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For: Rising and Repeating Kindergarten Students


This successful summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success. Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  With art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness centers, Camp READY! builds pre-reading skills while also providing a safety net to allow children more time to continue motor, social and cognitive development.  On average, LRC’s Camp READY! students demonstrate growth of seven months from pre- to post-assessment.

Program Goals: To build pre-reading and kindergarten readiness skills through experiential learning centers which include art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness


Who: Students entering or repeating Kindergarten


When: Four weeks during the summer months; Dates vary by site. (See below)


Where: Bartow, Frostproof, Ft. Meade, Haines City, Lake Wales (two sites), Lakeland (north & south), Mulberry, Winter Haven (two sites)

What: Awareness: 47 sounds; Vocabulary: Receptive and Expressive; Participation: Cooperative Learning Groups; Reinforcement: Following Directions


How: Highly-qualified teachers will lead the exciting parade of themed rich language-laden lessons with movement and music, color and art, taste and cooking, providing learning opportunities for parent involvement at camp and at home.


Cost:  $25.00





* Frostproof: June 6-29, Mon.-Thurs., 8AM-12PM

Frostproof Elementary, 118 3rd Street

* Ft. Meade: June 6-29, Mon.-Thurs. 8AM-12PM

Lewis Elementary, 115 S. Oak Street

* Lake Wales: June 6-30, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Mary Norma Campbell Center, 2226 Karen Street

* Lake Wales: June 6-29, Mon.-Thurs. 8 AM-12 PM

Polk Avenue Elementary, 110 E Polk Avenue

* Bartow: June 12-July 6, Mon.-Thurs. 8AM-12PM

Floral Avenue Elementary, 1530 S. Floral Avenue

* Haines City: June 12-July 6, Mon.-Thurs. 8AM-12PM

Eastside Elementary, 1820 E Johnson Avenue

* Mulberry: June 12-July 7, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

RCMA Campus, 4441 Academy Drive

* North Lakeland: July 5-28, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Family Fundamentals, 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd.

* South Lakeland: July 5-28, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 145 E. Edgewood Drive

* Winter Haven: July 5-28, Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-12 PM

All Saints Academy, 5001 FL-540

* Winter Haven: July 5-28, Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-11:30 AM

PEP Center, 203 Avenue R NE

Please note, there will be no camp on Tuesday, July 4.

This program has been generously underwritten by the GiveWell Community Foundation, United Way of Central Florida, and Disney Grants and is available to you at the greatly reduced cost of $25.00.
If this fee causes a financial hardship, please call LRC at 863-688-9477 to discuss scholarship options.


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