MSU offers literacy summer camp for children

Rec N’ Read offers opprtunities to children struggling with reading and writing
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Photo courtesy of Camp Maverick Facebook page

Madison Diemert
News Editor

Minnesota State University, Mankato is offering children kindergarten through fifth grade a literacy and recreation camp through the month of June. The camp is called Camp Maverick: Rec N’ Read and starts June 4 and goes until June 29. According to their Facebook, the camp is, “designed to enhance literacy outcomes for elementary-aged children who struggle with reading and writing.” 

The camp costs about 170 dollars weekly and financial assistance is offered, if needed. It will be held from eight in the morning until four in the afternoon. The camp will feature four different themes: “Fun in the Sun,” “Underwater World,” “Let’s Travel,” and “Wacky World of Science.” To register, the parents of the child can do so online at, or visit their Facebook page. 

According to Rec N’ Reads Facebook page, children attending will have about three hours of literacy activities and about five hours of recreation activities. 

They will also be given a daily snack and lunch. Their website also states that children will be able to participate in rock climbing, swimming, and theatre. They will also be having activities in the campus Library and art labs.

The colleges of Allied Health and Nursing and Education have teamed up to make this opportunity possible and the Mankato Clinic Foundation is also providing support for the camp. Megan Mahowald, an assistant professor in the Department of Speech, will also be hosting an event for professionals where they are able to learn about the camp and how children will benefit from it. 

Rec N’ Read is a great idea for parents who are taking summer classes at MSU who like their children close. It is also a great idea for parents who work during the day and want their children to have a more educational alternative to daycare. 

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