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August 15, 2014

Fun with Reading at Camp Y-Noah

At Camp Y-Noah at the North Area Family YMCA, you can see a couple hundred kids having fun all day long.

And that includes the times when the action takes place only in their minds. Before and after lunch, each day, all campers pause to pick up a book and read. It’s a part of their routine they look forward to every day.

For every hour read, the campers get to put a colorful ribbon on a fence. Together, they’re reading hundreds of hours each week, and they’re proud to show visitors the colorful symbol of their accomplishment.

The reading program was developed by YMCA of the USA to address the problem of summer learning loss. Children’s reading skills and academic performance typically falter during summer months. Studies show that regular reading during the summer can keep kids’ minds active and ready to achieve when school starts.

For more information, contact Camp Coordinator Stephanie Rhodes by e-mail or at 451-2562, ext. 224.

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