Elementary School (Grades 3-4)

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 Elementary School camp is for bright children entering grades 3-4 who struggle with reading and other language-based skills. Most have been formally diagnosed with a specific learning disability (SLD) in reading or a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia.

In the morning, tutoring and small classes in math and writing are designed to enhance each student's ability and confidence by introducing appropriate strategies and reinforcing previously taught skills to improve efficiency.

In the afternoon, camp counselors take over to offer fun camp experiences aimed at building self-esteem and friendships.

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

Location: Carroll School, 1841 Trapelo Road Waltham, MA
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Orton-Gillingham Summer Tutor for Dyslexia

Typical Day in CAMP (Grades 3-4)

Orton-Gillingham Language Tutorial


Working 1:1 with a trained Orton-Gillingham tutor, children work on decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) skills. fluency, and comprehension.

Summer Tutor for Writing & Literacy Skills


Writing Class


Children are organized into small class groups with a teacher and teaching assistant to strengthen written language skills. Through journal writing, creative writing, and formal written pieces, children are instructed in the use of graphic organizers, transitional words and phrases, grammar, and editing.

Math Tutors for the Summer


Math Class


Using a multi-sensory approach, teachers use math games and cognitive activities to review and strengthen math skills. Curriculum is designed specifically for each group following the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for math so that skills taught during the school year are reinforced.

Academic STEM Summer Camps


Activity Class


Each day includes a class that enhances the dyslexic strengths of children - science, art, yoga & movement, and more. Each child is assigned to an activity class which changes halfway through the camp. Campers also have the option to sign-up for the Foundational Cognitive Development program during this block.

Blueberry Picking at Summer Camp


Afternoon Camp Activities

(3 hours)

After lunch, campers enjoy an afternoon of summer fun with activities designed to build self-esteem and friendships. Activities include games, arts & crafts, water play, field trips, swimming, and more.

Every week, kids venture off campus to a variety of locations - Canoeing on the Sudbury River, Blueberry Picking, Swimming at Walden Pond, Historic Lexington and Concord, and more.