Each session is designed specifically for the campers attending. We determine the skills we need to target for each session through our before camp ‘Meet and Greets.’ These 20 minute one-on-one sessions give us the chance to meet each student and gather some insights into their areas of strength and areas for growth. Our teachers may target some of the same skills from session to session, but their activities and approach would vary to avoid repetition.
During LOFL camp, your child will be in a unique learning environment where he/she will be in a small class with a reading specialist as well as a full-time or part-time teacher (depending on the grade of the classroom). Through our uniquely designed activities, we aim to strengthen your child’s literacy skills (those that we assessed during our Meet and Greet). In addition to the activities your child will participate in during camp, they will bring home a folder on their last day that contains supplemental activities for extra support at home to keep their momentum going. Our camp progress report gets emailed in the following days that includes a, ‘Home Connections’ section which provides parents/care givers with additional strategies to continue to support your child’s literacy growth when they are not in the classroom.
Research shows that the ‘summer slide’ (term used to define skill regression during the summer) affects all children. With our small teacher to student ratios, we are able to meet the needs (including those with advanced skill sets) of all our campers. By holding our before camp ‘Meet and Greet’ sessions, we are able to identify students who may be above grade level so that we can then place them in the appropriate classroom to effectively meet their needs.