Summertime brings more time for reading!

Read to Achieve (RtA) Reading Camp is a FREE 3-week or longer camp for eligible kids going into second through fourth grades.*

Reading over the summer can help prevent kids from falling behind and ensure they’re ready for the new school year. RtA Reading Camps are fun and build both reading skills and self-confidence, accelerating learning towards the next grade level!

RtA Reading Camp Features:

  • Students receive targeted and individualized support to become successful and confident readers.
  • Students work in small groups and one-on-one with licensed teachers, many of whom specialize in reading instruction.
  • All instructional activities are based on each student’s assessed needs and strengths.
  • The program includes a focus on reading to build oral reading fluency; grade-level reading for comprehension; word study for phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction; and writing in response to reading.
  • This extra support will prepare your child for future years of reading and comprehending text across all subject areas.
  • Camps provide an opportunity for third graders to demonstrate sufficient reading skills for promotion to the fourth grade at the end of camp.
  • Districts may provide transportation and free or reduced-price meals for eligible students.

Don’t wait! Register your child today!

For additional information on the RtA Reading Camp nearest you or to register, contact your child's school.

Does your child attend a year-round school?

Reading camps are available during track-out too!

If you would like additional information about Reading Camps and ideas for helping your child at home, please visit the Read to Achieve for Parents Livebinder.

If you have questions, please contact the K-3 Literacy division at the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, Karla Casteen, at or 919-807-3745.

*Attendance is free for eligible students based on reading proficiency. Districts may charge a fee for other students.