Summer Reading Camp



Greengate School's four-week camp works to strengthen language, math, art, and study skills for children with reading difficulties. The camp 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. This 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. We are not able to support children with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties in our summer reading camp.

All registrants will be emailed an enrollment forms packet.

What are the costs and registration deadlines?

  • Cost is $1650 for the full month program.
  • 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 those on waiting lists, then 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.



June 11 - July 6


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 up to 8 students per teacher.


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


Daily Orton-Gillingham Individualized Tutoring

Language Arts