Children (4-12 years)
Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
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Improvement in vocabulary, attitudes, and habits surrounding reading and writing.
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
BookTrails Camp is held entirely on local ranches and natural areas throughout Routt County with a focus on an environmentally-related book. The goals of Reading on Ranches Camp are to encourage students to read during the summer, ignite a passion for reading by linking memorable hands-on experiences with literature, and teach students about their local outdoor environments and Western heritage. The camp is held on local ranches intentionally, as it gives students a glimpse of what modern ranches look like, what they do, and their importance to Colorado tradition and culture. The camp serves between 170- 210 students each summer and utilizes nine staff members. The organization allocates 80% of the organization's total time to Reading on Ranches Camp.
At the end of each summer, we are able to analyze data to see the full impact of the program. We consider an increase in three vocabulary words to measure success of the program and an improvement of 2 points in attitude and habits surveys.