Camp was fun, but students were focused on getting ready for school with a head start on literacy.
More than 40 elementary school students spent two weeks at the Hortonville Area school District’s literacy camp, enjoying bear hunt games, books, and stories. According to Andrew Mulloy, the district’s summer school coordinator and a fourth grade teacher, the goal of the program is to give a jump start to students who struggle with reading and literacy.
“As a district we’re taking a very conscious look at the ways that we’re making our students successful — how can we help the kids who need the most help?” he said.
Approximately 100 children were invited to the free camp. Teachers selected students whom they felt would benefit most.
The organizers set up a camp theme, compete with fake campfires, making the program fun.