​Help your child maintain their reading skills over the summer

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: $195 per camp. After May 1st: $210 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 15-19: What’s in My Backyard?FULL

Go exploring to find the hidden world of insects and woodland creatures right in your backyard!

June 22 – 26: Color My WorldFULL!

Campers will discover a rainbow of environmental print while focusing on our community. 




June 29 – July 3: Hot Wheels

The race is on! Campers with the need for speed will love learning about transportation with us this week!

July 6 – 1o: P is for Pig

Peppa Pig will lead us on a week of all things that start with the letter P!

July 13 – 17: Under the Sea

What would summer be without a camp about everything that can be found in the ocean?

July 20 – 24: Gimme 5: The 5 Senses

What fun we’ll have with this multi-sensory approach to learning important early literacy skills!

July 27 – 31:  D is for Dinosaur

Join us for a prehistoric adventure as we dig up letters and words!

August 3 – 7: 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! Please specify week when registering.

August 10 – 14: Countdown to Kindergarten II  4 SPOTS LEFT!

JUST ADDED! NEW VIRTUAL CAMPS!

Enjoy our camps in your own home! These week long, one-hour-a-day (3-4pm) camps will bring our award-winning programs right to your child.

June 22 – 26:  Virtual Summer STEM

Our focus will be on Math and Science for students in first through 5th grade.

July 6 – 10:  Virtual Summer STEM/Mindfulness

We’ll include mindfulness activities along with literacy and STEM for students in first through 5th grade.

June 22 – 26: Virtual Summer Animal ABC 

Our preschoolers will enjoy animals all around as they learn early literacy skills including letter/sound associations and sight word recognition. Fun art projects too!

Tuition: $125/week per camp. To register contact us at: info@ballantynereading.com

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.

 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. Date and Time TBD.




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! Date and Time TBD


Ages 6 -10

June 15-19: Everybody Needs a RockFULL!

Calling all geologists! Kick of summer with this fun camp that incorporates science and literature.

June 22-26: All About Me FULL!

We’ll read the autobiographies of famous folk before writing our own!

June 29-July 3: Garden Fairies

We’ll have a whimsical week with garden gnomes and our fairy friends!

July 6 – 10: Back to the Beach

You might be just returning, but we’ll be heading back to the beach this week!




July 13 – 17: 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!

July 20 – 24: Star Wars: The Rise of Readers

Calling all Jedi! True fans will dive into themes, character traits and motivation, plot and story elements during this epic week!

July 27 – July 31: Panthers Training Camp

Are you ready for some football? Let’s learn some new strategies for a game-winning school year!

August 3 – 7: 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! Please specify week when registering.

August 10 – 14: Back to School Bootcamp II  FULL!

**These camps are now full. Please choose from any of our other amazing camps.

CHAPTER CHAT

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 16-18: Book Uncle and Me
June 23-25: Maniac Magee
July 7-9: Full of Beans
July 21-23: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning



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