Camp Maverick: Rec N' Read, a youth literacy intervention and recreation camp to be held in June

April 20, 2020 |

rec-n-read.pngThe Departments of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services and Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services are once again offering a literacy intervention and recreation camp throughout the month of June to help children in kindergarten through fifth grades make important gains in literacy and well-being over the summer. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this camp will be virtual.

The camp, called Camp Maverick – Rec N' Read, will be held from June 8-26. Registration for the camp will include access to the demonstration videos, take-home kits for all activities and lessons and live sessions with literacy and recreation experts.

The camp will feature three week-long themes – "Into the Wild," "My Spy Academy," and "My Space Exploration" – intended to keep children interested in reading and recreation.The camp kits cost $35 weekly, but financial assistance is available. For additional information, contact Minnesota State Mankato faculty members Megan Mahowald or Brooke Burk at

The Mankato Clinic Foundation, Otto Bremer Trust, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources are also providing support for the camp.

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