Beginning Readers (Grades 1-2)

Summer@Carroll - Next Year

We anticipate that Summer@Carroll 2021 will resume with our traditional "on-campus" model. Although we are not yet accepting applications for Summer 2021, we invite you to learn more below. Please Contact Us for more information.

Our Beginning Readers camp is for bright children entering 1 or 2 grade who struggle with pre-reading and language skills. They may have been formally diagnosed with a specific learning disability (SLD) or a language-based learning disability (LBLD); or identified as "at risk" in an early literacy screening.

In the morning, self-contained, small classes led by trained teachers and tutors offer ideal academic support for these early learners.

In the afternoon, camp counselors take over to offer fun camp experiences.

Scroll through the Typical Day in Beginning Readers slideshow below to learn more about our program.

Location: Carroll School, 1841 Trapelo Road Waltham, MA
Hours: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm (M, T, W, F) and until 4:00 pm (Th)

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Summer Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

Typical Day in CAMP (BR)

Orton-Gillingham Language Tutorial


Working 1:1 or in pairs with a trained Orton-Gillingham tutor, children work on phonemic awareness, decoding, and encoding skills.

Summer Reading Tutoring for Kids in Grades 1-2


Oral Language Class


Children are organized into small class groups with a teacher and teaching assistant to strengthen oral, memory, and comprehension skills.

Math Camp for Children with Dyslexia


Math Class


Using a multi-sensory approach, teachers use math games and activities to review and strengthen early math skills.

Dyslexic Student Doing Art in Summer Camp


Activity Class


Each day includes a class that enhances the dyslexic strengths of children - science, art, movement, gym games. Classes rotate daily so children have the opportunity to participate in each every week. Campers also have the option to sign-up for the Foundational Cognitive Development program during this block.

Summer Camp for Kids with Dyslexia


Afternoon Camp Activities

(1.5 hours)

After lunch, campers enjoy an afternoon of summer fun - including games, arts & crafts, water play, field trips, playgrounds, and more.

Every Thursday, kids venture off campus to a variety of locations - Legoland, Davis Farmland, Drumlin Farms, Jump On In, and more.