Canada : The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that they will provide $560,000 in one-time funding to support summer literacy camps in 2011. This will be the second year that the summer literacy camps are held in communities throughout Saskatchewan.
“I am pleased to once again announce funding to support summer literacy camps in 2011,” Education Minister Donna Harpauer said. “Improving literacy among Saskatchewan youth will help them succeed and become future leaders in their communities. This funding will assist in delivering a camp experience that children will benefit from for years.”Working in partnership with local school divisions, Frontier College, the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network, the Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System, local communities and private donors, this funding will provide exciting and rewarding literacy camps, and build sustainability toward the future.
“We are thrilled with the province’s announcement to support the Aboriginal summer literacy camps and to continue our work with the local school divisions,” Frontier College President Sherry Campbell said. “This funding will help us build on successes from 2010 where over 670 kids participated in fun, interactive, learning camp activities and continue over 100 years of Frontier College literacy innovation in Saskatchewan.”
Camps will take place in 20 communities in the Creighton, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Light of Christ, Living Sky, Northern Lights and Prairie Valley School Divisions.
Most camps will run for three weeks, with a focus on encouraging a love of reading using books, vocabulary games, and other activities that support reading and storytelling.