One-to-One Literacy Instruction
Campers receive an hour of one-to-one literacy instruction from an Orton-Gillingham trained tutor each weekday. Lessons are prepared to meet the specific needs of each camper. Tutorial sessions are aimed at mastering previously learned concepts, learning new language concepts, and preventing the "summer slide".
Writing and Vocabulary Instruction
Campers receive one hour of writing and vocabulary instruction in a 4:1 setting from an Orton Gillingham trained tutor. Writing instruction aims to improve the understanding and composition of sentences and paragraphs while developing a more vibrant vocabulary.
For one hour, campers read text chosen for their abilities and interest with an instructor or counselor to assist when needed. Guided reading is aimed at building accuracy and fluency.
Campers have the opportunity to learn culinary skills from an experienced chef, including farm to table presentation, nutrition, and exploring international and regional cuisines. Campers visit local farms and farmers' markets to learn about food origin and gather food items to make tasty dishes.
Classes and Activities
Art classes including drawing, sculpture, and origami are provided by a local professional artist. Nature classes are offered by Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education. Enrichment activities include horseback riding, tent camping, hiking, gem mining, swimming, team building games, camp games, and so much more.
Camp is located near several national and state forests providing abundant opportunities for wilderness exploration. Outings include horseback riding, guided trail hikes, creek exploration, visits to waterfalls, camping, swimming and more.
"Bound for Glory Camp was fun! It meant friends, adventures, and reading."
Christ-centered Bible devotions, prayer, and music worship are held each day. Devotions aim to teach about the character of Jesus and encourage campers in their daily lives. Campers need not be of any religious background to attend Bound for Glory.
Community service projects are completed at each camp session. Past projects include baking cookies for the homeless shelter, making hygiene packs for the homeless shelter, and making scarves for Operation Christmas Child boxes. Serving others empowers campers to realize their potential to make a positive impact on others' lives.
Campers have the opportunity to hear from camp staff and volunteers who have also struggled with literacy skills. Discovering that their role models have similar difficulties is inspiring. Campers not only leave encouraged, but better equipped to face the challenges ahead with a knowledge they can overcome and succeed.