Summer Reading Camp

Summer Reading Camp

Summer Reading Camp at Coe

Reading Camp @ Coe College, this year organized by 1st Pres,  is scheduled to take place this July 18th-22nd, 9am-3pm each day.

More than 570 Cedar Rapids students have attended Reading Camp at Coe College over the past 15 years. This summer we anticipate another 30. The majority of these students come from the Achievement Academies affiliated with Jane Boyd Community House. They are entering 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade and benefit from one-to-one mentors who read with them. The campers and their adult or youth mentors rotate through a variety of learning centers, swim in the Coe pool, and eat lunch in the cafeteria.

The camp operates with a volunteer staff and because of the generosity of individuals and groups. There are no fees for the children to participate. Each camper receives the theme book, books from the camp library to take home, a camp T-shirt and daily lunches and snacks. If you are able to share your time for a day or for the week to read with a young person or help lead a reading skill station or would like to contribute to the camp financially – please share your interest with Pastor Heather or Martha Wilding.

If you would like to donate to the Summer Reading Camp you can do so with this link: and select Summer Reading Camp from the drop down menu.

If you would like to volunteer at Summer Reading Camp you can do so by filling out this form: click here. One of the camp organizers will be in touch with you soon.