July will be a time of fun and learning for area children enrolled in one of several summer day camps hosted by Longwood University’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services.

From simply learning the alphabet to mastering word and sentence structure, campers gain new skills from Longwood faculty and graduate students who teach in a creative and engaging way. There truly is something for every child, from 3-year-olds to teenagers.

Camp JumpStart

Ages 3-5
July 5-28, Tuesday-Thursday, 9-11:45 a.m.
$85 for first week, $65 each additional week

This camp promotes learning related to alphabet knowledge, phonological and phonemic awareness, concepts about print, developmental writing and oral comprehension.

Camp LEGO (Language Enrichment through Games & Opportunities)

Ages 6-11
July 5-28, Tuesday-Thursday
Sessions from 9:15 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:15 p.m.
$75 for first week, $65 each additional week
Camp LEGO targets language concepts in a fun, engaging environment and aims to enhance social communication skills. 

Reader’s Theater

Ages 6 and up
July 5-28, Tuesday-Thursday, 1:30-4:15 p.m.
$75 for first week, $65 each additional week
This interactive camp enhances students’ reading fluency skills and confidence by having them practice reading with a purpose. Reader’s Theater gives students a real reason to read aloud.

Project Word

Ages 10 and up
July 11-25, Monday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (lunch and snack provided)
$65 for first week, $45 each additional week
Project Word targets enhancing awareness of the sound and meaning structure of words and refining spelling and single-word decoding skills, as well as fostering independence and motivation for reading and writing.

Additionally, campers in LEGO, Reader’s Theater and Project Word will feel the excitement of this October’s vice presidential debate, which will be held at Longwood, with a fun and interactive introduction to the election process. Children in those camps will feel like a true part of this exceptional moment in our area’s history.

All summer day camps are conducted by Longwood communication sciences and disorders graduate students, who are supervised by a speech-language pathologist faculty member. For more information, please call 434-395-2972. Registration is open until June 17 or until all openings are filled.

Limited stipends are available for each camp, and families of Longwood employees receive a 10 percent discount. A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve a space in each camp.

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