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Kids Reading Outdoor


We are excited to be offering an intensive literacy camp for children entering grades 1 to 3 and 4 to 6. The program will be supervised by a speech-language pathologist and an occupational therapist in a fun and interactive small-group environment. 

The program will follow research based on the science of reading and will engage your child in phonological awareness, gross motor, and print activities while using material and lessons from the University of Florida Literacy Institute (UFLI) in order to support your child’s unique literacy level.

What skills will my child learn?


Before your child’s camp week at Aspire Speech, one of our trained therapists will screen your child's literacy and fine motor skills. We may also request to review your child’s report card and consult their schoolteacher. The screening results will then be used to tailor our sessions to your child’s individual needs. The results will also be used to set realistic goals for your child's learning and measure progress at the end of camp.  

During camp, we will focus on the following skills: 

  • Phonological awareness

  • Reading comprehension

  • Letter identification and sound

  • Vocabulary development

  • Printing and functional school skills

  • Self-regulation and social skills 


Finally, you will receive a brief summary report with suggested next steps at the end of the summer camp.

What are the camp details?


The camp takes place at our Aspire Speech office at 20 Ida Street in Bracebridge, Ontario. We are offering the following four sessions this summer: 

Grades 1 to 3:

July 8–12 morning session (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) $450
August 12–16 afternoon session (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) $450

Grades 4 to 6:

July 8–12 afternoon session (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) $450

August 12–16 morning session (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) $450

Does the camp qualify for funding?


​This program may be claimed using your private health insurance under speech–language pathology. Please check with your insurance provider about coverage details and amounts. If your child has a formal learning disability diagnosis you can claim the cost as an expense for income tax.

The Children's Foundation of Muskoka provides funding for children and youth to attend residential, day camps, and summer programs in Muskoka. Full-time residents of Muskoka with a household income below $65,000 are eligible to apply through their website.

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