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CLaRI needs to cancel our 2020 summer camp, the Reading & Writing Society. We are still offering virtual one-to-one tutoring. Please check back in March 2021 to learn more about our 2021 summer camp.


CLaRI’s on-site camp “Summer Reading and Writing Society” provides literacy instruction for three weeks. Children entering second grade to fifth grade are eligible to attend. The program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Each day, children will engage in whole group reading and writing instruction, as well as time to independently read and write. Instruction will focus on helping students develop their fluency, use of comprehension strategies and writing skills. Children will have access to read and check out a wide variety of books in the CLaRI library to read during the camp and/or at home.

About the Program

Our camp is designed to promote children’s desire to read and write. Instruction will focus on developing students’ writing abilities, as well as students’ ability to apply comprehension strategies and read fluently. Children will learn elements of composition, how to engage in the writing process and skills that strong readers possess.

Our camp aims to inspire confidence in students as they have the opportunity to engage in reading and writing over the summer. Students will have the opportunity to stay active in their literacy development this summer, learning and practicing new literacy skills each day of the camp.   

University at Buffalo graduate-level literacy students will provide reading and writing instruction. A certified literacy specialist will plan all instructional activities and oversee instruction. Instruction will occur at the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction (CLaRI), as well as classrooms in close proximity to the reading center on UB's North Campus.


If you will be on vacation during one of the three weeks of our summer camp or need to miss a day of the camp, CLaRI will not be able to prorate the cost of the camp or provide a refund.  


Daily snack and break time is scheduled from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Children will be engaged in challenging reading and writing instruction and will need a break and snack to maintain their focus and stamina during the 3.5 hour literacy camp. Please pack a drink and peanut/tree nut free snack for your child.


Please contact CLaRI staff with any questions about our summer program