​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: $210 per camp. After May 1st: $225 per camp. One-time $25 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 14-18: Animal Alphabet 3 spots left!

We’ll learning about letters and their sounds with the help of our animal friends!

June 21 – 25: Let’s Get Loud

This will be a music and movement camp like no other! We’ll learn about opposites (noisy vs quiet) and letter/sound associations.




June 28 – July 2: Back to the Beach

If you aren’t really at the beach this week, this camp is the next best thing! Come back to the beach with us!

July 12 – 16: Frozen 4 spots left!

Elsa, Anna and Olaf will help us learn STEAM concepts and skills like the water cycle and solids, liquids and gas! This is a Frozen camp like no other!

July 19 – 23: I is for Insect

Backyard bugs and slimy grubs will get your preschooler “itching” to learn!

July 26 – 30:  The Adventures of Elephant and Piggie

Gerald and Piggie will lead us on a week worth of fun and adventures with concepts of print!

August 2 – 6: Countdown to Kindergarten FULL!

THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITLIST!

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 9 – 13: Countdown to Kindergarten II  5 spots left!

VIRTUAL CAMPS!

****The dates and descriptions below are for our 2020 camps. We’ll be updating info on our 2021 virtual camps soon!****

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-1 who have already been introduced to Mandarin will enjoy this fun week!

June 21-25

1-4pm


Ages 6 -10

June 14-18: Our Precious Planet FULL!

THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITLIST!

Learn about the plants and animals we share Earth with and how to take care of our precious planet.

June 21-25: Fact or Fiction: The Animal World

Join us as we compare fictional animal characters with their real-life counterparts: Arthur and aardvarks, Ivan and gorillas, Frog and Toad with frogs and toads and so many more!

June 28-July 2: America the Beautiful

We know about the picnics, fireworks and parades on the 4th of July. But why do we celebrate Independence Day? We’ll learn about about the birth our nation and the meaning behind our national symbols, as well as travel the USA for a deeper understanding of our geography and history.

July 12 – 16: Fun With Phonics (Rising 1st and 2nd Grade) FULL!

THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITLIST!

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 year we’re dividing our larger camp into two sections to best meet the needs of our campers. Our phonics camp for grades 3 and 4 will take place the week of July 26th.

July 19 – 23:

Create Your Own: Graphic Novels  FULL!

THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITLIST!

We’ll explore art design and story arcs to engage even the most reluctant readers and writers!




July 26 – July 30:

Fun With Phonics (Rising 3rd and 4th Grade) FULL!

THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITLIST!

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 year we’re dividing our larger camp into two sections to best meet the needs of our campers. Our phonics camp for grades 1 and 2 will take place the week of July 19th.

August 2 – 6: 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.

THESE CAMPS ARE NOW FULL. CONTACT US TO BE ADDED TO OUR WAITLIST!

August 19 – 13: Back to School Bootcamp II FULL!




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:

July 21-23: Love That Dog



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