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Summer Reading Camp at Hot Metal Bridge Faith


The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community will host a Summer Reading Camp from June 27-July 8 for children who have completed first through fourth grades and are experiencing difficulty with reading with an intensive remedial literacy education.

The goal of the camp is to help children develop basic reading skills through instruction provided by trained volunteers from the community.

The curriculum is provided by Christian Literacy Associates, an organization committed to helping adults and children develop reading skills using the text of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Developed by professionals, it includes assessment tests and Bible-content reading materials and activities.

The instructors are volunteers from the community who are passionate about helping children gain confidence in their reading skills. Instructors are trained in the curriculum and have obtained their child abuse and criminal record clearances.

To assess his or her reading level, each camper will be tested prior to the start of the camp. Individual and group instruction is then provided based on the camper's reading level. Post-camp testing charts each child's progress.

Reading camp is fun and each day campers enjoy a snack, a Bible story, craft activities, games, and puzzles. They also receive incentive prizes, an activity book, and a certificate upon completing the camp.

Only 12 children can be accommodated by this program, and the tuition is $35, though scholarships are available to families if needed. Pre-testing appointments begin June 11.

For more information and to register, visit or call 412-481-4010.

The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is at the corner of 27

th and Jane Streets in the South Side. Parking is available on-site. The church can be reached at 412-481-4010, via email to hotmetal@, or on the web at http://www.hotmetal Hot Metal is a union church between the United Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church (USA) denominations.


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