A hands-on literacy program for at-risk readers, camp participants read/write for six hours one day then go on field trips the next day. This process was repeated throughout the month of July and was developed as a way to provide youth with the background knowledge they need to reinforce current knowledge and to build future vocabulary. The state parks in Vermont provided a way to get kids outdoors, let them learn through exploring, and build community as a program. Located within an impoverished community, these field trips to the state parks would not have been possible without Vermont Parks Forever.
“We’ve had a picture-perfect summer! Our ability to go into the parks was due to Vermont Parks Forever and if anyone is looking for a place to make a charitable donation, they should definitely keep you in mind!” ~Mary Habich, Experience Literacy Camp