Recent research from The Kids & Family Reading Report indicates that 91% of kids say that their favorite books are the ones they picked out themselves — and summer is the perfect time for kids to enjoy those fun books. To encourage kids to “Power Up and Read” throughout the summer, 13 popular children’s authors have written original short stories that can be unlocked as rewards in this year’s Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. This free summer reading program, created by Scholastic and powered by Energizer, encourages kids around the world to log the minutes they spend reading in order to unlock more stories, earn rewards, and help set a new world record for minutes read.

How Camps Can Help

  • Make time for campers to read while at camp.
  • Help campers keep track of their reading minutes so they can log their time when they return home.
  • If your camp allows internet time for campers, help them track their reading minutes online.
  • Pre-camp, help promote the program and encourage camper participation.
  • Encourage your staff to make time for reading as well!
  • Partner with schools to set kids up for success in reading this summer.

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