Teens and adults can make a difference in the life of a child this summer

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Seeking Wild Summer Reading Camp Volunteers

Unlock the joy of reading for a child this summer! Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is seeking volunteers as young as 13 to share their love of the written word with children attending the 2010 Wild Summer Reading Camp. Teen and adult volunteers are needed to read with and to campers, and to help with fun activities.

The camp takes place in the “wild” setting of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center with animal exhibits and plenty of natural beauty for inspiration and encouragement. Children enrolled in the camp participate in a variety of science activities including wildlife presentations, planetarium programs and nature hikes and also spend time with a reading specialist. Campers will be children entering grades 1 – 4 from Bay Village and Westlake City Schools and are identified and placed by the school systems. (Lake Erie Nature & Science Center does not register camp participants.) 

The Center is recruiting volunteers NOW for the camp that runs Monday through Friday, July 19 - August 13 from 8:30–11:30 a.m. and 12:30–3:30 p.m. Volunteers can sign up for a morning or afternoon shift, one day a week or more! Training takes just 1-2 hours to complete. An end of camp appreciation party and volunteer certificates documenting service hours are also part of this rewarding volunteer experience. 

The one-on-one volunteer support makes a huge difference to each child’s reading progress! Please call or email Julie Mistur at 440-871-2900 ext. 215; juliem@lensc.org or Carole Lynn Stradtman at ext. 211; carolelynns@lensc.org if you are interested in volunteering.

Shawn Salamone is the Community Relations Coordinator at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center. 

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