Summer Reading Camp

Greengate School's four-week camp works to strengthen language, math, art, and study skills for children with reading difficulties offers daily reading tutorials conducted by specialists trained in Orton-Gillingham instruction, an approach designed for bright children who struggle in reading, spelling and writing helps ensure the child doesn’t lose precious academic ground during the long weeks of summer. 

Studies show that all students experience about a month in learning loss during the summer, and for students with dyslexia, the losses may amount to as much as 3 months. Weaknesses in memory, processing speed, attention, and language development cause precious skills to erode more quickly. As a result, students have to spend more time reviewing at the beginning of each school year in order to catch up. Continuing instruction during the summer months can help greatly reduce learning loss.

Who should attend? 

Students entering grades 1 - 6 who have good verbal abilities who struggle in reading, spelling, writing, and/or math need continued summer instruction to ensure maintenance or continued growth of skills can work in a small group setting without major behavioral problems thrive within a multi-sensory instructional environment.

Children do not need any special testing or learning diagnosis to be eligible to attend the summer reading camp, but parents must submit information for review before acceptance and some pre-screening is completed.

All registrants will be emailed an enrollment forms packet.

How long is the daily program? 

  • Summer Program: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $1650

When are the registration deadlines?

  • A $500 deposit is due by April 30th to hold your child’s place in the camp.
  • On May 1, unsecured spaces will reopen to new applicants.
  • Cancellation date is May 15th; after that date, deposits will be non-refundable.
  • Balances are due by the first day of camp.



Monday, June 12 through Friday, July 7, 2017


Greengate School - 2800 Poplar Ave NW, Unit B, Huntsville, AL 35816

Camp Size:

Limited to 40 Students

Student Teacher Ratio:

Each student receives one Orton-Gillingham tutorial session each day with an OG Specialist.

Core Academics provided at 8 students per teacher.


Students to bring their own lunch, contained in a bag or container, and clearly labeled with their names.


Daily Orton-Gillingham Individualized Tutoring

Language Arts



Technology: Keyboarding, Computer, Study Skills