Summer Reading LIT Camps & YMCA Program

Summer Reading LIT Camps & YMCA Program
Posted on 06/07/2022
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The READING LIT Camp is an opportunity for Rondout Valley CSD students to participate in a summer literacy program that combines innovative, research-based reading and writing activities with an engaging and interactive approach. The YMCA of Kingston will provide an afternoon program consisting of Sports/Games, Music, and Art programs. [See details below.]
COVID protocols will be in place, as needed.


THIS IS A FREE PROGRAM! Lunch and transportation will be provided.
Parents/guardians may provide their own transportation:
Drop-off time: 8:00 am Pick-up time: 4:00 pm

Camp Schedule: 8:00 – 4:00 pm
8:00 - 12:00 pm: READING LIT Camp with Rondout Staff
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch and free play time with YMCA Staff
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Rotation of Sports/Games, Music, and Art programs with YMCA Staff

Kerhonkson Elementary School READING LIT Camp & YMCA Programs
[K-3, current grade from 2021-22 school year]
July 11 - 14, 8:00 – 4:00 pm
Camp held at Kerhonkson Elementary School

Marbletown Elementary School READING LIT Camp & YMCA Programs
[K-3, current grade from 2021-22 school year]
July 18 - 21, 8:00 – 4:00 pm
Camp held at Marbletown Elementary School

Intermediate School READING LIT Camp & YMCA Programs
[4-6, current grade from 2021-22 school year]
July 25 - 28, 8:00 – 4:00 pm
Camp held at the High School

To Register for a READING LIT Camp & YMCA Programs:
Online: go to https://forms.gle/N9J4WGLWwVE52Vns9
OR
Call: [845] 687-2400 ext. 4826
Parent/Guardian will be contacted via email or phone to confirm their child’s registration into a READING LIT Camp.

Sports/Games: Youth will be given the opportunity to play a variety of games that will reinforce a variety of skills, such as eye/hand coordination. Activities will include cardio vascular activities and stretching. All youth will learn about teamwork. The four values of the Y will be reinforced: Respect, responsibility, honesty and caring. There is a lot of running in this intensely fun program.

Music: Beat and rhythm will be a primary focus in this curriculum. Movement will be incorporated along with singing games, providing opportunity for student creativity, incorporating humor, utilizing current music, choosing songs with appealing texts and providing opportunities for rhythmic speech. Children may be given opportunity to express notes, rhythm, and music with drawing utilizing sidewalk chalk.

Art: Every child is an artist. Studies have shown that involvement in the arts is associated with gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skill. Arts learning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork. The Y program will expose youth to a variety of art techniques, utilizing, pencils, paint, chalk, recycled materials, and other materials. Styles of art will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to choose projects. A strong focus on recognizing and appreciating the beauty of their surroundings.

Originally posted on 5.19.22