I’ve been lucky enough to get to spend some time over the last few weeks going to different summer camps with The Roanoke Times education reporter, Courtney Cutright, and it’s been a blast.
It’s also been kind of a let down, but just because I don’t think they had this many awesome camps when I was younger! I feel like I missed out. But it’s okay, because I have an awesome job that lets me experience these awesome camps as an adult.
The last camp we went to was a remedial summer reading camp designed to help rising first, second and third-graders with their reading skills.
You might think that doesn’t sound like fun. But Kadin Brandi-Dodd, a rising first-grader at Crystal Spring Elementary, said that he was really having a lot of fun at the camp, even though he doesn’t like reading.
“It’s just really difficult to me,” said Brandi-Dodd about reading. “I’m like six, and I don’t even know how to read yet. I do know a lot of words.”
Here are a few of my favorite photos from the camp.