Spring Literacy Camp

Announcement of Cancellation

Thank you for your commitment to your child's literacy. Spring Literacy Camp 2020 was canceled due to the prohibition of face-to-face teaching in response to COVID-19.

A request to the campus Office of Financial Affairsfor reimbursement of 60 percent of camp fees for registered campers was requested March 13. We got this explanation:

"Due to the high volume of refund requests for canceled events and conferences, refunds could take up to 3 weeks to be processed. Please let your customers know that they will be refunded for these events and will receive an email receipt once the refund has been processed."

Emails will be sent to registered families as we have more information.

We are looking ahead. Summer Literacy Camp 2020 is in the planning stages. Summer schedules are being reconsidered given the uncertainty of the current situation. Please return here or the Clinic for Literacy pages for updates or more information.

We care deeply about the literacy success of all children. The Clinic for Literacy has created a helpful page of alternative activities, Learning Resources for Home Use.


Original Details

The University of Arkansas Clinic for Literacy will host its annual Spring Literacy Camp on the Fayetteville campus on 10 Thursdays beginning Feb. 6, 2020. Camp will run from 4-5:30 p.m. The rooms for the camp will be in Peabody Hall with drop-off being the circle drive behind Peabody, from Maple Street.

Each participant -- kindergarten through sixth-grade students -- is paired one-on-one with a U of A graduate student. The college students are screened to target the areas needing the most improvement or enrichment. Participants experience literacy lessons in an engaging environment with the opportunity to interact with other students sharing their developmental levels.

Enrollment is open. Please register with this online application.

We are excited about an expanded format that includes 30 minutes of small group instruction then 1 hour of one-on-one instruction. The goal is to further enhance the experience to better meet the needs of students enrolled in camp.

The times have been modified to included the expanded instruction and to make drop-off more convenient.

The University of Arkansas Clinic for Literacy has more information. With further questions, please contact Professor Linda Eilers, camp coordinator, at litcamp@uark.edu.

Fees

The fee is $99 for the spring program. The program does fill up quickly.

Some scholarships are available. If you are interested, please email a separate message to litcamp@uark.edu with Scholarship Request as the message subject. Or complete this form (PDF).

Schedule

The Thursdays for the camp are as follows.

  • Feb. 6, 13, 27
  • March 5, 12, 19
  • April 2, 9, 16
  • Conferences on April 30

Times

  • 3:45-4 — Drop off — Parents provide transportation
  • 4-4:30 — Small-group instruction (snack served at start)
  • 4:30-5:30 — One-on-one instruction
  • 5:30 — Pick up children