Over the summer, we worked with 7 First Nations groups in the province to run 8 summer literacy camps in their communities, and served 265 children through the program. Notable highlights included 294 camp visits by parents, Elders and community members who collaboratively shared their knowledge, skills, and talents with the campers. When surveyed, 88% of parents said their children read more at home after attending camp, which is a strong indication of the program’s success in fostering a positive attitude toward reading and learning.
The goal of the summer literacy camps is to reduce summer learning loss and lead to better school performance and better life outcomes. Click here
to peruse the report and see how we accomplish this, and to see what campers, parents, and community members thought about the program!