Reinventing Summer School with LitCamp

Photo: Scholastic

Photo: Scholastic

The LitCamp movement is extraordinary and growing every day. Alongside partners all over the world, we have reinvented summer school. Gone is the notion of remediation and marginalization and instead every child is a super hero in reading. Families are reporting that kids want to read when they go home--they are counting down the days till next summer.

Teachers are, of course, being incredibly inventive and creating a "camp" theme in their classrooms with tents, campfires, props, and costumes!

In partnership with Scholastic, LitCamp has proven to be a sustainable force for good in classrooms, incorporating best practices for social-emotional development and elements of play to encourage children to fall in love with reading.  

The magic of LitCamp is spreading like wildfire--we've more than doubled the reach of 2016 and have reached over 135,000 kids across the U.S. You don't have to take our word for it. Check out the links below to see the teachers, parents, and school officials who agree!

My experience with the students in the LitCamp program has been extraordinarily positive. It has been a joy to see the students embrace reading with such vigor and enjoy it wholeheartedly!
— Kathleen Horgan, English Teacher at Southbridge Public Schools