Wolf Creek Camp

Academic Program

Academic Program


WOLF CREEK CAMP uses an *Orton-Gillingham approach to tutoring, the most scientifically validated approach to
teaching dyslexic
children.  Each student receives the following instruction daily:

• one hour of one-on-one, intensive tutoring in reading, spelling, writing and composition

• one hour of small-group study hall working on individualized assignments structured by the language therapist to reinforce   concepts presented in tutoring

• one hour of composition

• one-half hour of one-on-one oral reading to increase fluency

• one-half hour of keyboarding for older campers and one-half hour of literature circle for younger campers

• additionally, one hour of either art or science


*Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach that has been scientifically proven to be effective for all students, and necessary for Dyslexic youngsters.  The approach is multi-sensory, direct, systematic, cumulative, cognitive, integrated, individualized and emotionally sound. It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, system or technique.


Through these links you can find plenty of information about Dyslexia
The International Dyslexia Association
The Rocky Mountain Dyslexia Association




Campers are tested both pre- and post-camp using a battery of nationally normed tests to evaluate phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, reading accuracy, fluency, and comprehension. At the end of camp, each parent receives an extensive written report encompassing test results, observations, and individualized academic recommendations.

Sample Daily Schedule

7:30  Breakfast (Residential Campers)

8:00  Day Campers Arrive

8:00-8:20  Opening Circle

8:20-9:35  Tutor

9:35-10:30  Composition (giving intensive instruction in writing skills)

10:30-10:50  Snack

10:50-11:40  Art and/or Science

10:40-12:30  Study Hall

12:30-1:00  Lunch

1:00-2:00 Day Campers: One-on One Reading Fluency or Keyboarding; Residential Campers: Rest

2:00-4:30  Outdoor Adventures

4:30-5:00  Closing Circle

5:00  Day Camper Pick-up

5:00-6:00 Residential Camper Free Time

Residential Campers

6:00-7:00  Dinner

7:00-8:00  Group Games

8:00-9:00  One-on-one Oral Reading Fluency/Computer Skills

9:00  To Cabins

10:00  Lights Out

* Individual schedules vary with each camper.

Visit our associated sites: Rocky Mountain Camp and Durango Mountain Camp

Wolf Creek Camp
458 Wolf Way, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Joyce Bilgrave: 720.980.4805     joyce@frontier.net

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