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Free Cincinnati Summer Camp Reading sessions will be held in Evanston, Lincoln Heights, Walnut Hills and two locations downtown.


Free Cincinnati Summer Camp ReadingCincinnati Summer Camp Reading helps children enjoy reading and improving their skills while having fun. This free, non-religious, secular educational program is administered by people of faith. This is a program for students who enjoy having fun at day camp, want to improve their reading skills, and who have completed 2nd or 3rd grade by June 2018.

Every day, each child receives 30 minutes of tutoring from a reading specialist. During the rest of the morning, campers take part in games, activities, and crafts that are fun and enrich reading skills. Throughout the afternoon, camp dollars are awarded for good manners, effort, and achievement. At the end of each day, campers can buy something at the camp store or save for an item.


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Contact any of our locations for more information or to enroll your 2nd or 3rd grader in Cincinnati Summer Camp Reading!

Christ Church Cathedral – Downtown
318 East Fourth Street, 45202
June 11 – July 20 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Marsha Piphus at 513-233-5204 or email

Church of the Advent – Walnut Hills
2366 Kemper Lane, 45206
June 11 – July 20 (Monday- Friday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Nichelle Williams at 513-485-2620 or email  

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church – Evanston
1809 Rutland Avenue, 45207
June 11 – July 20 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Telma Butler at 513-290-8499 or email  

St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church – Lincoln Heights
810 Matthews Drive, 45215
June 4 – July 13 (Monday – Friday)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Deborah Holloway at 513-289-0112 or Extended hours are available.

Wesley Chapel Mission Center – Downtown
16 E. McMicken Avenue, 45202
June 11 – July 20 (Monday- Friday)
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
For more information, contact Denise Bentley at 513-771-0526 or email Extended hours are available from 12 p.m.- 3 p.m.


Free Cincinnati Summer Camp Reading

During camp, the students will take pre- and post-tests that measure oral reading fluency, comprehension and risk for negative outcomes. After a study was conducted over multiple camps, 100% of Summer Camp Reading campers improved in Word Recognition & Reading Comprehension contrasted with a typical summer loss of two or more months of reading achievement.


Don’t wait too late to sign up for these Cincinnati Summer Camps.



Summer Camp Reading welcomes any and all support, and there are many ways in which you can contribute to this enriching program. Volunteers are needed to help prepare snacks and lunch, read to a camper, or help with arts and crafts.

Monetary donations can also be made of any amount or to a specific need below:

Healthy snacks – $50Free Cincinnati Summer Camp Reading
Books for campe
rs – $80
Sponsor a camper for a week – $100
Sponsor a camper/6 weeks – $500

These tax-deductible donations can be made online, or by sending the payment to Summer Camp Reading c/o David Robinson Diocese of Southern Ohio 412 Sycamore St. Cincinnati OH 45202.

Sign your child up today for this fun, educational, and free Cincinnati Summer Camp opportunity!


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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.