Hooked on Books - Reading & Writing

Eileen Beane
Rising 1st – Rising 5th Graders
Session I: June 17 – 28 
Session II: July 8 – 19
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. • Monday – Friday
$750 per session
Each session is two weeks in length.
Bring a healthy snack and filled water bottle from home each day.
Lunch will be provided.
Is your child “hooked on books?” Both the book enthusiast and the emerging reader will enjoy and benefit from this camp. Our days are filled with fun, age-appropriate reading and writing activities. Through small-group and individualized reading, Reader’s Theater, author studies and theme studies, the children are immersed in rich experiences, which will strengthen and enrich their reading and writing skills. They will enjoy a variety of activities including reading and writing workshops, visits to the library and computer lab, art projects and a visit by local author.
The children will spend time on the writing process, as well as factual writing from individual research. A writing celebration is held on the last day of camp where the children present their own “published” original stories. We devote time to summer reading lists with our older students. Your child will participate in meaningful discussions and guided reading through these chapter books. Class size is limited to ensure individualized attention. Your child’s love of reading and writing will soar!
Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt and an end-of-session report focusing on the skills and strategies reinforced throughout the session.
Eileen Beane has served as director of Hooked on Books for nine years. She has 32 years of teaching experience, with 25 years teaching Junior Kindergarten through 2nd Grade at Collegiate. Other Collegiate School faculty members teaching this summer include Karen Pickett, Beth Anne Shelly, Nicola Byford, Beth Albrecht, Sandy Ting, Mary Margaret Ryan, Mindy Romanosky and Allison Williams. In addition to these lead teachers, college students will serve as assistants.
For more information, contact Eileen Beane at ebeane@collegiate-va.org.