YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™

Camp Readers

Camp Readers is part of Y-USA’s three-year camp upgrade and innovation effort, building on the Y Movement’s strong camping traditions to better foster positive physical, mental, and social-emotional youth development for children and teens across the country. As the Y hosts nearly 1 million youth in camp each year, our Movement has an incredible opportunity to help tackle summer learning loss.

Camp Readers is proven to motivate youth to read for fun, build general reading skills and increase their reading confidence.  Each camp commits 30 minutes a day to reading time.  The effort will help reduce the summer learning loss and give kids an interest in reading that they can take with them into the school year.  We are committed to this at each of our five summer day camps.