Camp Creekside

Summer June 16 - July 11, 2014 (no camp July 4)

An academic summer program for bright dyslexic students ages 5 - 12

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Founded in 1995, Camp Creekside is an educational summer program that balances academic development with summer fun. During the optional afternoons, campers participate in a variety of adventures which promote social growth and boost self-esteem.

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Academics

Five days each week, the students will engage in a structured, multisensory educational program that includes:

  • Orton-Gillingham Tutorial
  • Multisensory Math
  • Language Enrichment
  • Creative Arts
  • Keyboarding (optional)

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Afternoon Adventures

The afternoons at Camp Creekside will be filled with a variety of activities. Local field trips, arts and crafts, talented guests, swimming, and more will fill the day with discovery and fun.

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Keyboarding

An optional keyboarding class will be 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, using a touch-typing approach. Class will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis for students ages 9-12.

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Typical Daily Schedule

  • 8:00–8:45    Keyboarding (optional)
  • 8:45–9:00    Camper Arrival
  • 9:00–9:45    Tutorial
  • 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 Staff

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.

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Cost

$2,500 for full-day (8:45 - 3:00)

$2,000 for half-day option (8:45 - 12:20)

Optional Keyboarding $100 (8:00 - 8:45 daily)

Admissions

During the admissions process, Camp Creekside considers whether our unique and individualized program will meet the educational needs of each camper. Psychological testing, required with the application, rules out emotional issues as the primary cause of the learning difficulties. Additionally, this testing should include an assessment of intellectual ability and the results of standardized testing to measure academic achievement. Evaluations 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.