Summer Reading Adventures camp to be held July 9-13

Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment is hosting a Summer Reading Adventures camp to help children retain reading skills they learned during the school year.

The camp will run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, through Friday, 13, on the campus in Cullowhee.

“This program is intended to help maintain literacy gains made during the regular school year by keeping students reading and writing during the summer,” said Jeri Hensley, instructor for the camp and a national board certified teacher.

Direct instruction and practice will be provided for rising first- and second-graders. Through reading aloud, shared writing experience, writer’s workshops and small guided reading groups, students will learn and practice strategies needed to be effective readers and writers.

Another national board certified teacher, Holly Whisnant, also will be serving as an instructor. Hensley and Whisnant have more than 26 years of combined experience in teaching.

Early registration has been extended to Thursday, July 5. The registration fee is $139 per child, and lunch and snacks will be provided.

For more information and to register, visit or call 828-227-7397.