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Turn the Summer Slide into a Summer Leap

Sun and Clouds

Put an end to the summer slide by providing equity and access for all students.

LitCamp and LitCamp en español are breakthrough literacy programs that combine innovative lessons with an engaging and interactive summer camp approach. Students will make reading, writing, and social-emotional gains that they'll carry back to school in the fall.

Cultivate Resilience, Engagement, and Achievement

LitCamp's research-based framework is built upon three pillars for learning to read, write, speak, and listen.

Literacy Skills

Literacy Skills

Students strengthen their reading and writing muscles by mastering fluency, comprehension, analysis, and reflection.

Social-Emotional Development

Social-Emotional Development

Students embrace the power of their own voice while increasing resilience, empathy, and a positive sense of self.

Engagement

Engagement

Students build reading and writing stamina, motivation, independence, and leadership.

7 Strengths

A Strengths-Based Program

Lessons are framed around seven key strengths that build social-emotional learning skills and prepare children for challenges that they will encounter in their educational lives, careers, and communities.

Tent and Trees

Grade-Specific Materials Designed for Summer Use

Backed by Evidence-Based Research

Positive effects for students and families were found when the Schenectady City School District in New York provided increased access to books and social-emotional learning opportunities over the summer.

Infographic

Infographic

The infographic visually highlights key details and findings from the LitCamp study.

Executive Summary

Executive Summary

The executive summary outlines the implementation and findings from the LitCamp study.

Research Report

Research Report

The research report details the full implementation and findings from the LitCamp study.

Success Spotlights

LitCamp districts nationwide share testimonials about their implementation and its impact on students, educators, and families. 

Cobb County School District, GA

Cobb County School District, GA

In its first summer of implementation, Cobb County School District achieved gains in reading scores and saw students’ increased desire to learn and read.

Prince William County Schools, VA

Prince William County Schools, VA

In its second year of implementation, Prince William County Public Schools added 12 more sites instilling social-emotional learning and the joy of reading.

Galveston ISD, TX

Galveston ISD, TX

As part of the Galveston Independent School District’s summer program, LitCamp and LitCamp en español prevented the summer slide and built morale.

Pam Allyn

The Authorship Team

Pam Allyn is a leading literacy expert, an award-winning global advocate, author and speaker for the power of literacy to change the lives of young people. She is also the founding director of LitWorld, pioneering game-changing initiatives impacting millions of children and young adults, including LitCamp and World Read Aloud Day.

Pam Allyn
LitWorld

Since 2007, LitWorld has developed a model that taps into a strong network of more than 40 diverse partner organizations and trains hundreds of mentors who reach thousands of children all over the world. LitWorld's work is based on the inherent joy and transformation of reading, writing, and storytelling. It provides child-centered programming that encourages self-expression, builds understanding, and cultivates confidence, using literacy as a tool and pathway for self-empowerment. 

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