Camp Summer Read: How to Create Your Own Summer Reading Camp

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ABC-CLIO, 2011 - Education - 108 pages
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With schoolwork out of the way and many of their extracurricular activities on hold, summer is the perfect time for kids to enjoy the fun of reading or listening to stories. It's also the perfect time for teachers and librarians to promote readingłand maybe even earn a few dollarsłby organizing a summer reading camp. Camp Summer Read: How to Create Your Own Summer Reading Camp is the brainchild of two Texas librarians who have created just such a campłand have a waiting list of kids who want to attend.

What they offer is a complete, how-to handbook based on their own experiences developing and running a summer reading camp for children. Organized as a checklist, the book is a step-by-step guide that includes everything you need to know to plan and run your own summer reading camp. It includes multiple book lists and read-aloud lists and dozens of book based activities. It also includes tips on staffing and management and on things as seemingly mundane as assembling the right forms. For those not quite ready to start a camp, the reading activities and ideas presented here can easily be applied in a classroom or home situation.
 

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Contents

Getting Started
1
Book Selection
9
Activities
17
Selecting Junior Counselor Volunteers
35
Snacks
39
Opening Day
43
Example of a Day at Camp
47
Conclusion
51
Books Used at Camp Summer Read
59
Book Planning Forms
63
Sources for Packet Information
95
Packet Sample The Dog Book
97
Letter to Junior Counselors
103
Certificate of Participation
105
Index
107
Copyright

Registration Form and Payment Reminder Form
55

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About the author (2011)

C. Kay Gooch is librarian at Gullett Elementary School in Austin, TX. She holds a BS and an MLIS from the University of Texas.
Charlotte Massey is librarian in the Hays CISD school district in Texas.