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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.
- Multisensory Math
- Language Enrichment
- Creative Arts
- Keyboarding (optional)
Campers are also offered the optional choice of enrolling in Afternoon Adventures filled with a variety of activities that promote social growth and boost self-esteem. Local field trips, arts and crafts, talented guests, swimming, and more will fill the day with discovery and fun.
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)
8:45-9:00 Camper Arrival
9:45-10:30 Multisensory Math
10:30-10:50 Snack & Recess
10:50-11:35 Language Enrichment
11:35-12:20 Creative Arts
12:20-12:50 Lunch (Full-Day campers); Carpool (1/2 day campers)
12:50-3:00 Afternoon Adventures
3:00-3:10 Full-Day Camper Carpool
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 considers whether our unique and individualized program will meet the educational needs of each camper. 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. Evaluations should establish basic academic skill levels and define the nature of the learning difficulty. Testing must be current (conducted within the past two years). We can refer you to several local psychologists for testing, if needed.