THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University will host a summer camp for students with dyslexia and related learning disorders that aims to prepare students for the upcoming school year with fun activities.
The Louisiana Center for Dyslexia and Related Learning Disorders is presenting its Creative Scholars Camp from July 17 to July 21 with a couple of options for students starting the upcoming year in fourth through ninth grades, not to exceed age 16. The first option is a day camp and the second an overnight camp. Incoming fourth graders are only eligible for the day camp.
The Creative Scholars Camp aims to provide interesting and effective techniques to improve study skills, reading comprehension, writing and math skills for students with dyslexic characteristics. The program also provides opportunities for socialization and fun activities in the afternoon including a chance to cook at the Chef John Folse Culinary Institute, a visit from the Colonels Football and Basketball programs and astronomy games with Nicholls professors Drs. Chad and Kaisa Young.
“We push the socialization aspect such as team building and working with other students who have dyslexia,” said Karen Chauvin, dyslexia center director. “Our camp counsellors are all college students in our dyslexia center, so they serve as role models for the kids. Some of the counsellors were campers and came to Nicholls because of our camp.”
The day camp fee is $425 and the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17-20 and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The overnight camp fee is $595 and check-in is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. July 17 and check out is 1 p.m. July 21. Both camps have a non-refundable $40 application fee.
Forms are available at nicholls.edu/dyslexia.