Join us for workshops this summer incorporating literacy, history, science and the creative arts!

How do I register?

  1. Email christine@readwithme.us or send a message to our Facebook page to register. Tell us which camps you would like to register for and include your child’s name and age.
  2. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration for each session, payable in store or by Paypal (link).
  3. Pay your balance on the first day of the camp.

Last day to register

June 10 for June camps

July 1 for July camps

August 1 for August camps

Class Schedule

Rising Kindergarten, First and Second grades

Ages 5-7

$60 per week/session

Tuesday – Friday, 1pm-2:30pm

June 13 - 16: Once Upon A Time

Enter the world of fairytales as we explore the rich themes found in these timeless stories. We will experience beloved tales from around the world, discussing their origins and comparing and contrasting story elements found within the genre. Creative projects include crowns, shadow puppets, villain wanted posters, and planting a beanstalk to take home.

June 20 - 23: I Am A Story

Everyone has a story inside them waiting to be told. What is your story so far? This week each of us will write, illustrate, and publish an original tale. We will begin by studying the history of stories and how they have been passed down from generation to generation. We’ll learn why we need stories and the best ways to tell them. This class includes guidance from start to finish in writing an original, bound book using Illustory kits by LuLu Press, Inc. A publishing celebration will follow once books arrive from the publisher. Full-color hardcover books will arrive in about 3 weeks.

June 27 - 30: Mythical Beasts

Embark on a quest to discover the world of mythical creatures. We will explore the stories of dragons, griffins, sea serpents, unicorns, hippogriffs, the phoenix, and others while we determine how these creatures are used in fiction and how their legends came to be. Our projects will include a field guide to magical creatures, complete with hidden treasures.

July 18 - 21: Expedition: Serengeti

Come on Safari! The Serengeti is one of the world’s best known ecosystems. Here you can find acacia woodlands, the grassy plains of the savannah, marshes, kopjes, rivers, and black clay plains. Marvel at the spectacle of the world’s largest migration, learn about the diverse animal life of the African plains from wildebeest to the mighty lion, and create a wild tile, a frog launcher, and other exotic safari projects.

July 25 -28: Neverland

Second star to the right and straight on till morning! First published by J.M. Barrie in 1906, the well-loved story of Peter Pan endures today with the message that even though we all must grow up, in Neverland we can be sure Peter is still forever young, guarding the magic of childhood. Fly away for a week of pirates, mermaids, and fairies as we read, explore, and create some magical projects with a little bit of pixie dust.

August 1 - 4: Expedition: Space

It has been called the final frontier, and has fascinated us with its mystery for generations. In this series, we will take a look at the history of mankind’s relationship with the vastness of the universe, from the mythology of the ancient skies to the beginnings of space exploration and beyond, including stories from the science fiction genre. Our projects this week will include star lanterns, robots, and moon rocks.

August 8 - 11: The Mystic Sea

The siren’s song has long held an allure for ships at sea. During the time of great exploration, when men with adventure in their hearts dared to brave the unknown sea, legends were born. We will explore stories about mermaids and sea serpents from across the oceans to find the origins of these mysterious creatures, as well as investigate famous pirates and the tales they have given rise to. Come explore the sea – projects include making your own pirate flag, mermaid concoctions, and treasure maps.

August 15 - 18: Superheroes

Ordinary people gaining extraordinary powers – the stories of superheroes appeal to everyone. We will spend this week with some of our favorites, getting to know their backstories, studying the roles of hero and villain, and creating some new comic book characters. Projects will include comic book art, costume design, and architecture of the lair.

August 22 - 25: The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins

Dinosaurs have always captured the imagination, but have you ever wondered who first brought dinosaurs to life? Meet Waterhouse Hawkins, the first naturalist and artist to take dinosaurs from imagination to realistic models. Learn about his amazing life spent recreating these magnificent, ancient creatures; his creations were invaluable in assisting paleontologists in their studies and in presenting museum displays to the public. Creative projects for the week include making true form fossils, trace fossils, a working volcano, and other prehistoric projects.

Rising Third, Fourth and Fifth grades

Ages 8-11

$80 per week/session 

Tueday – Friday, 3pm-5pm

June 13 - 16: A Knight's Tale

Travel back to medieval times and learn what life was really like in Europe from the 5th to 15th century. We will explore well-known subjects of this time such as castles, knights, and royalty, as well as facets of ordinary daily life. We will answer questions about food, medicine, entertainment and more from this intriguing period of history. Creative projects include model castles, coat-of-arms, and fiery dragons.

June 20 - 23: I Am A Story

Everyone has a story inside them waiting to be told. What is your story so far? This week each of us will write, illustrate, and publish an original tale. We will begin by studying the history of stories and how they have been passed down from generation to generation. We’ll learn why we need stories and the best ways to tell them. This class includes guidance from start to finish in writing an original, bound book using Illustory kits by LuLu Press, Inc. A publishing celebration will follow once books arrive from the publisher. Full-color hardcover books will arrive in about 3 weeks.

June 27 - 30: Contraptions

Join us in creating a steampunk fairytale! The best adventure stories always have some great invention, discovery, or mystical object which plays a key role in the hero’s quest. During this week we will explore the original steampunk movement which began with tales such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, The Time Machine, and Frankenstein in Victorian England, as well as it’s modern resurrection. We will read some steampunk classics and write our own; we will use journaling to develop, design, and build models of our own contraptions.

July 18 - 21: Amulets, Talismans, and Symbols

Almost all of us have an object we treasure, for reasons such as luck, faith, or sentimentality. The practice of attributing special properties to certain objects goes all the way back to the beginning of mankind. This week we will take a look at the archaeology of famous amulets, talismans, and symbols in history and in story; we will create enchanted objects and symbols of our own, complete with stories about how they came to be.

July 25 -28: Hogwarts, Year One

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Experience typical first year classes as we explore a different aspect of Hogwarts each day and immerse ourselves in the world of Harry Potter. We will discuss the first book of the series and create magical projects inspired by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. First years will receive a Hogwarts acceptance package by post and are expected to read The Sorcerer’s Stone before arrival.

August 1 - 4: Vikings

Portrayed as raiders, seafarers, traders, pirates, and settlers by turn, our modern day notions of the Germanic Norse people known as Vikings are part truth, part fiction. This week we will study the history of these seemingly fearless wanderers; we’ll attempt to uncover facts about this fascinating group of people and will read Norse myths and stories to understand the culture that left behind no written history, save for their runic writings and accounts of those who encountered them. Projects will be based on the craftsmanship and seafaring exploration of the Viking culture, as well as their mythology of gods and goddesses, evil giants, dark elves, and dwarves.

August 8 - 11: Expedition: The Deep

The murky, endless ocean floor – some scientists have suggested we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the depths of the sea. We do know that life there is as varied as a tropical rainforest, and that one of the biggest ecosystems on the planet is flourishing there, without light or oxygen. Scientists call it the dark biosphere, and it is as fascinating as it is mysterious. This week will be dedicated to learning more about this uncharted territory and the strange organisms dwelling there.

August 15 - 18: Legendary Outfitters

Tales of long ago seem to be some of the most loved; part of what makes them so appealing is the beautiful costumes, bold armor, and mysteries of another time and place. From Cinderella’s glass slipper to King Arthur’s sword, we know special objects have great meaning in story. Join us as we spend a week reading and studying the setting, clothing, and accessories of these magical stories and how each of these elements contribute to the tale. We will become apprentices of the times as we design our own costumes, armor, and magical objects, taking inspiration from many classic fairytales and legends.

August 22 - 25: Expedition: The Spice Route

From ancient times, spices have been used in food, healing, religious ceremonies, and in potions for various purposes. Traders returning from the Middle East and Asia bearing these mysterious, exotic, and rare goods found themselves with valuable bartering power. We will explore the Spice Route and how it developed, as well as read some of the myths and legends about creatures such as the phoenix, dragons, and sea serpents connected to spices throughout history. Projects will reflect the culture and legends along the Spice Route.

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