Sign Up for Literacy Camp At House of the Carpenter

Registration Begin Today for Children Ages 6-12

Photo Provided Children attending this year’s Literacy Camp at the House of the Carpenter will receive a new book each day to take home and keep.

WHEELING — The House of the Carpenter on Wheeling Island will be sponsoring “Literacy Camp” again this year. Children ages 6-12 are invited to register for the program that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 22-26.

Children will receive breakfast and lunch each day. This year the program will include the WVU Extension Office Nutrition program, Books with Badges, W.Va. Saves for Children, Environmental Protection Agency, Oglebay Zoo, and a Viking re-enactor.

The children will take home a brand new book of their choosing, every day. These books will be theirs to keep.

The program will be held on the third floor of the House of the Carpenter, 200 S. Front St., Wheeling Island (next to the Suspension Bridge). There is no charge for the program. Space is limited so register soon.

The camp also is seeking high school students who might want to receive service hours for college applications and resumes.

These high school students will work as teen “mentors” for the children. Some children may need help performing tasks and the mentors will be able to assist them.

These mentors also will be role models for the children who attend.

If you have a child who would like to participate or a high school student who would like to have service hours, contact Michelle Lucarelli at 304-233-4640 or email: mlucarelli@houseofthecarpenter.com. If you are in the area, stop by the House of the Carpenter Thrift Store and pick up an application for children and high school students.


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