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: $175 per camp. After May 1st: $185 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 11-15: Eating the Alphabet

From apple to zucchini, we’ll make our way through the alphabet and learn some healthy eating habits too!

June 18 – 22: S is for Seuss

Dr. Seuss’ beloved characters will helps us learn about word families and rhyming words!

June 25 – 29: F is for Friends

Frog and Toad, Winnie the Pooh, Henry and Mudge and others will teach us what makes a good friend.

July 9 – 13: The Secret Life of Pets

Dogs, Cats, Fish, Hedgehogs, Iguanas…Oh, my!

July 16 – 20: B is for Bubbles

Alphabet sensory activities don’t get any better than this!

July 23 – 27: Pete the Cat Goes to Camp

Pete the Cat might be Too Cool for School, but we’ll have a groovy time with him this summer!

July 30 – August 3: A is for Astronaut

Little astronauts will meet little aliens in this camp that’s out of this world!

August 6 – 10: Countdown to Kindergarten FULL

August 13-17: Countdown to Kindergarten II FULL

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! THE FIRST WEEK IS NOW FULL. WE’VE ADDED A SECOND WEEK TO MEET THE DEMAND!Both weeks are now 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.

Ages 6 -10

June 11-15: It’s a Jungle Out There!

Come on our safari! We’ll use fiction and non-fiction to learn about animals and their habitats.

June 18-22: Daring and Deadly: Pirates of the Carolinas FULL!

Some of history’s most famous (infamous?) pirates sailed the waters right off our coast! THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR AMAZING CAMPS!

June 25-29: Wonder What It’s Like? FULL

Themes like empathy and point of view, as well as Author’s Craft will center around the popular and timely novel by R.J. Palacio. THIS CAMP IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR OTHER AMAZING CAMPS!

July 9 – 13: Boom! (Safe) Science FULL!

Calling all mad scientists: Have we got a camp for you! THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR AMAZING CAMPS!

July 16 – 20: So You Want to be an Author? FULL!

Find your “voice” and grab a pencil – we all have a story to tell! THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR AMAZING CAMPS!

July 23 – 27: The Orton Gillingham Way FULL!

Learn the strategies and skills that help so many children – with or without diagnosed learning challenges – improve their decoding skills. And of course have fun along the way! ** GRADES 2 – 4  ONLY** THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR OTHER AMAZING CAMPS!

July 30 – August 3: Building Self-Esteem and Focus with Mindfulness FULL

Make a positive transition back to school with mindfulness and self-calming techniques!

August 6 – 10: 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 CLASS IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR OTHER AMAZING CAMPS!


August 13 – 17: Back to School Bootcamp 2

To meet the demand, we’ve added a second session of Back to School bootcamp! This camp will be slightly different than the previous week so campers can attend both sessions (for a 10% tuition discount!). In addition to leveled back to school activities, we’re including research skills and oral reports! THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CHOOSE FROM ONE OF OUR OTHER AMAZING CAMPS!


NEW!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 evenings a week, Tuesday-Thursday from 5-6pm. Tuition is $60/week* and you may sign up for one or all of the weeks below:

June 19-21: How to Steal a Dog
June 26-28: Out of My Mind
July 10-12: Number the Stars
July 24-26: The One and Only Ivan
July 31-Aug. 2: Savvy

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