to School Bootcamp FULL

Bootcamp is back! This returning camp is proven to help our campers re-charge and re-boot those concepts and skills needed to start the new school year off right! THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. PLEASE JOIN US AUSUST 12 – 16th!

JUST ADDED: August 12 – 16: Back to School Bootcamp II


This is a book club for rising 2nd-4th graders who want to dig deeper into their summer reading. Many schools have summer reading assignments and our Chapter Chats will help them respond appropriately and intentionally to their reading. Chapter Chat will meet 3 afternoons a week, Tuesday-Thursday from 4-5pm. Tuition is $60/week and you may sign up for one or all of the weeks below:

June 18-20: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Tales from Deckawoo Drive Series)                                                                                                                                                                              June 25-27: Ida B. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World
July 9-11: Wish
July 23-25: Tiger Rising

I was lucky enough not to face any required summer reading lists until I went to college. So I still think of summer as the best time to read for fun.

– Margaret Peterson Haddix