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An Academic Summer Program for Bright Dyslexic Students ages 5-12
June 18, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Founded in 1995, Camp Creekside is a four-week educational summer program for students ages 6-12 who struggle with dyslexia or other language-based learning differences. Each student will have an individualized program designed to fit his or her academic needs. All classes are taught using multi-sensory techniques to promote acquisition and retention of the subject matter. Five days each week, the students receive Orton-Gillingham language instruction, considered the best approach for readers and writers who struggle with dyslexia.
Five days each week, campers will engage in a structured, multisensory educational program that includes:
- Orton-Gillingham tutorial
- Multisensory math
- Language enrichment
- Creative arts
- Keyboarding (optional)
Academics are provided in small class settings. Campers receive daily 1:1 or 2:1 Orton-Gillingham (OG) language instruction and 4:1 math instruction. OG is widely considered the best approach for readers and writers with language-based learning differences.
Every afternoon is filled with a variety of engaging and fun activities that promote social growth and build self-esteem. Afternoon Adventures programming includes activities such as building model rockets, creek walks, chemistry experiments, play/reading performances, swimming, and a variety of local community field trips.
An optional keyboarding class is offered to campers from 8:00 - 8:45 a.m., Monday - Friday. The keyboarding class uses the highly successful Diana King method, a great way to begin to learn to type, that utilizes a ten-finger touch-typing approach. Additionally, students are exposed to computer and software terminology, as well as the basic components of Microsoft software. The class is offered on a first-come, first-served basis for students ages 9-12.
Typical Daily Schedule
8:00-8:45 Keyboarding (optional)
9:45-10:30 Multisensory math
10:30-10:50 Snack & recess
10:50-11:35 Language enrichment
11:35-12:20 Creative arts
12:50-3:00 Afternoon Adventures
Camp Creekside is staffed with enthusiastic, well-trained teachers who provide our campers with the individualized attention necessary for substantial learning and growth. All tutors are trained in Orton-Gillingham, considered the best approach for readers and writers who struggle with dyslexia.
During the admissions process, Camp Creekside staff considers whether the unique and individualized program will meet a camper’s educational needs. Psychological testing is required with the application. This testing should include an assessment of intellectual ability and the results of standardized testing to measure academic achievement. The evaluation should establish basic academic skill levels and define the nature of the learning difficulty. Testing must be current (conducted within the past two years). Referrals to local psychologists for testing are available upon request.
Full-day (8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) @ $2,500 *
Optional Keyboarding (8:00 - 8:45 a.m. daily) $100
* $500.00 deposit due by May 1; balance due by June 1