EDITORIAL: Camp Spring Creek is changing children’s lives
One-in-5 American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. There are proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. One way to begin that process is nestled right here in the mountains of Mitchell County.
One of only three residential summer camps for children with dyslexia in the country, Camp Spring Creek offers a life-changing experience full of intensive learning and fun.
The camp offers daily one-on-one tutoring sessions with a tutor trained in Orton-Gillingham instruction; fun, confidence-building activities in the outdoors, ranging from hiking to rafting; hands-on arts experiences with professional artists; an international staff of counselors; good food; an emphasis on interpersonal skills; an environment of respect and support for each camper; and a spectacular location.
Campers leave Camp Spring Creek at the end of the summer with improved reading, writing and spelling skills, increased self-confidence and independence, and a better sense of their natural talents.
Mitchell County is known for many things – its beauty, its friendly people, its natural resources and even its music. But for thousands of children since 2003 that have attended Camp Spring Creek, Mitchell County is also known as the place that changed their lives for the better and forever.